ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS
Rudy Sarzo (Foreword) is best known as the bassist for the heavy metal rock band, Quiet Riot. Also known for playing with such heavyweights as Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake, Dio, Blue Oyster Cult, and The Guess Who.
Laura Mandell (Afterword) Kevin DuBrow’s mom.
Mark “Weissguy” Weiss is a world-renowned photographer who has traveled the globe photographing legends from Quiet Riot, Van Halen, Ozzy Osbourne, Aerosmith, Motley Crue, Metallica, Guns N’ Roses, Bon Jovi, and KISS. His photographs have been published in thousands of magazines worldwide. He is responsible for two of the era’s defining album covers, Bon Jovi’s Slippery When Wet and Twisted Sister’s Stay Hungry. His inimitable photographs helped craft the visual imagery of rock and metal in the 1980s. His book The Decade That Rocked is still topping the Heavy Metal best-selling charts on Amazon with over 1300 five star reviews.
Ron Sobol, Quiet Riot photographer (1975-1980). Writer, producer, and director of Randy Rhoads: The Quiet Riot Years.
“I want to say kudos to Missy’s book because very little is known about the DuBrow period. In 1979 when Randy Rhoads left for Ozzy Osbourne—the period of Missy’s book ties the previous Quiet Riot, Metal Health, the world knows today. This book celebrates Kevin DuBrow, Frankie Banali, and Randy Rhoads. And it should be in the collection of—not only Quiet Riot and Ozzy Osbourne fans but in the collection of every music fan. I am honored to do the foreword because I was there and Missy was the O.G. fan club president.” —Rudy Sarzo / Quiet Riot
“They were the number one album in America. They broke through disco and all that shit. They were the first, they didn’t knock down the wall. They blew the wall up.” —Dee Snider / Twisted Sister
“Kevin was one of my best rock buds back in the day. He even gave me the keys to his house while he was on the road, so that I would have a place to stay when-ever I was in L.A. He was such a funny guy, and he was also – how can I say this nicely? – very sure of himself and never afraid to voice his opinion. This book captures the trials and tribulations of a rock band in the making, with a little help from Missy Whitney; a passionate teenage fan from “The Valley” whose life changed the very first night she saw Quiet Riot.” —Mark “WEISSGUY” Weiss / Photographer
“Kevin did speak his mind but—Kevin was a great fu* ckin’ singer. I remember doing shows with DuBrow in the early days in ’81 and ’82. We always had a good rapport. Quiet Riot was instrumental in instigating the L.A. scene—with doing the U.S. Festival and being the first #1 metal record. Kudos to Quiet Riot they set a place in history” —Stephen Pearcy / Ratt
ABOUT QUIET RIOT
Quiet Riot released their debut album Metal Health in 1983. The band made history as the first American heavy metal debut album ever to reach No. 1 on the Billboard charts in the United States. Quiet Riot’s Metal Health ultimately sold over six million copies in the U.S. and was credited with leading the way for other heavy metal bands worldwide to find their success.
After guitarist Randy Rhoads and bassist Rudy Sarzo left the original Quiet Riot lineup to join Ozzy Osbourne, Kevin DuBrow picked up the pieces. He started his band under the name DuBrow. And from 1980 – 1982, he played tirelessly in Southern California clubs with multiple musicians until he found the lineup—Kevin DuBrow, Frankie Banali, Rudy Sarzo, and Carlos Cavazo.
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ABOUT MIMA PUBLISHING
MiMa PUBLISHING is an independent publishing company founded in 2021 by Michal Pellicone (Mi) and Mark Weiss (Ma). MiMa publishing is geared towards the entertainment world and has a hands-on approach, working closely with artists, photographers, musicians, dancers and writers. Keep On Rollin’ is MiMa Publishing’s first book to hit the streets. MiMa Publishing, Bringing Visions to Life!
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