“I just needed some peace of mind. Thank God it turned out how it did. When we got to be No. 1 in 1983, we were competing with ‘Thriller,’ we were competing with ‘Synchronicity’ — all great albums of that era. That was quite an honor. It was more than just selling records. It was what it meant to achieve that in the company of artists like Michael Jackson and Sting.”
— Legendary heavy metal bass player Rudy Sarzo talks to New Jersey’s Star Ledger
about how he quit Ozzy Osbourne’s band and rejoined Quiet Riot after guitarist Randy Rhoads died when the small plane he was in crashed into the tour bus.