QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali discussed how he deals with haters.
“To give you an idea how many a*sholes there are out there, I remember that I did a post on Facebook, and I can’t remember who it was for that had passed away, and I said,
‘For our generation, if you like this type of music and these bands are still performing, you should go see them while they’re still around.’ And some idiot — I won’t even justify the Internet site by giving you its name — but somebody goes, ‘Oh, yeah, Banali is so desperate to get fans to QUIET RIOT shows that he’s trying to guilt them into coming to shows before he dies.’ [Laughs]”
He further added:
“First of all, if the person doesn’t really understand the situation, they really shouldn’t comment,”
“And most people don’t understand any situation that they’re being critical about. But the bottom line really is, if you don’t respect the person, their opinion and their comments and their b*tching and moaning is completely and totally meaningless.
I don’t waste time on it. It’s truly their problem. If they don’t like me, that’s their problem — it’s not my problem; it doesn’t exist in my life. If they don’t like QUIET RIOT, that’s not my problem; that’s their problem.
“Listen, if you don’t like QUIET RIOT or this version of QUIET RIOT, don’t buy the record,”
“You don’t like this version of QUIET RIOT? Don’t go to the show. Nobody’s forcing you. Yet they feel the need to be vocal about it.
“Those people are out there, and they’re generally miserable, and maybe they’re not, but they’re not my problem,”