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SCORPIONS Drummer, TOMMY LEE's Sister To Release KOTTAK Debut

On September 12, 2006, Escapi Music — home to BODY COUNT, DIRTY RIG, WARRIOR SOUL, CACTUS, MAHAVATAR, DISSECTION and THE CARMINE APPICE PROJECT — will release the debut recording of KOTTAK (formerly KRUNK), entitled "therupy". Fronted by singer/songwriter/guitarist Jimmy Ratchitt, who, in another life, as James Kottak, drummed for KINGDOM COME and, for the last ...

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CARMINE APPICE Says SHARON OSBOURNE Is 'Ruthless'

Blasting-Zone.com recently conducted an in-depth interview with legendary drummer Carmine Appice (VANILLA FUDGE, CACTUS, BECK, BOGERT & APPICE, ROD STEWART, KING KOBRA, OZZY OSBOURNE). Several excerpts follow: Blasting-Zone.com: Any truth to the rumors that you auditioned to replace Peter Criss in KISS? Carmine: "No. I never auditioned for KISS. There were rumors that ...

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VANILLA FUDGE Recording LED ZEPPELIN Covers Album

Launch Radio Networks reports: VANILLA FUDGE are in southern California this week, recording an album of LED ZEPPELIN covers. Drummer Carmine Appice gave Launch the scoop on what the band is doing. "Basically, we rearranged some songs — we're doing a lot of their stuff FUDGE style, you know? Some of it is slowed down, ...

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CARMINE APPICE's 'Ultimate Guitar Zeus' Receives Official Release

Escapi Records has announces the official release of the long-awaited underground classic, "Ultimate Guitar Zeus", created, produced and co-written by drummer Carmine Appice. The CD features performances by 14 of the world's greatest guitar players, including Yngwie Malmsteen, Brian May of QUEEN, Stevie Salas, Slash of VELVET REVOLVER, Steve Morse of DEEP PURPLE, Richie Sambora ...

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V - CACTUS

A band of competent sidemen who had a shit-kickin' good time in the '70s without ever actually, you know, writing much of a song, CACTUS recently reunited to do more of the same. With SAVOY BROWN frontman Jimmy Kunes replacing the deceased Rusty Day, the core of the band — drummer Carmine Appice, bassist Tim ...

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