Carmine Appice

Thu
03
Aug

APPICE Brothers Get 'Sinister' October 27

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Friday, October 27, 2017
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--  First studio album from the two legendary drum brothers together -
- Album release October 27th, 2017 -
 
You're unlikely to find a phenomenon like Carmine and Vinny Appice a second time in the history of rock music. For more than forty years, the two brothers have been among the most sought-after and renowned rock drummers worldwide. Carmine and Vinny (each of them on their own) can be heard on numerous legendary albums and have toured countless times with some of the world's greatest acts. Carmine embarked on his musical path in the 1960s with the unforgotten Vanilla Fudge, manning in the course of his illustrious career the drums for superstars such as Rod Stewart and Ozzy Osbourne, among others. His brother Vinny, who is eleven years his junior, looks back on an equally spectacular career, having worked with acts such as Black SabbathHeaven & Hell and Dio, among others. With the exception of the live album Drum Wars – Live! (2014), there has been no direct collaboration between the two so far.-  That's about to change! Sinister is the first joint studio album by Carmine and Vinny and was recorded with the support of a number of prestigious guests. Vinny: 'As Ringo said: with a little help from our friends.'
 
Sinister consists of a total of 13 tracks, recorded by Carmine and Vinny together with distinguished colleagues. -´Killing Floor` and -´Future Past` feature the wonderful Craig Goldy (together with bassist Tony Franklin), Franklin resurfacing, together with Paul Shortino, on -´Suddenly` and on -´You Got Me Running`. Shortino also lends his awesome vocals to -´War Cry` and the programmatic -´Monsters And Heroes`, the latter also featuring Bulletboys guitarist Mick Sweda, while Shortino teams up with Whitesnake stringsman Joel Hoekstra on -´War Cry`. Talking of vocals: -´Sinister`, -´Danger` (bass: Phil Soussan), -´In The Night` (guitar: Bumblefoot) and -´Sabbath Mash` (guitar: Erik Turner, keyboards: Erik Norlander) are all sung by Jim Crean, while Chas West recorded the vocal parts for -´Killing Floor`, Scotty Bruce featuring on -´Future Past` and Robin McAuley on -´Riot`. The biggest surprise of all: Carmine himself doubles as vocalist on -´You Got Me Running`. Vinny-Carmine has been singing lead and background for years. He-´s a very good singer and I-´m glad he sang one number on this record.'
 
So fans can look forward to a haunting rock album which the Appice brothers plan to premiere live on stage as soon as possible. Carmine-We cannot wait to take the album on the road! Heavy drums and heavy songs. It will kill!'
 
"Sinister" will be released on October 27th, 2017 through SPV/Steamhammer as CD digipack, double gatefold vinyl, download and stream.
 
TRACKLISTING:
1-  SINISTER
2 - MONSTERS AND HEROES
3 - KILLING FLOOR
4 - DANGER
5 - DRUM WARS
6 -  RIOT
7 - SUDDENLY
8 - IN THE NIGHT
9 - FUTURE PAST
10-  YOU GOT ME RUNNING
11-  BROS IN DRUMS
12-  WAR CRY
13-  SABBATH - MASH
 
LINE UP & GUESTS
 
Carmine Appice (drums & vocals)
Vinny Appice (drums)
 
Jim Crean (vocals)
Paul Shortino (vocals) (Rough Cutt, Ex-Quiet Riot)
Robin McAuley (vocals) (MSG)
Chas West (vocals) (Ex-Lynch Mob)
Scotty Bruce (vocals)
 
Craig Goldy (guitar) (Ex-Dio, Ex-Giuffria)
Bumblefoot (guitar) (Ex-Guns N' Roses)
Joel Hoekstra (guitar) (Whitesnake)
Mike Sweda (guitar) (Bulletboys)
Erik Turner (guitar) (Warrant)
David Michael Phillips (guitar) (King Kobra)
 
Tony Franklin (bass) (Ex-Blue Murder, Ex-The Firm)
Phil Soussan (bass) (Ex-Ozzy Osbourne)
Johnny Rod (bass) (King Kobra, Ex-WASP)
Jorgen Carlson (bass) (Gov't Mule)
Erik Norlander (keyboards) (Lana Lane)
__________________________________________________________________
 
 
 
Sat
13
May

APPICE Sees Carmine & Vinny Join For Debut Album Together

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APPICE
- First studio album from the two legendary drum brothers together -
- APPICE album release in autumn 2017 -
- Guest appearances by members and ex-members of Whitesnake, Dio, WASP, Quiet Riot and many more -
 
The two legendary drum brothers Carmine (Rod Stewart, Ozzy Osbourne, Blue Murder, King Kobra) and Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath, Dio, Last In Line) are recording their first ever studio album together this spring under the name APPICE.

'After decades in this crazy music business, we will sit down for the first time and record songs TOGETHER for an amazing new studio album! The album will feature both new songs and classic tracks from our history! This is very exciting for us as we will have, as Ringo said, 'A Little Help from My/Our Friends'. With that in mind, the result will be great sounding spine-shaking rhythmic foundations, along with BIG giant melodic guitars from hell, and on top, blazing vocals and melodies that will tear it all up! A first in a lifetime for us brothers!" say Carmine and Vinny.

 
Expect some great friends/guests to contribute to this album including Joel Hoekstra (Whitesnake), Paul Shortino (Quiet Riot, Rough Cutt), Johnny Rod (WASP, King Kobra), Craig Goldy (Dio), Tony Franklin (The Firm, Blue Murder) and members of Last In Line among others.

Carmine says: 'I am so excited to be doing this new Appice CD. It is always a challenge and fun doing music with Vinny. This CD is no exception and we will be doing cool songs with double drumming and lots ear candy for our fans, not to mention playing with some of our special friends. The recording process is coming out great. Cannot wait to finish and take it on the road! Heavy drums and heavy songs. It will kill!'
 
Vinny adds: 'A studio album that was years in the making has now come to life! Our first ever studio CD together. With great songs, musicians and of course drums and rhythms that will overwhelm your ears and fascinate your mind!'
 
Olly Hahn (Head of Steamhammer) says: "It's an honour to welcome these legendary drummers to the Steamhammer family. Be prepared for an album filled with great musicians and a lot of drum wars!!!"
 
The yet untitled studio album will be released in October 2017 through SPV/Steamhammer as CD digipack, double gatefold vinyl, download and stream.
 
More news within the coming weeks. Stay tuned!
 
Attached signing photo from left to right:
 

 
Mirko Marten (Promotion Steamhammer), Georg Schröder (A&R Steamhammer), Carmine Appice, Olly Hahn (Head Of Steamhammer), Frank Uhle (Managing Director SPV)
 
 
 
Wed
08
Feb

KING KOBRA’S Classic First Two Releases Set For Reissue

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DURING THE 1980s the music scene was exploding with an abundance of great rock bands - including multi-platinum sellers such as Mötley Crüe, Quiet Riot and RATT - but there was always room for talentted new contenders. For KING KOBRA this was an invitation from heaven, launching onto a landscape that was primed for killer hard rock, enormous sales, and unlimited airplay.

It comes as no surprise then, that respected re-issue label ROCK CANDY RECORDS has turned a spotlight on their first two classic albums, ‘Ready To Strike’ and ‘Thrill Of A Lifetime’.  Both titles are set to be reissued on February 10th having been fully remastered with enhanced 16-page booklets featuring rare photos, new interviews, and a 4,000 word essay penned by Malcolm Dome.

Formed in California in 1984, by seasoned drummer Carmine Appice (Cactus, Beck Bogart & Appice, Ozzy Osbourne) and featuring vocalist Mark Free (Unruly Child), guitarists John Michael Philips & Mick Sweda (Bulletboys) and bassist Johnny Rod (WASP), the band won instant attention for their unique look - four blondes and one brunette. Producedd by Spencer Proffer (Quiet Riot, WASP, Cheap Trick) and signed to Capitol Records, the band’s debut album, originally issued in 1985, won them the attention of fans and critics alike by delivering one of the year’s best records. Tracks such as ‘Hunger’, ‘Tough Guys’, ‘Piece Of The Rock’ and the title track itself are pivotal examples of some of the best mid 80’s hard rock.

‘Thrill Of A Lifetime’, their sophomore album, originally issued in 1986, saw the band shift gear, modernising their sound and focussing on more accessible songs, perhaps modelled on the chart success of artists like Bon Jovi and Cinderella. The material was spearheaded by the hugely infectious ‘Iron Eagle (Never Say Die)’, a track that was included on the hit movie ‘Iron Eagle’. Elsewhere there’s ‘Feel The Heat’, ‘Raise Your Hands To Rock’ and ‘Dream On’ for further proof of their  hard rocking credentials.

Each album can be ordered via these links:
 
'Ready to Strike':     http://tinyurl.com/j53bggh
'Thrill of a Lifetime:' http://tinyurl.com/z2lbfum
 
‘READY TO STRIKE’ TRACKLISTING:

 
1. READY TO STRIKE
2. HUNGER
3. SHADOW RIDER
4. SHAKE UP
5. ATTENTION
6. BREAKIN’ OUT
7. TOUGH GUYS
8. DANCING WITH DESIRE
9. SECOND THOUGHTS
10. PIECE OF THE ROCK
 
‘THRILL OF A LIFETIME’ TRACKLISTING:
 
1. SECOND TIME AROUND
2. DREAM ON
3. FEEL THE HEAT
4. THRILL OF A LIFETIME
5. ONLY THE STRONG WILL SURVIVE
6. IRON EAGLE (NEVER SAY DIE)
7. HOME STREET HOME
8. OVERNIGHT SENSATION
9. RAISE YOUR HANDS TO ROCK
10. PARTY ANIMAL
BONUS TRACK:
11. HOME SWEET HOME (Street Mix)


 
FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT: rockcandyrecords.com
 
Tue
15
Mar

VINNY APPICE talks to Totally Driven Radio about LAST IN LINE

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Monday, January 19, 2015
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Totally Driven Radio, the weekly radio podcast heard live every Thursday night from 8 11 pm Est time on the Totally Driven Entertainment Radio Network, hosted by Bay Ragni and Nick Wilkinson covers the world of sports and entertainment each week, as well as bringing you celebrity guests interviews,

Returning to Totally Driven Radio is Legendary Drummer Vinny Appice, formerly of Dio and Heaven n Hell,  now with The Last in Line

We talked to Vinny about…

**The great response The Last in Line has gotten for their debut album “Heavy Crown”
**How the Last in Line got together

**What it was like playing again with Vivian Campbell
**The sudden passing of Jimmy Bain
**The days leading up to his passing
**The sendoff they did to Jimmy on the ship
**Did Jimmy know or not about the cancer
**Having Eric Brittingham of Cinderella fill in for Jimmy on the cruise
**The explosion of the Rock Cruises, and if he enjoys them
**If they figured out whom the new bass player will be
**If Andrew felt any pressure to fill the shoes of Ronnie James Dio
**If Wendy Dio supportive of The Last in Line
**Playing “Rainbow in the Dark” recently at a benefit with Slash
**If he asked Slash if the need a drummer for GnR
**Any more Drum Wars with his brother Carmine
**He touched on Resurrection Kings with Craig Goldy
**He talked about the people from the cruise texted people back at shore, about Jimmy’s passing before his family was notified

You can listen here to his full interview here: https://youtu.be/4dYmwpdPjqA

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Mon
06
Apr

Double Stop Podcast - CARMINE APPICE

Monday, April 6, 2015
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This week on The Double StopPodcast - Carmine Appice walks us through his entire career - from early days learning drums (and helping his brother Vinnie) to early success with Vanilla Fudge and Cactus. He also covers working with Jeff Beck, Rod Stewart and Ozzy Osbourne. We also take a look at his 80/90's bands King Cobra, Blue Murder (and clears up the details of his involvement with the 2nd album Nothin' But Trouble) and supergroup Mothers Army. Busier than ever, Carmine also gives details on Drum Wars, Rated X and the new Vanilla Fudge cd. He also reveals that he wants Dave Grohl to produce a new Drum Wars cd and that he's currently about to mix a new Cactus album.

https://soundcloud.com/thedoublestop/ep-54-carmine-appice-vanilla-fudge-cactus-rated-x-drum-wars

 
Mon
19
Jan

Vinny Appice talks to Totally Driven Radio about Dio, Drum Wars

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Monday, January 19, 2015
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Vinny Appice talks to Totally Driven Radio about Dio, Drum Wars
 
Totally Driven Radio, the weekly radio podcast heard live every Thursday night from 8 - 11 pm Estt time on the Totally Driven Entertainment Radio Network, hosted by Bay Ragni and Nick Wilkinson covers the world of sports and entertainment each week, as well as bringing you celebrity guests interviews.

**Why do Vinny and his brother Carmine pronounce their last name differently?

**How much of a huge influence Carmine was on him

**The Drum Wars project with his brother Carmine, and how it came about

**If it is weird for him to do Dio songs, with having Ronnie singing those songs

**Original Dio (Vivian Campbell, Jimmy Bain) band back together with singer Andy Freeman

**What it has been like working with Vivian Campbell again

**doing studio work with, and playing drums for John Lennon’s last live show

**Being only 16 yearrs old, and playing with John Lennon, and then

**His all-time favorite song he has recorded

**He would like to jam with Eddie Van Halen or Jimmy Page

Vinny hangs out for about 20 minutes

Listen to the full interview here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LGqIAIu70zI

 
Thu
18
Dec

Totally Drive Radio Show - RATED X

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Thursday, December 18, 2014
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Totally Driven Radio, the weekly radio podcast heard live every Thursday night from 8 - 11 pm Est time on the Totaally Driven Entertainment Radio Network, hosted by Bay Ragni and Nick Wilkinson covers the world of sports and entertainment each week, as well as bringing you celebrity guests interviews.

This week Bay got to interview both Joe Lynn Turner, and Carmine Appice which lead to our 2 hour Rated X Special, the new band with both Joe and Carmine, where we played cuts from their Rated X album, and their interviews.

Carmine talks to us for almost 50 minutes, and discusses these topics and more!!

**His Rod Stewart Experience Band

**his passion for cars, some cars he has owned, and the next car he plans to buy

**talked about some old times playing the Philly Spectrum

**How his new band Rated X was formed

**He names some people that were supposed to be in Rated X, but were too busy to commit

**How guitarist Karl Cochran Rated X came down sick, and couldn’t finish the record

**The recording process of the Rated X album, how they were never in studio at same time

**If Rated X, will be playing songs from Carmine, Tony & Joe’s past

**He would love to play drums with Zeppelin, The Police

**How his drum style is more like John Bonham, than Jason Bonham’s

**How Sharon Osbourne fired him from Ozzy’s band, for being too popular

**If he ever thought about having Jake E. Lee for Rated X: He said “Jake is out there”

**He tells a story of how Jake wouldn’t get on the phone with Carmine

**His thoughts on Dave Grohl

**His book Realistic Rock Drum Method and how it is being downloaded for free

You can listen here

http://youtu.be/w97v32Wmaqw

Or listen to the full show here.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/totallydriven/2014/12/16/totally-driven-radio-rated-x-special-with-joe-lynn-turner-carmine-appice

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Fri
21
Nov

RATED X - "Rated X" (Review)

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89%
Produced By: 
Alessandro Del Vecchio
Running Time: 
60
Release Date: 
2014
Released: 
Worldwide
Musical Style: 
Melodic Hard Rock
Label: 
Frontiers
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Friday, November 21, 2014
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Any project featuring Joe Lynn Turner on vocals is going to get my attention. Add in Joe’s Mother’s Army partner Carmine Appice on drums; Carmine’s Blue Murder partner Tony Franklin on bass and star guitarist Karl Cochran and you have me standing to attention, ready to salute whoever’s idea this was.
But, what looks good on paper must deliver in reality. Rated X thankfully does just that. Under the direction of producer Alessandro Del Vecchio (who also adds writing credits, all keyboards, organ and backing vocals to his list of credits), the band delivers a knock out blues driven classic hard rock album.
 
 
Not unexpectedly, the style here is a mix of Joe Lynn Turner solo, classic Rainbow as well as adding parts of the Mother’s Army and Blue Murder sound.
The band overcame Karl’s recent health scare by bringing in Nikolo Koyzev and Daniel Palmqvist to complete guitar parts on several tracks, but Karl remains the driving force behind the album’s power.
 
It’s a joy to hear Appice and Franklin as a rhythm section again. The two really pack a punch on this record, with Tony’s bass groove rolling through the album and Carmine is simply all over these songs. Why add one drum fill when you can add three? I love it; the powerful rhythm section just adds so much power. And Joe Lynn Turner has seldom sounded better, his authorative rasp in full control.
 
Get Back My Crown is a ripping opener that throws me back to the debut Mother’s Army album.
This Is Who I Am is one of two tracks taken from the unreleased JLT/Chris Antblad collaboration. The song here is beefed up from its original form, with some shredding guitar and a ton of extra drum fills.
Fire And Ice is an organ drenched classic Zeppelinesque 70s rocker with drums again belting through the speakers through the chorus while Tony Franklin’s bass glides over the verse.
I Don’t Cry Anymore is another great JLT driven rocker, with the singer sounding in classic form.
The very cool and moody Lhasa has to be inspired by the Blue Murder track Valley Of The Kings. This seven minute epic has a very similar vibe, especially with Franklin and Appice involved.
Devil In Disguise is a pretty simple rocker after the complex preceding track.
You Are The Music is a quality slower track with a nice melodic edge.
Peace Of Mind is another quality untempo melodic rocker.
Maybe Tonight is a classic AOR track – the second from the JLT/Antblad sessions. Here it has been rocked up a little and expanded musically and is another highlight.
On The Way To Paradise picks up the tempo and the rock attitude once again for a straight ahead tour de force. Great guitar solo too!
Our Love Is Not Over is the big sentimental ballad of the album. Classic JLT here.
Stranger In Us All closes the album by firing us up again with crashing guitars and pounding bass and lots of organ once again.
 

 
A very fine debut collaboration from the folks that form Rated X. I hope this can continue as an ongoing touring and recording band.
The only point I would raise overall would be that the production could be described as a bit muddy in places and the drum and bass sound does vary a little from track to track.
But great energy in the performances, despite the challenges of getting the record recorded and mixed.
You wouldn’t want the album any longer than the 60 minutes delivered, but that said, there’s no filler here.

 

Score: 
89
 
Fri
21
Nov

CARMINE & VINNY APPICE Release Drum Wars Live CD

Friday, November 21, 2014
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Drumming demi-gods Carmine & Vinny Appice have both had extraordinary careers behind the drum kit, beginning with Carmine’s tenure in such legendary classic rock bands as Vanilla Fudge and Cactus as well as supporting stints with Rod Stewart and Ozzy Osbourne. Meanwhile, younger brother Vinny made his name as a metal drummer for monster acts such as Dio, Black Sabbath and Heaven & Hell. Recently, these two virtuosos have been wowing audiences with their own rock show called “Drum Wars,” featuring not only the hits of their associated bands but also a thrilling series of solos that pit them against each other like the Gene Krupa/Buddy Rich drum battles of yore. Fortunately for us mere mortals, this unique concert experience was recorded in June of this year at the Iridium in New York and is now available on CD courtesy of Deadline Music and Rocker Records.
 
Along with Carmine and Vinny, the Drum Wars Live CD features Jim Crean, Ethan Brosh and James Caputo!
 
For those unsure of their ability to withstand the aural assault that the Appice brothers bring, a free downloadable track from the album has been made available on the Rocker Records website. Visit here: http://rockerrecords.bandcamp.com/
 
“When me and Vinny play together we push each other to our limits. Either while drum battling or playing great songs from our history on this CD, while backed up with a great band behind us!” – Carmine Appice
 
“A CD of great music and drums that punch with power and energy.” – Vinny Appice
 
Coinciding with this exciting release is a series of European shows featuring both Carmine & Vinny performing alongside a jaw-dropping list of metal vocalists and musicians. Dubbed the Metal All-Stars, this year’s crop includes Black Label Society’s Zakk Wylde, Anthrax’s Joey Belladonna, Geoff Tate formerly of Queensrÿche, Dave Ellefson of Megadeth, James LaBrie of Dream Theater, Testament’s Chuck Billy and lots more!
 
For details, visit: http://www.metalallstars.com/
 
Mon
27
Oct

One on One with Mitch Lafon - RATED X

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Monday, October 27, 2014
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http://www.spreaker.com/user/talkingmetal/one-on-one-61-carmine-appice_1

In episode 61 of One On One with Mitch Lafon, Mitch is joined by legendary drummer Carmine Appice. Carmine discusses his new band RATED X which includes bassist Tony Franklin, guitarist Karl Cochran and vocalist Joe Lynn Turner. The band's first album is released November 7th via Frontiers Records. Carmine also discusses his work with Rod Stewart, playing on Paul Stanley's 1978 solo album and much more.

Co-hosting with Mitch this week is famed studio drummer ALLAN SCHWARTZBERG. Allan's studio credit include working on KISS (including Peter Criss and Gene Simmons' 1978 solo albums), Peter Gabriel, Roger Daltrey, Jimi Hendrix, Alice Cooper, Rod Stewart albums and many more.

Listen to the One On One With Mitch Lafon Podcast on iHeartRadio, iTunes, Spreaker, TuneIn and Stitcher.

For more RATED X visit: http://www.facebook.com/RatedXRocks and for Carmine visit: http://www.carmineappice.com

For more Allan Schwartzberg visit: http://www.facebook.com/allan.schwartzberg

Follow Mitch Lafon on Twitter: @mitchlafon

One on One With Mitch Lafon's Official Twitter is: @1On1WithMitch

And Official Facebook page is: http://www.facebook.com/OneOnOneMitchLafon

 
Tue
30
Sep

RATED X - Rated X (Pre-View)

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Friday, November 7, 2014
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Rated X Exclusive Preview:
 
Joe Lynn Turner is in devastating form, ripping through 12 energised classic rock tracks drenched in organ and driven by some tough riffing from Karl Cochran. 
 
Drummer Carmine Appice and bassist Tony Franklin reunite for the first time since Blue Murder, delivering the precise ear drum shattering rhythm section expected of both journeymen. 
 
Song wise, what is delivered is exactly what was expected and hoped for.  
A mix of Mother's Army, Blue Murder and Joe Lynn Turner's rocking solo best. 
 
The opening track Get Back My Crown is a high energy blast, Lhasa is epic classic rock, the melodic hard rocker I Don't Cry Anymore sees Carmine in crashing form and the heavy ballad Fire And Ice is prime time JLT. 
Our Love Is Not Over is another great pure melodic rock track. 
 
Looking forward to reviewing this in full detail and enjoying playing it on high rotation for some time to come. 
 
First impressions are very favourable indeed. 
 
 
 
 
 
FRONTIERS MUSIC Srl SET TO
RELEASE RATED X
 
All Star Hard Rock Line Up Includes
Vocalist Joe Lynn Turner; Drummer Carmine Appice;
Bassist Tony Franklin and Guitarist Karl Cochran.
 
Frontiers Music Srl, the Italian-based label known for embracing new music from legendary Rock artists, returns with another impactful project: RATED X.  Set for release in the EU on November 7th and in North America on November 11th, the album features all new songs built upon a classic Hard Rock foundation, with a distinctly contemporary edge.
 
 
RATED X was formed at the suggestion of Frontiers President Serafino Perugino, who mentioned to singer Joe Lynn Turner that a band of highest caliber musicians should be assembled to create an album of classic Hard Rock music.  Turner, the former lead vocalist for both Rainbow and Deep Purple and a solo artist in his own right, agreed, and the search for the right players was on. Carmine Appice, who already had a relationship with Frontiers, was on board immediately.  A true percussion icon, Appice’s resume is one that Rock legends are made of: Vanilla Fudge, Cactus, Ozzy Osbourne, Rod Stewart, Blue Murder, King Kobra and others.
 
Appice’s former Blue Murder bandmate and bassist, Tony Franklin (best known for his work with The Firm, Jimmy Page, Paul Rodgers, David Gilmour, Kate Bush, and Whitesnake), signed up next. After a lengthy search for the right guitarist, they settled on long-time Turner collaborator Karl Cochran, who has also worked with Ace Frehley, and worked in the past with Joe Lynn Turner on his solo albums.
 
“I believe we wanted to keep it a bit retro with a modern edge,” says Turner. “The songs are classic rock, but then that's an understatement. They are what they are; and they transformed as we went along recording. So, all in all, we are very happy to finish the record and finally able to get it out to the public. Everyone in this band is a true individual and stylist. When you put it all together, you have Rated X.”
 
The debut album, simply titled, Rated X, is remarkable in that it sounds like a band that has worked together as a unit for years. The songs are powerful and the performances are tight and innovative.  Frontiers in-house producer, Alessandro del Vecchio, not only handled studio production but added keyboards on several tracks. Pat Regan (Mr Big, Deep Purple, Gotthard, Kiss, Doro) mixed the album.
 
Says Carmine Appice: “With his help in coming up with the song ideas and working together with the band I believe we came up with the sound from the late 70s -80s. To me, it sounds like Blue Murder with Joe Lynn Turner singing. Having Tony and myself as the rhythm section and with the heavy guitars, it gives the record a Blue Murder-vibe. Then, adding Alessandro on keys gave us a bit of the Deep Purple thing. It all works together and I loved playing each song.”
 
Enjoy RATED X Electronic Press Kit on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCnxyqlpspg
 
Track listing: Get Back My Crown; This Is Who I Am; Fire And Ice; I Don't Cry No More; Lhasa; Devil In Disguise; You Are The Music; Peace Of Mind; Maybe Tonight; On The Way To Paradise; Our Love Is Not Over; Stranger In Us All.
 
Preorder RATED X at: http://geni.us/RatedXAMZ
            For all things RATED X, please visit: www.facebook.com/RatedXRocks
 
 
Mon
18
Aug

RATED X Debut Due November (Joe Lynn Turner, Carmine Appice, Karl Cochran, Tony Franklin)

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Friday, November 7, 2014
 
Announcing Rated X! Featuring Joe Lynn Turner (Joe Lynn Turner Official Page) on vocals, Karl Cochran on guitar and the reunion of the famed and beloved rhythm section of bassist Tony Franklin (Tony Franklin The Fretless Monster) and drummer Carmine Appice (Carmine Appice Himself)!
 
Self-titled debut album will be released November 7th in EU, November 11th in U.S. via Frontiers Records. Pre-order on Amazon.com (Amazon Music) here: http://geni.us/RatedXAMZ
 
First taste of music COMING SOON!
 
1. Get Back My Crown 2. This Is Who I Am 3. Fire And Ice 4. I Don't Cry No More 5. Lhasa 6. Devil In Disguise 7. You Are The Music 8. Peace Of Mind 9. Maybe Tonight 10. On The Way To Paradise 11. Our Love Is Not Over 12. Stranger In Us All 
 
RATED X is an exciting and fresh new band built around the talents of four heavy-hitters of American hard rock. Comprised of vocalist Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow, Deep Purple, Yngwie Malmsteen), guitarist Karl Cochran (Ace Frehley), fretless-bass monster Tony Franklin (The Firm, Blue Murder, Whitesnake) and iconic drummer Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge, Rod Stewart, Ozzy Osbourne, Blue Murder, King Kobra).
 
Appice was the first person who was called in to join JLT in the band, given the long history of friendship and musical camaraderie between the two. After a quick search, Tony Franklin soon agreed to be part of the band thus reuniting the rhythm section that was featured on the legendary debut album by Blue Murder. The last step was to find the right guitarist and who could be a better choice than long time Joe Lynn Turner collaborator, Karl Cochran; a flamboyant guitar player that can masterfully handle the Arena Rock style, with a Classic Hard Rock sensibility second to none.
 
With ties to some of heavy rock's most seminal bands Rainbow, Deep Purple, Blue Murder and Vanilla Fudge RATED X is the definition of a supergroup. 
 
 
Thu
31
Jul

METAL ALL-STARS Line Up Exclusive UK Date

Thursday, July 31, 2014
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FEATURING ZAKK WYLDE, JAMES LABRIE,
GEOFF TATE, DAVE ELLEFSON, JOEY BELLADONNA,
ROSS THE BOSS, CHUCK BILLY, CARMINE APPICE, CRONOS, GUS G, KOBRA PAIGE, VINNY APPICE, BLASKO, PLUS MANY MORE NAMES TO BE CONFIRMED
There have been quite a few unmistakable characters that heavy metal has given us over the years. On Tuesday 16th December 2014, an impressive amount of these renowned names will unite as the Metal All Stars, for a special one-off concert at O2 Academy Brixton, London.
Tickets go on general sale at 9am on Monday 4th August from www.ticketmaster.co.uk. All tickets are priced £27.50 + booking fee. A special presale for O2 customers will start at 9am on Friday 1st August.
This special one-off London concert will feature sets that include renditions of all the performing artists’ respective classics.
The Metal All Stars was put together by Gabe Reed Productions as a way to give the world’s metal fans an opportunity to see metal legends in one blockbuster show.  "As a metal fan," says Reed, "this is the show that I always wanted to see – two and a half hours of relentless, legendary metal!"
The artists are really looking forward to the Metal All Stars London concert as much as the fans are. As Zakk Wylde stated, "The Metal All Stars are back and we are going to kick some major ass!" Additionally, James LaBrie, "I am psyched to be a part of the Metal All Stars tour with an incredible collection of singers and musicians. Come on out and let's make it a memorable kick ass evening that is going to rock!"
Zakk Wydle
James Labrie
Geoff Tate
Dave Ellefson
Joey Belladonna
Ross The Boss
Chuck Billy
Carmine Appice
Cronos
Kobra Paige
Gus G
Vinnie Appice
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Blasko
 
 
It’s not often that such a stellar cast is assembled to share one stage. London will get a chance to get a mega-dose of metal when the 2014 Metal All Stars hit the Brixton Academy this December.
Further big name guitarists will be added to the bill shortly. The organisers say – "Get ready for some big surprises and watch this space!"
METAL ALL STARS
FEATURING:
ZAKK WYLDE (OZZY, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY)
JAMES LABRIE (DREAM THEATER)
GEOFF TATE (FORMERLY OF QUEENSRΫCHE)
DAVE ELLEFSON (MEGADETH)
JOEY BELLADONNA (ANTHRAX)
ROSS THE BOSS (MANOWAR)
CHUCK BILLY (TESTAMENT)
CARMINE APPICE (ROD STEWART, VANILLA FUDGE)
CRONOS (VENOM)
KOBRA PAIGE (GENE SIMMONS RECORDS' KOBRA AND THE LOTUS)
GUS G (OZZY)
VINNY APPICE (DIO, BLACK SABBATH)
BLASKO (OZZY, ROB ZOMBIE)
PLUS MANY MORE NAMES TO BE CONFIRMED!
METAL ALL STARS
02 ACADEMY BRIXTON, LONDON

Tuesday 16th December 2014
£27.50 + booking fee
Book Online: www.ticketmaster.co.uk
24hr Ticket Hotline (UK Customers): 0844 844 0444
Customers outside the UK: 00 44 161 385 3211
Venue Address: 211 Stockwell Road, London SW9 9SL
Venue Website: www.o2academybrixton.co.uk
  • MAMA & Company was founded in 2005 and is the parent company of a number of UK-based music and media businesses.
  • The live music venue estate comprises; The Forum, The Jazz Cafe, The Garage, The Borderline, Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, and The Barfly in London; The Institute, Birmingham, East Village Arts Club, Liverpool, and The Ritz, Manchester.
  • Its festival business operates award-winning large scale, outdoor events including Global Gathering, MADE, Lovebox, The Great Escape, Somersault and Wilderness Festival.
METAL ALL STARS ONLINE
 
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Cleopatra Records Partners with CARMINE APPICE's Rocker Records to Release Rare Live and Studio Recordings

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Cleopatra Records Partners With Carmine Appice's Rocker Records to Release Rare Live and Studio Recordings By Cactus, Bogert & Appice and Travers & Appice!

Los Angeles, CA - Much to the excitement of music fans around the world, Cleopatra Records has joined forces with drum icon Carmine Appice's Rocker Records and will be releasing rare live and studio recordings by US rock legends Cactus, Tim Bogert & Carmine Appice and Pat Travers & Carmine Appice!

'I'm so excited that my label Rocker Records has partnered with Cleopatra Records to put out this collection of RARE and UNIQUE kick ass rock !!!' - Carmine Appice

CACTUS - AN EVENING IN TOKYO (CD)
Available Now!

The band referred to as America's Led Zeppelin, Cactus, offer this stunning concert performance recorded in late 2012 at the Garden Shimokitazawa club in Tokyo! Features founding member and Vanilla Fudge/Ozzy Osbourne alum Carmine Appice plus Detroit blues legend Jim McCarty (formerly of Mitch Ryder's backing band The Detroit Wheels), vocalist Jimmy Kunes (formerly of Savoy Brown), bassist Pete Bremy and harp player Randy Pratt!

Tracks:
1. Swim
2. One Way...Or Another
3. Bro. Bill
4. You Can't Judge A Book By The Cover
5. Alaska
6. Electric Blue
7. Muscle And Soul
8. Evil
9. Parchman Farm
10. Rock N' Roll Children

CACTUS - LIVE IN THE U.S.A. (DBL CD)
Available August 5!

Drum legend Carmine Appice reunites with his fellow rock n' roll superstars Tim Bogert & Jim McCarty for a very special Cactus reunion show at B.B. King's in New York - June 2006! Includes powerful performances of Cactus's live favorites 'Parchman Farm,' 'Long Tall Sally,' 'Evil,' 'Bro. Bill' and more! Like a fine double-barreled bourbon, this group has only grown stronger and better over the years!

Tracks:
DISC 1
1. Long Tall Sally
2. Let Me Swim
3. One Way...Or Another
4. Cactus Music
5. Bro. Bill
6. Muscle And Soul
7. Oleo (Bass Solo)

DISC 2
1. Part Of The Game
2. Evil
3. Cactus Boogie
4. Parchman Farm
5. Rock N' Roll Children

CACTUS - TKO TOKYO - LIVE IN JAPAN (DBL CD/DVD)
Available September 2!

A blockbuster multi-media 2CD+DVD live set recorded in 2012 from the mighty Cactus! Features one single, mind blowing concert performance captured on both audio CD and crystal clear digital video, and includes some of the band's finest versions of 'Bro. Bill,' 'Parchman Farm,' 'Evil' and more! This show was recorded the night after Evening In Tokyo at the very same venue.

DISC 1
1. Long Tall Sally
2. Let Me Swim
3. One Way...Or Another
4. Bro. Bill
5. You Can't Judge a Book By The Cover
6. Alaska
7. Muscle And Soul
8. Electric Blue

DISC 2
1. The Groover
2. Evil / Drum Solo
3. Big Mama Boogie
4. Parchman Farm
5. Randy's Song
6. Rock N' Roll Children
7. Part Of The Game

DVD
1. Long Tall Sally
2. Let Me Swim
3. One Way...Or Another
4. Bro. Bill
5. You Can't Judge a Book By The Cover
6. Alaska
7. Muscle And Soul
8. Electric Blue
9. The Groover
10. Evil / Drum Solo
11. Big Mama Boogie
12. Parchman Farm
13. Randy's Song
14. Rock N' Roll Children
15. Part Of The Game

BOGERT & APPICE ' FRIENDS (CD)>
Available August 19!

Longtime partners in crime and one of the tightest rhythm sections in all of rock music, bassist Tim Bogert & drummer Carmine Appice, team up with musical friends and family for this special studio album! Features Vanilla Fudge alumni Bill Pascali, Teddy Rodinelli, and Vince Martell PLUS special guests T.M. Stevens (James Brown / The Pretenders) & Brian Auger (Rod Stewart)!

Tracks:
1. Bye Bye Love
2. Falling
3. Black Box
4. Eternity
5. The Star-Spangled Banner

BONUS TRACKS
6. Falling (with Brian Auger)

TRAVERS & APPICE - LIVE IN EUROPE (CD)
Available September 16!

Together again on this very special live album recorded in 2004, guitarist Pat Travers and drummer Carmine Appice, along with special guest bassist Tony Franklin (The Firm), bring the house down with some of the realest, rawest classic rock you've ever heard! Includes Travers' biggest hits 'Snortin' Whiskey' and 'Boom Boom (Out Go The Lights)' as well as a supercharged version of the mega hit Appice co-authored 'Do Ya Think I'm Sexy' and lots more!

1. Taken
2. Better From A Distance
3. I Don't Care
4. Crash And Burn
5. Livin' Alone
6. Tony Solo
7. Gotta Have Ya
8. Keep On Rockin'
9. Snortin' Whiskey
10. Can't Escape The Fire
11. Evil
12. Do Ya Think I'm Sexy
13. Boom Boom (Out Go The Lights)
14. Stand Up

To purchase:
Cactus - An Evening In Tokyo
http://georiot.co/2d2U

Cactus - Live In The U.S.A.
http://georiot.co/2WGk

Bogert & Appice - Friends
http://georiot.co/340n

For more information:
CARMINE APPICE
www.carmineappice.com
www.drumwars.com
www.cactusrocks.net
www.therodexperience.com
www.CleopatraRecords.com

 
 
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