Rudy Sarzo is a Cuban American hard rock/heavy metal bassist, he has a net worth of $16 million. Rudy Sarzo has earned his net worth by performing in several heavy-metal bands such as; Quiet Riot, Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake, Manic Eden, and Blue Oyster Cult. Sarzo was born in Havana, Cuba on November 11, 1950, and he immigrated to the United States in 1961. From March 1981 to September 1982, Sarzo was a bass player in ex-Black Sabbath vocalist Ozzy Osbourne's band. He was adopted into the band by guitarist Randy Rhoades, who previously played with him in Quiet Riot. Sarzo played on two of Osbourne's live albums, Speak of the devil and Tribute. Sarzo first played with Quiet Riot in the late 70′s, and then later in September of 1982 he rejoined the band. Sarzo appeared numerous MTV videos and the readers of Circus magazine voted him 1983′s Top Bassist. He was a member of the Quiet riot band during the peak of their success and remained a member until January of 1985; he left due to friction between him and vocalist Kevin DuBrow. He was a member of the band Whitesnake from April 1987 until lead singer David Coverdale put the band on hiatus in September 1994. Between 1999 and 2001 Sarzo rejoined Quiet Riot on multiple occasions, and recorded albums with them. He joined Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force for the U.S. 30 city "Attack Tour" in February 2004, and later the same year he became a member of the group Dio. Sarzo wrote a book about his time in Ozzy Osbourne's band, in 2006. The book talks about his memories of guitarist Randy Rhoads, a close friend who died in a plane crash during the Diary of a Madman American tour. In 2007, Sarzo became the bassist for the group Blue Oyster Cult, taking the place of Richie Castellano. Sarzo is a counselor for the Rock 'n Roll Fantasy Camp.
Rudy Sarzo is a Cuban American hard rock/heavy metal bassist. Sarzo has played with many well known heavy metal and hard rock acts including Quiet Riot, Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake, Manic Eden, Dio, Blue Öyster Cult and Geoff Tate's version of Queensrÿche.
Date of Birth
- November 18, 1950
- Rudi Sarzo
- Sarzo, Rudy
- Rodolfo Maximiliano Sarzo Lavieille Grande Ruiz Payret y Chaumont
- Cuban American
- United States of America
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- United States of America
- Blizzard of Ozz: Diary of a Madman Tour 1982
- Learning Bass
- Rudy Sarzo: Rock Bass Essentials
- Project: Driver
Rudy Sarzo Videos
How to Play Bass: Rock ImprovisationsRudy Sarzo demonstrates improvisations for the bass.
How to Play Bass: ArpeggiosRudy Sarzo explains the use of arpeggios in playing rock on the bass.
How to Play Bass: DoublestopsRudy Sarzo shows you the different chords you can play using doublestops.