The Hairball John Radio Show as made a 2004 audio interview with Quiet Riot vocalist Kevin Dubrow available for free download.
In August of 2004 I conducted one of several interviews with Quiet Riot vocalist Kevin Dubrow. During this particular interview I felt he was the most open and candid as he discussed the fresh (2004) break-up of Quiet Riot, his first solo release “In For The Kill“, his conflict with other artists and his memories of the late Randy Rhoads. In light of Kevin’s recent passing I felt that fans of Kevin and Quiet Riot would treasure this unedited conversation. So we are making as a free download courtesy of The Hairball John Radio Show.
Enjoy the interview. Hairball John
The entire 10-minute interview with Quiet Riot vocalist Kevin Dubrow and can downloaded for free at the home site of The Hairball John Radio Show
Show Host Hairball John posted the following personal thoughts regarding the passing of Kevin Dubrow.
This past week the Metal community lost a very instrumental player in the passing of Kevin Dubrow from Quiet Riot. I was shocked when I heard the news but it did not fully register with me until we were recording our show later that week and were using a promo from Kevin to lead into “Cum On Feel The Noize“. It was then that I recognized the passionate artist that we had lost. I remembered the numerous times that I had been up against the stage for Quiet Riot shows since 1984, the three interviews that I had conducted with him over the past five years and then The Acid Chimp and I meeting him in person in 2004.
Over the past 25 years Kevin fully embraced his personal freedom to speak his mind and do as he pleased. Not always to the liking of the fans, other musicians or for the good of Quiet Riot, but always true to himself and that sense of living in the moment and speaking freely is something to be admired. Although it is always sad for a generation to lose an icon I am extremely grateful for the legacy that will live on and the incredible affect that Quiet Riot has had on the music industry. Not only were they the first Heavy Metal band to have a number one record (Metal Health), but the success of that release opened the flood gates for numerous Los Angeles based bands to get the full marketing support of their labels. This in turn made Los Angeles a magnet of proportional strength as it drew bands from all over the world to ride the second and third wave of success off of the Sunset Strip. But one of the most valuable aspects that came from Kevin Dubrow and Quiet Riot is the bevy of incredible artists that it spawned in the likes of Frankie Banali, Rudy Sarzo, Carlos Cavazo, Chuck Wright, and Randy Rhoads. All of which went on to play in a multitude of high profile bands. Try to imagine what Hard Rock and Heavy Metal would be like without the contributions of these artists.
While many fans and friends mourn the loss of Kevin I think he would want to be remembered by a line from Metal Health that seemed to represent how he lived his life I’m not a loser and I ain’t no weeper. Kevins contributions are invaluable, unforgettable and forever eternal. What more could an artist want?
You rocked us til it struck the hour.
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