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Carmine Appice’s new label, Rocker Records, is set to launch

November 13th, 2013
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Carmine Appice

Revered by legions of high-profile musicians, including Led Zeppelin’s John Bonham, as one of the most innovative and powerful drummers that rock and roll has ever seen, the legendary Carmine Appice needs no introduction.

Now, the man whose soulful pounding powered the uniquely heavy psychedelia of Vanilla Fudge’s mesmerizing late-1960s remake of “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” up the charts and later co-wrote Rod Stewart’s smash hits “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy” and “Young Turks” is launching an exciting new record label, Rocker Records.

The first four releases are due out Nov. 19 as digital offerings, and they include Bogert/Appice & Friends, TNA (featuring Appice and guitar master Pat Travers) Live in Europe, and two concert recordings from his highly influential post-Vanilla Fudge group Cactus, Live in Japan and Live in the USA. Expect a bonanza of Appice-related material to flow from this new pipeline.

Information regarding these and other upcoming releases can be found at www.rocker-records.com and www.facebook.com/carminerockerrecords.

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Appice Drum Wars Kicks Off Canadian Tour May 9th; 10 exclusive fan VIP Tix available per show

March 4th, 2013

Legendary drummer brothers Carmine and Vinny Appice will kick off their first Canadian tour on May 9th, 2013 at This Ain’t Hollywood in Hamilton, Ontario. “Drum Wars” was created with Vinny Appice and older brother drumming legend Carmine Appice. It is a Rock Drumming Show featuring music from the history of bands the Appice brothers have played with, as well as drum solos, comedy and a massive drum battle finale that tears it up. The brothers will also offer VIP Ticket Packages to fans for this tour. The packages offer concert attendees an opportunity to hang out with two of rock’s legendary icons – Carmine and Vinny Appice. VIP Packages also include admission to the show and sound check prior to the show; photo opportunities at sound check; free Drum Wars t-shirt; autographed Drum Wars photos; photos of VIP ticket holders behind Carmine and Vinny’s drum sets; and VIP commemorative passes. The VIP Ticket packages are limited to 10 per show and can be purchased for $125US through paypal at: http://www.serge.org/drumwarsviptix.htm.

There is nothing like Drum Wars in rock music. When me and Vinny play together or battle, it’s like thunder!!”Carmine Appice

Appice Drum Wars tour dates include:

Thursday, May 9, 2013 – This Ain’t Hollywood, 345 James St. N., Hamilton, Ontario – 9:30PM

Friday, May 10, 2013 – The Rockpile Nightclub, 5555 Dundas Steet West, Toronto, Ontario – 8PM

Saturday, May 11, 2013 – Le Petit Campus, 57 Prince Arthur Est., Monteal, Quebec – 8PM

Sunday, May 12, 2013 – Maverick’s, 221 Rideau Street, Ottawa, Ontario – 7:30PM

Carmine Appice – Bio

As drummer for Vanilla Fudge, Carmine Appice set the grooves for the groundbreaking band’s 1967 psychedelic debut, inadvertently inventing Stoner Rock in the process. The Fudge had no precedent. The band was totally unique. No rock group, up until that point, had ever so lugubriously s-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-d out well-known pop tunes like the Beatles “Eleanor Rigby” and “Ticket To Ride,” Curtis Mayfield’s “People Get Ready,” Sonny & Cher’s “Bang Bang” Rod Argent’s “She’s Not There” and, most famously, The Supremes’ Motown classic “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” to such hippie heights. With Mark Stein’s mysterioso wash of Grand Guignol keyboard theatrics, Tim Bogert’s amazing and trippy bass runs, and guitarist Vince Martell’s era-happy soloing, Appice boomed like no other drummer in rock history. Their debut album still stands today as a Hard Rock classic. Vanilla Fudge went on to tour with Jimi Hendrix, Cream, and even had Led Zeppelin as an opening act.

Post-Fudge, Bogert and Appice formed Cactus (seen as an influence on King’s X and Van Halen). Post-Cactus, the rhythm section found Grammy-winning Guitar Hero Jeff Beck to form the first supergroup: Beck, Bogert & Appice (BBA).

One of the premier showmen in rock, Appice became known worldwide for his astonishing live performances, in addition to becoming a highly sought-after session drummer, recording with countless artists throughout his career. In ’76, he joined Rod Stewart’s band, touring, recording and writing two of Stewart’s biggest hits, “Do Ya Think I’m Sexy” and “Young Turks.” He left Stewart to record his first solo album, Rockers, and tour Japan and North America with an allstar band. . In the early ‘80s, he toured with Ozzy Osbourne, Ted Nugent. In the mid ‘80s, he formed King Kobra for two Capitol albums and international touring. And in the late 80s, Carmine played on a Pink Floyd record “Momentary Lapse of Reason and formed Blue Murder with Whitesnake’s John Sykes and The Firm’s Tony Franklin. In the early ‘90s, he pounded away soul-style for The Edgar Winter Group.

As an educator, Carmine was the first to legitimize rock drumming with his landmark book, The Realistic Rock Drum Method, selling over 400,000 copies (now in video format). He was the first Rock Drummer and Rock Musician to conduct instructional clinics and symposiums around the world, a tradition he continues. In appreciation for his universal appeal, Los Angeles was one of four cities that have had “Carmine Appice Day.” In ’91, he was forever immortalized via his induction in cement to the Hollywood’s Rock Walk (next to his idols, Gene Krupa and Buddy Rich).

Vinny Appice – Bio

Has powered the rhythm live and in the studio with the bands DIO, BLACK SABBATH, HEAVEN AND HELL, OZZY OSBURNE, WWIII, AXIS, RICK DERRINGER, and at age 16 performed with JOHN LENNON “live” on stage and in the studio. Vinny has recorded and co-written songs on over 25 albums and CDs many which are multi-platinum records and still selling numerous copies and downloads today! Drumming across the world for over 2 decades and playing before countless fans and selling millions of records his drumming can also be heard on numerous movie soundtracks and DVDs including “Wayne’s World 2″, “Heavy Metal”, “Iron Eagle”, “Bedazzled” and recently “Bad Teacher”. He is the author of drum instruction book “Rock Steady” and DVD “Hard Rock Drumming Techniques” and has performed incredible drum clinics around the globe. Numerous books have been written about Black Sabbath and Dio with the authors always mentioning his unique powerful drumming style and has become a part of rock drumming history!

In 2006, Black Sabbath was reborn as Heaven And Hell with Vinny again driving the rhythm behind the band with the great Ronnie James Dio on vocals. Three world tours followed as well as a CD titled “The Devil You Know”, the first studio album since 1991’s “Dehumanizer”. The band also released “Heaven And Hell Live in Europe” DVD in 2010 which was the last video recording of the late Ronnie James Dio at the Wacken Festival in Germany. Vinny can also be heard on the recent release of “Dio At Donington”, a live performance of Dio in 1983 and 1987. In 2012, Vinny’s new heavy band Kill Devil Hill featuring mega bassist Rex Brown (Pantera/Down) vocalist Dewey Bragg and guitarist Mark Zavon, toured and released their first CD on SPV Records. The music is a cross between Sabbath, Alice In Chains and some Zep. Vinny is working on the release of a new rock drum instruction book and instructional video.

For more information about Drum Wars, please visit the following web sites:

http://www.drumwars.com

http://www.facebook.com/appicedrumwars 

For more info about the VIP Ticket Package, please visit:

http://www.serge.org/drumwarsviptix.htm

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Appice Drum Wars Invades the Northeast; Brothers Carmine and Vinny Appice go to battle in the Northeastern USA July 30-August 1

July 10th, 2011

The Rock House in West Greenwich, Rhode Island will kick off the first northeastern USA Drum Wars shows featuring legendary drummers Carmine and Vinny Appice on Saturday, July 30th. Brothers and “rivals” Carmine and Vinny Appice are set to battle it out by performing classic hard rock, pop and metal hits that were popular during their long drumming careers. Drum Wars is an ultimate showdown featuring legendary rock drumming brothers CARMINE & VINNY APPICE. The show will include hits from Carmine & Vinny’s storied past, tributes to late drummers, audience participation and even a bit of magic. And of course the phenomenal Drum Wars climax as the brothers compete against each other for drumming dominance!

 

On, Saturday July 30th, The Music Complex presents Carmine and Vinny Appice DRUMS WARS: The Ultimate Drum Battle and Rock and Roll Show at The Rock House, 731 Centre of New England Blvd – West Greenwich, RI 02817

Phone 401-385-3036. Web site: http://www.therockhouseri.com

Doors: 7:30pm – Showtime: 9:30pm

Tickets $15

Advance tickets available at the club or charge by phone

ATTN: LOCAL MUSICIANS – Would you like to perform with Carmine and Vinny Appice? THE MUSIC COMPLEX in Pawtucket will hold a contest to choose the cream-of-the-crop vocalist, guitarist and bassist to be Drum Wars band members at the Rock House. For contest rules and entry info, contact Rudy at the Music Complex – rudy@themusiccomplexri.com or 401/729-1860 or check out the entry info at http://www.themusiccomplexri.com or on their Facebook page

 

On Sunday, July 31st, Monster Music presents Carmine and Vinny Appice DRUMS WARS: The Ultimate Drum Battle and Rock and Roll Show at The Crazy Donkey, 1058 Route 110 – Farmingdale, NY 11735. Phone 631-753-1975. Web site: http://www.thecrazydonkey.com

ALL DAY DRUM FEST! – Doors: 4pm Drum Wars: 8pm

Tickets $20 for the entire day

Advance tickets available at http://www.clubloaded.com and at MONSTER MUSIC, 3068 Hempstead Turnpike, Levittown, NY 11756

 

On Monday, August 1st, B.B. KING’s – 237 West 42nd Street – New York, NY Phone 212-997-4144 – Web site: http://www.bbkingblues.com – hosts the final battle for this 3-day run. Doors: 6pm – Showtime: 8pm – $16 advance / $20 day of show

 

Legendary rock drummer Carmine Appice (Ozzy Osbourne, Rod Stewart, Vanilla Fudge, Jeff Beck, Guitar Zeus, King Kobra – to name a few) has enjoyed an amazing 30 year career as a rock star, music educator, and rock pioneer. He is widely considered to be one of the most accomplished showmen in rock and is the recipient of numerous awards including dozens of gold and platinum selling records. Carmine co-wrote such monster selling hits as “Do Ya Think I’m Sexy” and “Young Turks”. He has broken new ground in very aspect of his career as a performer, as a teacher, and as a writer, and he continues to inspire drummers and listeners throughout the world with his originality and his unwavering dedication to the art of drumming.

 

Vinny Appice has anchored the rhythm and power live and in the studio for the music of Dio, Black Sabbath, Heaven and Hell, WWIII, Axis, Rick Derringer, John Lennon, and more. He has recorded and co-written songs on over 25 albums and CDs including many multi-platinum records. Touring the world for over 2 decades resulted in selling millions of records! Vinny’s drumming can also be heard on numerous movie soundtracks including “Wayne’s World 2″, “Heavy Metal”, “Iron Eagle” and “Bedazzled”. Vinny, the author of drum instruction book “Rock Steady” and DVD “Hard Rock Drumming Techniques” has performed incredible powerhouse drum clinics around the globe. Numerous books have been written about Black Sabbath and Dio with the authors always mentioned Vinny’s unique powerful drumming style!

 

Vinny and Carmine break out the heavy artillery in this entertaining no-holds barred battle to the finish. Carmine and Vinny…Vinny and Carmine! Don’t know which one comes first, which one had the mustache first, or which one has the best legs! However, they are both great artists in their own genre. Carmine’s track record includes Vanilla Fudge, Cactus, B.B.A. (Beck, Bogart and Appice), and Rod Stewart, to name a few. Not bad! Vinny has driven John Lennon, Black Sabbath, Dio and Heaven & Hell. Not bad! From the initial downbeat of this sibling confrontation, this spectacle culminates in the final battle of Drum Wars. The Ultimate Battle both playing with great power, imagination and musically spirited. So now, Drum Wars – The Tour where Carmine and Vinny demonstrate their sensational playing abilities. It is comedy in that they leave Laurel and Hardy very secure! It is entertainment in that it is great fun. Sincere, open and honest. Both drummers play great solos and great ensemble work in their own inimitable style. Their years of experience are reflected in their ability to respond musically to each other. I personally am honored to have them both as friends and musical colleagues. May the musical battle continue! – Vic Firth

 

http://www.drumwars.com

 

Appice Drum Wars Invades the Northeast

Brothers Carmine and Vinny Appice go to battle in the Northeastern USA July 30-August 1

The Rock House in West Greenwich, Rhode Island will kick off the first northeastern USA Drum Wars shows featuring legendary drummers Carmine and Vinny Appice on Saturday, July 30th. Brothers and “rivals” Carmine and Vinny Appice are set to battle it out by performing classic hard rock, pop and metal hits that were popular during their long drumming careers. Drum Wars is an ultimate showdown featuring legendary rock drumming  brothers CARMINE & VINNY APPICE. The show will include hits from Carmine & Vinny’s storied past, tributes to late drummers, audience participation and even a bit of magic. And of course the phenomenal Drum Wars climax as the brothers compete against each other for drumming dominance!

     On, Saturday July 30th, The Music Complex presents Carmine and Vinny Appice DRUMS WARS: The Ultimate Drum Battle and Rock and Roll Show at The Rock House, 731 Centre of New England Blvd – West Greenwich, RI  02817
Phone 401-385-3036. Web site:
http://www.therockhouseri.com
Doors: 7:30pm  – Showtime: 9:30pm
Tickets $15
Advance tickets available at the club or charge by phone
ATTN: LOCAL MUSICIANS – Would you like to perform with Carmine and Vinny Appice? THE MUSIC COMPLEX in Pawtucket will hold a contest to choose the cream-of-the-crop vocalist, guitarist and bassist to be Drum Wars band members at the Rock House.  For contest rules and entry info, contact Rudy at the Music Complex – rudy@themusiccomplexri.com or 401/729-1860 or check out the entry info at
http://www.themusiccomplexri.com or on their  Facebook page

On Sunday, July 31st, Monster Music presents Carmine and Vinny Appice DRUMS WARS: The Ultimate Drum Battle and Rock and Roll Show at The Crazy Donkey, 1058 Route 110 – Farmingdale, NY  11735. Phone 631-753-1975. Web site: http://www.thecrazydonkey.com
ALL DAY DRUM FEST! – Doors: 4pm   Drum Wars: 8pm
Tickets $20 for the entire day
Advance tickets available at
http://www.clubloaded.com and at MONSTER MUSIC, 3068 Hempstead Turnpike, Levittown, NY 11756

     On Monday, August 1st, B.B. KING’s – 237 West 42nd Street – New York, NY  Phone 212-997-4144 –  Web site: http://www.bbkingblues.com – hosts the final battle for this 3-day run. Doors: 6pm – Showtime: 8pm – $16 advance / $20 day of show

     Legendary rock drummer Carmine Appice (Ozzy Osbourne, Rod Stewart, Vanilla Fudge, Jeff Beck, Guitar Zeus, King Kobra – to name a few) has enjoyed an amazing 30 year career as a rock star, music educator, and rock pioneer. He is widely considered to be one of the most accomplished showmen in rock and is the recipient of numerous awards including dozens of gold and platinum selling records. Carmine co-wrote such monster selling hits as “Do Ya Think I’m Sexy” and “Young Turks”. He has broken new ground in very aspect of his career as a performer, as a teacher, and as a writer, and he continues to inspire drummers and listeners throughout the world with his originality and his unwavering dedication to the art of drumming.

Vinny Appice has anchored the rhythm and power live and in the studio for the music of Dio, Black Sabbath, Heaven and Hell, WWIII, Axis, Rick Derringer, John Lennon, and more. He has recorded and co-written songs on over 25 albums and CDs including many multi-platinum records. Touring the world for over 2 decades resulted in selling millions of records! Vinny’s drumming can also be heard on numerous movie soundtracks including “Wayne’s World 2″, “Heavy Metal”, “Iron Eagle” and “Bedazzled”. Vinny, the author of drum instruction book “Rock Steady” and DVD “Hard Rock Drumming Techniques” has performed incredible powerhouse drum clinics around the globe. Numerous books have been written about Black Sabbath and Dio with the authors always mentioned Vinny’s unique powerful drumming style!

Vinny and Carmine break out the heavy artillery in this entertaining no-holds barred battle to the finish. Carmine and Vinny…Vinny and Carmine! Don’t know which one comes first, which one had the mustache first, or which one has the best legs! However, they are both great artists in their own genre. Carmine’s track record includes Vanilla Fudge, Cactus, B.B.A. (Beck, Bogart and Appice), and Rod Stewart, to name a few. Not bad! Vinny has driven John Lennon, Black Sabbath, Dio and Heaven & Hell. Not bad!  From the initial downbeat of this sibling confrontation, this spectacle culminates in the final battle of Drum Wars. The Ultimate Battle both playing with great power, imagination and musically spirited. So now, Drum Wars – The Tour where Carmine and Vinny demonstrate their sensational playing abilities. It is comedy in that they leave Laurel and Hardy very secure! It is entertainment in that it is great fun. Sincere, open and honest. Both drummers play great solos and great ensemble work in their own inimitable style. Their years of experience are reflected in their ability to respond musically to each other. I personally am honored to have them both as friends and musical colleagues. May the musical battle continue! – Vic Firth

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Rock Legend Carmine Appice Now Offering Digital Downloads

February 6th, 2011

Los Angeles, CA – Rock legend, Realistic Rock author, and Sabian’s World’s Greatest Rock Drummer Carmine Appice is now offering rare tracks and impossible to find, out of production albums available as digital downloads directly from his official web site. Some of Carmine’s best performances new and old are available along with a brand new track from King Kobra titled “Monsters and Heroes”. All proceeds from this track will be donated to the Ronnie James Dio Cancer Fund. Other rare albums include “BBA (Beck, Bogert & Appice) Live in London” recorded in 1973; Carmine’s solo release “Rockers”; “Party Tested”, the 1980 release by DNA (Derringer & Appice); and Mothers Army “Planet Earth” with Joe Lynn Turner,  Jeff Watson and Bob Daisley.

More tracks and full albums will be added to the continually expanding catalog each month. All tracks are just 99¢ each and full album downloads offer a reduced price from the single track downloads price. Some of these tracks are not on iTunes or Amazon.com. They are only available on the official Carmine Appice web site.

To preview and download tracks, visit:
http://www.carmineappice.net/11_digital_downloads.html

For more info about Carmine Appice, please visit
http://www.carmineappice.net

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PAUL SHORTINO – Solo artist, King Kobra, Rough Cutt, Quiet Riot

November 11th, 2010

PAUL SHORTINO  – Solo artist, King Kobra, Rough Cutt, Quiet Riot

INTERVIEW BY MARKO SYRJÄLÄ

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Paul Shortino is a USA born rock singer who has sung for several bands including Rough Cutt, Quiet Riot, Bad Boyzz, and The Cutt. In addition, he has released several solo albums and has been a part of many different projects.  The latest solo effort CHASING MY DREAM was released in 2009 and recently he has joined a renewed version of classic hard rock band King Kobra. In September 2010, Paul performed in Stockholm with legendary band Great White.  There I had a chance to hear the latest news and some vintage stories directly from the man himself. Read on!

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JOHN SYKES -Thin Lizzy, ex-Whitesnake, Blue Murder, Tygers of Pan Tang

September 7th, 2008

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JOHN SYKES

The now legendary guitarist, John Sykes, first rose to public consciousness after joining the New Wave of British Heavy Metal band, TYGERS OF PAN TANG, for two albums; SPELLBOUND and CRAZY NIGHTS. He was then recruited into THIN LIZZY by the mastermind Phil Lynott himself. After one more album, the classic THUNDER AND LIGHTNING, as well as a double live LP entitled LIFE in 1983, THIN LIZZY was disbanded. Soon after John found himself working alongside Jon Lord, Cozy Powell, Neil Murray and David Coverdale in WHITESNAKE, in time to make an appearance on the 1984 SLIDE IT IN record. The biggest success was yet to come and took shape in the 1987 self-titled album, which went on to sell millions. Having been fired from WHITESNAKE (along with everybody else), John started his own band, BLUE MURDER, releasing two albums, the self-titled in 1989 and NOTHIN’ BUT TROUBLE in 1993. In 1994 John, Scott Gorham and Brian Downey decided to resurrect THIN LIZZY for some select shows, in honor of their departed leader. Since then, in between doing solo albums and tours, Sykes has, along with Scott Gorham, kept their version of THIN LIZZY going to the present day with the lineup presently being completed by drummer Tommy Aldridge and bass player Francesco DiCosmo. In this interview John Sykes shares some insights on the various stages of his illustrious career.

 

INTERVIEW BY MARKO SYRJÄLÄ AND JARNO HUOVILA

PICTURES BY MARKO SYRJÄLÄ

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Joe Lynn Turner: solo artist, Brazen Abbot, ex- Rainbow, ex- Deep Purple, etc…

October 15th, 2007

JOE LYNN TURNER

Joe Lynn Turner’s recording career, spanning three full decades, is too impressive to be described in just a few sentences. He will, however, forever be first and foremost recognized as the man responsible for leading the legendary hard rock band Rainbow to it’s greatest commercial heights. Taking over the reigns from Graham Bonnet, who had only endured one album in the giant shoes left by Ronnie James Dio, Joe recorded three classic albums, DIFFICULT TO CURE in 1981, STRAIGHT BETWEEN THE EYES in 1982 and BENT OUT OF SHAPE in 1983. Before reuniting with Mr. Blackmore once again, this time at the helm of Deep Purple to record the SLAVES AND MASTERS album in 1989, Joe helped Yngwie Malmsteen craft his arguably best work to date, the ODYSSEY in 1988.Through the years Joe Lynn Turner has also released numerous well received solo albums and worked with many great bands such as Mother’s Army. In the past decade he has, among other things, worked with Nikolo Kotzev on five albums, Brazen Abbot’s EYE OF STORM in 1996, BAD RELIGION in 1997, GUILTY AS SIN in 2003 and MY RESURRECTION in 2005 as well as Nikolo Kotzev’s double album NOSTRADAMUS in 2001. He’s also released and toured several albums with fellow Deep Purple alumni Glenn Hughes. We hope that you enjoy this look into Joe’s career, past, present and future!

 

Interview by Marko Syrjala

 

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Carmine Appice

July 14th, 2006

 

CARMINE APPICE

 

Interview by Marko Syrjala

 

There’s no doubt that Carmine Appice is a living drum legend. His career started already on the mid 60’s with Vanilla Fudge and since then he’s been working with such names as Ozzy Osbourne, Ted Nugent, Rod Stewart, Blue Murder, King Kobra among many others. Metal-Rules.com caught Carmine at Sweden Rock festival just a few hours before he was going to hit on the stage with another classic band of his, Cactus. As a result of our length discussion here’s an update of Carmine’s current projects, past bands and future plans. Enjoy!!!

 

 

Pictures by Marko Syrjala & archives

 

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