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 original name Mach 1, before changing the name to Little Women and finally 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 original line-up featured Rhoads and Garni with lead vocalist Kevin DuBrow and drummer Drew Forsyth. Their current lineup features no original members from the Randy Rhoads era, and consists of lead vocalist Scott Vokoun, drummer Frankie Banali, bassist Chuck Wright and guitarist Alex Grossi. They are ranked at No. 100 on VH1’s “100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock.”
Kevin DuBrow, lead singer of the band for the majority of its existence, was found dead in his Las Vegas, Nevada home on November 25, 2007, after an accidental cocaine overdose. Quiet Riot disbanded after his death. Although Banali initially insisted he would never reform the band, he did so in 2010.