Frankie Banali states “probably not” for chances of Heavy Bones reunion and/or new album
Quiet Riot drummer Frankie Banali was recently interviewed by I’m Music Magazine on the occasion of the band’s recently released new studio album Road Rage.
Banali was asked whether there were any chances of a Heavy Bones reunion and/or new album to which he replied: “Probably not; I know that Joel (Ellis) the singer had lobbied for it a lot. I know that Gary (Hoey) has been doing his own thing for a while and I’ve played on two of his solo records. I love Gary and he’s great and a phenomenal person, but he’s not interested. I wasn’t all that interested because bass player Rex Tennyson, who is a great bass player and a really sweet guy but he’s kind of disappeared off the face of the earth. I think Joel wanted us to do it with his son. It was a great record and a great record for its time; it’s unfortunate that it came out on 1992 when nobody cared about that kind of music. That band never toured and I think we did under a half dozen shows, if that. If it didn’t work back then, I don’t see it working now.”
You can read the rest of the interview with Banali at I’m Music Magazine.
Wikipedia states the following about Heavy Bones (with slight edits):
“Heavy Bones were a heavy metal band from Hollywood, California that formed in 1990. The band consisted of Joel Ellis (vocals), Gary Hoey (guitars), Rex Tennyson (bass), & Frankie Banali (drums). Even though Tennyson is listed as the bassist, Scott Thunes played all the bass tracks on the album; Tennyson appeared in their one and only music video, 4:AM T.M. Their one and only album was released on Reprise Records in 1992. The Richie Zito produced self-titled effort did not sell very well and the band ceased to exist shortly thereafter.”
Heavy Bones‘ “4:AM T.M.” video:
a rare and the only video by this short lived band