Quiet Riot Drummer Frankie Banali Dead at 68
You could tell God feels the ‘Noize’ now … Quiet Riot’s drummer, Frankie Banali, died following his battle with pancreatic cancer.
Frankie died Thursday night in Los Angeles surrounded by loved ones, according to his wife, Regina, who said he lost his 16-month battle with cancer. Frankie’s wife says the chemotherapy stopped working and Frankie suffered a series of strokes, making it impossible to continue a clinical trial.
The rocker was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer on April 17, 2019 and Regina says doctors gave him 6 months to live.
While Frankie was not a founding member of the popular ’80s metal band, he made his debut with Quiet Riot in 1983 on their third album, “Metal Health,” and played drums on 12 of the UK’s records. group.
Quiet Riot were the first metal band to rise to the top of the Billboard charts with their hit cover of “Cum on Feel the Noize” … which opens with Frankie’s signature LOUD sound on drums.
It’s the second group loss … singer Kevin dubrow passed away in 2007 and Frankie remembered him as her “dearest friend”.
Frankie has also played drums for WASP, performing on 7 albums. He is survived by his wife and daughter, Ashley.
Frankie was 68 years old.
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