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Kevin DuBrow's Memorial
Submitted By: Ron ronson
- Birth Date:
- Nov 02, 1955
- Death Date:
- Nov 25, 2007
- Las Vegas
- United States
About Kevin DuBrow
Quiet Riot singer Kevin DuBrow died Sunday, drummer Frankie Banali confirmed in a post on his Web site. DuBrown was 52 years old and the official cause of his death has yet to be determined.
"I can't even find words to say," Banali wrote. "Please respect my privacy as I mourn the passing and honor the memory of my dearest friend Kevin DuBrow."
DuBrow's body was discovered on Sunday inside the rocker's Las Vegas home. According to those close to the singer, 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.
Credited with helping to launch the 1980s glam-metal scene, Quiet Riot are perhaps best known for their cover of Slade's "Cum on Feel the Noize," which appeared on 1983's 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.
Kevin DuBrow's Legacy
Quiet Riot is an American heavy metal band, whose 1983 & 1984 success contributed to launching the 1980s glam metal scene. They were founded in 1973 by guitarist Randy Rhoads and bassist Kelly Garni, and the original lineup featured lead vocalist Kevin DuBrow, Kelly Garni, and drummer Drew Forsyth.
Some have guessed that the name \"Quiet Riot\" comes from a phrase in John Barth\'s 1960s novel Giles Goat-Boy and/or to be a pun on the title of \"White Riot\" by The Clash. However, in a radio interview given by the band in 1979 and available here, DuBrow said the band\'s name was born of a conversation with Rick Parfitt of British band Status Quo in which Parfitt said he\'d like to name a band \"Quite Right\". They are ranked at number 100 on VH1\'s \"100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock.\" But Quiet Riot\'s main success of two songs, \'Cum on Feel the Noise\' and \'Mama Weer All Crazy Now\' are remakes of English band Slade\'s classics.
Quiet Riot also has one of the most famous and iconic heavy metal mascots in history. Their mascot resembles a man (sometimes lead singer Kevin DuBrow) in a metal facial mask and in a straightjacket (somewhat similar to Hannibal Lecter) which has appeared on almost every single Quiet Riot album. This mascot has been considered along-side Megadeth\'s Vic Rattlehead, Iron Maiden\'s Eddie the Head and Motörhead\'s \"Snaggletooth\" as the all-time most familiar heavy metal symbols.
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