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Frankie Banali

Frankie Banali (1951–2020), Quiet Riot drummer    

by Kirk Fox

Drummer for Quiet Riot’s classic hit-making line-up, Frankie Banali also played with W.A.S.P. 

Quiet Riot

Frankie Banali was the drummer for Quiet Riot, one of the heavy metal band’s classic hit-making line-up. Banali joined the band in 1982 and was the most consistent member—and the only one from the classic line-up still playing with the band. Quiet Riot had a big hit in 1983 with their cover version of the Slade song “Cum On Feel the Noize.” Banali also drummed with heavy metal band W.A.S.P., Billy Idol, and Faster Pussycat. 

What they said about him

Full Obituary: Louderwire


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