Kevin DuBrowKevin DuBrow, the ebullient leader of '80s glam metal band Quiet Riot, was found dead in his Las Vegas, Nevada home on Sunday. He was 52. According to The New York Times, the cause of DuBrow's death is still being investigated by the Clark County, Nevada coroner's office.  

Though Quiet Riot is best known for their cover of Slade's "Cum On Feel the Noize," which hit No. 5 on the Billboard chart in 1983, the band's contributions to metal were ultimately far weightier than their album sales. The first metal band to climb to the top of the pop album charts, Quiet Riot paved the way for the commerical success of Def Leppard and Mötley Crüe. 

"[Kevin] always did what he loved most—music—and always said what was on his mind," said Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx to savioursofrock.com after learning of DuBrow's death. "And that is the measure of a man. He will be missed. I'm grateful to have those early memories, before the fame, just kids with dreams." —Ellen Mallernee