Cavazo in Tempe AZ, July 2009
|Born||July 8, 1957|
Mexico City, Mexico
|Genres||Glam metal, hard rock|
|Years active||1973 - 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 (born July 8, 1957) is a Mexican-born American 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.
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. Snow played a reunion show at the Whisky a Go Go on November 8, 2017 to celebrate the release of At Last.
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.
3 Legged Dogg
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.
- 1980 Snow
Max Havoc, LTD
- 1983 Max Havoc
- 1983 Metal Health
- 1984 Condition Critical
- 1986 QRIII
- 1988 Quiet Riot
- 1993 Terrified
- 1995 Down to the Bone
- 1999 Alive and Well
- 2001 Guilty Pleasures
Hear 'n Aid
- 1985 Hear 'n Aid
3 Legged Dogg
- 2006 Frozen Summer
- 2006 Dinosaurs
Tim "Ripper" Owens
- 2009 Play My Game
- 2010 Infestation
- "Snow - At Last". Escape Music. 21 July 2017.
- "Cavazo Expects New Album 'Snow at Last' To Revive Memories". MyValleyNews.com. 14 September 2017.
- "Snow featuring Carlos Cavazo Returns to the Whisky A Go Go November 8th". HairBandHeavenRocks.com. 9 October 2017.
- Rivadavia, Eduardo. "Biography-Quiet Riot". Allmusic. Retrieved 24 January 2010.
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- Bowar, Chad (17 August 2009). "Ratt Guitarist Discusses New Album". Blabbermouth.net. Archived from the original on 6 June 2011. Retrieved 24 January 2010.
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