Quiet Riot had an immense impact on glam - and heavy Metal. They were the first Metal band to have a number one album with Metal Health and the Slade cover "Cum On Feel the Noize" helped make the band a household name. The band also launched the career of guitar virtuoso Randy Rhoads.
I saw Quiet Riot live one time -- at last summer's Rocklahoma festival. DuBrow seemed to be in good spirits and he was in good voice too.
Today, Quiet Riot drummer Frankie Banali left this statement on his website:
"I can't even find words to say. Please respect my privacy as I mourn the passing and honor the memory of my dearest friend Kevin DuBrow."
Here's Quiet Riot performing their 1982 hit "Cum On Feel the Noize."