CARMINE And VINNY APPICE Go Head-To-Head On New Release ‘Drum Wars Live!’
November 17, 2014
Drumming demi-gods Carmine and 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.
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.