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 61)
Mexico City, Mexico
Genres Glam metal, hard rock
Occupation(s) Guitarist, songwriter
Instruments Guitar
Years active 1980 - present
Associated acts Speed Of Light, Snow, Quiet Riot, Heat, Black Plague, 3 Legged Dogg, Big Noise, Hollywood Allstarz, The Dirty Rats, Ratt

Carlos Cavazo is a Mexican-born American guitarist best known as the guitarist for Quiet Riot during their commercial peak. He has also played with 3 Legged Dogg, Hollywood Allstarz, and Ratt.

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.[1]

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.[2]


Until spring of 2018, he was a member of Ratt, replacing John Corabi in 2008.[3]



  • 1981 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]



  1. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Biography-Quiet Riot". Allmusic. Retrieved 24 January 2010. 
  2. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Biography-3 Legged Dogg". Allmusic. Retrieved 24 January 2010. 
  3. ^ Bowar, Chad (17 August 2009). "Ratt Guitarist Discusses New Album". Archived from the original on 6 June 2011. Retrieved 24 January 2010.