Recently, I caught up with hard-hitting drummer, Johnny Kelly of Quiet Riot, Danzig, and more. Among other things, we touch on Johnny’s origins, early influences, his work with Danzig, joining Quiet Riot, and a whole lot more.
Recently, I caught up with veteran bassist, Chuck Wright, formally of Quiet Riot. Among other things, we touch on Chuck’s latest record, Sheltering Sky, his formative years with Satyr, working with Bob Kulick, his reasons for moving on from Quiet Riot, and a whole lot more.
For Sarzo, who also played on the 1984’s follow-up album Condition Critical, rejoining his flagship band is critical on many levels. While Sarzo’s reemergence captures the spirit and essence of the band’s foundation, his purpose has never been clearer when he takes the stage: Honor his fallen bandmates and carry on the legacy of Quiet Riot.
In the minds of many, the 1980s will forever be remembered as a decade characterized by innovation, overindulgence, and transcendent music. While some of the Sunset Strip faithful have since moved on from the days of big hair and excess, preserving the essence of their decade, the 80s hard rock genre has enjoyed a staying power unique to its era.
In stepping into the shoes of, and continuing on a legacy of some of heavy metal’s greatest in Randy Rhoads, Carlos Cavazo, and more, guitarist Alex Grossi has taken the reigns as the guitarist for the current iteration of an over forty-years-strong, Quiet Riot.