Quiet Riot Drummer Frankie Banali: "I've Lost My Best Friend"
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QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali has released a short statement to CNN regarding the passing of the group's singer, Kevin DuBrow.
According to The Associated Press, a neighbor summoned police and paramedics Sunday (November 25) to the Las Vegas home where the 52-year-old Dubrow was pronounced dead at 5:20 p.m., police and coroner's officials said.
There was no forced entry at the house, and no suspicious circumstances were reported, police Officer Jose Montoya said.
The cause and manner of death were not immediately known, pending an autopsy and toxicology results, Clark County coroner's spokeswoman Samantha Charles said.
"I'm at a loss for words. I've just lost my best friend," Banali told CNN. "Out of respect for both Kevin and his family, I won't comment further. There's going to be a lot of speculation out there, and I won't add to that. I love him too much."
QUIET RIOT hit the top of the charts with its 1983 album, "Metal Health", considered by some sources as the first heavy metal album to hit No. 1. The album was driven by the group's cover of SLADE's "Cum on Feel the Noize", which hit the Top 40.
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