Rudy Sarzo


Among the most prolific and accomplished bassists on stage and on record, Rodolfo Maximiliano Sarzo Lavieille Grande Ruiz Payret y Chaumont has anchored some of rock’s most groundbreaking and influential artists: Ozzy Osbourne, Quiet Riot, Whitesnake, Dio, and Tony MacAlpine, to cite a select few.

An author (Off The Rails / 2006), composer, clinician, educator (Rock Bass Essentials), and designer (Signature Peavey Cirrus Bass) - Rudy plies his craft with a crisp tone, deft use of chords and harmonic extensions, and a proclivity to leave space in a genre oft given to over-playing! 

Incorporating signature jazz, rock, classical, and Latin motifs in his solos, Rudy exemplifies the value of exploring musical formats beyond his chosen genre.   

Along with Tony Franklin, Boz Burrell, and Jack Bruce, Rudy was a  hard-rock fretless bass pioneer.

Whenever the Rock and Roll Hall Fame gets its act together with regard to recognizing the masters and influencers of metal and hard rock, Rudy Sarzo should be cited for his body of work as a sideman, performer, and bandmember.