I just read that Frankie Banali is battling Stage Four Pancreatic Cancer. Frankie was one of the drummers that inspired me to take up drumming in the first place and he was the first drummer that I ever saw perform live in concert. I was fortunate enough to interview Frankie a while back and it was one of my most enjoyable talks. You can read the entire interview here: Frankie Banali . I wish Frankie a complete recovery and hope to see him sitting behind his Ludwig kit in the very near future.