V I N N Y
A P P I C E
BROTHER CARMINE APPICE
PAY TRIBUTE TO
RONNIE JAMES DIO
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH VINNY APPICE
A special Ronnie James Dio tribute video By Carmine & Vinny Appice will be releasing soon. This Dio video celebration will commemorate the ten-year anniversary of the passing of the late, great singer, who died on May 16, 2010 from cancer. The video will be released on Sunday, May 16, 2020 on YouTube and on the Internet in general.
Besides being a close friend, Vinny Appice was also a longtime musical sidekick of Dio’s, performing with him in Black Sabbath and Heaven & Hell. Vinny also performed with Rick Derringer and, as a sixteen-year old in 1974, met John Lennon at the Record Plant Studios in New York during the recording of Lennon’s classic Walls and Bridges album, adding background hand claps to the hit single Whatever Gets You Through the Night. And he and his original bandmates from the first Dio lineup reformed in 2012 as Last in Line to record and perform live. A consummate performer and drummer, Vinny also is a brilliant clinician, performing clinics and master classes all across the globe as well as making appearances in films and television.
He has recorded and co-written songs on over 25 albums and CDs including many multi-platinum records. Touring the world for over 2 decades resulted in selling millions of records!
Vinny's drumming can also be heard on numerous movie soundtracks including Wayne's World 2, Heavy Metal, Iron Eagle and Bedazzled. Vinny, the author of drum instruction book "Rock Steady" and DVD "Hard Rock Drumming Techniques" has performed incredible powerhouse drum clinics around the globe also. Numerous books have been written about Black Sabbath and Dio with the authors always mentioning Vinny's unique powerful drumming style!
Some of the boys that got Vinnie’s drumming blood flowing......John Bonham, Buddy Rich, Billy Cobham and Mitch Mitchell.
For more information about Vinny Appice
And Ronnie James Dio
Vinny Appice website - https://www.vinnyappice.com
Carmine Appice website - https://www.carmineappice.net
Ronnie James Dio website - https://www.ronniejamesdio.com
John Lennon...Rick Derringer...
Black Sabbath and DIO
Walls and Bridges (hand claps on "Whatever Gets You Thru The Night"; uncredited) (1974)
Sweet Evil (1977)
Derringer Live (1977)
Mob Rules (1981)
Live Evil (1982)
Black Sabbath: The Dio Years (2007)
Live at Hammersmith Odeon (2007)
Holy Diver (1983)
The Last in Line (1984)
Sacred Heart (1985)
Dream Evil (1987)
Strange Highways (1993)
Angry Machines (1996)
Inferno - Last in Live (1998)