Quiet Riot Doc Announced
The new film will be released next year
The description of the film at www.quietriotmovie.com says:
"Our story follows Frankie Banali, a world renown drummer you probably remember from the 80's band QUIET RIOT. As a single soccer dad in the suburbs, his long hair and tattoos frighten the neighbors, but to other drummers he's a hero. His career took a major sideswipe when his singer Kevin DuBrow died in 2007. At a cross roads in his life he must forge ahead and make a new life for himself and his daughter.
"This film takes a trip back through time to the decade of debauchery and decadence. Real home videos shot backstage, on the tour bus, in the recording studio, and in hotel rooms with one of the 80's top platinum selling bands and most notorious bad boys. Never before seen footage from the milestones in Frankie's long career in music and his personal life now. Funny, and deeply personal and poignant exploration of Frankie's long time friendship with his band mate Kevin DuBrow. The loss of his close friend and his career as he knew it, and his life after Kevin. Follow his journey at his current moment of truth. As he goes through the ups and downs of having to fill the void left by his singer and friend Kevin DuBrow and continue on with Quiet Riot."
The film is being directed by actress Regina Russell (who is also engaged to Frankie Banali) and she recently told Noisecreep that the film had been an "experience so far."
"The people that I've been able to interview for the documentary, some very recognizable names, have all spoken from the heart about Quiet Riot. Dee Snider, Glenn Hughes, Eddie Trunk are just a few. Then there's the perspective of the other guys in the band and when you put it all together, a very interesting picture emerges. QUIET RIOT probably doesn't get enough credit or respect for what they achieved. But when you take a good look at their career and listen to the people I've had the chance to film, they really do represent a very important chapter in music and I hope that once we release our film, that people will take another look at them."