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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

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

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

GEORGE LYNCH And JEFF PILSON Release Original Holiday Single 'It's A Wonderful Life'

Their musical partnership extends all the way back to 1984 and the release of the now classic sophomore album from DOKKEN, "Tooth And Nail". No wonder then that when guitarist George Lynch and bassist Jeff Pilson get together, not only do the creative sparks fly but the memories come rushing back as...
December 1, 2022

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

ROB HALFORD Reflects On Being A Closeted Gay Man During 1980s Androgynous 'Glam Metal' Era

In a new interview with Ultimate Classic Rock, JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford, who publicly declared his homosexuality back in 1998 during an appearance on MTV News, reflected on what it was like to be a closeted man in the 1980s while so many other rock musicians at the time dipped their toes into...
November 3, 2022

CARMINE APPICE Says Copyright Case Over LED ZEPPELIN's 'Stairway To Heaven' Was 'All Baloney'

In a new interview with Jeff Gaudiosi of, legendary drummer Carmine Appice commented on the copyright dispute over whether LED ZEPPELIN's classic song "Stairway To Heaven" was a rip-off of SPIRIT's "Taurus". Michael Skidmore, the trustee of "Taurus" songwriter Randy "California"...
October 29, 2022

CARMINE APPICE Says A Lot Of Musicians 'Don't Have A Clue About Finance' And End Up With Nothing

During an appearance on acclaimed guitarist Joe Bonamassa's hit interview series "Live From Nerdville", legendary rock drummer Carmine Appice spoke about the fact that many artists are facing severe financial struggles as they rely on touring to gain a following and who barely make any money from st...
October 22, 2022

CARMINE APPICE To Launch 'Storytelling' Show 'Carmine Appice Diaries'

Legendary drummer Carmine Appice will stage a new show, "Carmine Appice Diaries", on December 1 at The Box 2.0 (right next door to Boca Black Box) in Boca Raton, Florida. The event is being billed as "a true rock history and entertaining experience — stories you need to hear as a rock fan….with a li...
October 2, 2022

METALLICA's 'Blackened' Unveils Second Release In 'Masters Of Whiskey Series'

Blackened American Whiskey continues to push the boundaries of whiskey with the second release in its "Masters Of Whiskey Series," introducing Blackened x Wes Henderson Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey finished in white port wine casks. The limited-edition expression was created in partnership with...
September 17, 2022

VANILLA FUDGE To Release 'Vanilla Zeppelin' Collection Of LED ZEPPELIN Covers

After recently releasing three remastered cover versions of LED ZEPPELIN classics "Rock And Roll", "Immigrant Song" and "Ramble On", VANILLA FUDGE will release the album "Vanilla Zeppelin" digitally on September 30 via Golden Robot Records. This is LED ZEPPELIN done "FUDGE" style and fully remastere...
September 9, 2022

NAZARETH's PETE AGNEW Pays Tribute To MANNY CHARLTON: 'His Contribution As A Musician Was Immeasurable'

NAZARETH bass player Pete Agnew, the only founding member still with the band, has paid tribute to original NAZARETH guitarist Manny Charlton who died in Texas on Tuesday, July 5 at the age of 80. Pete wrote: "Sadly I have to tell you that Manny Charlton died on Tuesday (5th July) in Texas. There we...
July 7, 2022

Founding NAZARETH Guitarist MANNY CHARLTON Dead At 80

Manny Charlton, a founding member of the Scottish hard rock band NAZARETH, has died at the age of 80. The guitarist's death was confirmed by his grandson Jamie Charlton, who shared a photo of him with Manny on social media and captioned it, "RIP Grandad". Charlton is famous for the guitar riffs that...
July 6, 2022