Frankie Banali denies that Juan Croucier brought him into Quiet Riot in 1981
Earlier today, Quiet Riot‘s long-time drummer and leader Frankie Banali posted a message at the end of a recent Sleaze Roxx article titled “Juan Croucier claims he rehearsed with Quiet Riot and brought Frankie Banali in band back in 1981.” Banali shed some light on Croucier‘s claim, which is posted on the bassist’s Discography timeline on his website.
Banali‘s Facebook message on the Sleaze Roxx article states:
“I love Juan and he’s a great bassist and singer. Having said that, Rudy Sarzo and I have known each other since 1972. Rudy introduced me to Kevin when Rudy joined the RR era QUIET RIOT in the late 1970’s. As a matter of fact, I went down and jammed with Randy, Kevin and Rudy, all of this well before Juan was briefly involved with DuBrow, not QUIET RIOT. As everyone knows, there were only two bassists in the RR era QUIET RIOT, Kelly Garni and Rudy Sarzo. Randy Rhoads was the one who told Kevin he should get me to play drums in DuBrow after I had rehearsed for a week with Randy, Ozzy and Dana Strum on bass. All of this a matter of record, you can find this in many interviews that Kevin DuBrow did before he passed. But you can also ask Rudy Sarzo to verify the validity of these facts. Juan had nothing to do with me being in QUIET RIOT.”