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Frankie Banali
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Background information
Born (1951-11-14)November 14, 1951
Queens, New York City, New York
Died August 20, 2020(2020-08-20) (aged 68)
Los Angeles, California
Genres Hard rock, heavy metal, instrumental rock
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter
Instruments Drums, percussion
Years active 1975–2020
Labels Sony, Atlantic, Warner Bros., Pasha, RSM
Associated acts Quiet Riot, Hughes/Thrall, W.A.S.P., Faster Pussycat, Blackthorne, Heavy Bones, Dokken, Billy Idol, Steppenwolf, Hear 'n Aid

Frankie Banali (November 14, 1951 – August 20, 2020) was an American rock drummer. He was best known for his work with multi-platinum heavy metal band Quiet Riot and was the only member remaining from the band's classic lineup.

He was the band's manager since 1994. He played drums in the heavy metal band W.A.S.P., as well as with Billy Idol. Banali was briefly a touring drummer for Faster Pussycat and Steppenwolf.

In October 2019, Banali was diagnosed with stage-V pancreatic cancer. He died from the disease in Los Angeles on August 20, 2020 at the age of 68.

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