Frankie Banali cleared by medical team to play shows in 2020 despite stage four cancer diagnosis
Great news for fans of Quiet Riot and drummer Frankie Banali as the latter has advised that he is cleared medically to play shows in 2020 despite the diagnosis of stage four pancreatic cancer that he received back in mid-April 2018.
In an interview with Jimmy Kay for Canada’s The Metal Voice yesterday, Banali was asked about his future plans to which he stated (with slight edits):
“Even though the new record won’t be out until November 8th, I’ve already started writing material for a future Quiet Riot record and I’ve actually laid down a couple of drum tracks. I just sit down and start writing and and Neil [Citron] is instrumental in the writing process and we’ve got a really great partnership in that regard. I’m actually going to go check with my medical team for future shows, they’ve already green lighted me to go back out on the road in 2020. I just have to really schedule you know my treatments so that one does not interfere with the others but it’s my intention to go straight back out into the saddle in 2020.
Two days ago, it was announced that Banali was diagnosed with and battling stage four pancreatic cancer since April 17, 2019.
You can read other excerpts from the interview with Frankie Banali at The Metal Voice‘s website or listen to the interview below:
Jimmy Kay from Canada’s The Metal Voice recently spoke to Quiet Riot Leader and drummer Frankie Banali.