Frankie Banali

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Frankie Banali
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Background information
Born (1951-11-14) November 14, 1951 (age 68)
Queens, New York City, New York
GenresHard rock, heavy metal, instrumental rock
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter
InstrumentsDrums, percussion
Years active1975–present
LabelsSony, Atlantic, Warner Bros., Pasha, RSM
Associated actsQuiet Riot, Hughes/Thrall, W.A.S.P., Faster Pussycat, Blackthorne, Heavy Bones, Dokken, Billy Idol, Steppenwolf, Hear 'n Aid
WebsiteFrankie Banali on Myspace

Frankie Banali (born November 14, 1951) is an American rock drummer. He is best known for his work with multi-platinum heavy metal band Quiet Riot and is the only member remaining from the band's classic lineup.

He has been the band's manager since 1994. He played drums in the heavy metal band W.A.S.P., as well as with Billy Idol. Banali was briefly a touring drummer for Faster Pussycat and Steppenwolf.

In October 2019, Banali was diagnosed with stage-V pancreatic cancer.[1]

References[change | change source]

  1. "QUIET RIOT Drummer FRANKIE BANALI Diagnosed With Stage Four Pancreatic Cancer". Blabbermouth. October 21, 2019.