Frankie Banali has lots of unreleased Quiet Riot material and live songs but not inclined to release it so far
Quiet Riot drummer and band leader Frankie Banali was recently interviewed by Jimmy Kay of Canada’s The Metal Voice and was asked whether he had any unreleased Quiet Riot songs and live material from the Kevin DuBrow years.
Banali replied: “I have a lot of unreleased Quiet Riot studio material as well as live songs that were recorded. The problem is with releasing something like that is that it just gets bootlegged to such a degree that that it’s almost pointless. I mean, you have to go in and go through the masters and if the tapes are really old you have to bake the tapes. There’s a lot of time, there’s a lot of expense, there’s a lot of expertise that goes into something like that. Then you release it and it gets bootlegged out there on sites that will just rip it off. Those sites have their subscribers and they’re making money off of it but the artist isn’t. So I’m not that inclined to do so at this point in time.”
In terms of DuBrow‘s home getting robbed after he had died and whether the masters for the albums Quiet Riot 1 and 2 had been stolen, Banali advised: “His home was robbed actually twice after he passed away fortunately because I started managing the band in 1993 all the archives have always been with me. What they what they stole were personal effects, clothes a lot of his CD collection and a lot of his vinyl collection. I think they basically stole things that they could sell. I had a professional facility that all of this material was stored at and then after its passing that facility was actually going out of business and I retrieved all the material and in turn took it to another secure facility.”
You can read other excerpts from the interview with Frankie Banali at The Metal Voice‘s website or listen to the interview below:
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