Frankie Banali was born on the 14th November 1951, in Queens, New York City USA, of Italian descent. He is a drummer, well known for being a member of the heavy metal band Quiet Riot. In addition to playing the drums, he has served as manager of the band since 1994. Moreover, he has played alongside Billy Idol, Steppenwolf and Faster Pussycat. Banali has been active in the entertainment industry since 1975.
How much is the net worth of Frankie Banali? It has been estimated by authoritative sources that the overall size of his wealth is as much as $10 million, as of the data presented in the middle of 2016. Music is the main source of the drummer’s net worth.
Frankie Banali Net Worth $10 Million
To begin with, he was raised in Queens, but at the age of 24 he settled down in Los Angeles. and pursued the career of the drummer, playing drums with a number of bands such as Goldy McJohn and Nick St. Nicholas. In 1975, the Quiet Riot music band was launched, in addition to which Frankie played the drums with the bands Vic Vergeat Band, Hudhes / Thrall and Billy Thorpe in 1982. However, he was primarily the drummer of the Quiet Riot band, and with the aforementioned band he released two successful albums – in 1983 the studio album “Mental Health” which was certified six times platinum in USA and three times platinum in Canada, and peaked in the top position of the Billboard Top 100. The following year, “Condition Critical” (1984) was released, which was certified platinum according to sales in the USA. There were lots of changes in the Quiet Riot band, and they went into hiatus for some time and then reunited, yet none of their albums released after 1986 received commercial success. Since 1994, Banali has held the position of the manager in the Quiet Riot, and both positions have added to his net worth.
It is worth mentioning the fact that Banali has also been playing in the band W.A.S.P since 1989. They have released ten studio albums. The albums “Metal Health” (1983), “Condition Critical” (1984), “QR III” (1986) and “QR” (1988) all entered the Billboard Top 100, and the album “Terrified” (1993) won the American Indie Music Award in the category of Heavy Metal. In 2010, the documentary film about the Quiet Riot band “Well Now You’re Here, There’s No Way Back” was released, directed and produced by Regina Russell. Banali says he was influenced by such musicians as Vinnie Colaiuta, Dennis Chambers, Simon Phillips, Buddy Rick and John Bonham. Overall, all the above mentioned engagements have added sums to the total size of Frankie Banali net worth.
Finally, in the personal life of the drummer, he has married twice. In 1994, he married Karen, and they have a daughter. In 2009, Karen died from heart failure at the age of just 40 years of age. In 2015, Frankie married Regina Russell.
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