26 November 2007

Quiet Riot Singer Found Dead in His Vegas Home

Las Vegas Metro Police have confirmed that Kevin DuBrow, lead singer for Quiet Riot, was found dead in his Las Vegas home yesterday. DuBrow was 52 years old and the official cause of his death has yet to be determined.

I'm told one of Dubrow's neighbours found him Sunday around 5:20 PM. DuBrow celebrated his birthday last month in New Orleans and seemed to be in good health. Quiet Riot bassist Kelly Garni has asked fans to be patient for details on the singer's death.

Quiet Riot drummer Frankie Banali posted this message on his website: "I can't even find words to say. Please respect my privacy as I mourn the passing and honor the memory of my dearest friend, Kevin DuBrow."

Credited with helping to launch the 1980's glam-metal scene, Quiet Riot are perhaps best known for their cover of Slade's "Cum on Feel the Noize," which appeared on their 1983 album Metal Health and eventually peaked at #5 on the Billboard Hot 100. The album was the first by a metal band to reach the chart's #1 position.

The original Quiet Riot was started by Randy Rhoads in 1975, but broke up in 1979 when Rhoads went on to join Ozzy.

Dubrow with Rhoads

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