Listen to Looch: a Quiet Riot documentary worth checking out

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Mary Lucia talks about a Quiet Riot documentary worth checking out. (Luke Taylor; Joseph Gallup | MPR)

On August 20, Quiet Riot drummer Frankie Banali passed away after a battle with pancreatic cancer. Banali's passing got me interested in the documentary, Quiet Riot: Well Now You're Here, There's No Way Back, produced and directed by Regina Russell.

It's basically a documentary about Frankie's struggles with trying to keep Quiet Riot together after the passing of Kevin DuBrow.

The film is very Spinal Tap-esque, and for that I give them credit because they really struggled with members leaving, going to other bands, coming back, trying to replace the singer while trying to fulfill their obligations to play different festivals and state fair circuits. And we have to remember that Quiet Riot really broke through in the earlier days of heavy metal, selling millions of records.

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    Quiet Riot drummer Frankie Banali in the documentary, 'Quiet Riot: Well Now You're Here, There's No Way Back.' (PinkMermaid Productions)
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    Musician Frankie Banali arrives at the 2012 Revolver Golden Gods Award Show at Club Nokia on April 11, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
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    Quiet Riot singer Kevin DuBrow arrives at the "We Will Rock You" North American premiere at Paris Las Vegas Le Theatre de Arts in Las Vegas, Nevada September 8, 2004. (Chris Farina/Getty Images)
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    1975: Rock band, Slade, with, second from right, Dave Hill and far right, Noddy Holder. (Evening Standard/Getty Images)
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    Quiet Riot drummer Frankie Banali in the documentary, 'Quiet Riot: Well Now You're Here, There's No Way Back.' (PinkMermaid Productions)