Skip to comments.Vocalist Kevin DuBrow of Quiet Riot Found Dead in Vegas
Posted on 11/26/2007 8:25:04 AM PST by RockinRight
Quiet Riot vocalist Kevin DuBrow was found dead at his home in Las Vegas on Sunday. Friends reportedly went to his home and found the singer. The musician was 52.
DuBrow started the heavy metal band Dubrow in 1980 and later changed the name to Quiet Riot. The group released an album Mental Health that took them to the top of the charts. They were the first metal band to receive number one status on their debut album.
Their latest album Rehab was released in 2006. Most recently, the group performed in July at glam metal festival Rocklahoma and at a free concert in mid September for service members at Kessler AFB in Biloxi, MS. - Source: Bitten and Bound Copyright
A story on Kevin DuBrow published in Rock Confidential writes that "In 1980, DuBrow formed a band he named DuBrow. That band later became Quiet Riot and with the release of Metal Health they stormed to the top of the charts. Quiet Riot was the first metal band to achieve number one status on their (U.S. release) debut album. Songs like Cum on Feel the Noize and Metal Health (Bang Your Head) launched them into national fame."
Rockin’ 80s Ping!
You will be missed.
--Kevin DuBrow guest starring on The Simpsons
I’d have to agree.
LOL...I remember that.
Kevin was one of the greats of the 80s. RIP.
It’s kinda funny. And cryptic, in a way. All year, I’ve had in the back of my head that one of the great singers of the 80s metal scene would die this year, but I wasn’t sure who. For some reason I was leaning towards Vince Neil, but then I hear Kevin DuBrow is dead.
At least the ‘80s musicians have the good graces to drop dead instead of hanging on like a stinky old David Crosby or Striesand...
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So he didn’t have another thing coming?
I’m not usually...who knows?
I guess that metal health *will* drive you mad...
No cause of death, but I’d bet either drugs, or perhaps a heart attack or stroke that may or may not have been drug-related.
I’m betting it was a heart attack.
This is odd because I actually had some Quiet Riot playing in my mind during the Thanksgiving vacation.
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