|Vinny Appice and Carmine Appice|
DDRUM is proud to announce the addition of the mighty Vinny Appice, to our artist roster! Vinny will be joining his brother Carmine, and the rest of the ddrum family with his first official appearance at NAMM!
Appice took up the drums at the age of nine, taking lessons from the same teacher as his brother Carmine. When he was sixteen, Appice and his band BOMF met John Lennon at Record Plant Studios, leading to him appearing on several Lennon recordings. He moved on to record with Rick Derringer on Derringer (1976), Sweet Evil (1977), and Derringer Live (1977), before forming his own band Axis and recording It's A Circus World (1978).
Appice joined Black Sabbath in 1980 during the Heaven and Hell tour and appeared on the albums Live Evil (1982) and Mob Rules (1981) . In late 1982 he left Black Sabbath with vocalist Ronnie James Dio and formed the band Dio. They recorded Holy Diver (1983), The Last in Line (1984), Sacred Heart (1985), Intermission (1986), and Dream Evil (1987). In December 1989 Appice left Dio.
Appice joined World War III In 1990 and in 1992 he returned to Black Sabbath for the Dehumanizer album and tour. He then rejoined Dio and they recorded Strange Highways (1994) and Angry Machines (1996). In 2005 Appice appeared on a rap recording by Circle of Tyrants, whose lineup included Necro, Ill Bill, Goretex, and Mr Hyde , also collaborating with Alex Skolnick. Appice played two shows in Las Vegas with the Sin City Sinners in October 2009. Appice rejoined his Black Sabbath bandmates Ronnie James Dio, Geezer Butler, and Tony Iommi in 2006 as Heaven & Hell, touring and releasing one studio album, The Devil You Know, before Dio's death in 2010.