QR III is a studio album released by Americanheavy metal band Quiet Riot. The name of this recording is short for "Quiet Riot III", and was released in 1986. Despite the title, this is actually the band's fifth album; however it was on their third major label/worldwide release. Following the massive success of Metal Health and the more modest reception of Condition Critical (which failed to duplicate Metal Health's success, but at least did go top 20 and receive a platinum certification), QRIII represents Quiet Riots final plunge away from stardom. The album only reached #32 on the US charts and has yet to achieve any certification at all.
The lead single, The Wild And The Young, is a stadium hymn to the energy of youth. Its accompanying video painted an Orwellian picture of the future, where totalitarian militarists fought to wipe out rock and roll -- a reference to the Senate hearings concerning explicit language in heavy metal songs.