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Rudy Sarzo

Rudy Sarzo said he “quickly” lost the joy of performing as a member of Ozzy Osbourne’s band after the death of Randy Rhoads in 1982, and said he had to leave because he knew it would never be the same. The bassist and guitarist worked together in Quiet Riot before Rhoads was hired by Osbourne, […]

Former Quiet Riot bassist Rudy Sarzo looked back on the failure of the band’s fourth album, Condition Critical, saying they were put under pressure to top 1983’s Metal Health – one of the most important heavy albums of all time – without being given enough time to do so. The 1984 LP was famously panned in […]

Rudy Sarzo recalled visiting Frankie Banali in the hospital hours before his death from cancer. He also remembered how he’d been through a similar experience with Ronnie James Dio 10 years earlier. Bassist Sarzo worked with drummer Banali in Quiet Riot; their friendship lasted 48 years. Sarzo was a member of Dio when that band’s leader was diagnosed […]