Quiet Riot

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Quiet Riot is a heavy metal band from Los Angeles, CA. The band was formed in 1975 by guitarist Randy Rhoads, bassist Kelly Garni, vocalist Kevin DuBrow and drummer Drew Forsyth. Despite their local popularity, the group was unable to secure a record deal in the United States. Their first two albums, 1978's "Quiet Riot" and 1979's "Quiet Riot II" were released by CBS/Sony in Japan. In 1979, Rhoads departed to accept an offer to join Ozzy Osbourne's solo band. DuBrow and Forsyth continued on with new members before splitting in 1980. After that, DuBrow continued with various players under the name "DuBrow". Eventually, Dubrow included Kevin, guitarist Carlos Cavazo, drummer Frankie Banali, and bassist Rudy Sarzo (who initially joined Quiet Riot after the band recorded their 2nd album). In 1982, DuBrow changed their name to Quiet Riot. For many fans, this is the quintessential Quiet Riot line up. In 1983, the band released "Metal Health" which would be the first heavy metal album to reach the top of the Billboard charts. The band was unable to reproduce this success, however, and this, combined with their unhappiness with their recording contract and Kevin Dubrow's media assaults on his contemporaries led to the band fracturing, culminating in Dubrow being fired from the band he had co-founded. The band recruited singer Paul Shortino as Dubrow's replacement before splitting in 1989.

In 1990, Dubrow and Cavazo relaunched Quiet Riot. By 1997, Banali and Sarzo would rejoin the band. The band continued to release albums, although they never came close to their 1983 commercial heights. In 2003, the band split again, but Dubrow and Banali reformed Quiet Riot the following year with bassist Chuck Wright, who had done stints in Dubrow and Quiet Riot throughout the 1980s, and guitarist Alex Grossi. in 2007, Dubrow died from a cocaine overdose. Banali issued a statement mourning his friend and stating that he would not continue Quiet Riot without Kevin. However, in 2010, Frankie reversed his stance and reunited with Alex Grossi and Chuck Wright to revive Quiet Riot with previously unknown vocalist Mark Huff. Huff was let go from the band at the beginning of 2012. He was eventually replaced by another unknown, Scott Vokoun. The band split with Vokoun in 2013. He was replaced by Jizzy Pearl (formerly of Love/Hate and Ratt). In 2014, a documentary called "Well, Now You're Here, There's No Way Back", was released. The film, directed and produced by Banali's fiancee, focuses on Banali's attempts to restart the group, his anger over Dubrow's death, the group's tenure with Mark Huff, and their discovery of Scott Vokoun. The band continued to cycle through vocalists. Pearl departed in 2016 and the band was fronted by Seann Nichols and then former American Idol contestant James Durbin before Pearl returned again in 2019.
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Quiet Riot - Quiet Riot album art Quiet Riot Quiet Riot (Album) CBS/Sony Japan 1978 Sell This Version
Quiet Riot - Quiet Riot II album art Quiet Riot Quiet Riot II (Album) CBS/Sony Japan 1979 Sell This Version
Quiet Riot - Metal Health album art Quiet Riot Metal Health (Album) Pasha Hong Kong 1983 Sell This Version
IC 83-12-X Quiet Riot - Westwood One In Concert  album art Quiet Riot / Krokus Quiet Riot / Krokus - Westwood One In Concert (2xLP, Transcription) Westwood One IC 83-12-X US 1983 Sell This Version
IC-83-19-Y Saxon / Quiet Riot Saxon / Quiet Riot - In Concert(2xLP, Promo, Transcription) Westwood One IC-83-19-Y US 1983 Sell This Version
Quiet Riot - Condition Critical album art Quiet Riot Condition Critical (Album) Epic, Epic Peru 1984 Sell This Version
none Quiet Riot - The Inside Track With Lisa Robinson (Week Of August 20, 1984) album art Billy Squier / Quiet Riot Billy Squier / Quiet Riot - The Inside Track With Lisa Robinson (Week Of August 20, 1984)(2xLP, Transcription + LP, S/Sided, Transcription) D.I.R. Broadcasting Corp. none US 1984 Sell This Version
BC 519 A Quiet Riot - BBC Rock Hour - #519 (Version A) album art Quiet Riot / Slade Quiet Riot / Slade - BBC Rock Hour - #519 (Version A)(LP, Transcription, Ver) London Wavelength BC 519 A US 1984 Sell This Version
CL 4284 Quiet Riot - Captured Live! album art Quiet Riot Captured Live!(2xLP, Transcription, Hos) Rko Radio Networks CL 4284 US 1984 Sell This Version
Quiet Riot - QR III album art Quiet Riot QR III (Album) Pasha, Pasha Canada 1986 Sell This Version
Quiet Riot - Quiet Riot album art Quiet Riot Quiet Riot (Album) Pasha Canada 1988 Sell This Version
Quiet Riot - Terrified album art Quiet Riot Terrified (Album) Moonstone Records (2) Scandinavia 1993 Sell This Version
Quiet Riot - Down To The Bone = ダウン・トゥ・ザ・ボーン album art Quiet Riot Down To The Bone = ダウン・トゥ・ザ・ボーン (Album) Brunette Canada 1995 Sell This Version
Quiet Riot - Alive And Well album art Quiet Riot Alive And Well (Album) Deadline Music US 1999 Sell This Version
Quiet Riot - Guilty Pleasures album art Quiet Riot Guilty Pleasures (Album) Bodyguard Records US 2001 Sell This Version
Quiet Riot - Live! In The 21st Century - 20 Years Of Metal Health 1983-2003 album art Quiet Riot Live! In The 21st Century - 20 Years Of Metal Health 1983-2003 (Album) Zima Music US 2003 Sell This Version
Quiet Riot - Live & Rare  VOL.1 album art Quiet Riot Live & Rare VOL.1 (Album) Demolition Records US 2005 Sell This Version
Quiet Riot - Rehab album art Quiet Riot Rehab (Album) Chavis Records Brazil 2006 Sell This Version
Quiet Riot - Live At The US Festival  album art Quiet Riot Live At The US Festival Shout! Factory US 2012 Sell This Version
none Quiet Riot - 10 album art Quiet Riot 10(File, MP3, Album) RSM Records none 2014
Quiet Riot - Road Rage album art Quiet Riot Road Rage (Album) Frontiers Music SRL Italy 2017 Sell This Version
Quiet Riot - Hollywood Cowboys album art Quiet Riot Hollywood Cowboys (Album) Frontiers Music SRL Europe 2019 Sell This Version
Quiet Riot - One Night In Milan album art Quiet Riot One Night In Milan (Album) Frontiers Music SRL Japan 2019 Sell This Version
Series #29 Show #8 Quiet Riot - Jim Ladd Hosts Innerview album art Quiet Riot Jim Ladd Hosts Innerview(LP, Transcription) Innerview Series #29 Show #8 US Unknown Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

EP002 Quiet Riot - Suicidal Show album art Quiet Riot Suicidal Show(7", EP) Magic Wand (2) EP002 US 1975 Sell This Version