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Monday, November 26, 2007

Kevin Dubrow KIA

EDIT: As you can see, the love for Dubrow is such that Sack and I posted obits within two minutes of each other today. Truly, the man was a giant. Who's up for organizing a benefit concert?
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Requiescat in Pace
for the lead singer of Quiet Riot, found dead in his Las Vegas home earlier today.

As The Righteous Brothers sang, if there's a rock and roll heaven/you know they got a hell of a band. I doubt that band would let Dubrow anywhere near the stage but I don't think it's unfair to assume that they'd at least let him help set up the equipment or work the merchandise table.

80s metal is widely regarded as a joke today and for the most part deservedly so, but let us not forget that Quiet Riot were pretty awesome in their day, even if only for two hits. I had Metal Health on vinyl and I know for a fact that Sacklunch used to draw that stupid mask on his Trapper Keeper (TM). Plus, as my friend Ted always points out, they had one of the best lyrics ever, at least from the perspective of a 7th grader: wanna kiss your lips, not the ones on your face. Outrageous! Additionally, I admire the entirely unsubtle way Dubrow dealt with his hair loss:

Before

After


I laugh when I read that "the cause [of death] was not immediately known." The man died of The Rock, people. No need to bring fucking Quincy on the case or anything.

2 comments:

Unknown said...

Its funny you mention that Righteous Brothers quote. I got the DuBrow info off of the 930 Club forum. Someone posted this quote in the thread:

"Maybe Quiet Riot's singer, Hawthorne Heights' guitar player, Robert Goulet, and Kanye West's mom can start an 60's-esque Motown group in heaven."

Unfortunately, I can't take credit for that quote, but I found it pretty amusing...

Jumbo Slice said...

I remember bringing my Metal Health cassette to Catholic school and getting in trouble when I played it for all my friends. I had to rock, no matter what Sister Sheila said.