Origin: Los Angeles, California, USA  
Genres: Hard Rock
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Quiet Riot

Veteran hard rock band Quiet Riot has two claims to fame. One is their massively popular '83 album Metal Health, featuring the title track and the even more popular "Cum On Feel The Noize" (a cover of the British rock group Slade). The second claim to fame is that this is where acclaimed guitarist Randy Rhoads got his start, before making it big as Ozzy Osbourne's first lead guitarist and then tragically being killed in an accident a few years later. Often it is mistakenly written that Quiet Riot were the first metal band to go to #1 with their first album, but in fact Metal Health was their third, as the band released two albums in Japan with Rhoads in the late 70's -- his departure necesitated somewhat of a style change and Metal Health was the result. They were never able to duplicate that album's success, though they remained a popular live act for some time. For much of the last two decades they've been an on-again, off-again item, with varying lineups sporadically recording, one such lineup being the classic "Metal Health" quartet that toured together from around 1999 to 2003. The duo of Kevin DuBrow and Frankie Banali later decided to work together once again, and with a couple of hired guns in tow, recorded Rehab in 2006, reportedly a departure from the classic QR style, towards a more 70's rock sound. With the unfortunate passing of DuBrow in 2007, the band was presumably laid to rest for the final time, but as of January 2001 Banali, with the blessing of longtime bassist Rudy Sarzo, has plans to resurrect the band once more.

Upcoming album: Hollywood Cowboys, release date November 8, 2019.

Current Members

James Durbin

vocals

Alex Grossi

guitars

Chuck Wright

bass (ex-Impellitteri)

Frankie Banali

drums (ex-W.A.S.P.)

Former Members/Guests

Kevin DuBrow

vocals RIP: November 25, 2007, cocaine overdose

Paul Shortino

vocals

Seann Nicols

vocals

Randy Rhoads

guitars (ex-Ozzy Osbourne) RIP: March 19, 1982, plane accident, age 25

Carlos Cavaso

guitars

Neil Citron (guest)

guitars

Kelly Garni

bass (ex-Rhoads)

Rudy Sarzo

bass (ex-Dio, ex-M.A.R.S., ex-Operation: Mindcrime, ex-Ozzy Osbourne, ex-Whitesnake)

Sean McNabb

bass

Kenny Hillary

bass RIP: March 5, 1996, suicide

Tony Franklin (guest)

bass

Drew Forsyth

drums



Discography



Quiet Riot  
1978 Columbia
  1. It's not so Funny
  2. Mama's little Angels
  3. Tin Soldier
  4. Ravers
  5. Back to the Coast
  6. Glad all over
  7. Get your Kicks
  8. Look in any Window
  9. Just how you want it
  10. Riot Reunion
  11. Fit to be Tied
  12. Demolition Derby
  • Kevin DuBrow
  • Randy Rhoads
  • Kelly Garni
  • Drew Forsyth



Quiet Riot II  
1979 Columbia
  1. Slick Black Cadillac
  2. You Drive Me Crazy
  3. Afterglow (Of Your Love)
  4. Eye For An Eye
  5. Trouble
  6. Killer Girls
  7. Face To Face
  8. Inside You
  9. We've Got The Magic
  • Kevin DuBrow
  • Randy Rhoads
  • Kelly Garni
  • Drew Forsyth



Metal Health  
1983 Pasha
  1. Metal Health
  2. Cum on Feel the Noize
  3. Don't Wanna Let You Go
  4. Slick Black Cadillac
  5. Love's a Bitch
  6. Breathless
  7. Run for Cover
  8. Battle Axe
  9. Let's Get Crazy
  10. Thunderbird
  • Kevin DuBrow
  • Carlos Cavaso
  • Rudy Sarzo
  • Frankie Banali



Condition Critical  
1984 Pasha
  1. Sign of the Times
  2. Mama Weer All Crazee Now
  3. Party All Night
  4. Stomp Your Hands, Clap Your Feet
  5. Winners Take All
  6. Condition Critical
  7. Scream and Shout
  8. Red Alert
  9. Bad Boy
  10. (We Were) Born to Rock
  • Kevin DuBrow
  • Carlos Cavaso
  • Rudy Sarzo
  • Frankie Banali



QR III  
1986 Pasha
  1. Main Attraction
  2. The Wild and the Young
  3. Twilight Hotel
  4. Down and Dirty
  5. Rise or Fall
  6. Put up or Shut Up
  7. Still of the Night
  8. Bass Case
  9. The Pump
  10. Slave to Love
  11. Helping Hands
  • Kevin DuBrow
  • Carlos Cavaso
  • Chuck Wright
  • Frankie Banali



QR  
1988 Pasha
  1. Stay With Me Tonight
  2. Callin' the Shots
  3. Run to You
  4. I'm Fallin'
  5. King of the Hill
  6. Joker
  7. Lunar Obsession
  8. Don't Wanna Be Your Fool
  9. Coppin' a Feel
  10. in a Rush
  11. Empty Promises
  • Paul Shortino
  • Carlos Cavaso
  • Sean McNabb
  • Frankie Banali



Terrified  
1993 Moonstone
  1. Cold Day in Hell
  2. Loaded in Gun
  3. Itchycoo Park
  4. Terrified
  5. Rude Boy
  6. Dirty Lover
  7. Psycho City
  8. Rude, Crude Mood
  9. Little Angel
  10. Resurrection
  • Kevin DuBrow
  • Carlos Cavaso
  • Kenny Hillary
  • Frankie Banali



The Randy Rhoads Years  
1993 Pasha
  1. Trouble
  2. Laughing Gas
  3. Afterglow (Of Your Love)
  4. Killer Girls
  5. Picking up the Pieces
  6. Last Call for Rock & Roll
  7. Breaking up Is a Heartache
  8. Force of Habit
  9. It's Not So Funny
  10. Look in Any Window



Down To The Bone  
1995 Kamikaze
  1. Dig
  2. Pretty Pack O' Lies
  3. All Day and All of the Night
  4. Whatever It Takes
  5. Wings of a Cloud
  6. Trouble Again
  7. Down to the Bown
  8. Voodoo Brew
  9. Monday Morning Breakdown
  10. Live Til It Hurts
  11. Twisted
  12. All Wound Up
  13. Hell or High Water
  14. Wings of a Cloud (Revisited)
  • Kevin DuBrow
  • Carlos Cavaso
  • Chuck Wright
  • Frankie Banali



Greatest Hits  
1996 Columbia
  1. Cum on Feel the Noize
  2. Bang Your Head (Metal Health)
  3. Slick Black Cadillac
  4. The Wild and the Young
  5. Mama Weer All Crazee Now
  6. Party All Night
  7. The Joker
  8. Stay With Me Tonight
  9. Callin' the Shots
  10. Bang Your Head (Metal Health) (live)
  11. Let's Go Crazy (live)



Alive And Well  
1999 Dead Line
  • Kevin DuBrow
  • Carlos Cavaso
  • Rudy Sarzo
  • Frankie Banali



Guilty Pleausures  
2001 Bodyguard
  1. Vicious Circle
  2. Feel the Pain
  3. Rock the House
  4. Shadow of Love
  5. I Can't Make You Love Me
  6. Feed the Machine
  7. Guilty Pleasures
  8. Blast from the Past
  9. Let Me Be the One
  10. Street Fighter
  11. Fly Too High
  • Kevin DuBrow
  • Carlos Cavaso
  • Rudy Sarzo
  • Frankie Banali



Rehab  
2006 Chavis
  1. Free
  2. Blind Faith
  3. South of Heaven
  4. Black Reign
  5. Old Habits Die Hard
  6. Strange Daze
  7. In Harm's Way
  8. Beggars and Thieves
  9. Don't Think So
  10. It Sucks to Be You
  11. Evil Woman
  • Kevin DuBrow
  • Neil Citron
  • Tony Franklin
  • Frankie Banali



Extended Versions  LIVE
2007 Sony
  1. Danger Zone
  2. Run for Cover
  3. Love's a Bitch
  4. Anytime You Want Me
  5. Cum On Feel the Noize (Slade cover)
  6. Slick Black Cadillac
  7. Gonna Have a Riot
  8. Breathless
  9. Let's Get Crazy
  10. Bang Your Head (Metal Health)



Live At The US Festival 1983  LIVE
2012 Shout!
  1. Danger Zone
  2. Run For Cover
  3. Love's a Bitch
  4. Cum On Feel the Noize
  5. Slick Black Cadillac
  6. Let's Get Crazy
  7. Battle Axe
  8. Let's Get Crazy (Reprise)
  9. Metal Health (Bang Your Head)
  • Kevin DuBrow
  • Carlos Cavaso
  • Rudy Sarzo
  • Frankie Banali



Road Rage  
2017 Frontiers
  1. Nothing But Trouble
  2. Let It Go
  3. Snake Charmer
  4. Hey Lil' Sister
  5. I Don't Need You Anymore
  6. Sledge Hammer
  7. Never You Mind
  8. Empty Rooms
  9. Dirty Money
  10. The Seeker
  11. Road Rage
  • James Durbin
  • Alex Grossi
  • Chuck Wright
  • Frankie Banali



Hollywood Cowboys    RELEASE DATE: November 8, 2019
2019 Frontiers
  1. Don't Call It Love
  2. In The Blood
  3. Heartbreak City
  4. The Devil That You Know
  5. Change Or Die
  6. Roll On
  7. Insanity
  8. Hellbender
  9. Wild Horses
  10. Holding On
  11. Last Outcast
  12. Arrows And Angels
  • James Durbin
  • Alex Grossi
  • Chuck Wright
  • Frankie Banali




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