Frankie Banali got to play with Ozzy Osbourne and Randy Rhoads for a week around 1979
Jimmy Kay from Canada’s The Metal Voice recently interviewed Quiet Riot‘s long-time drummer Frankie Banali.
In terms of how Banali got connected to Quiet Riot‘s now deceased but best known frontman Kevin DuBrow, the drummer stated: “I used to see Quiet Riot play all the time at the Starwood in L.A. When Randy Rhoads left Quiet Riot in 1979 to go play with Ozzy Osbourne, I got a call from Randy asking me to go play. We played together with Ozzy for about a week. Nothing came of it but from that experience of Randy and I working together for that week, Randy recommend me to Kevin Dubrow. At the same time, Rudy Sarzo was still playing with Kevin in Quiet Riot in band that was now called Dubrow and Rudy and I have know each other since 1972, so Rudy also recommend me to Kevin. So the two — Randy and Rudy — were responsible for me playing with Kevin in 1980.”
With respect to whether Banali has any leftover material with DuBrow singing from the Rehab album sessions, Banali advised: “There are a couple of things that I have on my drives in the archives whether they will ever see the light of day it’s hard to say, we will just have to wait and see.”
DuBrow once said that without Quiet Riot, other L.A. bands would be nothing and never got signed to which Banali stated: “From my perspective, I didn’t agree with what Kevin said, I didn’t agree on how he said it but I supported his right to give his opinion. One of Kevin‘s biggest faults is he was so incredibly honest. Kevin just spoke his mind, if anything he was guilty of being way to honest and it came back and ultimately affected him personally and affected the band professionally.”
You can hear the rest of the interview with Banali by The Metal Voice below:
Jimmy Kay from Canada’s The Metal Voice recently spoke to Frankie Banali drummer and manager of Quiet Riot. He spoke about Randy Rhoads, Kevin Dubrow and th…