Rudy Sarzo and Alex Grossi of Quiet Riot have confirmed they will be attending the 2021 IEBA (International Entertainment Buyers Association) Convention in Nashville, TN on October 3rd-5th.

IEBA is a not-for-profit trade organization for live entertainment industry professionals. 

“I think it’s really important to support this part of the industry as things start to re-bound from the pandemic” says Grossi. “We are looking forward to seeing so many of our industry friends and colleagues after all this time getting back to work -The event planners, promoters, talent buyers and production staff are the TRUE Rockstars, without them we would be nothing…”

As previously reported. Quiet Riot recently welcomed legendary bassist and Metal Health line-up founding member Rudy Sarzo back to the band after an 18-year absence. Rudy is looking forward to recording and touring with the band beginning in 2022.

The band continues its historic journey as per the wishes of Frankie Banali, who passed away in 2020, and the Banali estate. The band continues to play live with the line-up composed of Quiet Riot guitarist Alex Grossi, vocalist Jizzy Pearl, and filling Frankie Banali’s shoes behind the drums is Johnny Kelly of Type O Negative.

2022 marks the 40th anniversary of the group, with Rudy Sarzo, recording the landmark Metal Health album, which has sold over ten million copies and spawned the hits Cum On Feel The Noize and Metal Health, and on the follow-up record Condition Critical. Sarzo appeared in the most notable music videos in the MTV age and toured with the band until 1985 and again from 1997 to 2003. During his years out of the band, Rudy Sarzo was a member of Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake, Dio, Blue Ôyster Cult, Queensrÿche, and The Guess Who.

States Rudy Sarzo, “I’m excited to be back home and celebrate the Quiet Riot legacy, which began 40 years ago next year with the recording of Metal Health, the first heavy metal album to reach number one on the
Billboard top 200 albums chart.”

For more information on Quiet Riot, visit the band’s official website, and for more details about IEBA, please go here.

3 Responses

    1. Agreed. Sarzo adds a little bit more credibility, but its still a glorified tribute band limping around with the crutch of a classic band name.

  1. As Eddie seemed to allude to with his first interview with Rudy on this topic-why now? The unspoken answer-a pure cash grab. No offense to Rudy, who I have seen play live on a Randy Rhoads tribute show and also with BOC, but this most likely won’t draw bigger crowds. Worth a shot I guess.

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