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Randy Rhoads was incredible but I nevr really liked the stuff he did with Quiet Riot. It was cool to read about it. Vids were awesome to. Hail Randy Rhoads.
Great interview as always, but Kevin's 'memory' of what happened with me and QR is full ofshit. I NEVER leaked out anything, and kept my mouth shut as I was toldto do. I couldn't afford for anyone to know about this.What REALLY happened, is that while I was over at Frankie Banali's house, showing him how fast I learned their setlist of some 24 songs or so, (woodshedding like a M.F. in 72 hours of receiving the tape, from Frankie), the doorbell rang, and a couple of chicks who 'might' haveknown me, saw me there, and I believe THAT is how it gotleaked out.
Why would I shoot myself in the foot, when the possibility to tour with QR was a potential about to happen for me? Remember, I was still with SIN, in the middle of recording OUR stuff too, so I couldn't afford the word to get out either way. I just figured I could take a break from SIN, go do these dateds with Quiet Riot, and use that to my advantage in getting SIN more Press coverage.
I walked into the studio one day and F*cking DANA STRUMM even says to me, "So, you're going to try out for Quiet Riot, huh"? I was like "WHERE THE F*CK DID YOU HEAR THATFROM?!?!?" Dana said "Oh, it was going around", and he warned me not to do it, and that Q.R. was going downhill and not worth joining anyway slagging Kevin Dubrow, and that SIN was a MUCH better bet.THAT's how it all went down. Dubrow's full of Sh*t. Which is a shock to me, because when he first met me when I just arrived in L.A. from N.Y., and he found out I was good friends with
A & M Records' Hernando Courtright, He was all of a sudden, like "My Buddy", and was, from then on, always nice to me. He even tried to get me to do cocaine with him at his 'mansion' one night while I was hanging out with Q.R. as they were 'grooming' me for the new bassistposition. As a 'cover' they kept secretly referring to it as 'chocolate', in front of other people.
I even went over Carlos Cavazo's home once or twice and we jammed togetheron the Q.R. setlist, and CARLOS seemed satisfied, at the time with my progress of learning their setlist so fast.It's easy to see from Kevin's own mouth which ALWAYS gets him into trouble with EVERYONE, in the interview, that he thought he had something over me with that B.S. of 'keepingup with the old guys', which it was never about. They were desperate at the time because they didn't want to lose that South American gig, and, Truth be told...it was KEVINDUBROW, who (and I don't know how he got my phone number in the first place), called me up at 2 am, all drunk and asked me if I was interested in joining Quiet Riot!!! I can't keep having these dopeshanding out all this B.S. misinformation...I had no problemwith 'arrangement deals' with them, That's also a load of crap. Thanks.Cheers,Rik
Rik Fox is my hero!