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Massive Metal Monday: Quiet Riot “Bang Your Head (Metal Health)”
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Quiet Riot was a staple of the late 1970s club scene in Los Angeles, contemporaries of the likes of a young band by the name of Van Halen. But whereas the big-time came calling on the latter band, Quiet Riot was left to languish by record companies, who were by then busy trying to cash in on disco and new wave. After releasing two records in Japan only, the band would temporarily go on hiatus when, in 1980, their superstar guitarist, Randy Rhoads, was selected to be the sideman to recently fired Black Sabbath vocalist Ozzy Osbourne. Tragically, Rhoads’ life would be cut short just two years later in a plane crash while on tour in Florida. But, not before he had turned the world on its ear with his fiery, classical-inspired lead playing on Osbourne’s first two solo records.

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Listen Now: Sampler Track Of Classic Quiet Riot Songs With New Vocalist
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Looks like Quiet Riot is back.

That’s right, you heard me, Quiet Riot, the 1980s heavy metal band famous for their cover of Slade’s “Cum On Feel The Noize,” is back on tour and with new singer Mark Huff.

Check out the band’s MySpace page to listen to a sampler of classic tunes they re-recorded with Huff on vocals. The sample track has “Cum On Feel The Noize,” “Metal Health/Bang Your Head,” and “Slick Black Cadillac,” and I have to say, it sounds damn good. Also, below, you can watch a video of Huff performing “Metal Health/Bang Your Head” with Quiet Riot at a show they played last month in Denver.

Except for a one-year break-up between 2003 and 2004, Quiet Riot has still been making albums and touring all these years up until original singer Kevin Dubrow‘s death from an accidental overdose of cocaine in 2007.

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