If you were a metal fan back in the eighties, chances are pretty good that you banged your head at one time or another to the bass lines of Rudy Sarzo.  Rudy’s career reads like a who’s who list of metal and hard rock royalty.  He is probably best known for the band Quiet Riot and their monster album “Metal Health” at the peak of the MTV era.  Sarzo also spent time in Ozzy Osbourne’s band alongside his bandmate and good friend, the late great Randy Rhoads.   He has played with the best of the best and is considered by many to be one of the best metal and rock bassists around.  When not busy with his music career, Rudy has also found the time to write a book and he is also involved in computer animation.  He is currently busy playing bass for the iconic rock band The Guess Who with a brand new album ,”The Future Is What It Used To Be,” about to drop and tour dates on deck.  BackstageAxxess had the pleasure of chatting with Rudy and finding out all about how he became involved with The Guess Who, the details on the new album and tour, and his longtime friendship with one of rock’s greatest, Randy Rhoads.

Please join us for a candid conversation with the one and only, Rudy Sarzo.

We would like to thank Chip Ruggieri for setting up the interview with Rudy. For more information on The Guess Who including the new record “The Future Is What It Used To Be,” please go here: The Guess Who.  If its Rudy Sarzo your interested in, then click here: Rudy Sarzo.

About The Author Kris Engelhart

I am a small business owner, freelance writer, and part-time piano instructor in Charlotte, NC. My musical career started at the age of five when I was forced into taking piano lessons. I played flute in the school band and added the guitar as a young teen. There is nothing I would rather do than be at a live show. My first concert was Shaun Cassidy at the Memorial Auditorium in Buffalo in 1978. My top five live shows ever are: 1. Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band – Memorial Auditorium, Buffalo, NY 1984- They played for 3 ½ hours and it was awesome. 2. Carolina Rebellion- Metrolina Expo Grounds, Charlotte, NC, May, 2011 – The first ever Carolina Rebellion featured over 15 bands with Avenged Sevenfold headlining. Non-stop music for over 12 hours. 3. Chevelle- Food Lion Speed Street, Charlotte, NC, May, 2008 - The first time I ever saw Chevelle live and I was hooked! 4. Skillet with Red- Bojangle’s Coliseum, Charlotte, NC, April, 2010 – Skillet is one of my favorite bands and they totally kick it live. 5. 106.5 The End’s Weenie Roast #9- Verizon Wireless Amiptheater, Charlotte, NC , October, 2003- Featured Staind, Shinedown, Three Days Grace.