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Quiet Riot drummer Frankie Banali dead at 68

Quiet Riot and W.A.S.P. drummer Frankie Banali has died at the age of 68.

Quiet Riot’s agent Mark Hyman confirmed the news to Rolling Stone.

Banali was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer in April 2019.

Six days ago, Banali provided an update on his condition on Facebook.

“I spent the last three weeks in the hospital,” he wrote.

“Home now. Had two blood transfusions. I also had a stroke while there. I am rehabbing at home.

“Thank you for your concern and well wishes.”

Banali joined Quiet Riot in 1982 and in the following year, the band released their breakthrough album, Metal Health, featuring the hit song “Cum On Feel the Noize”. 

It was the first heavy metal album to top the Billboard album chart.

He played on a total of 12 studio albums.

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