BayAreaBackstage Quiet Riot Kevin Dubrow Live Interview
Bay Area Backstage remembers Kevin Dubrow Metal Pioneer who wrote Bang your Head and that became the Metal Anthem that started the major label Metal Signing madness that Hit the 1980's. Without Kevin Dubrow and Quiet Riot you would not have Metal or at least what we Define as Metal and 80's Rock Period."I can remember seeing QUIET RIOT live at various arenas in the Bay Area and one show I will never forget — QUIET RIOT at the Omni at the height of the PEARL JAM flannel, I-am-cooler- than-you -because-I-wear -Doc-Martins, I-am-too-cool-for -metal-or- anything-that -does-not-fit- my-trend [era] — yeah, that time, you trendy fucks. So back to the Omni in the '90s. The metal masses came out in force to see QUIET RIOT in Oakland — yep, all 20 of us. It was a horrible turnout, but the ones who did show up caught the original lineup doing all the hits. Like a private concert for those lucky enough to venture into Oakland's mean streets. "QUIET RIOT paid their dues and even bucked trends and lasted 'till this day in November — the day I found out Kevin DuBrow passed away. "I can remember him being larger than life and very funny, with a quick wit and always a story. He was a friend to the show and a true gentlemen. "I will crank up the tunes and bang my head like it was the '80s again. Yep, dust off my metal spikeband and remember my teen years. How they were filled with angst and rebellion. The only thing that got me threw those teenage years was my love for metal and music. "Thanks, Kevin. Cheers!! R.I.P., brother."