Rudy Sarzo To Rejoin Quiet Riot
Rudy Sarzo made a big announcement on Trunk Nation with Eddie Trunk, this week. The bass legend revealed that he’ll be rejoining Quiet Riot after an 18-year break. Sarzo, who played on their biggest hits, will be the only member from their classic lineup in the current band.
“I’m excited to be back home and celebrate the Quiet Riot Legacy, which began 40 years ago next year with the recording of ‘Metal Health’, the first heavy metal album to reach No. 1 on the Billboard top 200 albums chart,” Sarzo exclaimed.
The bassist helped complete Quiet Riot’s “Metal Health” lineup, which scored hits with “Cum On Feel The Noize” and “Metal Health”. He also played on Condition Critical before leaving in 1985. Aside from another stint from 1998 to 2003, Sarzo has performed and recorded with Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake, Dio, Blue Oyster Cult, Queensryche, and The Guess Who.
“With the move, longtime Quiet Riot bassist Chuck Wright is graciously stepping aside to continue his recent solo efforts while heightening his role with his award-winning residency show, “Ultimate Jam Night” at the legendary “Whisky A Go-Go” which all the members of Quiet Riot fully support,” the band explains.
Sarzo will be in full gear with the band as they record and tour in 2022. For the remainder of this year, he’ll stay on board with The Guess Who until they find his replacement.
Until then, let’s throw it back and bang our heads to “Metal Health” from 1983 at the US Festival: