Quiet Riot

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": heavy metal hard rock hair metal rock metal 80s glam metal Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Biography

This US heavy metal band had their ‘five minutes’ of fame in 1983 with a remake of the Slade song, ‘Cum On Feel The Noize’, and a US number 1 album, Metal Health - the first metal album to reach that position in the US charts. However, they were unable to maintain that momentum with subsequent releases. The band formed in 1975 with lanky vocalist Kevin DuBrow (29 October 1955, California, USA, d. 19 November 2007, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA), Randy Rhoads (b. Randall William Rhoads, 6 December 1956, Santa Monica, California, USA, d. 19 March 1982, Leesburg, Florida, USA; guitar), Drew Forsyth (drums) and Kelly Garni (b. 1957, Los Angeles, California, USA; bass), taking their name from a suggestion made by Status Quo’s Rick Parfitt. They recorded two albums that were released only in Japan, and with Rudy Sarzo (b. 1950, Cuba) replacing Garni in 1978. Rhoads left the following year to join Ozzy Osbourne and was later tragically killed in a plane...

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