Carmine Appice

Mon
21
Jan

CARMINE APPICE’S GUITAR ZEUS Re-Issue + New Songs Available Now

 
Today Legendary drummer Carmine Appice is re-releasing his GUITAR ZEUS project, a compilation album featuring a who’s who list of the best and world-renowned guitarists on the planet backed by his core band featuring Tony Franklin (The Firm, Blue Murder) on bass, Kelly Keeling (T.S.O., M.S.G) on vocals / keys / rhythm guitar, and Appice on drums which wrote and performed these well-crafted timeless songs.
Album available now on CD, vinyl, download and across all streaming platforms here: http://smarturl.it/GuitarZeus
 
Originally released as two separate albums in 1995 & 1997, this new re-mastered album (by Stephen DeAcutis - Vanilla Fudge, Corey Glover, Overkill, Cyndi Lauper) combines both releases as one complete version for the first time ever across all digital platforms, as well as feature 5 brand new songs with Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal, Pat Travers, John Norum, and top Japanese guitarists RaiZi and Char.  Select songs will also be available on a special limited-edition vinyl and CD. 
Carmine Appice’s Guitar Zeus showcases the complete and prolific talents of many world-renown rock guitarists including Brian May, Slash, Neil Schon, Yngwie Malmsteen, Bruce Kulick, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal, Paul Gilbert, Mick Mars, Richie Sambora, Zakk Wylde, Bob Daisley, Dweezil Zappa, Vivian Campbell, Leslie West, Warren DeMartini, Steve Morse, Ty Tabor (Kings X), Ted Nugent, Dug Pinnick, John Norum and others…
 
“The Guitar Zeus project, for me, was an amazing experience that has never been done before by a drummer, especially with so much talent on one album! You get your money’s worth! Writing all the songs with my band (Tony & Kelly) and then picking out songs for each guitarist was a fun and time-consuming process, especially coordinating everybody’s schedules and recording sessions.
 
From the opening note, one can tell this is going to be something special. I consider these drum tracks to be some of the best performances in my career, topped off with working with so many great guitarists and singers.  The combination of players and song selection is something special with some of the tunes is out of the ordinary and ahead of their time!” 
– Carmine Appice
 
“As soon as I heard the track, I thought it had a very haunting quality, evoking the ‘60s, but with a very modern slant. I also found the backing track very powerful and appealing, driven by Carmine’s very recognizable style; so I was keen to play on the track straight away” - Brian May
 
Carmine Appice’s Guitar Zeus – Tracklisting:
  • “Mothers Space” (feat. Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal) + **
  • “Gonna Rain” (feat. Richie Sambora) + **
  • “4 Miles High” (feat. Steve Morse) +
  • “Nobody Knew” (feat. Brian May) + **
  • “Where You Belong (feat. Slash) +
  • “Out of Mind” (feat. Neal Schon) + **
  • “This Time Around (feat. Yngwie Malmsteen & Dug Pinnick) + **
  • “Nothing” (feat. John Norum) +
  • “Doin’ Fine” (feat Vivian Campbell) +
  • “Under the Moon and Sun” (feat. Mick Mars / Edgar Winter) + **
  • “Code 19” (feat. Zakk Wylde) + **
  • “Days Are Nights” (feat. Ted Nugent) + **
  • “Do Ya think I'm Sexy” (Sung by Carmine, feat. Pat Travers)
  • “Angels” (feat. Char)
  • “Guitar Zeus, Pt. 1” (feat Jennifer Batten)
  • “Safe” (feat. Neal Schon)
  • “Dead Wrong” (feat. Dweezil Zappa)
  • “Trippin’ Again” (feat. Ty Tabor)
  • “Even Up the Score” (feat. Ted Nugent)
  • “Dislocated” (feat. Paul Gilbert)
  • “Stash” (feat. Stevie Salas / John McEnroe)
  • “Perfect Day” (feat. Warren DeMartini)
  • “Killing Time” (feat. Ty Tabor)
  • “So Long” (feat. Doug Aldrich)
  • “My Own Advice” (feat  Kenji Kitajima)
  • “Time to Set Alarms” (feat Elliot Easton / Bob Daisley)
  • “GZ Blues” (feat. Seymour Duncan / Steven Seagal)
  • “Guitar Zeus, Pt. 2” (feat. Leslie West / Jennifer Batten)
  • “Where you Belong” (feat Paul Gilbert)
  • “Cruzin” (feat. Denny Laine)
  • “Couldn’t Be Better” (Feat. RaiZi)
  • “Score” (Feat. Ted Nugent)
  • “Snake” (feat. Bruce Kulick)
+ CD Release
** Vinyl Release
 
Mon
06
Apr

Double Stop Podcast - CARMINE APPICE

Monday, April 6, 2015
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This week on The Double StopPodcast - Carmine Appice walks us through his entire career - from early days learning drums (and helping his brother Vinnie) to early success with Vanilla Fudge and Cactus. He also covers working with Jeff Beck, Rod Stewart and Ozzy Osbourne. We also take a look at his 80/90's bands King Cobra, Blue Murder (and clears up the details of his involvement with the 2nd album Nothin' But Trouble) and supergroup Mothers Army. Busier than ever, Carmine also gives details on Drum Wars, Rated X and the new Vanilla Fudge cd. He also reveals that he wants Dave Grohl to produce a new Drum Wars cd and that he's currently about to mix a new Cactus album.

https://soundcloud.com/thedoublestop/ep-54-carmine-appice-vanilla-fudge-cactus-rated-x-drum-wars
 
Fri
21
Nov

CARMINE & VINNY APPICE Release Drum Wars Live CD

Friday, November 21, 2014
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Drumming demi-gods Carmine & Vinny Appice have both had extraordinary careers behind the drum kit, beginning with Carmine’s tenure in such legendary classic rock bands as Vanilla Fudge and Cactus as well as supporting stints with Rod Stewart and Ozzy Osbourne. Meanwhile, younger brother Vinny made his name as a metal drummer for monster acts such as Dio, Black Sabbath and Heaven & Hell. Recently, these two virtuosos have been wowing audiences with their own rock show called “Drum Wars,” featuring not only the hits of their associated bands but also a thrilling series of solos that pit them against each other like the Gene Krupa/Buddy Rich drum battles of yore. Fortunately for us mere mortals, this unique concert experience was recorded in June of this year at the Iridium in New York and is now available on CD courtesy of Deadline Music and Rocker Records.
 
Along with Carmine and Vinny, the Drum Wars Live CD features Jim Crean, Ethan Brosh and James Caputo!
 
For those unsure of their ability to withstand the aural assault that the Appice brothers bring, a free downloadable track from the album has been made available on the Rocker Records website. Visit here: http://rockerrecords.bandcamp.com/
 
“When me and Vinny play together we push each other to our limits. Either while drum battling or playing great songs from our history on this CD, while backed up with a great band behind us!” – Carmine Appice
 
“A CD of great music and drums that punch with power and energy.” – Vinny Appice
 
Coinciding with this exciting release is a series of European shows featuring both Carmine & Vinny performing alongside a jaw-dropping list of metal vocalists and musicians. Dubbed the Metal All-Stars, this year’s crop includes Black Label Society’s Zakk Wylde, Anthrax’s Joey Belladonna, Geoff Tate formerly of Queensrÿche, Dave Ellefson of Megadeth, James LaBrie of Dream Theater, Testament’s Chuck Billy and lots more!
 
For details, visit: http://www.metalallstars.com/
 
Tue
22
Jul

Cleopatra Records Partners with CARMINE APPICE's Rocker Records to Release Rare Live and Studio Recordings

Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Cleopatra Records Partners With Carmine Appice's Rocker Records to Release Rare Live and Studio Recordings By Cactus, Bogert & Appice and Travers & Appice!

Los Angeles, CA - Much to the excitement of music fans around the world, Cleopatra Records has joined forces with drum icon Carmine Appice's Rocker Records and will be releasing rare live and studio recordings by US rock legends Cactus, Tim Bogert & Carmine Appice and Pat Travers & Carmine Appice!

'I'm so excited that my label Rocker Records has partnered with Cleopatra Records to put out this collection of RARE and UNIQUE kick ass rock !!!' - Carmine Appice

CACTUS - AN EVENING IN TOKYO (CD)
Available Now!

The band referred to as America's Led Zeppelin, Cactus, offer this stunning concert performance recorded in late 2012 at the Garden Shimokitazawa club in Tokyo! Features founding member and Vanilla Fudge/Ozzy Osbourne alum Carmine Appice plus Detroit blues legend Jim McCarty (formerly of Mitch Ryder's backing band The Detroit Wheels), vocalist Jimmy Kunes (formerly of Savoy Brown), bassist Pete Bremy and harp player Randy Pratt!

Tracks:
1. Swim
2. One Way...Or Another
3. Bro. Bill
4. You Can't Judge A Book By The Cover
5. Alaska
6. Electric Blue
7. Muscle And Soul
8. Evil
9. Parchman Farm
10. Rock N' Roll Children

CACTUS - LIVE IN THE U.S.A. (DBL CD)
Available August 5!

Drum legend Carmine Appice reunites with his fellow rock n' roll superstars Tim Bogert & Jim McCarty for a very special Cactus reunion show at B.B. King's in New York - June 2006! Includes powerful performances of Cactus's live favorites 'Parchman Farm,' 'Long Tall Sally,' 'Evil,' 'Bro. Bill' and more! Like a fine double-barreled bourbon, this group has only grown stronger and better over the years!

Tracks:
DISC 1
1. Long Tall Sally
2. Let Me Swim
3. One Way...Or Another
4. Cactus Music
5. Bro. Bill
6. Muscle And Soul
7. Oleo (Bass Solo)

DISC 2
1. Part Of The Game
2. Evil
3. Cactus Boogie
4. Parchman Farm
5. Rock N' Roll Children

CACTUS - TKO TOKYO - LIVE IN JAPAN (DBL CD/DVD)
Available September 2!

A blockbuster multi-media 2CD+DVD live set recorded in 2012 from the mighty Cactus! Features one single, mind blowing concert performance captured on both audio CD and crystal clear digital video, and includes some of the band's finest versions of 'Bro. Bill,' 'Parchman Farm,' 'Evil' and more! This show was recorded the night after Evening In Tokyo at the very same venue.

DISC 1
1. Long Tall Sally
2. Let Me Swim
3. One Way...Or Another
4. Bro. Bill
5. You Can't Judge a Book By The Cover
6. Alaska
7. Muscle And Soul
8. Electric Blue

DISC 2
1. The Groover
2. Evil / Drum Solo
3. Big Mama Boogie
4. Parchman Farm
5. Randy's Song
6. Rock N' Roll Children
7. Part Of The Game

DVD
1. Long Tall Sally
2. Let Me Swim
3. One Way...Or Another
4. Bro. Bill
5. You Can't Judge a Book By The Cover
6. Alaska
7. Muscle And Soul
8. Electric Blue
9. The Groover
10. Evil / Drum Solo
11. Big Mama Boogie
12. Parchman Farm
13. Randy's Song
14. Rock N' Roll Children
15. Part Of The Game

BOGERT & APPICE ' FRIENDS (CD)>
Available August 19!

Longtime partners in crime and one of the tightest rhythm sections in all of rock music, bassist Tim Bogert & drummer Carmine Appice, team up with musical friends and family for this special studio album! Features Vanilla Fudge alumni Bill Pascali, Teddy Rodinelli, and Vince Martell PLUS special guests T.M. Stevens (James Brown / The Pretenders) & Brian Auger (Rod Stewart)!

Tracks:
1. Bye Bye Love
2. Falling
3. Black Box
4. Eternity
5. The Star-Spangled Banner

BONUS TRACKS
6. Falling (with Brian Auger)

TRAVERS & APPICE - LIVE IN EUROPE (CD)
Available September 16!

Together again on this very special live album recorded in 2004, guitarist Pat Travers and drummer Carmine Appice, along with special guest bassist Tony Franklin (The Firm), bring the house down with some of the realest, rawest classic rock you've ever heard! Includes Travers' biggest hits 'Snortin' Whiskey' and 'Boom Boom (Out Go The Lights)' as well as a supercharged version of the mega hit Appice co-authored 'Do Ya Think I'm Sexy' and lots more!

1. Taken
2. Better From A Distance
3. I Don't Care
4. Crash And Burn
5. Livin' Alone
6. Tony Solo
7. Gotta Have Ya
8. Keep On Rockin'
9. Snortin' Whiskey
10. Can't Escape The Fire
11. Evil
12. Do Ya Think I'm Sexy
13. Boom Boom (Out Go The Lights)
14. Stand Up

To purchase:
Cactus - An Evening In Tokyo
http://georiot.co/2d2U

Cactus - Live In The U.S.A.
http://georiot.co/2WGk

Bogert & Appice - Friends
http://georiot.co/340n

For more information:
CARMINE APPICE
www.carmineappice.com
www.drumwars.com
www.cactusrocks.net
www.therodexperience.com
www.CleopatraRecords.com
 
 
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