Late QUIET RIOT singer Kevin DuBrow was honored with a shrunken head on Wednesday (April 27) at The Golden Tiki in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Attending the unveiling were fellow musicians Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, THE DEAD DAISIES),Todd Kerns (SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS) and Alex Grossi (QUIET RIOT),as well as SiriusXM personality Eddie Trunk.
DuBrow joined several celebrities who have been honored with shrunken heads over the years, including Sammy Hagar, Rod Stewart, Vinnie Paul Abbott (PANTERA, HELLYEAH) and Rich Little.
DuBrow, who formed QUIET RIOT with guitarist Randy Rhoads in 1975, died in November 2007 of an accidental cocaine overdose.
DuBrow recorded a solo album in 2004, the all-covers set "In For The Kill", and his final studio CD with QUIET RIOT, "Rehab", came out in October 2006.
The veteran rock group's last collection of fresh material was 2019's "Hollywood Cowboys", which marked drummer Frankie Banali's final QUIET RIOT studio album before his untimely death.
Banali, who joined QUIET RIOT in 1982 and played on its breakthrough album, 1983's "Metal Health", died in August 2020 after a 16-month battle with pancreatic cancer.
The surviving members of QUIET RIOT later said it was "Frankie Banali's wish that the band continue and we keep the music and the legacy alive."
Bassist Rudy Sarzo recently that QUIET RIOT's upcoming studio album will include a song that was originally recorded with DuBrow.
The 71-year-old musician, who recently rejoined QUIET RIOT after an 18-year absence, was one of the members of the band's "Metal Health" lineup. He played bass on the classic LP, which sold over ten million copies and spawned the hits "Cum On Feel The Noize" and "Metal Health" and on the follow-up record "Condition Critical".
Joining Sarzo in QUIET RIOT's current lineup are Grossi, vocalist Jizzy Pearl and drummer Johnny Kelly.
Grossi was in the last version of the band, from 2004 through 2007, before DuBrow passed away, and was asked by Banali to return in 2010.
QUIET RIOT went through two vocalists — Mark Huff and Scott Vokoun — before settling on Pearl in 2013. Pearl announced his exit from QUIET RIOT in October 2016 and was briefly replaced by Seann Nichols, who played only five shows with the group before the March 2017 arrival of "American Idol" finalist James Durbin. Pearl returned to QUIET RIOT in September 2019.
Located in Chinatown, Las Vegas, The Golden Tiki is a journey to a wondrous land where boundaries are only limited to one's imagination. The vision of hospitality veteran Branden Powers, in collaboration with Seth Schorr, Jeff Fine and Joe Cain, The Golden Tiki has spared no expense in recreating the classic mid-century tiki bar, reminiscent of Don The Beachcomber and Trader Vic's storied establishments.
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