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Encyclopedia > Vinny Appice

Vinny Appice (born September 13, 1957 in Brooklyn, New York) is a rock drummer, best known for his work with the bands Dio and Black Sabbath. He is the younger brother of rock drummer Carmine Appice, who was in Vanilla Fudge and Cactus. He is currently involved in Heaven and Hell and 3 Legged Dogg. September 13 is the 256th day of the year (257th in leap years). ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... Brooklyn (named after the Dutch city Breukelen) is one of the five boroughs of New York City. ... NY redirects here. ... A drummer in Action A drummer is a person who plays the drums, particularly the drum kit, marching percussion, or hand drums. ... Dio is a heavy metal band led by vocalist Ronnie James Dio, who formed it in October 1982 after leaving Black Sabbath. ... For other uses, see Black Sabbath (disambiguation). ... Carmine Appice, born on December 15, 1946 in Staten Island, New York, is a versatile rock drummer. ... Vanilla Fudge was an American psychedelic band that recorded albums from 1967 to 1970. ... Cactus is an American rock band that was conceived in late 1969 as a supergroup but ended up one of the first hard rock bands. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ...

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Early years

Vinny took up the drums aged 9, taking lessons from the same teacher as Carmine had had. At the tender age of 16, Vinny and his band BOMF met John Lennon at The Record Plant in NYC, which led to Vinny appearing on several Lennon projects. He then recorded and toured with Rick Derringer on Derringer (1976), Sweet Evil (1977) and Derringer Live (1977), before forming his own band Axis, releasing one album, It's A Circus World (1978). John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (October 9, 1940 – December 8, 1980), (born John Winston Lennon, known as John Ono Lennon) was an iconic English 20th century rock and roll songwriter and singer, best known as the founding member of The Beatles. ... Rick Derringer (born Richard Zehringer, 5 August 1947, in Fort Recovery, Ohio) is an American guitarist, vocalist, and entertainer. ...


The Black Sabbath and Dio years

Appice joined Black Sabbath in 1980 during the Heaven and Hell tour, and later appeared on the albums Mob Rules (1981) and the album recorded on that tour, Live Evil (1982). In late 1982, before Live Evil had even hit the shelves, he had left Sabbath with vocalist Ronnie James Dio, and formed the band Dio. He appeared on the Dio albums Holy Diver (1983), The Last in Line (1984), Sacred Heart (1985), Intermission (1986), and Dream Evil (1987). In December 1989 Appice left Dio for reasons somewhat unclear. For other uses, see Black Sabbath (disambiguation). ... Dio is a heavy metal band led by vocalist Ronnie James Dio, who formed it in October 1982 after leaving Black Sabbath. ... For other uses, see Black Sabbath (disambiguation). ... Heaven and Hell is an album by Black Sabbath, released in May 1980. ... Mob Rules is Black Sabbaths tenth studio album, released in 1981 following the success of Heaven and Hell. ... There is also a Black Sabbath album called Live Evil Live-Evil is an album by Miles Davis, part of which was recorded live at the Cellar Door on December 19, 1970, and part of which was recorded in Columbias Studio B on February 6, 1970. ... There is also a Black Sabbath album called Live Evil Live-Evil is an album by Miles Davis, part of which was recorded live at the Cellar Door on December 19, 1970, and part of which was recorded in Columbias Studio B on February 6, 1970. ... Ronnie James Dio (born Ronald James Padavona on July 10, 1942 (most likely year, see below), in Portsmouth, New Hampshire), is a heavy metal vocalist who has performed with Black Sabbath, Rainbow, and his own band Dio. ... Dio is a heavy metal band led by vocalist Ronnie James Dio, who formed it in October 1982 after leaving Black Sabbath. ... Holy Diver was the debut album of Ronnie James Dios new band, Dio (which is a band as a whole, not a solo band) released in May 1983. ... The Last in Line is a Heavy metal album by Dio. ... Typical illustration of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ The Sacred Heart is a religious devotion to Jesus physical heart. ... Intermission is a live EP released by the band Dio in 1986 on Warner Bros. ... Dream Evil is Dios fourth album, released on July 21, 1987. ... Dio is a heavy metal band led by vocalist Ronnie James Dio, who formed it in October 1982 after leaving Black Sabbath. ...


In 1990 Appice joined World War III and the band released an album. In 1992 Appice returned to Black Sabbath, with Ronnie James Dio, for the Dehumanizer album and tour. When Black Sabbath, with Rob Halford singing instead of Ronnie James Dio, opened as special guest on Ozzy's (supposed) final two solo shows in Costa Mesa, CA in November 1992, Appice still sat in the drum-stool. Thereafter, he rejoined Dio and is present on Strange Highways (1994), Angry Machines (1996) and Inferno - Last in Live (1998). Ronnie James Dio (born Ronald James Padavona on July 10, 1942 (most likely year, see below), in Portsmouth, New Hampshire), is a heavy metal vocalist who has performed with Black Sabbath, Rainbow, and his own band Dio. ... Dehumanizer is an album by British heavy metal band Black Sabbath released in 1992. ... For other uses, see Black Sabbath (disambiguation). ... Robert John Arthur Halford (born August 25, 1951) is an English singer and songwriter, best known as the lead vocalist for the heavy metal band Judas Priest. ... Ronnie James Dio (born Ronald James Padavona on July 10, 1942 (most likely year, see below), in Portsmouth, New Hampshire), is a heavy metal vocalist who has performed with Black Sabbath, Rainbow, and his own band Dio. ... Dio is a heavy metal band led by vocalist Ronnie James Dio, who formed it in October 1982 after leaving Black Sabbath. ... Strange Highways is the sixth studio album by heavy metal band, Dio. ... Angry Machines is the seventh studio album from the heavy metal band Dio. ... Inferno - Last in Live is a live album released by metal band Dio. ...


On the 1998 Black Sabbath tour he replaced original drummer Bill Ward, who was absent while he recovered from a heart-attack. Ward returned to the band in 1999. As of 2007, he is taking part in a reunion with Black Sabbath members Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Ronnie James Dio to tour under the name "Heaven and Hell" during 2007. Initially Bill Ward was going to be the drummer for this project but once again Appice will be taking over from Ward, as Ward had stated he did not want to tour with the band. For other uses, see Black Sabbath (disambiguation). ... Bill Ward (born William Ward, May 5, 1948, Aston, Birmingham, England), is the drummer for the British heavy metal band Black Sabbath. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ...


Other recordings

His recorded output is extensive, as detailed on his official homepage. Recent sessions include those for Lana Lane, Mark Boals and, in 2003, Erik Norlander's Music Machine CD. He has also released instructional drumming videos and regularly appears at drum clinics, sometimes with brother Carmine. Despite being known as one of rock's heaviest drummers Vinny uses a single bass-drum. Lana Lane Lane Lane is a North American singer, which has sung backing vocals for the band Rocket Scientists, guest sung on Ayreon albums and pursues a solo career. ... Mark Boals is an American hard rock singer noted most for his work with Yngwie J. Malmsteen. ... Erik Norlander is an American musical producer, singer and keyboard player. ...


He once said in an interview with a UK drumming magazine that the correct pronunciation of the family name is 'a-PEACH-ee' but he generally finds people pronounce it 'AP-a-sea' and doesn't lose sleep over it. Certainly the pronunciation in interviews and onstage by Ronnie James Dio was the latter way. Ronnie James Dio (born Ronald James Padavona on July 10, 1942 (most likely year, see below), in Portsmouth, New Hampshire), is a heavy metal vocalist who has performed with Black Sabbath, Rainbow, and his own band Dio. ...


Vinny Appice also appeared on a Circle of Tyrants(Necro, Ill Bill, Goretex, Mr Hyde) rap CD, where he collaborated with Alex Skolnick (Guitars), Necro and Mr Hyde in the year of 2005.


In year 2006 Vinny recorded a someway nostalgic album as part of a group called Power Project featuring Carl Sentance(ex Krokus on vocals), Carlos Cavazo (Quiet Riot on guitar) and Jeff Pilson (Dokken on bass). The album, produced by the italian label Power Zone Recordspresents 10 original songs strongly inspired to the sound of the '80s. Music by Andy Menario and lyrics by Marco Roberto Capelli. Krokus is a hard rock/heavy metal band from Switzerland. ... Carlos Cavazo was the guitarist that replaced Randy Rhoads in Quiet Riot. ... Quiet Riot is an American heavy metal band, whose 1983 & 1984 success contributed to launching the 1980s glam metal scene. ... Jeff Pilson (born January 19th, 1958, Lake Forest, Illinois, USA) is an American bass guitarist specializing in heavy metal music. ... Dokken is an American metal band which was formed in 1977. ... Marco Roberto Capelli (born 1971 in Modena) is an Italian poet, translator and writer. ...


Discography

with Axis

  • It's A Circus World (1978)

with Black Sabbath

Mob Rules is Black Sabbaths 11th album. ... There is also a Black Sabbath album called Live Evil Live-Evil is an album by Miles Davis, part of which was recorded live at the Cellar Door on December 19, 1970, and part of which was recorded in Columbias Studio B on February 6, 1970. ... Dehumanizer is an album by British heavy metal band Black Sabbath released in 1992. ...

with Dio

Holy Diver was the debut album of Ronnie James Dios new band, Dio (which is a band as a whole, not a solo band) released in May 1983. ... The Last in Line is a Heavy metal album by Dio. ... Typical illustration of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ The Sacred Heart is a religious devotion to Jesus physical heart. ... Intermission is a live EP released by the band Dio in 1986 on Warner Bros. ... Dream Evil is Dios fourth album, released on July 21, 1987. ... Strange Highways is the sixth studio album by heavy metal band, Dio. ... Angry Machines is the seventh studio album from the heavy metal band Dio. ... Inferno - Last in Live is a live album released by metal band Dio. ...

with Rick Derringer

  • Derringer (1976)
  • Sweet Evil (1977)
  • Derringer Live (1977)

with World War III

  • World War III (1990)

with Power Project[1]

  • Dinosaurs (2006)

with 3 Legged Dogg

  • Frozen Summer (2006)

 
 

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