November 14, 1951 |
Queens, New York
|Genres||Hard rock, heavy metal, instrumental rock|
|Labels||Sony, Atlantic, Warner Bros., Pasha, RSM|
|Associated acts||Quiet Riot
|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.
In mid-2010, Banali had an online fundraiser via Kickstarter with his fiance Regina Russell for the production of a Quiet Riot documentary she is producing/directing. 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)
Vic Vergat Band
- Vic Vergeat Band (1982)
- Hughes/Thrall (1982)
With Quiet Riot
- 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)
- The Headless Children (1989)
- The Crimson Idol (1992)
- Still Not Black Enough (1995)
- Unholy Terror (2001)
- Dying for the World (2002) (With Stet Howland)
- The Neon God: Part 1 - The Rise (2004)
- The Neon God: Part 2 - The Demise (2004) (Uncredited)
With Heavy Bones
- Heavy Bones (1992)
- 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|
- "Get Ready to ROCK! Interview with Frankie Banali the drummer with rock band Quiet Riot and W.A.S.P". Getreadytorock.com. Retrieved 2014-05-19.
- Moezzi, Johnny (2010-09-03). "Frankie Banali - QUIET RIOT Documentary by Regina Russell — Kickstarter". Kickstarter.com. Retrieved 2011-10-02.
- "Quiet Riot Movie, Documentary feature, Rock Doc, Independent Film, Music". Quietriotmovie.com. Retrieved 2011-10-02.
- "In The Works - Quiet Riot". Celebrity Sentry. 2011-05-23. Retrieved 2011-10-02.
- "Cum on Feel the Noize! Quiet Riot Doc Starts Rolling". Filmnewsbriefs.com. 2010-08-15. Retrieved 2011-10-02.