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Kevin DuBrow
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DuBrow performing at the Del Mar Fairgrounds in July 2007
Background information
Birth name Kevin Mark DuBrow
Born (1955-10-29)October 29, 1955
Hollywood, California
Origin Los Angeles
Died November 19, 2007(2007-11-19) (aged 52)
Las Vegas, Nevada
Genres Heavy metal, hard rock, glam metal
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, musician
Instruments Vocals, guitar, drums, percussion
Years active 1973–2007
Associated acts Quiet Riot, DuBrow, Hear 'n Aid, Heat

Kevin Mark DuBrow (October 29, 1955 – November 19, 2007) was an American heavy metal singer, best known as the lead vocalist of the heavy metal band Quiet Riot from 1975 until 1987, in 2004, after Quiet Riot's 2003 breakup, DuBrow recorded a collection of cover versions for his first solo album. He returned to Quiet Riot from 1990 until his death in 2007.

DuBrow also worked as a morning DJ for the Rock Station in Las Vegas, KOMP 92.3 on the morning show alongside longstanding host Craig Williams.

Early life

Steve Marriott (Humble Pie)
Steve Marriott was biggest impact on DuBrow

DuBrow grew up in Los Angeles, and eventually settled in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Van Nuys at age 13. DuBrow was raised Jewish and had the nickname "Butch" growing up. His younger brother is plastic surgeon and reality star Terry Dubrow.

At some time, he learned to play a 12-string guitar. His first band consisted of 11-year-olds who played only one gig, to an audience of senior citizens who were not particularly fond of rock music.

Glenn Hughes 2012
Glenn Hughes participated in the eulogy

By the time he was in his mid-teens he had developed an appreciation for a number of British rock acts. Singer Steve Marriott would leave the biggest impact on DuBrow and act as a compass in his musical career.


On November 25, 2007, Kevin DuBrow was found dead at his home in Las Vegas. Friends had been unable to contact DuBrow for a week and he failed to show up for Thanksgiving arrangements he had made for at a party hosted by his friend Glenn Hughes. According to Hughes, DuBrow had told him a few days before he was unable to be contacted that DuBrow wanted to make changes to his lifestyle.

DuBrow was buried at Pacific View Cemetery in Corona del Mar, California next to his stepfather Harold Mandell. A rabbi presided over his funeral service on November 30, 2007. Several of DuBrow's friends gave the eulogy: Frankie Banali, Ron Sobol, Glenn Hughes. The burial ceremony was a traditional one.


With Quiet Riot

  • 1978 - Quiet Riot
  • 1979 - Quiet Riot II
  • 1983 - Metal Health
  • 1984 - Condition Critical
  • 1986 - QRIII
  • 1993 - Terrified
  • 1995 - Down to the Bone
  • 1999 - Alive and Well
  • 2001 - Guilty Pleasures
  • 2006 - Rehab

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