Whitesnake’s singer David Coverdale has invited virtuoso guitar player Steve Vai to perform “Still of the Night” at Hellfest Open Air. The available footage (see below) shows Vai soloing some bars before Coverdale hits the last verses of Whitesnake’s 1987 barn-burning classic.
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 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.
Keith St. John’s origins may be humble, but the singer’s 70s era throwback stylings and muscle-driven vocals are anything but. As a latecomer to the scene, St. John’s journey found him on the move, moving from band to band, in search of the right fit, fighting for his artistry and musical integrity along the way.
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.