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Ex-BLACK SABBATH/DIO Drummer VINNY APPICE: Why I Don't Play Double-Bass Drums

In a new interview with Paul Rogne of the Drumming News Network, legendary drummer Vinny Appice was asked why he doesn't play double-bass drums. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Well, because Carmine [Appice, Vinny's brother] went over to double bass; he started on single bass. Th...
February 22, 2023
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KILL DEVIL HILL Announces New Record Deal, First Single In Nearly A Decade

KILL DEVIL HILL has signed with Ohio-based Legend Recordings. The label, which was founded by artist manager Chris Bianchi, has partnered with Ingrooves/Universal to release KILL DEVIL HILL's third album worldwide. KILL DEVIL HILL was established in 2011 by former BLACK SABBATH and DIO drummer Vinny...
February 17, 2023
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LAST IN LINE Shares Music Video For New Single 'Do The Work'

LAST IN LINE — the band featuring frontman Andrew Freeman, bassist Phil Soussan (ex-OZZY OSBOURNE),and original DIO members Vivian Campbell (DEF LEPPARD) and Vinny Appice (ex-BLACK SABBATH) — will release its third studio album, "Jericho", on March 31 via earMUSIC. The official music video for the...
February 17, 2023
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URIAH HEEP's MICK BOX On JEFF BECK: 'He Was My All-Time Favorite Guitarist'

In a new interview with Meltdown of Detroit's WRIF radio station, URIAH HEEP's Mick Box was asked if he was a fan of Jeff Beck, the legendary guitarist who recently passed away. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "A fan? I think that's understating it. I love everything that Jeff did...
February 14, 2023
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VINNY APPICE Says He Was 'Bummed' When VIVIAN CAMPBELL Was Fired From DIO: It's 'Not True' That Everybody Is Replaceable

Vinny Appice has once again defended Vivian Campbell over the way the guitarist was fired from DIO, saying that Ronnie James Dio's bandmates were not getting what they were "promised" by the legendary heavy metal singer. Campbell, Appice and Ronnie James Dio worked together on the first three DIO al...
February 13, 2023
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PHIL SOUSSAN On LAST IN LINE Live Shows: 'We Do More Original Material Than We Do Any DIO Material'

Phil Soussan says that LAST IN LINE doesn't feel any pressure to perform a DIO-centric set during its live shows. When LAST IN LINE formed, the intent was to celebrate Ronnie James Dio's early work by reuniting the members of the original DIO lineup. After playing shows that featured a setlist compo...
February 10, 2023
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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
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CARMINE APPICE On Former BLUE MURDER Bandmate JOHN SYKES: 'I Think He's Done' Playing Music

During a January 9 appearance on SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk", drummer Carmine Appice discussed the possibility of a reunion of the power trio/supergroup BLUE MURDER. The band was formed by guitarist/vocalist John Sykes and released two studio albums — 1989's self-titled effort and the...
January 22, 2023
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TED NUGENT Pays Tribute To JEFF BECK: He Was 'An Adventurous, Creative, Wonderful Guy'

Ted Nugent has paid tribute to British guitar legend Jeff Beck following his death on January 10. The Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer, who rose to prominence with THE YARDBIRDS, died "suddenly" after contracting bacterial meningitis, his representative said. Ted addressed Jeff's passing during the lates...
January 20, 2023
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LAST IN LINE Announces Third Album, 'Jericho'

LAST IN LINE — the band featuring frontman Andrew Freeman, bassist Phil Soussan (ex-OZZY OSBOURNE),and original DIO members Vivian Campbell (DEF LEPPARD) and Vinny Appice (ex-BLACK SABBATH) — will release its third studio album, "Jericho", on March 31 via earMUSIC. To kick things off, the first tra...
January 20, 2023
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DAVID ELLEFSON: 'I Never Saw THE LUCID Coming'

Former MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson, who recently collaborated with INSANE CLOWN POSSE's Violent J on the "Saddle Up And Ride" single from his THE LUCID project, was asked in a new interview with The Travel Addict if there is anyone he would still like to collaborate or play with. He responded: "...
January 19, 2023
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Ex-JOURNEY Vocalist STEVE PERRY Pays Tribute To JEFF BECK: 'My Dream Was That Someday I'd Get To Sing With Him'

Former JOURNEY singer Steve Perry has paid tribute to British guitar legend Jeff Beck following his death on January 10. The Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer, who rose to prominence with THE YARDBIRDS, died "suddenly" after contracting bacterial meningitis, his representative said. Perry took to his band...
January 17, 2023
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OPETH's MIKAEL ÅKERFELDT Pays Tribute To JEFF BECK: 'We Lost One Of The Most Influential And Innovative Guitarists Ever'

OPETH leader Mikael Åkerfeldt has paid tribute to British guitar legend Jeff Beck following his death on Tuesday (January 10). The Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer, who rose to prominence with THE YARDBIRDS, died "suddenly" after contracting bacterial meningitis, his representative said. Mikael took to h...
January 15, 2023
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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
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RITCHIE BLACKMORE Pays Tribute To JEFF BECK: 'He Could Reach Up Into The Stars And Make Magic With His Playing'

Former DEEP PURPLE and current RAINBOW guitarist Ritchie Blackmore has paid tribute to British guitar legend Jeff Beck following his death on Tuesday (January 10). The Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer, who rose to prominence with THE YARDBIRDS, died "suddenly" after contracting bacterial meningitis, his...
January 13, 2023