Chuck Wright asked to step aside for a third time for Rudy Sarzo to help Quiet Riot with bookings in 2022
Quiet Riot bassist Chuck Wright has broken his silence with respect to having to step aside in order to have classic line-up bassist Rudy Sarzo rejoin the group in 2022. Wright reportedly reached out to Metal Sludge through a source close to him to provide his position.
Wright‘s source reported to Metal Sludge:
“With the loss of Frankie, the Banali estate (who controls the Quiet Riot brand) felt it was in the band’s best interest to inject “new news” to help with band bookings in 2022. Bringing Rudy back was really one of the only options available.
Chuck did NOT quit the band. This is the third time Chuck has been asked to step aside for Rudy.
Chuck has spent 21 years off-and-on with Quiet Riot, playing bass and singing on nine of the band’s albums including the mega Metal Health hit “Bang Your Head”.
Chuck will continue to play with Quiet Riot through the end of the year. He has an incredible solo album coming featuring over 20 guest performers from bands including Mr. Big, Skid Row, Tesla, Dream Theater, Asia, Jefferson Starship, and others.” In addition, Chuck will continue his efforts with Ultimate Jam Night the long-time residency at the legendary Whisky A Go Go.”
Wright also provided his own comments to Metal Sludge: “I’ve supported Quiet Riot for 40 years and will continue to do so. I’ll be finishing out 2021 with them and will bring 110% as I always do. Over the past 18 months I’ve just been concentrating on composing and recording. I plan to release a very diverse solo album featuring over 20 guest performers from bands including Mr. Big, Skid Row, Tesla, Dream Theater, Asia, Jefferson Starship, and others. I’ll also be continuing to keep Rock-n-Roll alive in Hollywood with Ultimate Jam Night, my long-time residency event at the legendary Whisky A Go Go.”