Drum Wars, What a ROCKIN’ NITE of DRUMMER INSANITY!!!
The legends keep on comin’ with CARMINE APPICE, a founding member of VANILLA FUDGE, and has also been the drummer for ROD STEWART, JEFF BECK, PAUL STANLEY and MICHAEL SCHENKER! He is joined on stage by his brother, VINNY APPICE, for an on-stage family DRUM WARS battle! Vinny is featured on recordings with RICK DERRINGER AND JOHN LENNON, and was the touring drummer for BLACK SABBATH until he and fellow band mate RONNIE JAMES DIO left Sabbath to form DIO! The show is a funny back-and-forth experience between the two brothers performing solos and along with their full band battling on ultimate rock hits! MICHAEL ANGELO BATIO is the former guitarist for the 90s glam-rock band NITRO, and is the inventor of the double and quad guitars!
Vinny and Carmine break out the heavy artillery in this entertaining no-holds barred battle to the finish. Carmine and Vinny…Vinny and Carmine! Don’t know which one comes first, which one had the moustache first, or which one has the best legs! However, they are both great artists in their own genre. Carmine’s track record includes Vanilla Fudge, Cactus, B.B.A. (Beck, Bogart and Appice), and Rod Stewart, to name a few. Not bad! Vinny has driven John Lennon, Black Sabbath, Dio and Heaven & Hell. Not bad! (I’ve been stuck with one band for 40 years – The Boston Symphony).
From the initial downbeat of this sibling confrontation, this specatcle culminates in the final battle of Drum Wars. The Ultimate battle both playing with great power, imagination and musically spirited. So now, Drum Wars. The tour which Carmine and Vinny demonstrate their sensational playing abilities. It is comedy in that they leave Laurel and Hardy very secure! It is entertainment in that it is great fun. Sincere, open and honest.
Both drummers play great solos and great ensemble work in their own inimitable style. Their years of experience are reflected in their ability to respond musically to each other. I personally am honored to have them both as friends and musical colleagues.
May the musical battle continue!