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Groove – Episode #23: Rudy Sarzo
Groove Podcast

Groove – Episode #23: Rudy Sarzo

I’m a child of the eighties. Well, the seventies, too, but I cut my musical taste in the early eighties onwards. One of the most pivotal moments in music for me was the 1983 US Festival. The metal day, in particular. I can troll YouTube and watch videos from that day, and it still sends shivers up my spine. It’s...

Randy Rhoads Honored with Tribute Collection, Featuring Rudy Sarzo on Bass
New Albums

Randy Rhoads Honored with Tribute Collection, Featuring Rudy Sarzo on Bass

The Immortal Randy Rhoads — The Ultimate Tribute honors the career of Rhoads, whose career as a guitarist ended with his 1982 death as a result of an airplane accident. Rhoads’ contributions to metal were already significant when he died at age 25, having played with Quiet Riot in its early days and then helping to create Ozzy Ozbourne’s solo...

Metal Icons Contribute to Dio Tribute Album, Cancer Fund
New Albums

Metal Icons Contribute to Dio Tribute Album, Cancer Fund

Legendary metal vocalist and band leader Ronnie James Dio died in 2010 after a battle with stomach cancer, but his legacy lives on, through not only his music, but also the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund. Both have come together in the the compilation album, , which features metal luminaries performing Dio’s songs from all eras...

Rudy Sarzo Joins Queensrÿche
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Rudy Sarzo Joins Queensrÿche

A few months after parting ways with Blue Oyster Cult, Rudy Sarzo has joined the ranks of Queensrÿche, or at least singer Geoff Tate’s version of the band. Tate split from the group earlier this year and announced the new lineup on the group’s website. Joining Tate and Sarzo ar Bobby Blotzer, Glen Drover, Kelly Gray and Randy Gane. Sarzo...

Rudy Sarzo Leaves Blue Oyster Cult
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Rudy Sarzo Leaves Blue Oyster Cult

Rock legend Rudy Sarzo has left the ranks of Blue Oyster Cult, he revealed in an upcoming interview with Ultimate Classic Rock. The bassist, whose resume includes work with Ozzy Osbourne, Quiet Riot, and Whitesnake, said his departure was on good terms. “Due to my scheduling with other projects that I’m doing, it became a little bit hard for me...

Peavey Unveils Cirrus Rudy Sarzo Signature Bass
Basses

Peavey Unveils Cirrus Rudy Sarzo Signature Bass

Peavey’s NAMM product announcements included the all-new Cirrus Rudy Sarzo Signature Bass, incorporating elements of the rock veteran’s original signature bass and their Cirrus line. The 35″ scale bass features neck-through construction with maple neck and mahogany stringers. Graphite reinforcement and a dual expanding truss ensure a sturdy neck, while Rudy’s signature snake-eye inlays serve as fret markers in the...

Dio Disciples, Featuring Rudy Sarzo, Announce U.S. Tour Dates
Concerts & Tours

Dio Disciples, Featuring Rudy Sarzo, Announce U.S. Tour Dates

Dio Disciples, a band formed as tribute to the late vocalist Ronnie James Dio, has announced their first U.S. tour. Fronted by singer Tim “Ripper” Owens, the band is made up of alumni from Dio’s band, including bassist Rudy Sarzo, drummer Simon Wright, guitarist Craig Goldy and keyboardist Scott Warren. The tour starts in Poughkeepsie, New York in late September...

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Kip Winger and Rudy Sarzo Teach Rockers at Fantasy Camp

Kip Winger, the one-time bassist for Alice Cooper and leader of the 80’s band Winger, and Rudy Sarzo of Quiet Riot fame have teamed up with songwriter/producer Mark Hudson for the new VH1 Classic series, “Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp”. The trio of counselors guide wannabe rockers to help them transform into rock stars. The show debuts tonight at 10pm...

Rudy Sarzo Solo with Blue Oyster Cult
Bass Videos

Rudy Sarzo Solo with Blue Oyster Cult

Here is a fan-shot video from a Blue Oyster Cult performance where they let veteran rocker Rudy Sarzo really shine. Rudy hits pretty much every era of his career, jamming with the band to tunes from Quiet Riot, White Snake and Ozzy, before taking a little Stanley Clarke-inspired solo.

Events

Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp to feature Lemmy, Michael Anthony and more

If your dream is to become the next rock star, you might want to consider attending this year’s Rock ‘N’ Roll Fantasy Camp in Los Angeles. The camp, now in its 12th year, allows musicians to jam with legendary rock stars and play major concert venues. This year, bassists Michael Anthony (Van Halen, Chickenfoot), Lemmy Kilmister (Motörhead), and Rudy Sarzo...

Bass Gear

New Peavey Cirrus Series Rudy Sarzo Signature Bass

In honor of the tenth anniversary of the Cirrus bass, Peavey has brought out a limited edition hand-crafted Rudy Sarzo signature model. The Cirrus series features exotic woods, resonant neck-through-body design, and studio-quiet active electronics that make it a showcase of craftsmanship and technology. The Sarzo model is a four-string, and has a glossy, hand-stained maple top on an alder...