Quiet Riot Drummer Frankie Banali Diagnosed With Stage Four Cancer

Frankie Banali

Quiet Riot drummer Frankie Banali revealed that he has been battling stage four pancreatic cancer since April of this year.

He shared the news with everyone in a statement released through podcast host Mitch Lafon's Facebook page.

I just want to let all of my friends and fans know what’s going on with me and why I have unfortunately missed some appearances this year. Since April 17th I have been battling stage four pancreatic cancer. 
The original prognosis was very scary. I had quite a battle on my hands and it took a lot, but I am thankful to say that after several rounds of chemo and other treatments I am on the mend. The road ahead is not going to be easy but cancer has met its match and I plan to continue fighting. I wish I could have been with you all at every Quiet Riot performance as this is the first time in 38 years I have ever missed a gig.

Since Kevin DuBrow passed away in 2007, Banali has been the only member of the Quiet Riot's classic lineup to continue to play with the band.

Quiet Riot's new album, Hollywood Cowboys, is set to be released on November 8th.

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