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Quiet Riot
Submitted by Kaj Roth on 2007-11-27
Quiet Riot Lead Singer Kevin Dubrow Dead

Kevin DuBrow, the lead singer of the 1980s heavy metal band Quiet Riot, has died, CNN has confirmed. He was 52.
Kevin DuBrow and Quiet Riot hit No. 1 with Metal Health in 1983. DuBrow died at his home in Las Vegas, Nevada, according to The Clark County coroner´s office was examining the body to determine the cause of death, according to TMZ.
"I´m at a loss for words. I´ve just lost my best friend," Quiet Riot drummer Frankie Banali told CNN. "Out of respect for both Kevin and his family, I won´t comment further. There´s going to be a lot of speculation out there, and I won´t add to that. I love him too much."
Quiet Riot hit the top of the charts with its 1983 album, "Metal Health," considered by some sources as the first heavy metal album to hit No. 1. The album was driven by the group´s cover of Slade´s "Cum on Feel the Noize," which hit the Top 40.
The band´s other hits included "Bang Your Head (Metal Health)" and another Slade cover, "Mama Weer All Crazee Now."
The band formed in the mid-1970s behind DuBrow and guitarist Randy Rhoads, who later joined Ozzy Osbourne´s band and died in a tour accident. After several years, during which time the band disbanded, regrouped and built an audience, everything came together for "Metal Health," which put Quiet Riot in the vanguard of the Los Angeles heavy metal movement.

R.I.P Kevin!


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