The rise and fall -- and rise again -- of early '80s hard-rock giants Quiet Riot is commemorated in 'Well Now You're Here, There's No Way Back,' a new documentary set to air on Showtime Jan. 29.
They've mostly gone the way of the sax solo now that rock 'n' roll has become part of the musical establishment, but once upon a time, anthems about sticking it to the Man were a pretty big deal.
Quiet Riot's new album, '10,' is their first since the 2007 death of frontman Kevin DuBrow.
Although pegged as a one-album wonder, Quiet Riot were incredibly influential in the rise of metal in the '80s.
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.