Quiet Riot Lead Singer Passes Away

Nov 26th, 2007 // 4 Comments

Blabbermouth is reporting Kevin DuBrow, the suspender-wearing lead singer of Quiet Riot, was found dead at his home in Las Vegas over the weekend. Quiet Riot was the first metal band to have its debut album hit No. 1 on the Billboard charts when Metal Health–featuring a cover of Slade’s “Cum On Feel The Noize,” which was a staple of old-school MTV–knocked the Police’s Synchronicity out of the top spot in 1983. The band was still releasing albums and touring, and they played a set at the Rocklahoma festival over the summer. DuBrow was 52.

Remembering Kevin DuBrow [Bring Back Glam]
Confirmed: QUIET RIOT Singer KEVIN DUBROW Dead At 52 [Blabbermouth]

  1. Charlie Kerfelds Jetsons Tee

    Whoa. Sad news.

  2. Ned Raggett

    Terribly sad, RIP. I never actually owned the album but all the singles made for great, great things to listen to on the radio during that time. I still remember confusing/amusing my dad when singing along to “Metal Health (Bang Your Head)” while on a vacation somewhere in the car.

    Thing about DuBrow (based on all the various Metal Sludge stories and interviews when that site was worth it) was that, unlike so many of his contemporaries, he seemed to keep his sense of humor and perspective intact and just went out and had good times.

  3. musicquizking

    I wonder if he’ll be buried in his wig…

  4. MrStarhead

    If you watched their Behind the Music, you’d know that DuBrow’s overwhelming ego singlehandedly killed their career in the ’80s.

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