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NOT MAKING SENSE … Carlos Cavazo on Quiet Riot going forward without Frankie Banali: “I think it’s Stupid!”

Carlos Cavazo – Photo: Vicki Cavazo

Blabbermouth — Former QUIET RIOT guitarist Carlos Cavazo says that “it’s stupid” for the band to continue without drummer Frankie Banali.

Banali, who joined QUIET RIOT in 1982 and played on its breakthrough album, 1983’s “Metal Health”, died last August after a 16-month battle with pancreatic cancer. In September, QUIET RIOT announced that it would carry on touring following Frankie‘s death. The band, which now features drummer Johnny Kelly (DANZIG, TYPE O NEGATIVE), played a couple of shows in October and has a string of dates booked in 2021.

Asked in a new interview with the “Waste Some Time With Jason Green” video podcast how he feels about QUIET RIOT continuing without any members of the group’s classic lineup, Carlos said (see video below): “I think it’s stupid for somebody to do that, really. It doesn’t make sense to me.”

Cavazo was a member of QUIET RIOT during the band’s most commercially successful period. After replacing Randy Rhoads in the 1980s, he remained in QUIET RIOT into the early 2000s until the group split up. When vocalist Kevin DuBrow reformed QUIET RIOT in 2003, Cavazo was not included.

Asked if he would have returned to QUIET RIOT had he been approached to come back nearly two decades ago, he said: “If we could have worked out our differences and all the details of everything, I would have done it, yeah. I would have loved to get back with the original QUIET RIOT. But it was never to be. Unfortunately, Frankie kind of screwed me over a little bit here and there, and he never tried to call me and say he was sorry for what he did and make up our friendship. He was okay — he could sleep every night for what he did. It wasn’t cool what he did, and it wasn’t what friends do to friends. Obviously, he wasn’t my friend. Friends don’t do that to friends, and I figured, I just scratched him off my friends list. I just didn’t wanna have anything to do with any of them, and I just moved on.”

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