Carlos Cavazo

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Carlos Cavazo
Carlos Cavazo In Phoenix 2009.JPG
Cavazo in Tempe AZ, July 2009
Background information
Born (1957-07-08) July 8, 1957 (age 62)
Mexico City, Mexico
GenresGlam metal, hard rock
Occupation(s)Guitarist, songwriter
InstrumentsGuitar
Years active1973 - present
Associated actsSpeed Of Light, Snow, Quiet Riot, Heat, Black Plague, 3 Legged Dogg, Big Noise, Hollywood Allstarz, The Dirty Rats, Ratt, Hear 'n Aid
Websitemyspace.com/officialcarloscavazo/

Carlos Cavazo (born July 8, 1957) is a Mexico-born United States guitarist best known as the guitarist for Quiet Riot during their commercial peak. He has also played with Snow, 3 Legged Dogg, Hollywood Allstarz, and Ratt.

Snow[edit]

Forming Speed Of Light with his older brother Tony in 1973, the band would evolve into Snow by 1978 with the addition of vocalist Doug Ellison and drummer Stephen Quadros. Snow built up a loyal following on the L.A. club circuit over the next couple of years and in 1980 released a self-financed eponymous 5-song EP, re-issued as part of the At Last archives release in 2017.[1][2] Snow played a reunion show at the Whisky a Go Go on November 8, 2017 to celebrate the release of At Last.[3]

Quiet Riot[edit]

Replacing Randy Rhoads in the reformed Quiet Riot in 1982 he remained with the band into the 2000s until the band split up. However, when vocalist Kevin DuBrow reformed the band to record the 2006 album Rehab, Cavazo was not included.[4]

3 Legged Dogg[edit]

Cavazo was a founding member of 3 Legged Dogg, a supergroup made up of drummer Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath, Dio, Heaven & Hell), bassist Jimmy Bain (Rainbow, Dio), vocalist Chas West (Bonham, Foreigner) and guitarist Brian Young (David Lee Roth). They released one album, Frozen Summer in 2006.[5]

Ratt[edit]

Until spring of 2018, he was a member of Ratt, replacing John Corabi in 2008.[6]

Discography[edit]

Snow[edit]

  • 1980 Snow

Max Havoc, LTD[edit]

  • 1983 Max Havoc

Quiet Riot[edit]

Hear 'n Aid[edit]

3 Legged Dogg[edit]

Power Project[edit]

  • 2006 Dinosaurs

Tim "Ripper" Owens[edit]

Ratt[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Snow - At Last". Escape Music. 21 July 2017.
  2. ^ "Cavazo Expects New Album 'Snow at Last' To Revive Memories". MyValleyNews.com. 14 September 2017.
  3. ^ "Snow featuring Carlos Cavazo Returns to the Whisky A Go Go November 8th". HairBandHeavenRocks.com. 9 October 2017.
  4. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Biography-Quiet Riot". Allmusic. Retrieved 24 January 2010.
  5. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Biography-3 Legged Dogg". Allmusic. Retrieved 24 January 2010.
  6. ^ Bowar, Chad (17 August 2009). "Ratt Guitarist Discusses New Album". Blabbermouth.net. Archived from the original on 6 June 2011. Retrieved 24 January 2010.