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QUIET RIOT

QUIET RIOT

QUIET RIOT (1977–2007). Kevin DuBrow (vocals), Carlos Cavazo (guitar), Rudy Sarzo (bass), Frankie Banali (drums). Quiet Riot enjoyed a huge burst of success in the early eighties, with a chart-topping album, but their overnight success, which was a long time in coming, would fade sooner than they might have expected. The band had its roots in the late-seventies club scene and was the band that Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Randy Rhoads cut his teeth with. The band released a pair of records with Columbia Read more [...]
QUEENSRŸCHE

QUEENSRŸCHE

QUEENSRŸCHE (1983–PRESENT). Classic lineup: Geoff Tate (vocals), Chris DeGarmo (guitar), Michael Wilton (guitar), Eddie Jackson (bass), Scott Rockenfield (drums). Unlike the many pop metal bands that served as their contemporaries, Seattle’s Queensrÿche drew their inspiration more from progressive European metal bands and art rock groups like Pink Floyd and Queen, developing their own unique sound during the 1980s. Hitting their stride with the albums Operation: Mindcrime and its followup, Read more [...]
QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE

QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE (1998–PRESENT). Josh Homme (guitar/ vocals), Troy van Leeuwen (guitar/keyboards), Joey Castillo (drums), various others. Without a doubt one of the most innovative hard rock bands at work in the new millennium, Queens of the Stone Age rose from the ashes of stoner rock pioneers Kyuss. After Kyuss’s breakup, Homme left the California desert for Seattle, where he played with a variety of bands, most notably Screaming Trees as touring guitarist. Beginning work on Read more [...]