GLENN HUGHES: KEVIN DUBROW 'Was A Very Dear Close Friend, A Brother To Me'

Legendary vocalist/bassist Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, BLACK SABBATH) has released the following statement to MelodicRock.com regarding the passing of QUIET RIOT singer Kevin DuBrow:

"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.

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"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 [Glenn's wife] 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, Glenn."

Glenn Hughes made a guest vocal appearance on QUIET RIOT's latest studio CD, "Rehab", which was released on October 3, 2006. The lineup on the album was Kevin DuBrow, Frankie Banali, Tony Franklin and Neil Citron.

QUIET RIOT was the first metal band to top the Billboard chart and is perhaps best known for its cover of SLADE's "Cum on Feel the Noize".

In 2004, DuBrow recorded a collection of cover versions for his first solo album, "In for the Kill".

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