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. In August 2020, Frankie Banali died after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Per his last wishes, the band announced they would continue with drummer Johnny Kelly.
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25AP-880 Quiet Riot - Quiet Riot album art Quiet Riot Quiet Riot (Album) CBS/Sony 25AP-880 Japan 1978 Sell This Version
25AP 1192 Quiet Riot - Quiet Riot II album art Quiet Riot Quiet Riot II (Album) CBS/Sony 25AP 1192 Japan 1979 Sell This Version
25AP 2643 Quiet Riot - Metal Health album art Quiet Riot Metal Health (Album) Pasha 25AP 2643 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
Series #29 Show #8 Quiet Riot - Innerview album art Quiet Riot Innerview(LP, Transcription) Innerview Series #29 Show #8 US 1983 Sell This Version
none Quiet Riot / Zebra (8) Quiet Riot / Zebra (8) - King Biscuit Flower Hour(LP, Transcription + LP, S/Sided, Transcription) D.I.R. Broadcasting Corp. none US 1983 Sell This Version
RR-83-49&50 Quiet Riot - Retro-Rock Broadcast Weeks 11-28 & 12-5 album art Quiet Riot / Iron Maiden Quiet Riot / Iron Maiden - Retro-Rock Broadcast Weeks 11-28 & 12-5(2xLP, Transcription) Clayton Webster Corporation RR-83-49&50 US 1983 Sell This Version
IC-83-19-Y Saxon / Quiet Riot Saxon / Quiet Riot - Westwood One In Concert(2xLP, Promo, Transcription) Westwood One Radio Networks IC-83-19-Y US 1983 Sell This Version
S.E. 3372 Quiet Riot - Condition Critical album art Quiet Riot Condition Critical (Album) Epic, Epic, Pasha S.E. 3372 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
Series #30, Show #10 Quiet Riot - Innerview album art Quiet Riot Innerview(LP, Transcription) Innerview Series #30, Show #10 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
OZT-40321 Quiet Riot - QR III album art Quiet Riot QR III (Album) Pasha, Pasha, Pasha OZT-40321 Canada 1986 Sell This Version
FZ 40981 Quiet Riot - Quiet Riot album art Quiet Riot Quiet Riot (Album) Pasha FZ 40981 Canada 1988 Sell This Version
MROCKCD 100 Quiet Riot - Terrified album art Quiet Riot Terrified (Album) Moonstone Records (2) MROCKCD 100 Scandinavia 1993 Sell This Version
KAM 1029-4, KAM 1029 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 KAM 1029-4, KAM 1029 Canada 1995 Sell This Version
CDMI 183926 Quiet Riot - Greatest Hits album art Quiet Riot Greatest Hits (Comp) Epic CDMI 183926 Mexico 1996 Sell This Version
CLP 0489-2 Quiet Riot - Alive And Well album art Quiet Riot Alive And Well (Album) Deadline Music CLP 0489-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
802912000723 Quiet Riot - Guilty Pleasures album art Quiet Riot Guilty Pleasures (Album) Bodyguard Records 802912000723 US 2001 Sell This Version
70139 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 70139 US 2003 Sell This Version
CLP 1444 Quiet Riot - Live & Rare  VOL.1 album art Quiet Riot Live & Rare VOL.1 (Album) Demolition Records CLP 1444 US 2005 Sell This Version
HEL 0743 Quiet Riot - Rehab album art Quiet Riot Rehab (Album) Chavis Records HEL 0743 Brazil 2006 Sell This Version
826663-13105 Quiet Riot - Live At The US Festival  album art Quiet Riot Live At The US Festival Shout! Factory 826663-13105 US 2012 Sell This Version
none Quiet Riot - 10 album art Quiet Riot 10(File, MP3, Album) RSM Records none 2014