APPICE ‘Drum Wars’ To Invade The Northeast

The Rock House in West Greenwich, Rhode Island will kick off the first northeastern USA “Drum Wars” shows featuring legendary drummers Carmine Appice (OZZY OSBOURNE, ROD STEWART, VANILLA FUDGE, JEFF BECK, GUITAR ZEUS, KING KOBRA) and Vinny Appice (DIO, BLACK SABBATH, HEAVEN HELL) on Saturday, July 30. Brothers and “rivals” Carmine and Vinny Appiceare set to battle it out by performing classic hard rock, pop and metal hits that were popular during their long drumming careers.

“Drum Wars” is an ultimate showdown featuring legendary rock drumming brothers Carmine and Vinny Appice. The show will include hits from Carmine and Vinny‘s storied past, tributes to late drummers, audience participation and even a bit of magic. And, of course, the phenomenal “Drum Wars” climax as the brothers compete against each other for drumming dominance!

Saturday July 30 at The Rock House in West Greenwich, RI
Phone: 401-385-3036
Doors: 7:30 p.m.
Showtime: 9:30 p.m.
Tickets $15
Advance tickets available at the club or charge by phone.

Sunday, July 31 at The Crazy Donkey in Farmingdale, NY
Phone: 631-753-1975
Doors: 4 p.m.
Drum Wars: 8 p.m.
Tickets $20 for the entire day
Advance tickets available at

Monday, August 1 at B.B. King Blues Club Grill in New York, NY
Phone: 212-997-4144
Website: – hosts the final battle for this three-day run.
Doors: 6 p.m.
Showtime: 8 p.m.
$16 advance / $20 day of show

Video footage of the July 8, 2011 “Drum Wars” event at Harper’s Bar Grill in Tarzana, California can be viewed below.

Legendary rock drummer Carmine Appice (OZZY OSBOURNE, ROD STEWART, VANILLA FUDGE, JEFF BECK, GUITAR ZEUS, KING KOBRA) has enjoyed an amazing 30-year career as a rock star, music educator, and rock pioneer. He is widely considered to be one of the most accomplished showmen in rock and is the recipient of numerous awards, including dozens of gold and platinum selling records. Carmine co-wrote such monster-selling hits as “Do Ya Think I’m Sexy” and “Young Turks”. He has broken new ground in every aspect of his career as a performer, as a teacher, and as a writer, and he continues to inspire drummers and listeners throughout the world with his originality and his unwavering dedication to the art of drumming.

Vinny Appice has anchored the rhythm and power live and in the studio for the music of DIO, BLACK SABBATH, HEAVEN HELL, WWIII, AXIS, Rick Derringer, John Lennon, and more. He has recorded and co-written songs on over 25 albums and CDs, including many multi-platinum records. Touring the world for over two 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. Numerous books have been written about BLACK SABBATH and DIO with the authors always mentioned Vinny‘s unique powerful drumming style!

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