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QUIET RIOT Singer Found Dead
Posted on Monday, November 26, 2007 at 09:00:57 EST
The following report is courtesy of Thevegaseye.com:
QUIET RIOT singer Kevin DuBrow's body was found by friends, on Sunday, November 25th in his Las Vegas home. Dubrow recently spent a birthday weekend in New Orleans where he ate great food and even caught THE CULT at The House of Blues. Kevin loved fine foods and was a true gourmet at heart. DubBrow grew up in Hollywood, California, before settling in the Los Angeles suburb of Van Nuys at age 13. By the time he was in his mid-teens he had developed an appreciation for a number of British rock acts including the SMALL FACES, SPOOKY TOOTH, ROD STEWART and HUMBLE PIE. It was the latter of those influences that would leave the biggest impact on DuBrow and act as a compass in his musical career.
The original Quiet Riot band was started by Randy Rhoads in 1975, but broke up in 1979 when Rhoads went on to join OZZY OSBOURNE
's band. In 1980, DuBrow formed a band he named DuBrow, which also included brothers Tony and Carlos Cavazo. After Rhoads' death in 1982, Dubrow changed the name of the band to Quiet Riot, which his record company felt would allow the band to capitalize on wide name recognition. Rudy Sarzo ended up joining the band once again before the release of Metal Health, which stormed to the top of the charts, making Quiet Riot the first metal band to achieve number one status on their (US release) debut album. Songs like 'Cum On Feel the Noize', and 'Metal Health (Bang Your Head)' then launched them into national fame.
Quiet Riot continued through the 90's in several different incarnations. In 2004, DuBrow recorded a collection of cover versions for his first solo album, In for the Kill.
Quiet Riot's latest album, Rehab, was released on October 3, 2006. The lineup on the album is Kevin DuBrow, Frankie Banali, Tony Franklin, and Neil Citron. Legendary singer GLENN HUGHES
also makes a guest vocal appearance on the album. However, as was noted above, this version of the band no longer exists.