Frankie Banali

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Remembering Quiet Riot Drummer Frankie Banali

“My passion in continuing Quiet Riot has everything to do with the fact that drumming is what I’ve always wanted to do,” Quiet Riot’s Frankie Banali told Modern Drummer in a 2015 interview. “I worked very hard and struggled a…

Modern Drummer
Sep 5, 2020

Frankie Banali of Quiet Riot in On The Beat

Talks Latest Albums and Gear Hello MD folks! Some of you may know me, some of you may not. For those who don’t, I’m most known for being the drummer of Quiet Riot since 1982. We continue to tour year…

Modern Drummer
Feb 5, 2019

On the Beat with Frankie Banali of Quiet Riot: Talks Road Rage and Drumsets

Greetings! Some of you may know me from my work with Quiet Riot, W.A.S.P., drumming on Billy Idol’s hit “Mony Mony,” or countless other recordings and live performances worldwide. Quiet Riot will be releasing our first official record in eleven…

Modern Drummer
Jul 27, 2017

Heavy Metal Musicians and Music Executives to be Honored at Ceremony

  Musicians and music industry executives will join together to be inducted into the annual Hall of Heavy Metal History during a ceremony on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at the Anaheim Expo Center. Television and radio icon Eddie Trunk will…

Modern Drummer
Jan 5, 2017

Episode 17: PASIC 2015, London Drum Show, Drum Depth, Frankie Banali, Tru Tuner, and More

In this episode, Mike and Mike catch up after a crazy week of traveling. Dawson is just back from PASIC in San Antonio, Texas, and Johnston is calling in from his hotel in London as he wraps up a European clinic…

Modern Drummer
Nov 20, 2015

Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp Hollywood, CA 2015

Photo taken at the Rock'n'roll Fantasy Camp in North Hollywood on 11/06/15. On November 6, Modern Drummer’s Billy Amendola hosted an afternoon Q&A at David Fishof’s Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp with legendary drummer Ginger Baker. Later that evening, Amendola…

Modern Drummer
Nov 13, 2015

School Of Rock of Tenafly Opens For Quiet Riot

Famously described as the first heavy metal band to top the pop chart at #1 in Billboard magazine, Quiet Riot will rock the stage live at bergenPAC, Friday February 3rd, 2012 at 8:00P.M. Tickets are available at or…

Modern Drummer
Jan 31, 2012

Brian Tichy: Bonzo Tribute

(June 2011 Issue) On September 25, 2010, the thirtieth anniversary of the passing of John Bonham, Whitesnake’s Brian Tichy assembled a cast of eighteen top-notch drummers at Hollywood’s Key Club to pay tribute to the legendary Led Zeppelin drummer. According…

Modern Drummer
Apr 15, 2011

Mitch Mitchell: Drummers Weigh In

by Mark Griffith Mitch Mitchell was not alone in blending jazz and rock drumming styles, but he may have pushed the combo further than anyone who came before him. Whether you call it fusion, jazz-rock, or rock-jazz, Mitch’s playing–most notably…

Modern Drummer
Feb 19, 2009