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VINNY APPICE – Heaven & Hell, Derringer, 3 Legged Dog, ex-DIO

August 3rd, 2008

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VINNY APPICE

Vinny Appice, having got an early introduction to drumming from his big brother Carmine Appice [ex-OZZY OSBOURNE, CACTUS, VANILLA FUDGE], first rose to fame in 1976 in DERRINGER, alongside Rick Derringer, Kenny Aaronson and Danny Johnson. Together they toured and released two studio albums (DERRINGER in 1976 and SWEET EVIL in 1977) and, to cap things off, a live record (LIVE in 1977). Now, after thirty years, the classic lineup of the band (that was only ever together for less than two years to begin with) has been resurrected for some very special appearances around the world. In the interim, like the other members of DERRINGER, Vinny Appice has gone on to achieve even bigger success in various forms. In 1978 he released an album (IT’S A CIRCUS WORLD) with AXIS, before facing the formidable task of filling Bill Ward’s boots, in BLACK SABBATH, for the remainder of the HEAVEN AND HELL tour. He then went on to record the now legendary MOB RULES album with them, as well as the double live record, LIVE EVIL. After Ronnie James Dio’s first reign at the helm of BLACK SABBATH came to an end, Vinny chose to accompany him in forming a brand new band, DIO. Together they went on to record multiple gold (SACRET HEART in 1985) and platinum (HOLY DIVER in 1983 and LAST IN LINE in 1984) selling albums. Finally in 1992 Vinny and Ronnie rejoined BLACK SABBATH for the DEHUMANIZER record and ensuing tour. After the Costa Mesa debacle, Vinny joined Ronnie for another couple of DIO records, before, in the late ’90s, jumping ship again to fill in for ailing Bill Ward on BLACK SABBATH’s "Reunion" tour. More recently Vinny has, among other things, put out an excellent record (FROZEN SUMMER) with his band, 3 LEGGED DOGG, featuring Jimmy Bain (ex-RAINBOW, ex-DIO), Carlos Cavazo (ex-QUIET RIOT), Chas West (ex-BONHAM) and Brian Young. All of this, of course, before once again being called to duty with HEAVEN & HELL to record three new songs for the BLACK SABBATH compilation album (THE DIO YEARS) and a subsequent tour. Now, with a phenomenal tour and a gold selling live release ("LIVE FROM RADIO MUSIC CITY HALL in 2007) to show for it, it’s almost time for another studio album.

We caught up with Vinny after he had just finished a killer show with DERRINGER at the prestigious Sweden Rock Festival (which last year he played with HEAVEN & HELL). Rock ‘n’ Roll!

INTERVIEW BY MARKO SYRJÄLÄ AND JARNO HUOVILA

PICTURES BY MARKO SYRJÄLÄ AND ARCHIVES

 

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ERIC SINGER -KISS, Alice Cooper

January 1st, 2008

Eric Singer

Eric Singer

ERIC SINGER

INTERVIEW AND PICTURES BY MARKO SYRJALA

Additional questions and transcription by Jani “Ozzy” Salo

Legendary drummer Eric Singer first rose to fame playing drums on Lita Ford’s DANCIN’ ON THE EDGE tour back in 1984. Subsequently he joined up with Tony Iommi and played on two classic Black Sabbath albums, SEVENTH STAR in 1986 and THE ETERNAL IDOL the following year. Thereupon he toured the world with Gary Moore before reuniting with his old Black Sabbath colleague Ray Gillen in Badlands. In quick succession he hooked up with Alice Cooper for some touring before stepping in to replace the ailing Eric Carr in KISS and proceeding to record the classic REVENGE album in 1992 and the follow up CARNIVAL OF SOULS in 1997 as well as the live albums ALIVE III in 1993 and MTV UNPLUGGED in 1996. More recently he has, in addition to touring with both KISS and Alice Cooper, appeared on Alice’s BRUTAL PLANET album in 2000 and THE EYES OF ALICE COOPER album in 2003. He has also toured and put out albums with ESP (Eric Singer Project) and worked with Tobias Sammet’s Avantasia, Gilby Clarke and that’s not all… read all about it in this forthright interview.

 

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Ozzy Osbourne / Rob Zombie / In This Moment Live In Vancouver – Oct. 20, 2007

November 7th, 2007

Ozzy Osbourne / Rob Zombie / In This Moment
Saturday, October 20, 2007
General Motors Place
Vancouver, BC  Canada

 

***Live Review By Lord of The Wasteland

(***Photo approval was not granted for this show.)


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Vinny Appice from Heaven and Hell

November 6th, 2007

Vinny Appice from Heaven and Hell

Written by Simon Lukic
Transcribed by Mike ‘Fucking Hostile’ Holmes
All Live Pics By Lord of the Wasteland

What more can one say about the reunion of Ronnie James Dio, Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi and Vinnie Appice that hasn’t already been said? How about magical, awe inspiring and exceptional? Whatever the adjective, it’s safe to say that it has been a welcomed return – one that is worthy of much praise. I was fortunate enough to speak to drum legend Vinny Appice during their Australian tour this year and here is the conversation.

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SWEDENROCK 6-9 June 2007

July 8th, 2007

Article and pics by Arto Lehtinen and Marko Syrjälä

(Addiotional comments by J. Huovila – Thanks)

Wow! This is the seventh time that the Finnish Metal-Rules squad made an invasion to the mighty Swedenrock festival. Almost 70 bands descended upon the southern area of Sweden for a festival that turned out to be an utter blast from the beginning to the end! The bill of Swedenrock festival 2007 covers a wide range of metal styles and even classic rock stuff such as Kreator to Black Oak Arkansas and everything between. Therefore, there was at least something for everyone who attended the festival. As usual, the whole festival was once again sold out with around 30,000 people at the area every day. The Swedenrock festival has always had tremendous luck with the weather every year. Once again the gods of weather had given their blessing for this rocking metallic heaven on the earth with an extreme hot and sunny weekend that burned red the skin of several festival goers.

As written in the first sentence, this is already the seventh time that the Swedenrock festival has been featured in the site of Metal-Rules.com, so it is quite logical for us to give an in-depth article of several bands performing at Swedenrock. However we are not able to cover every band, but hopefully you will have a pleasant reading moment… Enjoy !!!


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SAUNA OPEN AIR METAL FESTIVAL, TAMPERE, FINLAND 7. – 9.6.2007

July 4th, 2007

Report and pics by Luxi Lahtinen & Niko Karppinen

Sauna Open Air Metal Festival 2007 entertained approximately 22,000 metal warriors within 3 hot and sunny days. Almost 10,000 people appeared on Saturday, 8th of June, which was undoubtedly the biggest day of the festival thanks to both Dimmu Borgir´s and Type O Negative´s attendance. The Sauna Open Air Metal Festival opened its gates for metalheads for the 4th time in the whole history of this well-organized festival. The settings were probably the best so far for a great, all-aged, metallic event. At least the four main headlining acts that were booked to Sauna 2007 – Megadeth, Dimmu Borgir, Type O Negative and Heaven & Hell – placed four unbeatable aces on the table. It seemed that the impossible had a splendid chance to become possible… and that´s – what I believe, happened eventually.

Two curiosities – and let’s even say, somewhat relatively experienced reporters from Metal-Rules.com – crept through the gates of Sauna Open Air Metal Festival, and the following honest observations were made on the happenings during this metallic feast…


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Heaven and Hell live at KB-hallen in Copenhagen Denmark 2007

June 18th, 2007

 

Heaven and Hell


European Tour
KB-Hallen
Copenhagen
Denmark
6/6 – 2007

Reviewed by: Anders Sandvall
Pictures by: Anders Sandvall

 

 

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Heaven and Hell / Megadeth / Down Live In Vancouver: March 11, 2007

March 25th, 2007

Heaven and Hell/Megadeth/Down
Sunday, March 11, 2007
Pacific Coliseum
Vancouver, BC  Canada

 

***Review and all live photos by Lord of The Wasteland


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Ronnie James Dio

September 14th, 2006

DIO

Interviewed By EvilG
If there was ever a person I would say “I’m not worthy” to, it would be this man. I’m talking about one the most influential and STILL one of the best vocalists to grace the heavy metal scene. Despite my lack of worthiness, I was lucky enough to talk with Ronnie James Dio for thirty minutes about Dio, Rainbow, metal and his future plans. So without any more of my rambling and drooling, here you go my interview with the voice of heavy metal…Ronnie James Dio!!!!

Listen in MP3: 30 mins, 6.9megs

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Wolfmother Live In Vancouver: May 27, 2006

June 6th, 2006


Saturday, May 27, 2006
Richard’s On Richards
Vancouver, BC  Canada

 ***Review & All Photos By Lord of The Wasteland


 

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Ozzfest 2005

January 17th, 2006


Thursday, August 11, 2005
White River Amphitheatre
Auburn, Washington  USA

 

**Live Review & All Photos By Lord of The Wasteland (NOTE: Photo approval was not granted for Iron Maiden or Black Sabbath)


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Ian Gillan

August 21st, 2005

Ian Gillan
Interviewed on Sunday September 6th, 1998 by EvilG

“Rock-N-Roll History has few true icons, but among the greats, one name stands the test of time: Ian Gillan. Spanning four decades, Ian Gillan has achieved phenomenal success as a singer, songwriter, actor, and author. He has inspired millions worldwide through his art with Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, and Jesus Christ Superstar. Today Ian Gillan continues the legacy with his new solo project  Dreamcatcher.” (Forbidden Records, 1998)


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Ronnie James Dio

July 20th, 2005

 
Interview with Ronnie James Dio

Interview and live pictures by Luxi ?Holy? Lahtinen
Interview session pictures by Niko ?Diver? Karppinen

 

Sauna Open Air festival (see -> http://www.sauna-open-air.fi/news.htm) was held in Tampere, Finland for the 2nd time in the beginning of this June, and this year the organizers had expanded the festival from last year?s one day festival to 3-day festival by gathering together three big names for the festival (Slayer, Dio and Megadeth) that made to move our lazy asses to Tampere for three days, making it overall the kind of festival to any metal dude or dudette who wanted to enjoy some quality acts playing there this year. 

Our main plan was to interview Slayer at the Sauna Open Air ?festival (both of us being huge Slayer ?fans), but since their management had told that there?s no point for the Slayer -guys to get interviewed this time by any press people  – having no new album out yet or anything, we changed our plans just at the very last minutes and asked a possibility to interview Mr. none-other-but Ronnie James Dio instead.

We got something better than what we originally ordered. Namely the whole band arrived to the backstage area to do the press thing, sat down on the other side of the table, getting ready for an interview and looking amazingly relaxed and comfortable. We put the tape recorder rollin? and started bombing with our questions mainly directed to Ronnie… and here?s the result. Enjoy folks.  

 

 

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Bobby Rondinelli

April 18th, 2005

Drum legend Bobby Rondinelli

Interviewed February 23, 2005 in Helsinki, Finland

by Marko Syrjala & Jarno Huovila

Pictures by Marko Syrjala and archives.

Drum legend Bobby Rondinelli has a long and successful history in the world of rock music. He has played and recorded with such acts as Black Sabbath, Rainbow, Blue ?yster Cult and Doro. We met Bobby in last February when he visited in Finland with his "new" band "The Lizards" who were midst of their current European tour supporting for another legend Glenn Hughes. There was a talk about tour, the Lizards and of course about his old bands and some other interesting things ? read on!  

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Ozzfest 2004

October 3rd, 2004

Ozzfest 2004
Tuesday, July 27, 2004
White River Amphitheatre
Auburn, WA

Review and pics by Lord of the Wasteland

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