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.
In addition to seeing his contemporaries become household names and ascend the Billboard charts, Tony Cavazo also kept tabs on the influence his band SNOW had on the momentous hard rock wave that washed over the early 1980s.
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.
Some of the players listed hardly required an introduction, while others may have rekindled awareness to bands and guitarists that time has all but forgotten. Though impassioned discourse is imminent, and welcomed, it’s important to keep one thing in mind – the is no right or wrong submissions. Just endless optionality. Cheers.
Veteran bassist, Chuck Wright’s career dates back to the 70s, with his trendsetting Progressive Rock outfit, Satyr. Gleaning all the knowledge he could from his early Progressive, and Fusion leanings, Chuck cut his teeth on the circuit, and eventually found himself in a position to join burgeoning Heavy Metal outfit, Quiet Riot, as they were recording their seminal 80s smash record, Metal Health.
I recently sat down with Rudy to discuss his stint with Ozzy, bond with Randy Rhodes, the reemergence of Rock music in the early 1980s, the impact of Metal Health and sudden rise of Quiet Riot, and more.