CARMINE And VINNY APPICE To Take Part In First-Ever 'Drum Wars' Battle

Main Street Armory, 900 Main Street in Rochester, NY, will host the first Drum Wars battle featuring legendary drummers Carmine and Vinny Appice on Friday, April 22. Brothers and "rivals" Carmine and Vinny Appice are set to battle it out by performing classic hard rock, pop and metal hits that were popular during their long drumming careers.

Tickets are available through Ticketfly for $15 advance and $20 the day of the show.

To highlight the event, The House of Guitars is sponsoring a Drum Wars competition to give fledgling cream-of-the-crop musicians the opportunity to perform with the famous brothers at the Main Street Armory show on April 22.

The House of Guitars, 645 Titus Ave. in Rochester, New York, is accepting DVDs and video links from vocalists, bassists and guitarists until April 15.

For more information, go to this location.

As a precursor to the Main Street Armory show, Drome Sound will sponsor a Drum Wars drum clinic featuring Carmine and Vinny Appice on Thursday, April 21 at Waters Edge Lighthouse, 2 Freeman's Bridge Road in Glenville, NY at 7 p.m. Tickets are $12 advance and $15 the day of the show.

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!

For more information, visit www.drumwars.com.

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