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R.I.P. Quiet Riot drummer Frankie Banali

Posted by on August 21, 2020

  After a battle with pancreatic cancer, Quiet Riot drummer Frankie Banali died yesterday evening (20). He was 68. Last April, the drummer was diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer and given six months to live. Not only did he live for sixteen months, he was able to join Quiet Riot onstage last October at […]

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Trapt, Buckcherry, Drowning Pool, Etc gearing up to play festival with no COVID-19 regulations

Posted by on July 23, 2020

  Trapt is having a hard time not being the center of attention, so it’s only appropriate that they play a festival that requires no masks or any social distancing. Along with Trapt, Buckcherry, Drowning Pool, Smash Mouth, Adelita’s Way, Lit, Quiet Riot, Saving Abel, Night Ranger and more will be playing the annual Sturgis Buffalo […]

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Quiet Riot drummer Frankie Banali hospitalized, “Not on Deathbed”

Posted by on June 18, 2020

  Good news for those worried about Quiet Riot’s Frankie Banali. The drummer is not on his deathbed, as was previously feared.  According to Banali’s wife Regina, Frankie has been admitted to the hospital with an infection, a result of his pancreatic cancer, and should be cleared and ready to go home soon. In a […]

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Quiet Riot’s Frankie Banali diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer

Posted by on October 21, 2019

Quiet Riot drummer Frankie Banali has been diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer. Banali revealed the news via social media on podcaster Mitch Lafon’s Facebook page. Banali, who is the only remaining member of the classic lineup, has been battling since April 17th. The drummer has every intention to continue to perform. This includes Saturday’s […]

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Metal By Numbers 8/16: Wage War weigh in on the charts

Posted by on August 16, 2017

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. It flummoxes me sometimes how fast summer seems to go by. Where I live kids are already back in school and college students are moving in. In just sixteen days we’ll enter September, and while […]

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Consequence of Sound share ten hair metal albums that “don’t suck”

Posted by on July 19, 2017

Similar to nu metal, hair metal is a subgenre people either enjoy or immediately judge as the worst genre ever. People have argued that glam rock acts which started in the late seventies and went well into the eighties mainly appeal to those who grew up during this era, and are nothing more than nostalgia […]

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Quiet Riot to re-record new album with new vocalist

Posted by on March 10, 2017

It is impossible to recreate the vocals from the late Kevin DuBrow of Quiet Riot. He gave us the full Metal Health rundown back in the eighties and lived through 2006’s Rehab. Since his passing in 2007, Quiet Riot have gone through a handful of vocalists. They managed to record one full-length album without DuBrow […]

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‘American Idol’ contestant named as new Quiet Riot vocalist

Posted by on March 7, 2017

If you’ve seen Quiet Riot’s 2014 documentary, Well Now You’re Here, There’s No Way Back, one of the main subplots of the film involves the search for a vocalist to replace original vocalist Kevin DuBrow. If they ever do a re-release of the film with more footage, it’ll have another chapter. Billboard has confirmed that American […]

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Randy Rhoads tribute to feature Serj Tankian, Tom Morello, and more

Posted by on January 12, 2015

In just 25 years, on Ozzy Osbourne first two solo albums and a stint in Quiet Riot, Randy Rhoads cemented himself as one of the best and most imitated guitarists in metal. And while the guitarist’s life was tragically cut short in 1982, he’s getting his due via a tribute album (and no, we’re not […]

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Metal Insider top 12: metal albums of 1984

Posted by on July 1, 2014

And just like that, 2014 is half over. Hard to believe it’s gone this fast, right? At any rate, instead of listing our top ten records of the year so far, we thought we’d look back – 30 years back – to celebrate some of the best albums of 1984. It was a banner year […]

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