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HOLLYWOOD MONSTERS Sign With Mausoleum Records

May 5th, 2014

Classic hard rockers HOLLYWOOD MONSTERS, featuring Tim Bogert (Vanilla Fudge, Cactus), Don Airey (Deep Purple, Whitesnake, Michael Schenker), Vinnie Appice(Dio, Black Sabbath), signs a record deal with Mausoleum Records. The new album, ‘Big Trouble‘, to be released on 23th May via Mausoleum Records. A brand new song “Move On” can be streamed using the Soundcloud player.

https://soundcloud.com/thehollywoodmonsters/move-on-feat-vinny-appice-tim-bogert-don-airey-steph-honde

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“Big Trouble” track listing:

01. Another Day In Grey – Pt 1
02. Move On
03. Big Trouble
04. The Only Way
05. The Cage
06. The Ocean
07. Oh Boy!
08. Underground
09. Village Of The Damned
10. Song For A Fool

Bonus track

11. Fuck You All

Your favourite Classic Hard Rock artists together! Ever track a bone shaking experience when old and new friends get together for a blast of hard rockin’ musical mayhem!

Hollywood Monsters are:

Steph Honde – Vocals, Guitars, Piano, Bass
Paul Di’Anno – Vocals (track 11)
Denis Baruta – Guitars (tracks 5, 9 & 11)
Tim Bogert – Bass (tracks 1, 2 & 10)
Olivier Brossard – Bass (track 11)
Vinny Appice – Drums (all tracks except 7, 10 & 11)
Don Airey – Hammond B3 (track 2)
Emmanuel Lamic – Drums (tracks 10 & 11)
Laetitia Gondran – Drums (track 7)

Hollywood Monsters are the brainchild of vocalist, guitarist, composer, Stéphane “Steph” Honde, a French expatriate, who’s been living in California since 2012.

Honde first became noticed when fronting Mamooth, subsequently garnering a well-deserved reputation as a guitar virtuoso when playing in Café Bertrand, a French rock group he joined in 2004. The band toured, playing humongous stadiums such as the Stade de France, with an audience capacity in excess of 80.000 – performing with classic rock giants such as AC/DC and Deep Purple, the latter for whom they opened on thirty-six dates across Europe in November 2006, and another 12 in March of 2007.Honde recorded two albums with Café Bertrand – both critically acclaimed and commercially successful – “Les Airs Empruntés” (2005) and “L’Art Délicat du Rock’N’Roll” (2008), before leaving the band in 2011.

Honde then embarked on a length tour with Paul Di’Anno, oriignal voaclist with Iron Maiden before absconding to California.

Once in Los Angeles Stéphane Honde befriended Tim Bogert, coaxed him out of retirment and convinced Bogert to play on his debut album…and voilà, the Hollywood Monsters were born.

Stéphane Honde recently signed an agreement with Mausoleum Records for the release of the debut album entitled “Big Trouble” by his new band: Hollywood Monsters, scheduled for release in May 2014.

The talented Hollywood Monsters line-up on “Big Trouble,” besides Tim Bogert (Vanilla Fudge, Cactus – on bass, additionally welcomes the performances of some more of Stéphane’s talented pals, including: Don Airey (Deep Purple, Whitesnake, Michael Schenker and dozens more – on keyboards), and Vinnie Appice (Dio, Black Sabbath– on drums), the latter for whom Stéphane had written the song “Village Of The Damned” as an hommage…before ever meeting Vinnie!

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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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Drum Clinic Vinny Appice (Dio, Heaven & Hell, Black Sabbath) And To Guest Judge at Heavy MTL 2012 BOTB – March 14 – Montreal

March 1st, 2012

Montreal’s heaviest and loudest bands will take to the stage once again to battle out in round 3 for a chance to win one of two prized spots on the Heavy MTL 2012 lineup at Parc Jean-Drapeau from August 11 to 12. Round 3 will take place on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at Katacombes (1635 St. Laurent) with guest judge drummer Vinny Appice known for his solid drumming on over 25 recorded albums, many which are multi-platinum and were recorded with influential metal bands DIO, BLACK SABBATH, HEAVEN AND HELL, to name a few along with performing with JOHN LENNON “live” on stage and in the studio at the age of 16.

In additional news, the Heavy Metal Music Association of Canada with ItalMelodie, Evans Drumheads and Vic Firth are proud to present a drum clinic along with a meet and greet signing with Vinny Appice at ItalMelodie’s Montreal location at 250 Jean Talon East, 3rd floor on Wednesday, March 14th from 5:30pm – 7:30pm. Tickets for the clinic are $15 in advance, $20 at the door and can be purchased at ItalMelodie.

Note: BOTB showcases will be every second Wednesday of the months leading to Heavy MTL 2012.

Show Details:

Wednesday, March 14, 2012 – Progressive/ Modern Death Thrash Metal Night

18+

8:30pm

$12 – Tickets available at Admission.com & Labyrinthe (486 Ste. Catherine West)

Facebook Event: http://www.facebook.com/events/331075960266885/

Guest judge: Vinny Appice – http://www.vinnyappice.com

Bands:

DEMISE OF THE CROWN
www.reverbnation.com/demiseofthecrownmetal

HEROIK
www.myspace.com/heroikmetal

INSTANZIA
www.myspace.com/instanzia

TRAINWRECK ARCHITECT
www.myspace.com/trainwreckarchitect

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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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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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JEFF PILSON – Foreigner, War & Peace, ex- Dokken, DIO

February 7th, 2008

 

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JEFF PILSON

INTERVIEW BY MARKO SYRJÄLÄ AND JARNO HUOVILA

LIVE PICTURES BY MARKO SYRJÄLÄ


Jeff Pilson, having replaced Juan Croucier in the ranks of DOKKEN after the recording of their debut album BREAKING THE CHAINS in 1983, will always be best remembered as an irreplaceable part of the band’s classic lineup, together with Don Dokken, George Lynch and Mick Brown. Infused with his songwriting talent and stage presence DOKKEN began their ascent towards the top of the rock world. Over the next couple of years they released a string of platinum selling albums, TOOTH AND NAIL in 1984, UNDER LOCK AND KEY the following year and finally BACK FOR THE ATTACK in 1987. At the height of their success, however, the band split up due to internal struggles, while still putting out the live album BEAST FROM THE EAST in 1988. A reunion of the classic lineup finally took place in 1994 and resulted in two albums, DYSFUNCTIONAL and SHADOWLIFE. After George Lynch’s final exit, Jeff stuck around for one more album, ERASE THE SLATE, before opting to follow suit. In addition to DOKKEN, Jeff has toured and recorded three studio albums with DIO: STRANGE HIGHWAYS in 1993, ANGRY MACHINES in 1996 and most recently MASTER OF THE MOON in 2004. He has also cut albums together with THE MCAULEY SCHENKER GROUP, LYNCH/PILSON, WAR & PEACE and FOREIGNER to mention a few. In 2001 he appeared and recorded as a member of the fictional heavy metal band STEEL DRAGON in the movie ROCKSTAR. In this interview Jeff Pilson shares the ups and downs of his career with these groups and more…

 

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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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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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