Quiet Riot

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Quiet Riot is an American heavy metal band, best known for their hit singles "Metal Health" and "Cum on Feel the Noize". The band was founded in 1973, by guitarist Randy Rhoads and bassist Kelly Garni under the name Mach 1. They then changed the name to Little Women, before settling on Quiet Riot in May 1975. The band's name was inspired by a conversation with Rick Parfitt of the British band Status Quo, in which Parfitt said he'd like to name a band "Quite Right", and his thick English accent made it sound like he was saying "Quiet Riot". The band is ranked at No. 100 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock.

The original line-up featured Rhoads and Garni with lead vocalist Kevin DuBrow and drummer Drew Forsyth. Their most commercially successful lineup consisted of DuBrow alongside guitarist Carlos Cavazo, bassist Rudy Sarzo and drummer Frankie Banali, and in 1983 released their breakthrough album Metal Health, which is known for being the first heavy metal album to top the Billboard album chart. Despite several lineup changes and brief breakups, Quiet Riot continued to record and tour until DuBrow's death from an accidental cocaine overdose in 2007. Banali revived the band in 2010, and the current lineup consists of himself on drums, lead vocalist Jizzy Pearl, bassist Chuck Wright and guitarist Alex Grossi, with no founding members remaining.

After eight years without published works, the band released their twelfth studio album in 2014, entitled 10, the first since the band's reformation following the death of Kevin DuBrow.

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Year Title RatingReleases
1977 Quiet Riot 3 2
1978 Quiet Riot II 2 1
1983 Metal Health 4 8
1984 Condition Critical 2 2
1986 QR III 1 1
1988 Quiet Riot 1 1
1993 Terrified 2 1
1995 Down to the Bone 2 2
1999 Alive and Well 2 1
2001 Guilty Pleasures 2 1
2006 Rehab 3 1
2014 Quiet Riot 10 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
1992 Winners Take All 1
1993 The Randy Rhoads Years 1
1996 Greatest Hits 3 1
1999 Super Hits 1
2000 The Collection 4 1
2005 Live & Rare 2
2008 Playlist: The Very Best of Quiet Riot 4 1

Album + Live

Year Title RatingReleases
2003 Live! In the 21st Century 1
2007 Extended Versions 1
2012 Live At The US Festival, 1983 1


Year Title RatingReleases
1983 Bang Your Head (Metal Health) 1
1983 Cum on Feel the Noize 1

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