frankie-banali in - CD Reviews, DVD Reviews, News

ALL THAT REMAINS To Film 'This Calling' Video Next Week

ALL THAT REMAINS, the Massachusetts-based act featuring former SHADOWS FALL vocalist Philip Labonte, will hit the Jersey shore (the now-abandoned Hancock Naval Base in Sandy Hook) on Tuesday, May 30 to film the video for "This Calling", from their forthcoming album "The Fall of Ideals", with director Frankie Nasso (MUDVAYNE, HATEBREED) of Raging Nation Films. ...

Read more

Posted in: News

VINCE NEIL's Son To Appear On MÖTLEY CRÜE Tribute Album

Versailles Records has announced the inclusion of Jizzy Pearl (LOVE/HATE, RATT), Phil Lewis (L.A. GUNS), Erik Turner (WARRANT), Frankie Banali (QUIET RIOT), Keri Kelli (SLASH'S SNAKEPIT, RATT, WARRANT, SKID ROW, ADLER'S APPETITE), and the ROCK N' ROLL JUNKIES (featuring Vince Neil Wharton — son of MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman Vince Neil — on vocals) to the ...

Read more

Posted in: News

TOMMY LEE 'Rescues' U.S. Troops in Afghanistan

When commercial shipping containers full of personal items destined for a US Army National Guard unit in Afghanistan was raided by thieves, MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee and Operation AC decided to come to the rescue. "I'm so happy to be able to do something for them. Music gets us through a lot... I'd like ...

Read more

Posted in: News

NIKKI SIXX On Split With Wife: 'The Kids Are Always My First Priority'

MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx has released a short statement regarding media reports that his wife, former "Baywatch" beauty Donna D'Errico, has filed for divorce from Sixx after nine years of marriage. D'Errico is claiming irreconcilable differences and is seeking physical custody of their 5 year-old daughter Frankie-Jean and her 13 year-old son Rhyan from ...

Read more

Posted in: News

ANTHRAX Guitarist Checks In From London

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian has posted the following message on the band's official web site: "I'm just waking up from last night's insanity in London. The show was the best yet. Best Astoria show ever and dare I say the best show of the tour so far. "You always hear how cities like London, New ...

Read more

Posted in: News

ANTHRAX Guitarist 'Basking In The Glasgow Afterglow'

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian has commented on the opening gig of the band's European tour, which kicked off Friday night (April 7) in Glasgow, Scotland. In a posting on the group's official web site, Ian wrote, "It's 7 a.m. and I'm still basking in the Glasgow afterglow. What a way to kick this off!!! There's ...

Read more

Posted in: News

DEMIRICOUS: 'Vagrant Idol' Video Posted Online

DEMIRICOUS' video for the track "Vagrant Idol" has been posted online at MetalBlade.de (Windows Media). The song comes off the Indianapolis-based death/thrash metal band's recently released Metal Blade Records debut, "One (Hellbound)", which was recorded in June 2005 at Planet Z studios with producer Zeuss (HATEBREED, SHADOWS FALL). The clip was with acclaimed ...

Read more

Posted in: News

QUIET RIOT Announce New Session Musicians

QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali has issued the following update via his official web site: "To end the somewhat ongoing speculation on the QUIET RIOT 2006 lineup, for those who are interested, here is the latest news that I can offer: "Session guitarist and personal friend Neil Citron will be recording with us on our ...

Read more

Posted in: News

QUIET RIOT's FRANKIE BANALI Auctioning Drum Sticks

QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali is auctioning a pair of drum sticks on eBay that he used to record a cover of THE BEATLES' "Magical Mystery Tour" for an upcoming BEATLES tribute album. Frankie wrote the words "Magical Mystery Tour" on the drum sticks and autographed them. He also included a signed promotional photo of ...

Read more

Posted in: News

ANTHRAX: European Tour Dates Announced

ANTHRAX have lined up the following European dates in April: Apr. 08 - Sheffield, UK - Corperation Apr. 09 - Wolverhampton, UK - Wolfrun Hall Apr. 10 - London, UK - Astoria Apr. 11 - Nottingham, UK - Rock City Apr. 12 - Glasgow, UK - ABC Apr. 14 - Tilburg, NETH - 013 Apr. ...

Read more

Posted in: News

ANTHRAX Members Schedule Signing Sessions At NAMM

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian and drummer Charlie Benante will be attending the 2006 Winter NAMM show (National Association of Music Merchants), which runs between January 19 and January 22 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. Scott will be signing at the Washburn booth between 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. on Saturday January 21, ...

Read more

Posted in: News

DEMIRICOUS Announce New Drummer

Indianapolis-based death/thrash metal band DEMIRICOUS have announced the addition of touring drummer Mike Rafferty to the group's ranks. "This will be a trial before making him the permanent band member," reads an official press release. "He has previously drummed for GOD BELOW and BRAND NEW SIN. He has also recently done drum teching for TRIVIUM. ...

Read more

Posted in: News

MÖTLEY CRÜE's SIXX: 'Thank You For A Great Year'

MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx has posted the following message in his online diary: "Well, Donna [wife] and Rhyan are off to Cambodia for X-mas.We had ours early this year so she could take Rhy there for a special mother/son trip. Im excited for them, yet it somehow feels sad to be in a somewhat ...

Read more

Posted in: News

ANTHRAX Begin Writing New Material

ANTHRAX members Frankie Bello (bass), Charlie Benante (drums) and Scott Ian (guitar) got together in Chicago (where Benante lives with his wife) in early December to jam on new material. According to Ian, rough "skeletons" of three new songs came out of these sessions, with the band scheduled to continue writing in early 2006. ANTHRAX ...

Read more

Posted in: News