Metal and Rock Celebrities React to the Death of Frankie Banali


As news spreads of the death of drummer Frankie Banali (Quiet Riot, ex-W.A.S.P.) at the age of 68 from pancreatic cancer, tributes have begun to pour in from notable members of the metal and hard rock community. These includes some of Banali’s former bandmates, such as Rudy Sarzo and Blackie Lawless, as well as members of Guns N’ Roses, Kiss, Megadeth, Anthrax, Twisted Sister, and many, many more.

MetalSucks has collected some of those tributes below:

Rudy Sarzo (ex-Quiet Riot, ex-Ozzy, etc.)

Blackie Lawless (W.A.S.P.)

Paul Shortino (ex-Quiet Riot)

James Durbin (ex-Quiet Riot)

Slash (Guns N’ Roses)

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Paul Stanley (Kiss)

David Ellefson (Megadeth)

Charlie Benante (Anthrax)

Dee Snider (Twisted Sister)

Jay Jay French (Twisted Sister)

Sebastian Bach (ex-Skid Row)

Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater)

Bret Michaels (Poison)

Mikey Dee (Scorpions, ex-Motörhead)

David Coverdale (Whitesnake)

Lita Ford

Tom Keifer (Cinderella)

Fred Coury (Cinderella)

Michael Sweet (Stryper)

Chris Jericho (Fozzy)

Tracii Guns (L.A. Guns)

Dizzy Reed (Guns N’ Roses)

Gilby Clarke (ex-Guns N’ Roses)

Mark Slaughter (Slaughter)

Taime Down (Faster Pussycat)

Jack Russell (Great White)

John Corabi (ex-Mötley Crüe)

Jeff Scott Soto (ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, ex-Journey)

Glenn Hughes (ex-Black Sabbath)

Wendy Dio




Tim “Ripper” Owens (ex-Judas Priest)

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