VINNY APPICE Reveals The Best And Worst Things About Being A Drummer

August 14, 2015

Legendary heavy metal drummer Vinny Appice (BLACK SABBATH, DIO, HEAVEN & HELL) took part in a press conference on May 29 in São Paulo during his recent workshop tour of Brazil. You can now watch the question-and-answer session below.

Asked to name the best and the worst things about being a drummer, Vinny said: "The best thing is you control the band, because they play to the drummer, so you're in control of the band. And usually, at all shows, you have the best seat in the house — right there in the center; you see everything. The worst thing is you wind up in the back or up on a big, high drum riser, and you're up front as much. But there's not a lot of 'worst' things about being a drummer."

Vinny Appice has anchored the rhythm and power live and in the studio for the music of DIO, BLACK SABBATH, HEAVEN & 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 two 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.


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