If your travel plans include a 6 AM flight, the best you can hope for is that the plane will be half-empty and populated only with quiet people. As I sat in a gloriously empty gate of the Denver International Airport a half-hour before boarding, it seemed luck might be on my side.
When denied a chance to play football with some neighborhood kids, the scrawny, young lad in the Hyundai commercial that debuted during the Super Bowl on Sunday hops into his mom's Santa Fe, and cranks the volume of a great classic rock song. Quiet Riot's 'Bang Your Head (Metal Health)' from 1983 is the soundtrack to this 30-second spot.
Kevin Dubrow, frontman for Quiet Riot, would have been 57 years old this coming Oct. 29.
Dubrow then reformed Quiet Riot with a
Bassist Rudy Sarzo’s career, from a gig perspective, has been the stuff that dreams are made of for hopeful musician wannabes. While Sarzo was only in Ozzy Osbourne’s band for less than two years, he was there during a moment of critical rebirth, when the former Black Sabbath frontman was in the process of proving himself as a solo artist.
Quiet Riot have stabilized their lead singer situation, announcing this week that Scott Vokoun would take the microphone when the band resumes touring on March 28 in Scottsdale, Ariz. The little-known Vokoun replaces Keith St. John (Montrose), who was filling in after the firing of Mark Huff.