QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali recently appeared on the “Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon” podcast. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET):
Banali said on whether there is a danger of rock fading way that he thinks “that could be a reality for a couple reasons. One is the age factor. It’s no secret that none of us are young kids anymore. It’s a question of a lot of our musical brothers are dying, and a lot of other ones either have health issues or just don’t want to put their bodies and their minds through the touring thing anymore. It could grind to a halt at some point in the foreseeable future. If you’re a fan of any particular band, you should be well-advised — especially if it’s a band from the ’80s or the ’70s — that if you say to yourself, ‘Well, I’ll catch them next time,’ there may not be a next time. Things change very quickly, and especially when you get to be in the golden years, so to speak. If you really want to see a band, make the effort to go see them, because it may be the last time you’ll see them. I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve heard people say, ‘I wish I had gone to see QUIET RIOT in 2007, because the next thing I knew, Kevin DuBrow died, and I will never get to see QUIET RIOT with Kevin DuBrow.”
On whether QUIET RIOT is planning a farewell tour Frankie said “I don’t see that in the future unless there’s some catastrophe. I always tell people that on my death, when they’re sticking me in the ground, they’re going to hear me tapping out a tune from inside.”
QUIET RIOT‘s latest album, “Road Rage”, was released last August via Frontiers Music Srl.
The band’s current lineup includes Banali, on and off bassist Chuck Wright who has been in and out of the group since 1982, guitarist Alex Grossi who has been in the band since 2004, and vocalist James Durbin.