DRUM! sends birthday greetings to Frankie Banali of Quiet Riot, who turns 65 today, and Travis Barker of Blink-182, who turns 41.
As noted on Quiet Riot’s official website, “Frankie Banali’s history with Quiet Riot began in 1982 and he has the distinction of being the only member of Quiet Riot to have recorded on every single Quiet Riot release from 1983’s Metal Health through 2006’s Rehab. After nearly three years since the loss of his friend and band mate Kevin DuBrow, and with careful consideration, soul searching and with the blessings and support of Kevin DuBrow’s family, Frankie has decided to continue his journey and the musical legacy of Quiet Riot along with bassist Chuck Wright, guitarist Alex Grossi, and vocalist Jizzy Pearl.”
Quiet Riot will touch down in São Paulo, Brazil, to perform on November 26, and then returns to the States to perform in Kansas (December 10), South Dakota (January 21, 2017), Michigan (January 26), Minnesota (January 27), and Illinois (January 28).
Barker has been firing up Blink-182 from behind his drum set since 1998, and most recently, touring with the band in support of its 2016 release, California. In December, Blink-182 will appear in Las Vegas at the Pearl Concert Theater at The Palms for Holiday Havoc 2016 (December 8); in Oakland, California, on December 9 for Live 105’s Not So Silent Night 2016 at Oracle Arena; at KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Christmas at The Forum in Inglewood, California, on December 10; and on December 11 at 91X Wrex The Halls (along with Pierce The Veil, Jimmy Eat World, and Kaleo) in San Diego at Valley View Casino Center.
Check out a recent Groove Analysis with Travis Barker:
And blink-182’s official video for “Bored To Death” from California:
Watch Frankie Banali recall a “Game Changing Moment” in the history of Quiet Riot with the folks at Vic Firth: