Quiet Riot's Frankie Banali Didn't Let Cancer Disrupt New Album

Michael Angulia | 10-29-2019

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Quiet Riot drummer Frankie Banali has been overwhelmed by the fan support since he recently revealed that he had been diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer.

Banali spoke about the reaction with The Metal Voice and also revealed that he received the diagnosis shortly after the band had completed work on their new studio album "Hollywood Cowboys".

He said of the fan reaction, "It's been overwhelming, the amount of love and prayers and support that everyone has shared on my Facebook page and via text messages, e-mails, private messages and everything. I'm incredibly fortunate and incredibly grateful to have this much support from fans and friends."

Frankie then had the following to say about how the diagnosis affected the band's new album, "Well, the album was already recorded. And two days after I had my diagnosis, I was scheduled to start mixing that record with our engineer, Neil Citron. And two days after the diagnosis, I jumped right in and started mixing the record.

"I didn't let that situation, as dire as the prognosis was at the time, stop me. And to give you an idea of my mindset and my strength, two days after I did one of the rounds of chemo, I was on a Western set in the desert, really hot, in wardrobe for 12 hours. And a month later, three days after another round of chemo, I was on the set for the final day of shooting at a different location.

"So I just kept moving forward as business was usual. Unfortunately, my doctors were very adamant to make sure that I wasn't flying to dates, and that's one of the reasons that I wasn't able to, or the major reason why I was not able to do the shows with Quiet Riot." Watch the interview below:

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