Glenn and Kevin were good friends and very close. It will be a shock for Glenn. RIP Kevin
This is truly a shock. Kevin was a wonderful performer and friend to many here at GHPG. He will be sorely missed.
Very sad to hear. I'm proud to say I've never stopped being a fan of Kevin's work with Quiet Riot. He created music that was fun, and worked with some of the greatest musicians in hard rock - Randy Rhoads, Frankie Banali, Chuck Wright and yes, even Glenn. I had the good fortune to interview Kevin for The Fuze, and enjoyed speaking with Kevin on the couple of occasions I met him in person.
He was a true character who will be missed, and my thoughts go out to his family, friends and fans.
I suppose Kevin's song for his departed friend Randy Rhoads, "Thunderbird", would be an appropriate dedication to Kevin himself on this day.
On your own
And I'm alone
In the shadow
Of what we done
And I can't help but think
You'll be back home
Fly away, fly away
To your new home
Across the bay
And give your best
Leave the best thing
That you've been
Fly on, Thunderbird fly
Fly on, spread your wings to the sky
I have a memory of Kevin DuBrow that I would like to share here..When Glenn did the DVD shoot for SLITCOA Kevin, as you all now, did backing vocals for several tracks along with Alex Ligertwood....the visual image of the not-so-tall Alex next to the very tall Kevin was like a rock and roll version of Mutt and Jeff!
As we walked into the studio, Kevin was sitting on the couch with his girlfriend; he asked me how we all got to be there that day. I told him about GHPG and he was genuinely impressed that so many of us traveled as far as we did to be part of the event...
Frankie was there too....I really feel for him today for losing one is his closest friends...."Peas and carrots"..that's how Kevin described his relationship with Frankie.
Spin a few jams for Kevin today folks...
How very sad. I really enjoyed meeting Kevin a couple of times, and time spent with him and Glenn together was always fun.
A couple of years ago I gave Kevin a framed copy of this pic of him with Glenn - he got a real kick out of it.
Very bad news.That's a shock for me.I loved his voice and performance.I'm going to listen "Evil Woman" from Rehab in his honour again.R.I.P.
I was only reading a story in Classic Rock about him & Quiet Riot tonight.
Very sad news indeed.
This is very sad news. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.
Wow ... what a surprise when I read this news.
God bless you matey, wherever you are
I will make a statement when the time is appropriate....keep his Family in your thoughts.....he was a very dear close friend, a brother to me.......I need to grieve in Private.....
Shine on dear Kevin....
Palos Verdes CA
Glenn my deepest thoughts of sympathy you were the first person I thought of when I heard this today. I am deeply shocked and upset, I met Kevin at the Vegas acoustic show in April, 2004 and took the very nice pic of him below. He was very nice to me and frankly answered my questions about who the mystery Riot member it was that was making him so upset, that he had spoken of just a week or two earlier in an interview. His honesty was refreshing in this era of pc sound bites and press releases. Just last night I had the DVD shoot CD on in my garage and I've always enjoyed his work on that.
What makes his passing even sadder is that he was found dead while home alone...no one who has put good into this world and was so well-loved deserves a similar fate.
RIP Kevin...stir up a riot in the sky....
just read the news and got shocked.... very sad news indeed...
love and respect to you Kevin, RIP
GLENN HUGHES has released the following statement to MelodicRock.com regarding the passing of
Quiet Riot singer, Kevin DuBrow:Quote
"We are all grieving.
Kevin and I were brothers. We spoke daily, and I mean on the phone, not e-mail.
The Kevin that I knew was a beautiful human being. He was kind, giving, nurturing. And generous. He would stay at my L.A. home when he was in town.
I never saw Kevin loaded. He respected my sobriety. He always spoke how about the change of my lifestyle, and how he also wanted to change his.
The last conversation I had with him 10 days ago was about this subject; he said he had to make some life changes. I was so happy and elated to hear this.
Gabi and I spoke to him last on Friday, November 16. He wanted to know if I could pick him up at LAX. On the 23rd, the day of a party at my house. Then there was nothing, no communication. Zero. Come Thanksgiving I knew something was strange. At the house, Kevin's room was prepared as always, with his fave candies next to the bed. He always requests them when he stays. I thought, he's gonna come jumping through the door any minute and demand to play the winner of the pool game between Chad Smith and myself.
As the party ended, Gabi and I spoke of his absence. She was very upset. All along, I felt something seriously wrong. Come Sunday morning, I couldn't take it anymore and called Lark Williams, Kev's ex-girlfriend. She was in San Francisco. I asked her if she knew a paramedic who could go over to Kev's house and investigate. Dana, the medic, got in the house only to find my sweet brother at peace.
I am completely shellshocked. We were planning to go to Hawaii for some relaxation in the New Year.
For those of you that didn't know him, he was a true, true friend.
l'm gonna miss our dinners at the Palm in Beverly Hills. I'm gonna miss his loud voice bellowing through my house. I'm gonna miss those oh-so-corny jokes. We all will miss him.
Sleep well, brother. Your legacy is in good hands with me.
Your loving brother,
I just stumbled over the thread when making a quick visit here. Havent heard of it by now and Im majorly shocked!
What a great loss for the music, the fans and most of all for the people, especially the ones who knew him in person.
We will keep you in mind, brother, wherever you are, and still play your music. As I did today. I even grabbed my guitar playing some of your tunes.
Rest in peace, mate.
We will all meet again...
Way too soon. What a sad day.
I just came back from Nottingham where Thin Lizzy and Diamond Head played, and just arrived home I've read these devastating news. A terrible loss.