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Quiet Riot Drummer Frankie Banali Dead At 68

XS ROCK Interview With Quiet Riot's Frankie Banali

Frankie Banali was the longtime drummer with the multi-platinum heavy metal band Quiet Riot. Metal Health reached the #1 spot on the Billboard 200 charts.  Banali also played drums in the band W.A.S.P. as well as performed as a touring drummer for several other rock acts.  Banali was diagnosed with Stage 4 Pancreatic Cancer in April of 2019.

Frankie Banali played on the following Quiet Riot albums:

Metal Health (1983)
Condition Critical (1984)
QR III (1986)
QR (1988)
Terrified (1993)
Down To The Bone (1995)
Alive And Well (1999)
Guilty Pleasures (2001)
Rehab (2006)
Quiet Riot 10 (2014)
Road Rage (2017)
Live in Milan (2018)
Hollywood Cowboys (2019)

And on the following W.A.S.P. albums:

The Headless Children (1989)
The Crimson Idol (1992)
Still Not Black Enough (1995)
Unholy Terror (2001)
Dying for the World (2002)
The Neon God: Part 1 – The Rise (2004)
The Neon God: Part 2 – The Demise (2004)
Re-Idolized (Soundtrack to the Crimson Idol)’’ (2018)

XS ROCK conducted our last interview with Frankie back in 2017. You can read it here.

About the author

Bobby Caughron

Bobby Caughron is a music journalist and Editor-In-Chief for XS ROCK. He began a life-long fan of hard rock and metal music after hearing KISS as a kid. He is still an avid fan of the 80s metal scene and continues to discover and write about new music in all rock genres today.

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