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SAXON And URIAH HEEP Announce Spring 2024 'Hell, Fire & Chaos' U.S. Tour

"Hell, Fire & Chaos - The Best Of British Rock & Metal" is the name of the upcoming United States tour by two British Legends in the rock and metal genre: URIAH HEEP and SAXON. With almost 50 studio albums combined and numerous live records, selling multi-millions, this tour will truly be th...
January 8, 2024

DEE SNIDER: Wrestler MICK FOLEY Inspired Me To Be A Charitable Human Being

Dee Snider recently appeared on "Side Jams with Bryan Reesman" to talk about his journey into charitable work, which causes and organizations he works with, and how he wants to encourage people to do more. The TWISTED SISTER frontman also recalled how difficult it was initially to raise money and aw...
December 20, 2023

CARMINE APPICE: 'I Was A Pioneer In The Drums'

In a new interview with Marci Wiser of the 95.5 KLOS radio station, Carmine Appice was asked what he thinks it is about his playing style that influenced so many other legendary rock drummers, including Neil Peart, Roger Taylor, Phil Collins and John Bohnam. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMO...
August 24, 2023


It's been almost four decades since the mighty KING KOBRA first burst on to the melodic metal scene. Pulled together by superstar drummer and mastermind Carmine Appice (CACTUS, VANILLA FUDGE),KING KOBRA quickly became a worldwide fan favorite with a deadly mix of stellar musicianship, killer metal...
July 18, 2023

You Can Now Get An ALICE COOPER License Plate For Your Arizona Vehicle

Alice Cooper's Solid Rock is among five new specialty license plates released by the Arizona Department Of Transportation Motor Vehicle Division. In addition to more than 90 other speciality plates that can be viewed at and ordered at, MVD now offers Alice Cooper...
July 14, 2023

SALIVA And DROWNING POOL Announce September/October 2023 U.S. Tour

SALIVA and DROWNING POOL will join forces for a U.S. tour in late summer and early fall. The "SNAFU Le Tour", which is scheduled to kick off on September 10 in Norfolk, Virginia and conclude on October 22 in Jefferson, Louisiana, will feature support from ADELITAS WAY and ANY GIVEN SIN. Tour dates:...
June 28, 2023

CARMINE APPICE Rails Against Being Called 'Washed Up': 'I Don't Look Like I'm Dead, Unlike A Lot Of Guys My Age'

By David E. Gehlke Legendary drummer Carmine Appice says he only spoke the truth when he spilled the dirt on guitarist Mick Mars's departure from MÖTLEY CRÜE. In doing so, he generated some nice free press ahead of his new instrumental rock album with Cuban guitarist Fernando Perdomo, "Running Up Th...
June 19, 2023

CARMINE APPICE On JEFF BECK: 'He Made The Guitar Talk'

Legendary drummer Carmine Appice, who was a driving force behind Jeff Beck's supergroup BECK, BOGERT & APPICE, was asked in a new interview with the Mike Nelson Show about the iconic guitarist's musical legacy. He said: "He was the best guitar player. He made the guitar talk. As he got older, he...
May 24, 2023

BUTCHER BABIES Share Music Video For New Single 'Red Thunder'

BUTCHER BABIES have released the official music video for their new single, "Red Thunder", which explores the band's darker side by leaning into their thrash/djent roots with an explosive guitar solo. The clip was filmed at Cactus Joe's in Las Vegas, Nevada and was produced, directed and edited by B...
May 17, 2023

Can METALLICA Master Actual Puppets? Watch Hilarious 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' Skit

In addition to performing their classic song "Master Of Puppets" on last night's (Wednesday, April 12) episode of "Jimmy Kimmel Live!", the four members of METALLICA headed to the Bob Baker Marionette Theater in Los Angeles to find out if they could actually master some puppets by learning how to us...
April 13, 2023


Nikki Sixx has blasted Carmine Appice over the legendary drummer's claim that guitarist Mick Mars "was not happy" in the months leading up to his departure from MÖTLEY CRÜE. In a recent interview with Andrew Daly of Ultimate Guitar, legendary drummer Carmine, who is best known for his work with VANI...
March 18, 2023

CARMINE APPICE Claims MICK MARS 'Wasn't Happy' On MÖTLEY CRÜE's 'The Stadium Tour'

In a new interview with Andrew Daly of Ultimate Guitar, legendary drummer Carmine Appice, best known for his work with VANILLA FUDGE, CACTUS and Rod Stewart, was asked for his thoughts on the departure from MÖTLEY CRÜE of his good friend, guitarist Mick Mars. He said: "Well, I'll tell you what. I've...
March 14, 2023

CARMINE APPICE: 'Streaming Destroyed The Music Business'

Legendary drummer Carmine Appice, who worked as Rod Stewart's kit-man in the 1970s and 1980s, co-writing Stewart hits "Young Turks" and "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy", spoke to the "Music Biz Weekly Podcast" about his decision to sell his songwriter share of some of his most popular songs. He said (as trans...
January 24, 2023

Legendary Rock Drummer CARMINE APPICE: 'I'm Gonna Play Until I Can't Play Anymore'

During an appearance on the January 9 episode of SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk", legendary drummer Carmine Appice spoke about the physical challenges of recording and performing hard rock music at the age of 76. Asked if still hits his drums as hard as he used to, Carmine said (as transc...
January 13, 2023

CARMINE APPICE Says He Spoke To MICK MARS About Doing Some Shows Together

In a new interview with Michael's Record Collection, legendary drummer Carmine Appice, best known for his work with VANILLA FUDGE, CACTUS and Rod Stewart, spoke about his diminished touring schedule as he approaches his 76th birthday. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "We [in VANILLA FUD...
November 4, 2022