QUIET RIOT Share Video Of FRANKIE BANALI's Funeral Service
November 16, 2021, 8 months ago
Quiet Riot drummer, Frankie Banali, passed away on August 20, 2020 at age 68 following a battle with pancreatic cancer. A public funeral service for Banali was held on Monday, November 15 at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, CA.
Quiet Riot have announced that you can live stream or play back the funeral here, using the password: banali
Poison drummer Rikki Rockett shared the following message via Facebook in tribute to Banali:
"Today was a day that finalized Frankie Banali’s legacy. I’m emotionally exhausted from the last two days. First was his celebration of life and today the ceremony. His widow, Regina, showed strength beyond words and hearing story after story from all the people who this man touched so deeply was amazing!
I have known Frankie since 1987 and if I needed to sum him up in a word, it would be 'inspiring.' If you knew his drumming, you were Inspired. If you knew his ambition, inspired. If you knew his generosity, inspiring. His personality, inspiring. You get the point.
His work spans over 25 albums and that inspiration that I talked about… countless.
Good bye my old pal. We shall meet again one day."
Friends, admirers, and musicians gathered on Sunday, November 14 at the Rainbow Bar & Grill in West Hollywood, California for Frankie Banali Celebration Of Life - 70th Birthday Party, a private event in honour of the late Quiet Riot drummer.
The current lineup of Quiet Riot was on hand, along with drummer Simon Wright (ex-AC/DC), guitarist Doug Aldrich (The Dead Daisies/ex-Whitesnake, Dio), bassist Sean McNabb (ex-Quiet Riot, Dokken), singer Glenn Hughes (The Dead Daisies, ex-Deep Purple), guitarist Gilby Clarke (ex-Guns N' Roses), and many more. A bust of Banali was unveiled at the event.
Former Quiet Riot bassist Chuck Wright shared a memorial video dedicated to Banali. Check it out below: