Monday, November 26, 2007

Cum On Feel the Rigor Mortis

Kevin Dubrow, lead howler for the 1980s hair-metal band Quiet Riot, found dead at his home in Las Vegas at the age of 52. No word yet on whether he was wearing his wig at the time.

Quiet Riot fluked its way into a couple of hits in 1983 and 1984 by covering some exceptionally tuneful songs originally recorded by the British band Slade, but by 1986, the hits had stopped coming and DuBrow found himself fired from the band he had founded. In the manner of heavy metal bands since time immemorial, several reunion albums and tours were to follow in the ensuing decades.

Quiet Riot was ranked No. 100 on VH1's list of the 100 greatest artists of hard rock. They finished behind Rainbow! Ouch!

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