Following the critical success of “The Quiet Riot Movie, Well Now You’re Here There’s No Way Back” Frankie Banali is enjoying a newfound appreciation both for his contributions to music and devotion to keeping the memory of his friend and former frontman Kevin DuBrow alive.
Banali sat down with Steve Lacy, the 10 o’ clock anchor at Fox 5 in NYC for a wide-ranging discussion about his rock ‘n roll roots, drinking all night with Alex Van Halen before the US Festival and Kevin Dubrow’s brother, famous plastic surgeon and reality tv star Dr. Terry Dubrow. When asked about the current state of rock music; Banali summed it up about as well as you can, saying “being in a band should be something thats organic. It should not be something thats corporate or you put it in the microwave for 30 seconds. You’ve gotta bake it for a number of years.”
As for Quiet Riot, the band is still going strong and continues to play for crowds hungry for a connection to an era whose music continues to ring true to headbangers of all ages.