Metal legend's body discovered in Las Vegas home
Kevin DuBrow, frontman of metal legends Quiet Riot, was found dead yesterday (November 25) in his Las Vegas home.
The 52 year-old died of as-yet to be determined causes, drummer Frankie Banali said on his website.
Banali’s site now bears just the words:
“I can’t even find words to say. Please respect my privacy as I mourn the passing and honor the memory of my dearest friend Kevin DuBrow.”
Chavis Records owner Bill Chavis posted the following message on the label’s website
“DuBrow‘s body was found by friends on Sunday, November 25, in his Las Vegas home. As I mourn his death with a heavy heart, I will remember hearing his voice and the music for the very first time on the radio back in 1983. I will remember all the great music Kevin and Quiet Riot gave to so many of us over the years and I will say, ‘Thank you, Kevin. May you rest in peace.”
Quiet Riot’s 2006 album ‘Rehab’ was released via Chavis.
The band opened the floodgates for metal music in 1983 when their ‘Metal Health’ album became the first metal album to get to Number One on the Billboard charts. The album was preceded by a cover of Slade’s ‘Cum On Feel The Noize’, which was recorded grudgingly by the band in just one take.
–By our New York staff.