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.

Quiet Riot Singer Died Of 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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    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.
    Kayfan
    Aww but I liked Quiet Riot *sniffle*, they were better than Ratt and Poison combined
    leniwm1
    mchugh92 wrote: 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
    Being in the limelite, you soon discover wat kind of person he is. So in that sense, ya, i knew him. Everyone did. Are u saying he was two different people needing two different opinions from his fans? No! He was the same perseon thru and thru. Its not a mistake wen u kow wat the consequnces are. He has seen , just like you and I, wat drugs do, especially to 80's rockstars. Sorry, not a mistake. A selfish and stupid move, maybe.
    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
    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.
    GuitarJunkie
    That must have been some fire blow...I still don't get how people OD on that stuff....I mean, how much can you possible do in a short amount of time to lead to an overdose without realizing "hey, i should probably stop blowing lines before i have a heart attack" oh and i gotta call my friend and collect on the 20 bucks i just won by predicting it was gonna be a cocaine overdose
    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?
    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...
    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?
    guitaringsailor
    It's sad that music should be connected with drugs... It's really not necessary and it only causes things like this: a great musician dies when he could've kept delivering music. RIP
    UrMomsMom
    pigmaggots wrote: Can i agree that aerosmith suck?
    Can i agree that pigmaggots suck?
    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..
    Me2NiK
    I don't care how influential they are, who are you to crap on someone's grave because they did drugs? How would you feel if a friend or relative died of yours due to a drug overdose? Still hurts don't it? Now how do you think you'd feel if a horde of people came up to you, telling you about how he deserved to die? Seriously people. Not that I like Quiet Riot, but apparently some do. Rest in Peace.
    sevenchurches
    Accidental Overdose of coke? And here i was thinking he didn't deserve it.
    I think death being deserved is a bit of an obscure subject, even with drugs. I'm sure he did many great things to deserve life
    GuitarJunkie
    Kayfan wrote: Aww but I liked Quiet Riot *sniffle*, they were better than Ratt and Poison combined
    no pun intended on the "sniffle" i assume? ...i thought it was funny
    sevenchurches
    Oh by the way, I know what 420 means to alot of people, April 20th WEED DAY, its also my Birthdate, Ive NEVER done drugs even though Im surrounded by it
    Drugs are awesome. You should try 'em sometime ...'specially coke, safest drug der bes in da wurld
    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
    gchaggy
    When I saw Papa Hetfield snort a line I lost some respect for him, when I found out Kirk did coke, I lost respect for him
    Haha so you lose respect for the art musicians make because of their personal life?? Wow... I can't really think of any favorite musician of mine who isn't high 24/7, yet it is the art and the ideas they gave us (the fans) what gives them our respect, not their personal life. What a pathetic point of view on other's lives you have...
    metallicat420
    Oh by the way, I know what 420 means to alot of people, April 20th WEED DAY, its also my Birthdate, Ive NEVER done drugs even though Im surrounded by it
    metallicat420
    METALHEAD 91zb wrote: I think the coke story sounds fishy, but what the hell do I know? Anyway, RIP Kevin
    There are other ways of doing coke than snorting it, some users shoot it up like heroin you know, officially on coroners paper it should read cause of death Cocaine Hydrochloride Overdose, any of the news doesn't say HOW he took it, and shooting cocaine in your arteries is alot worse than snorting it, he was 52, he wasn't on the road touring, so he didn't "need" it, he was simply addicted to it, and once you're addicted to something for so long OF COURSE you're going to try other methods of taking it to silent caution, yes Im sure the sex and rock n roll lifestyle wore off by his time, but not the drugs..obviously because he was addicted When a musician dies of drugs, we dont lose them, they lose us..the fans! When I saw Papa Hetfield snort a line I lost some respect for him, when I found out Kirk did coke, I lost respect for him, then 2001 rolls around Jaymz goes to rehab...RIGHT ON! RESPECT GAINED, when I heard Kirk say he kicked the habit, RESPECT. When some famous musician dies of an overdose or some shit, they lost me, no respect, no grief
    silent caution
    the whole sex, drugs and rock n roll thing shoulda kinda wore off by the time someone hits 52.....anyways this sucks RIP
    poona
    Shame. I listened to Randy's Quiet Riot stuff a lot. RIP Kevin, you will be missed.
    deadlyMETAL
    pigglesworth wrote: I declare a week of silent mourning. The world has lost a great man.
    Yes.
    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.