Frankie Banali Death – Dead – Obituary : Quiet Riot rock drummer Dies at 68.
American rock drummer, 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 has died, according to a statement posted online on Aug. 21, 2020.
We learned of the deceased through the following tribute posted on social media.,
The Frontiers Family is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Frankie Banali. We had the pleasure of working with Frankie on the two most recent Quiet Riot studio albums and found him to be a class act and a joy to work with. All of us will cherish the memories we have of he and the band’s amazing set at Frontiers Rock Festival 2018 too, where we were all got to experience firsthand his kindness and warmth.
In the face of his battle with pancreatic cancer, Frankie was a true inspiration with his positive outlook and determination to fight as hard as he could against it.Our deepest sympathies to his lovely wife Regina, his daughter Ashley, and the rest of his family and friends.
Crank some Quiet Riot (and the W.A.S.P. albums he played on) this weekend in honor of the man!
Cause of Death.
We have no information at the moment on of caused death . This post will be updated as soon as we have that information.
The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.
— Rudy Sarzo (@rudysarzo) August 21, 2020
— SiriusXM VOLUME (@siriusxmvolume) August 21, 2020
Barry Pennington wrote
Knew this day was coming. Still I’m sad beyond belief. Metal Health was the first Metal album I bought. Wore it out. It is now a Quiet Riot day. Thank you Frankie for the joy you and your bandmates brought to a 13 year-old kid and a 50 year-old man. Rest peacefully now.
Vaughn Dougherty wrote
RIP Frankie…Glad to of had the chance to meet you for the first time at the M3 Music Festival one year! Truly a class act! Talked about his drum arrangements on the WASP albums, etc! Horns and Halos
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Raven Murray wrote
I am very saddened to hear of the passing of Frankie. I had the chance to meet him in person once and also chatted on Facebook messenger with him. Frankie was such a down to Earth nice person and an amazing drummer. My deepest sympathies and condolences go out to Frankie’s family and friends. R.I.P. Frankie and God Bless you.
Boomer Bearman wrote
A severe punch in the gut. Frankie was a good man and a great drummer, I’d known him for 30-years+. R.I.P., drum brother.
Michael Owens wrote
R.I.P. brother. One of the most underrated drummers in rock. My condolences and prayers to the Banali family and friends. Back together with Kevin again. God bless.
Garry Savage wrote
Sad to hear. Frankie your drumming on the Headless Children album was a brilliant performance from start to finish. RIP
Tim Chavez wrote
So sad he contributed to so many bands he was an amazing musician. He is go but will live in through his music. RIP Frankie Banali.
John Casey wrote
Awww I’m so so saddened to hear this. God bless you Frankie . Am big W.A.S.P. fan . R.I.P. man you are true legend.
Mark Mellberg wrote
RIP Frankie. You were absolutely one of the best drummers to come out of the 80’s. You did good.
Surge Loyo wrote
May he rest in peace this so sad to hear…He is a better place with the Angels ..
Glen Garrett wrote
Met him once nice guy condolences to family sad to hear great talented drummer
J.D. Monadnock wrote
I know he’s been fighting a tough battle the last couple of years. Rest in Peace, Frankie.
Michael Cantone wrote
Very sad news to hear. I am always crushed when I hear news like this about musicians I have been listening to for years.
Glenn Campbell wrote
I was keeping up with his progress i was hoping he would pull thru so sad to hear my heart goes out to his family friends and fans rest easy Frankie another good one gone to soon
Raymond Lopez wrote
Qiuet riot , one of my favorite bands all rest in peace, Carlos the only one left, keep rocking my brother,
Rich Pasternack wrote
Sad to hear. Was incredibly nice the one time I got to meet him.
Rob Vettraino wrote
1 of my fave drummers a true Rockstar loved his playing in Quiet riot,Wasp crimson idol lp,and Heavy bones another sad day for Heavy Rock/Metal fans!RIP Frankie..☠☠☠
Tyler Mitchell wrote
He fought so hard against so much for so many years. So sad to hear this news.
Anupam Bansoodeb wrote
Thanks for the music Frankie Banali. His drumming on WASP’s The Headless Children is nuclear and the video for The Real Me is arresting!
Ian Jagger wrote
RIP..Frankie…Great band..Amazing Drummer..Rock On In The Stars..
Jerker Nilsson wrote
Sad news some dag he wrote im going Home. Tuf time.think he New..Rip Frankie.
Larry Duvall wrote
So sad great man and a bad ass drummer fly high brother rock them drums in heaven
Richard Harrington wrote
Awe man this sucks I met him in the mid 90s great drummer
Michael Chelednik wrote
RIP…. Which albums did he play on for your record company? I would like to buy some of his vinyl. Thanks.
Michael Santella wrote
Rock out in Paradise my brother at least now you and Kevin and play together again
David McGuire wrote
Glad I got to meet him once in my was very kind and took time with this fan for I can only speak for myself
ED Paddleford wrote
Well bud your playing with some greats now….rest easy.