Stateside rock band Hookers & Blow has dedicated the release of their latest single, a cover of Led Zeppelin’s ‘Trampled Underfoot’, in memory of the late Frankie Banali, drummer with Quiet Riot.
Guitarist Alex Grossi, who was also with Quiet Riot, said: “This song was added into our live set during our first residency at The Whisky A Go Go in 2013 for Frankie Banali (Quiet Riot) to come down and jam on. When it came time to picking songs to cover for this record, naturally we had this one on the list, with Frankie on drums.’’
‘Trampled Underfoot’ follows the recent singles ‘Shakin‘’ (Eddie Money), ‘Rocks Off’ (Rolling Stones) and ‘Ziggy Stardust’ (David Bowie), that are part of a whole album of covers to be released later in the year on Golden Robot Records. This track was recorded individually and mixed largely in quarantine earlier this year and also features keyboardist Dizzy Reed (Guns N’ Roses) and bass player Mike Duda (W.A.S.P.).
A good friend and colleague to the band, Frankie Banali, passed away recently after a battle with cancer. A portion of proceeds from this single will be donated to Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN).
Founded in 1999, PanCAN is dedicated to fighting the world’s toughest cancer. In our urgent mission to save lives, we attack pancreatic cancer on all fronts: research, clinical initiatives, patient services and advocacy.
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