|Genres:||Heavy Metal Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||heavy metal hard rock hair metal rock metal glam metal 80s|
|Decades:||1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
|Links:||allmusic discogs IMDb lyrics lyrics myspace other databases social network streaming music wikidata wikipedia|
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 Quos 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...