TRAVERS & APPICE, the new band featuring guitarist/vocalist Pat Travers and drummer Carmine Appice (CACTUS, VANILLA FUDGE, OZZY OSBOURNE), will release their debut album, "It Takes A Lot Of Balls", on October 14 through SPV Records. The CD also features an appearance by veteran bassist T.M. Stevens.
Pat Travers has been one of America's most renowned blues rock guitarists for over thirty years. His 1977 album, "Makin' Magic", is considered a milestone of the genre and his early shows were indications of a great career in the making. Towards the end of the Seventies, Travers had his most successful era in commercial terms, releasing the top sellers "Pat Travers Band Live! Go For What You Know" and "Radio Active", featuring the singles "Boom, Boom" and "Is It Love", before moving to Orlando, Florida, where he concentrated increasingly on the American market.
Drummer Carmine Appice has garnered countless awards and prizes during the course of his long career, having formed the legendary VANILLA FUDGE in the Sixties, followed by the all-star troupe, CACTUS, a few years later. He went on to play with guitar legend Jeff Beck and bassist Tim Bogert in the trio BECK, BOGERT & APPICE, worked for jazz rock bassist Stanley Clarke and played with ROLLING STONES' Ron Wood. Appice also toured with Rod Stewart and co-wrote world hits like "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?" or "Young Turks". In the mid-Eighties, he founded the heavy metal band KING KOBRA, and later joined Ozzy Osbourne and Ted Nugent. He published the instructional book for drummers, "Realistic Rock", which has sold over 300,000 copies, and his workshops and drum clinics have been breaking attendance records all over the world.