Frankie Banali

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Frankie Banali
Background information
Born (1951-11-14) November 14, 1951 (age 63)
Genres Hard rock, heavy metal, instrumental rock
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Drums, percussion
Years active 1975–present
Labels Sony, Atlantic, Warner Bros., Pasha, RSM
Associated acts Quiet Riot
Faster Pussycat
Heavy Bones
Billy Idol
Website Frankie Banali on Myspace

Frankie Banali (born November 14, 1951) is an American rock drummer, best known for his work with multi-platinum heavy metal band Quiet Riot. 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.

Frankie Banali's main influences include John Bonham (rock drumming), Buddy Rich, (traditional Jazz drumming), Simon Phillips, Dennis Chambers, and Vinnie Colaiuta.[1]

In mid-2010, Banali had an online fundraiser via Kickstarter[2] with his fiance Regina Russell for the production of a Quiet Riot documentary[3] she is producing/directing.[4][5] The project required a $20,000 minimum, and ultimately was successful. The final amount raised was nearly $24,000 and the film is in production. Amongst those donating was the mother of the late Quiet Riot singer Kevin DuBrow.

Partial discography (as a member of bands)[edit]

Vic Vergeat Band[edit]

With Hughes/Thrall[edit]

With Quiet Riot[edit]

With W.A.S.P[edit]

With Heavy Bones[edit]

  • Heavy Bones (1992)

With Blackthorne[edit]

  • Afterlife (1994)


Sabian APX Cymbals

14x26 Bass Drum 24" Sabian APX Ride
16x18 Floor Tom 20" Sabian APX Solid Crash
16x16 Floor Tom 18" Sabian APX Solid Crash
10x14 Rack Tom 15" Sabian APX Hi-Hats (Custom built)
6.5x14 Ludwig Supra-phonic 402 Snare Drum

Milkweed (2000)


  1. ^ "Get Ready to ROCK! Interview with Frankie Banali the drummer with rock band Quiet Riot and W.A.S.P". Retrieved 2014-05-19. 
  2. ^ Moezzi, Johnny (2010-09-03). "Frankie Banali - QUIET RIOT Documentary by Regina Russell — Kickstarter". Retrieved 2011-10-02. 
  3. ^ "Quiet Riot Movie, Documentary feature, Rock Doc, Independent Film, Music". Retrieved 2011-10-02. 
  4. ^ "In The Works - Quiet Riot". Celebrity Sentry. 2011-05-23. Retrieved 2011-10-02. 
  5. ^ "Cum on Feel the Noize! Quiet Riot Doc Starts Rolling". 2010-08-15. Retrieved 2011-10-02. 

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