Ex-Quiet Riot co-founder and bassist Kelly Garni recalls his first impressions of Kevin DuBrow
Former Quiet Riot co-founder and bassist Kelly Garni was recently interviewed by Jimmy Kay of Canada’s The Metal Voice and spoke about how singer Kevin DuBrow got into the band.
Garni advised: “We auditioned a lot of singers at the time and we were trying to find the right guy and then we met Kevin Dubrow. The second we laid eyes on him, we said let’s go. He was not what we wanted. We just thought at the time Kevin, he was a complete loser. We both did not like him at all. Kevin was not like anything we were looking for, Randy and me had a dream of having a singer that was like Alice Cooper or David Bowie. Neither of us wanted Kevin Dubrow but Kevin was such a forceful person and such a driven person, we just said ‘oh man why the hell not. Let’s just go with this guy. At least he is into it as much as we are.’
I will say this about Kevin as much as me and Randy wanted to be rock stars, Kevin wanted it even more so he did have that going for him. We then jammed with him at Randy‘s house and he sounded terrible. So we finally made Kevin a deal, we said we will be in a band with you but you have to learn how to sing because you can’t. But if you listen to us maybe we can help you. Kevin tried so hard and over time he became passable and then from there we decided to form a real band. Kevin went out and got us a real manager that would put some money into the band and a manager that would give us a real place to rehearse.”
You can read other excerpts of the interview with Kelly Garni at The Metal Voice‘s website or listen to the interview below:
For a quote for The Metal Voice T-shirt please fill out form here https://www.themetalvoice.com/themetalvoicestore To buy Ellefson Coffee Click here http://bit.ly/metalvoiceECC Kelly Garni ‘Angles with Dirty Faces’ Book on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Angels-Dirty-Faces-Kelly-Garni/dp/1481194151/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1551039621&sr=8-1&keywords=kelly+garni Jimmy Kay from Canada’s The Metal Voice recently interviewed ex-Quiet Riot’s co-founder, bassist and best friend of Randy Rhoads, Kelly Garni Garni spoke about his book ‘Angles with Dirty Faces’, which talks about growing up with Randy Rhoads, playing in bands together prior to Quiet Riot, hiring Kevin Dubrow and getting into trouble with the law.