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Carmine & Vinny Appice @ The Cutting Room

Join two legendary drummers for a “Drum Wars Brunch”. This early show finds the pair going round for round, or is that pound for pound on the skins to see whose the best. As with all Cutting Room shows, there is a $20 Food & Beverage minimum per person in addition to your ticket price.

POSTPONED: Carmine & Vinny Appice: Drum Wars Show @ The Cutting Room

This show has been postponed with no rescheduled date at the time of this calendar update. Refunds available at point of purchase. Keep watching our events for other items of interest.

The Appice Brothers “Drum Wars” @ B.B. King Blues Club (8/1/2011)


Artist: The Appice Brothers: Drum Wars
Venue: B.B. King Blues Club (New York, NY)
Opener: n/a
Date: 8/1/2011
Label: Independent Tribute Artist

August had only just started today and the venerated B.B. King Blues Club was ready to give us something that was sure to be an additional blast of summer heat. Tonight legendary drummer Carmine Appice would do epic battle with his younger brother Vinny in an event that was listed as “Drum Wars”. The premise was going to put the brothers in a face to face throw down to see who the true master was and who was still the apprentice to the craft. In addition to the guys showing off their respective percussive prowess they would perform a number of songs that helped to make them famous over the years. Music fans who are in the know will likely recall how Carmine Appice was a founding member of not only Vanilla Fudge and Cactus, but also had worked with Rod Stewart and performed with many excellent Metal acts such as Blue Murder, King Kobra and even the Michael Schenker Group to name a few. I also have a fondness for some of the work he did on Paul Stanley’s solo album from back in 1978 and on Beck, Bogert and Appice. Vinny is most recognized for being a member of Black Sabbath Mark 2 with the day by day missed Ronnie James Dio. He went on to tour with Dio as a solo act and continued to be the thunder behind the singer in the Heaven and Hell group that BSM2 had become in today’s music scene before Ronnie would pass away. It would surely be interesting to see how this evening played out.
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“Drum Wars: The Ultimate Battle” by Carmine & Vinny Appice

Artist: Carmine & Vinny Appice
Title: “Drum Wars: The Ultimate Battle”
Label: MVD Visual
Release Date: 10/30/2007
Genre: Documentary
Rating: 2.5/5

If you are not yet familiar with the legendary drumming brothers Carmine and Vinny Appice then I suggest you stop reading, so a little research and then come back to read this review. If you know who I am talking about then fine we can continue without any incident. For decades the pair of powerful percussionists have shown us what can be done with the instrument and each is responsible for their own historic stamp on Rock and Metal music. Carmine is the older brother and as result was a little ahead of Vinny in terms of joining bands and recording. Among Carmine’s most noted groups we have Beck, Bogert & Appice, Vanilla Fudge, King Kobra, Blue Murder and of course Cactus. Each of the groups unique in their own right and all are as such due to the unique input of their drummer. Vinny on the other hand came into prominence first with Black Sabbath and then later with Dio in his own devastating solo act. In today’s music world Carmine has revisited a number of his classic bands while Vinny is reunited with the Sabbath lineup from those days under the new name Heaven And Hell.
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