A coupla years ago I saw some sort of 'Where are They Now?' show on VH1. They showed Quiet Riot... I'm not sure how many were the original members, but I know Kevin Dubrow was one of them. It was hard to miss him what with that horrendous... thing... he had perched on his head. They were playing some hole-in-the-wall bar that looked like it could maybe squeeze in about a hundred people. Kevin was like, "We're still on the road rockin' it!" as he was unloading equipment out of the back of a van. Damn... how depressing... a 40 something ex-hair band rocker with a bad wig unloading his own equipment. Ouch.
I would've felt sorry for him... if I weren't busy pointing and laughing.
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The death last month of Kevin Dubrow, lead singer for the 1980s heavy metal band Quiet Riot, has been ruled an accidental cocaine overdose. Clark County coroner spokeswoman Samantha Charles confirmed the cause Monday after toxicology results were received Monday.
Dubrow was found dead Nov. 25 at his Las Vegas home. He was 52.
Quiet Riot was perhaps best known for its 1983 cover of "Cum on Feel the Noize." The song, featuring Dubrow's powerful, gravelly voice, appeared on the band's album "Metal Health" - which was the first by a metal band to reach No. 1 on the Billboard chart.
DuBrow recorded a solo album in 2004, "In for the Kill," and the band's last studio CD, "Rehab," came out in October 2006.