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"Metal Health"
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Veteran metal vocalist Kevin DuBrow, lead singer of Quiet Riot, was found dead "from unknown causes" at his home in Las Vegas, on Sun. Nov. 25. DuBrow, 52, formed the band with late guitarist Randy Rhoads in the late-'70s in Los Angeles. By 1983, he, drummer Frankie Banali, bassist Rudy Sarzo, and guitarist Carlos Cavazo were solidly established in the SoCal hair metal scene and enjoyed major MTV and rock chart success with the smash album Metal Health — which featured glammy remakes of Slade's '70s hits "Cum on Feel the Noize" and "Mama Weer All Crazee Now." The latest lineup recently released an album titled Rehab. Visit and bang your head.


Gainesville, Fla.,-based alt-rock band Sister Hazel headline the Carolina Open Car Classic & Hot Rod Run at Boone Hall Plantation (1235 Long Point Road) this Sat. Dec. 8. Live music starts around 4 p.m. Visit and for more info.


The Bridge at 105.5 welcome L.A.-based Universal recording artist Colbie Caillat and her band to the Music Farm on Thurs. Dec. 6. "She will be in the studio day of the show with Mike Allen, and we will be doing a meet and greet with her after the show," reports Bridge Music Director Joel Frank. "The Bridge is playing 'Bubbly' and 'Realize' from her album Coco and has been since May." Check out for more.


Both The Bridge and sister station 98X are also involved with the new project "Camping for Cans" — aimed at raising donations for the Lowcountry Food Bank. The event is set to begin on Thurs. Dec. 13 outside of both locations of Buffalo's Wild Wings (in Summerville and in North Charleston). Radio host Laura Lee from 98X's The Tom Bolt Show and disc jockey Rich Wallace from The Bridge at 105.5 will "rough it" in campers provided by Palmetto RV until the produce gondolas have been filled with donated food. Their goal is to fill gondolas at each location with canned food and non-perishable food items to donate. They will broadcast live every day from the campsite. Individuals and businesses are encouraged to challenge each other to meet the increased demand for food in the Lowcountry. Visit for more. —T. Ballard Lesemann


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