Quiet Riot Singer Died Of Overdose

The death last month of Kevin Dubrow, lead singer for the 1980s heavy metal band Quiet Riot, has been ruled an accidental cocaine overdose.

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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.

Thanks for the info to Yahoo! News.

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    murdoc66
    he was addicted tho its not that he was too old to be acting like a rock star. he was a rockstar.
    thedarkblues06
    Jondy wrote: Echoes248 wrote: a great man would have taken care of himself so he could have lived to continue to entertain the fans he loves and appreciates... this aint a great man, hes another dead junkie rockstar i have no sympathy for i cry when angels deserve to die
    I do too. RIP.
    {Haggard}
    i got to see Quiet Riot just this past summer.....it was kinda cool....that sucks man
    tamnud
    my god is 2007 year of the dying musicians? one is too many but theres been like 4 or 5
    leniwm1
    Call me crazy, but i dont feel sorry for people like that. They dont deserve my pity. He was a rocker, so i gotta give a shit. People that revert to that shit are stupid. He was 50 yrs old, knows the ropes and still decides to do it. Fuck him. And all the ignorant bastards out there who do that shit. Layne Stanley, great singer, influential, sorry man. No pity. We should pity people who need it. Homeless, hungry, the kids in Anfica. Not rich rockers who are dum as f**K! But trust me folks, im not hateful or anything. Im just so sick of all this crying over poeple you dont know and crap. Call me cold hearted, i dont care. Kanye's mom dies? y should i care? It was like a national event. Sorry for his loss, but y was it broadcast down our throats. peace....
    9badarv
    man, he can't be doing this when he's this old. back when, it was fine. Same thing with John Entwhistle.
    Jastul
    and that is why I hate drugs... RIP
    Jondy wrote: i cry when angels deserve to die
    +1
    Jondy
    Echoes248 wrote: a great man would have taken care of himself so he could have lived to continue to entertain the fans he loves and appreciates... this aint a great man, hes another dead junkie rockstar i have no sympathy for
    i cry when angels deserve to die
    Dirk Gently
    Echoes248 wrote: a great man would have taken care of himself so he could have lived to continue to entertain the fans he loves and appreciates... this aint a great man, hes another dead junkie rockstar i have no sympathy for
    Judge not, lest ye be judged. Checked.
    Vornik
    BlueOyster23 wrote: Old news, this was confirmed on November 26. Read at another music forum.
    Um, bullshit, I just looked it up two days ago and it was unreleased, so all you read was speculation that happened to be correct.
    SL!!!
    Hahahaha. Seriously, it's not like people aren't aware drugs are bad, so why do them? Because people are stupid. Loser. Yeah, okay he was kind of a one hit wonder and i guess if you're really into hair metal you probably like them, but i wouldn't consider a 60 year old junkie a real hero. Dude had some problems. Drugs are bad. Mmmkay?
    xCoilx
    leniwm1 wrote: Call me crazy, but i dont feel sorry for people like that. They dont deserve my pity. He was a rocker, so i gotta give a shit. People that revert to that shit are stupid. He was 50 yrs old, knows the ropes and still decides to do it. Fuck him. And all the ignorant bastards out there who do that shit. Layne Stanley, great singer, influential, sorry man. No pity. We should pity people who need it. Homeless, hungry, the kids in Anfica. Not rich rockers who are dum as f**K! But trust me folks, im not hateful or anything. Im just so sick of all this crying over poeple you dont know and crap. Call me cold hearted, i dont care. Kanye's mom dies? y should i care? It was like a national event. Sorry for his loss, but y was it broadcast down our throats. peace....
    i see where your coming from though. He was around long enough to see it coming.But people are gonna mourn about just because he was an influence on people.But still, just stay away from that drug shit.Every time somebody from a band dies someone always says "must of been a druggie." Its a steroetype,but taking this as an example, it frequently right. R.I.P.talented man.....
    deadlyMETAL
    pigglesworth wrote: I declare a week of silent mourning. The world has lost a great man.
    Yes.
    zeppe
    ...for those who know rock-n-roll... To: Kevin Dubrow, one of rock's greatest voices, 'Bang your head...', you will be missed. RIP
    mchugh92
    leniwm1 wrote: Vornik wrote: SL!!! wrote: Hahahaha. Seriously, it's not like people aren't aware drugs are bad, so why do them? Because people are stupid. Loser. Yeah, okay he was kind of a one hit wonder and i guess if you're really into hair metal you probably like them, but i wouldn't consider a 60 year old junkie a real hero. Dude had some problems. Drugs are bad. Mmmkay? A one hit wonder? Are you high right now? First of all, Quiet Riot is a famous band, not a one hit wonder. Secondly, he was 52, not 60. Thirdly, don't ****ing disrespect people because they do drugs. It was his personal choice. You and your parents drink alcohol, they probably smoked weed, does that make them losers? Who exactly would you consider a hero? And a junkie? Open your eyes. To all you preteen Racing Against Drugs, self-righteous fools: no one asked for your pity. If you don't want to do drugs, fine, no skin of my back. No one pities you for living sheltered, pathetic lives. It's unfortunate that he died, why so much hatred because he did cocaine? It's a personal choice, it never hurt you, shut your god damned mouths. How can you make an argumentthat consists of "if you dont want to do drugs, no skin off my back?" Wat does me not wanting to do drugs have ANY merit here? Self-rightous fool? Do you even know wat that is, or rather, who? ur using words and phrases that any hopeless arumenor uses in any argument just ot get by. You dont know me, so dont act like you do. How can you even come to the conclusion that i live a pathetic, sheltered life based on that comment above? Dude, u gotta so learning to do, and i dont have time to be ur teacher. As for Dubrow, i dont know him personally, but from what i heard he was a ego maniac who is ur typical rock 'n' roll horror show. One album in 80's. He was a nobody in his eyes anymore. + drugs = typical 80s rockstar. Where does sorry-ness and pity fit in that equation?
    well leniwm1 your missin a vital point, you didnt know kevin dubrow, so why are you judgin him? every1 makes mistakes in life, i do, you do, every1 in the world makes mistakes, even rockstars and if you cant accept it then its not my or any other UGer's problem
    the5thhorseman
    Dirk Gently m : Echoes248 wrote: a great man would have taken care of himself so he could have lived to continue to entertain the fans he loves and appreciates... this aint a great man, hes another dead junkie rockstar i have no sympathy for Judge not, lest ye be judged. Checked.
    The dude had it right the first time. "Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment." John 7:24. As much as I admire rockstars, I have no sympathy for people who abuse and die of drugs. It's a matter of perspective and there's other people who deserve my sympathies...and its not on people who squander their talents because they choose to use drugs.
    Dead_End
    Echoes248 wrote: a great man would have taken care of himself so he could have lived to continue to entertain the fans he loves and appreciates... this aint a great man, hes another dead junkie rockstar i have no sympathy for
    thats pretty damn heartless man, he was a great musician, and being famous usually leads to addictions because the easily obtained drugs, its his personal decision if he wanted to do them and its heartbreaking a great man like this would lose his life, RIP Mr. Dubrow. and somma the people calling him a one hit wonder need to listen to more of Quiet Riot's music... they were a great band, and i dont care for much metal.
    scarfacesuit
    This article is kind of funny in a way... not that he died of course, but the fact that they called it an "accidental overdose of cocaine," and then saying that his last album was called "Rehab." Anyone else find it ironic? And how, pray tell, do you accidentally overdose on cocaine? Shouldn't he know better by now?
    Vornik
    SL!!! wrote: Hahahaha. Seriously, it's not like people aren't aware drugs are bad, so why do them? Because people are stupid. Loser. Yeah, okay he was kind of a one hit wonder and i guess if you're really into hair metal you probably like them, but i wouldn't consider a 60 year old junkie a real hero. Dude had some problems. Drugs are bad. Mmmkay?
    A one hit wonder? Are you high right now? First of all, Quiet Riot is a famous band, not a one hit wonder. Secondly, he was 52, not 60. Thirdly, don't ****ing disrespect people because they do drugs. It was his personal choice. You and your parents drink alcohol, they probably smoked weed, does that make them losers? Who exactly would you consider a hero? And a junkie? Open your eyes. To all you preteen Racing Against Drugs, self-righteous fools: no one asked for your pity. If you don't want to do drugs, fine, no skin of my back. No one pities you for living sheltered, pathetic lives. It's unfortunate that he died, why so much hatred because he did cocaine? It's a personal choice, it never hurt you, shut your god damned mouths.
    idahoimmortal
    he made some wrong choices in his life sure, but nothing warrants disrespect to the dead. recognize his achievements, it's terrible to focus only on his flaws as a man. He had some issues, but so did Dime, so did Elvis, so did Cash. And, didn't Hendrix die because he threw up in his mouth, and choked on it? It was from alcohol. Everybody makes wrong choices. But, a lot of them make the right choices too. I've met plenty of old coke users.
    MTVget0FFtheAIR
    5250 wrote: Wow. He probably had a heart attack. Cocaine users usually just drop over dead suddenly.
    Ohhh yeah totally.....
    MTVget0FFtheAIR
    Neon Knight wrote: Wasnt he a little old to be doing coke and acting like a rock star?
    who's acting? it was his life, not just a "fad"
    serbusfish
    what is up with rockstars and drugs? are they stupid or something? I dont know why anyone would wanna do drugs, i know i certainly wouldnt. RIP, but you gotta admit it was his own fault, you do drugs your die early
    guitgrinder
    I certainly don't get it... Metal Health is the only thing I've ever heard from them and I don't really like it. Their career went gradually downhill after one release. The guy is old and still doin' blow like he's 24. And all this "so influential" crap... yeah? Where? Who? Name three people who are relevent today who say that Kevin DuBrow/Quiet Riot is in their Top 10 inspirations. Sucks that he died, but in a way, it was a suicide, and I don't respect suicidal drug addicts. Their music, yes, not the person, so like that one guy said.... Layne? nope. Cobain? Nope. Hendrix? Nope. Shannon Hoon? Nope. the list goes on and on...
    poona
    Shame. I listened to Randy's Quiet Riot stuff a lot. RIP Kevin, you will be missed.
    leniwm1
    Vornik wrote: SL!!! wrote: Hahahaha. Seriously, it's not like people aren't aware drugs are bad, so why do them? Because people are stupid. Loser. Yeah, okay he was kind of a one hit wonder and i guess if you're really into hair metal you probably like them, but i wouldn't consider a 60 year old junkie a real hero. Dude had some problems. Drugs are bad. Mmmkay? A one hit wonder? Are you high right now? First of all, Quiet Riot is a famous band, not a one hit wonder. Secondly, he was 52, not 60. Thirdly, don't ****ing disrespect people because they do drugs. It was his personal choice. You and your parents drink alcohol, they probably smoked weed, does that make them losers? Who exactly would you consider a hero? And a junkie? Open your eyes. To all you preteen Racing Against Drugs, self-righteous fools: no one asked for your pity. If you don't want to do drugs, fine, no skin of my back. No one pities you for living sheltered, pathetic lives. It's unfortunate that he died, why so much hatred because he did cocaine? It's a personal choice, it never hurt you, shut your god damned mouths.
    How can you make an argumentthat consists of "if you dont want to do drugs, no skin off my back?" Wat does me not wanting to do drugs have ANY merit here? Self-rightous fool? Do you even know wat that is, or rather, who? ur using words and phrases that any hopeless arumenor uses in any argument just ot get by. You dont know me, so dont act like you do. How can you even come to the conclusion that i live a pathetic, sheltered life based on that comment above? Dude, u gotta so learning to do, and i dont have time to be ur teacher. As for Dubrow, i dont know him personally, but from what i heard he was a ego maniac who is ur typical rock 'n' roll horror show. One album in 80's. He was a nobody in his eyes anymore. + drugs = typical 80s rockstar. Where does sorry-ness and pity fit in that equation?
    Echoes248
    a great man would have taken care of himself so he could have lived to continue to entertain the fans he loves and appreciates... this aint a great man, hes another dead junkie rockstar i have no sympathy for
    IlikeMetal
    mercurymay wrote: why the hell is this not the headline with the picture? someone lost his life. it's more important than the success of led zep.
    Because Kevin died 2 weeks ago, and it was the top story then. This article just stats his cause of death, which was unknown at the time of his death.
    Kayfan
    Aww but I liked Quiet Riot *sniffle*, they were better than Ratt and Poison combined
    sevenchurches
    I would be suprised if more than 10% of the people who've posted here stating their condolences own Quiet Riot CDs. I know I do
    UrMomsMom
    Sex drugs n rock n rolll If you eliminate drugs... theres more time and energy for the other two... Dont know who said it, i think its steven tyler but its a good saying that we should all agree on..