Quiet Riot is an American heavy metal band from Los Angeles, California. The group was founded in 1973, by guitarist Randy Rhoads and bassist Kelly Garni, initially under the name of Mach 1. They then change to Little Women, before renaming themselves permanently Quiet Riot in May 1975. The band's name Inspired by a conversation with Rick Parfitt of the Status Quo group, during which Parfitt explained that he wanted a group called Quite Right>; however, with his British accent, the name was confused with Quiet Riot.
The original band consists of Rhoads and Garni, with Kevin DuBrow on vocals, and Drew Forsyth on drums. Despite numerous changes in the line-up and brief separations, Quiet Riot continues to record and participate in tours until DuBrow's death following a cocaine overdose in 2007>. Banali redone the group in 2010. A new studio album, Road Rage, is announced for summer 2017.
The group is formed by Randy Rhoads and Kelly Garni under the name Mach 1 then Little Women. After numerous and classic changes of musicians, the group stabilized in 1975 with Kevin DuBrow and Drew Forsythe and renamed Quiet Riot. Often considered in the late 1970s as one of the most serious competitors of Van Halen, the group gets a record deal with Sony but his first two albums are distributed only in Japan. The four members record their first album, Quiet Riot , or QR I . DuBrow explains that this period was very frustrating for the group.
In 1979, Rhoads auditioned for Ozzy Osbourne's band under the recommendations of Slaughter's future bassist, Dana Strum. Osbourne himself asked Rhoads to audition>. According to DuBrow, Rhoads' departure from Quiet Riot "did not send the group adrift, he completed it". He and Forsyth continue to audition with guitarist Greg Leon >>>>>. Quiet Riot separated in 1980. During this period (1980-1982), Kevin DuBrow formed his group called DuBrow. In 1982, guitarist Carlos Cavazo and drummer Frankie Banali are also recruited by DuBrow.