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Quiet Riot Singer Kevin Dubrow Died Of Cocaine Overdose

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The Associated Press reports that 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 (December 10) after toxicology results were received.

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.

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. Liar,liar writes:

Thats ashame but Kevin DuBrow you will be remembered.

R.I.P.

# Dec 10, 2007 @ 8:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. zMETALlica writes:

RIP, such a young age too...

On a silly side note, I wonder how many other people thought "I do cocain!" or something of that sort when they read the headline...

# Dec 10, 2007 @ 10:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. asdffadsfaf writes:

I wouldn't say 52 is a young age

# Dec 10, 2007 @ 11:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. cruor writes:

its damn sure not an old age, either way he died younger than planned

another reason i dont do cocaine

# Dec 10, 2007 @ 11:44 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. bucknasty80 writes:

kinda funny though.... dont get me wrong, i grew up on Quiet Riot, and think their music is classic, but wasn't he parading around saying he doesn't allow alcohol backstage at his concerts. wasn't he acting like he was a health freak, saying he was in the best shape of his life and that he didn't drink or party anymore.... WTF.

# Dec 11, 2007 @ 1:11 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. pacifront83 writes:

Well thats the way addiction works, you can be sober for years and then all of a sudden you can break down. and his body probally wasnt used to cocaine any more and maybe he just snorted more than his body could cope with after years of being clean. Its a real disease, and obviously people still dont take it as serious as they should.

# Dec 11, 2007 @ 1:15 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. PunK writes:

quiet riot was one of the classics and i will never forget Kevin Dubrow he was a good guy and thats y i dont do coke

R.I.P. Kevin Dubrow

# Dec 11, 2007 @ 10:45 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. menow writes:

sucks he died but it was his own damn fault!!! no sympathy for junkies!

# Dec 11, 2007 @ 12:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Liar,liar writes:

Yeah he dident alow alcohol backstage because he was trying to stay sober and not do drugs but I guess that didwt work.

# Dec 11, 2007 @ 4:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. BLACKDOG writes:

DAMN !!!

R.I.P. Kevin.

# Dec 11, 2007 @ 6:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Terminator writes:

well that's the risk you take when you "live on the edge".

now playing: megadeth - mechanix

# Dec 11, 2007 @ 7:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. godlike writes:

Its too bad he had to go out like that... not only did he lay around for damn near a week....he has to be known for overdosin too... DAMNIT..!!
R.I.P \m/

Quiet Riot - Coppin a Feel

# Dec 11, 2007 @ 9:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. TJ writes:

Overdose, cool! RocknRoll's back!!!

# Dec 12, 2007 @ 5:49 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. No One writes:

Oh well, I guess he didn't know his limits. Retard.

# Dec 12, 2007 @ 10:35 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. CrawfordTexasJingoJango writes:

Cocaine? OMGZ! Rly?

SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT

Quiet Riot SUCKED when they were in their prime. Randy Rhoads was the only member that mattered.

# Dec 12, 2007 @ 5:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. SlugEmperor writes:

if 70 or 80 is old, and your 50, you still have twenty to thirty years, yeah... he's young enough.

# Dec 12, 2007 @ 8:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. metalhealthpatient writes:

CrawfordTexasJingoJango i disagree with u they were a great band i love their music but thats just my opinion

# Dec 21, 2007 @ 11:51 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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