Drum Wars


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

Monday, January 19, 2015
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

CARMINE & VINNY APPICE Release Drum Wars Live CD

Friday, November 21, 2014
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/
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