Maybe it's because the name Quiet Riot rhymes so nicely, or maybe it's because all of the '80s hair metal bands sort of just blend into one after a while, but it seems like this band had more than one hit song. Nope. Over the span of several decades, the glam-rock band with Kevin DuBrow on lead vocals only made it to No. 5 on Billboard's Hot 100 with "Cum On Feel the Noize," and that wasn't even an original. It's actually a cover of lesser known Slade's 1973 track. A 52-year-old DuBrow had just finished a tour with Quiet Riot in 2007, when he died of an accidental cocaine overdose, which probably had more than a few people thinking, well yeah, duh. Eighties hair band equals cocaine, right?
Actually, that was supposedly never the case, at least according to DuBrow's friend, former Deep Purple bassist and singer Glenn Hughes. Hughes told the Los Angeles Times, "There's a myth, I guess, if you're a rock 'n' roller, and you're of an age, you're a partyer [sic], but I can report that I never saw Kevin out of control, ever." By most accounts, DuBrow was generally regarded as a good guy who had his stuff together, but like Quiet Riot once said, "Every rose has its thorn." Wait, that wasn't them? How are we supposed to tell these guys apart?