TRAVERS/APPICE Collaboration Changes Name

Because of another band with the same name, the forthcoming project featuring legendary rock drummer Carmine Appice (OZZY OSBOURNE, VANILLA FUDGE, BLUE MURDER) and guitarist Pat Travers will now be called TRAVERS & APPICE. Their forthcoming CD, to be released on the German-based SPV label, has been re-titled "It Takes A Lot Of Balls".

Says Appice, "Things happen... we had to change the name, but it's a killer project nonetheless ... rocking very hard. Bassist TM Stevens, who played on a FUDGE tour a few years back, is on it, too. I'm very proud of this one. We're fielding domestic offers right now... I predict it'll be out here by the summer."

Appice leaves on March 8 for a two-month tour of Europe with VANILLA FUDGE. The band will shortly release their new CD, entitled "When Two Worlds Collide", featuring recordings they made late last year with the 52-piece San Fernando Symphony Orchestra.

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