Randy Rhoads’ brother Kelle recalls Kevin DuBrow being a dick but never giving up until he “made it”
Guitarist Randy Rhoads‘ (Quiet Riot, Ozzy Osbourne) brother Kelle Rhoads was recently interviewed by Jimmy Kay for Canada’s The Metal Voice.
Kelle recalled being in a band with his brother Randy called Violent Fox for about nine months before Randy went on to play in other bands that eventually became Quiet Riot.
In terms of now deceased Quiet Riot singer Kevin DuBrow‘s personality, Kelle opined (as transcribed by The metal Voice with slight edits): “Kevin was a dick. Back in the day when he was in Quiet Riot, people used to come up to me all the time and they used to say ‘Tell your brother Randy to get rid of that guy.’ Kevin was loud, obnoxious and mean to people. However what was good about Kevin and I can’t say this about any other singer, Kevin was so persistent and so tenacious that he was only in one real band his whole life and he just wouldn’t give up until finally made it and when he came out with Metal Health and became a huge rock star.”
DuBrow passed away of a cocaine overdose in Las Vegas, Nevada on November 25, 2007.
Quiet Riot with new singer James Durbin recently released the live CD/DVD One Night In Milan where 13 of the 15 songs are from the DuBrow era.
You can listen to the interview with Kelle Rhoads by The Metal Voice below:
Rhoads- The Mini-documentary covers topics such as: Randy Rhoads involvement in Quiet Riot and Ozzy Osbourne; Rhoads family relationships; Kelle Rhoads’ musical outputs and upcoming projects; Kathy Rhoads’ winery, Delores Rhoads contributions to UCLA School of Music and the school of Musonia musical legacy and continuation.