Frankie Banali admits dice he rolled in pursuing Quiet Riot after DuBrow’s death often came back as a snake
Quiet Riot drummer Frankie Banali was recently interviewed by Joel Gausten with the latter pointing out that if there’s one thing that fans have learned from Quiet Riot since 2010, it’s to never expect Banali to simply accept defeat and ride off into the sunshine quietly.
Banali is then quoted as saying (with slight edits): “Quiet Riot has been a huge part of both my personal and professional life for 36 years since [Metal Health] came out, but even longer than that. I started working with Kevin in 1980 [under the band name DuBrow]. Again, if it wasn’t for the fans’ support, Quiet Riot would not exist. I love the legacy of Quiet Riot, but I also love the fact that the real fans continue to support us by coming to the shows and buying new releases. For me, that’s gratifying. I’m the only member of Quiet Riot who’s played on every single album since Metal Health. I had three years without Quiet Riot after Kevin passed away, and my decision to bring Quiet Riot back had everything to do with two factors. One was the fact that I wanted to see if the fans still loved the band and would support it even if dear Kevin was gone. Two, I couldn’t see myself not playing Quiet Riot songs for the rest of my life. I took a chance, and I rolled the dice. Even though the dice came back as snake eyes a lot of times, I’m not a person you can say ‘no’ to or you can tell, ‘This is not going to work.’ I just go by my gut instincts, and I keep moving forward.”
You can read the rest of the article / interview with Frankie Banali at Joel Gausten‘s website.