Re: Frankie Banali
I remember when QR hit it big. I wasn't a huge metal fan but I did catch them on TV one night and the first thing I noticed was how hard he hit his drums and how noticeable his solidness was. I became a Frankie Banali fan right there. I then went to go see them when they came to town, and he was great. Kind of a precursor to like likes of Mike Bordin and Dave Grohl.
Just an aside: That Quiet Riot tour also gave me the chance to see Cozy Powell drumming for Whitesnake, who opened for Quiet Riot that tour. I saw Cozy Powell one more time with Emerson Lake and Powell - RIP Cozy.