Rudy Sarzo announces his return to Quiet Riot: “It's time for me to come home”

Rudy Sarzo
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Quiet Riot – the band formed by Randy Rhoads in 1973 – have announced they will welcome bassist Rudy Sarzo back into the fold in 2022 after an 18-year absence. He will replace Chuck Wright, who is stepping aside to focus on his solo career.

During a new appearance on SiriusXM's Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk, Sarzo says he is “returning home to Quiet Riot in the beginning of 2022, next year”.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.