Vinny Appice

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Vinny Appice
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Background information
Birth nameVincent Samson Appice
Born (1957-09-13) September 13, 1957 (age 65)
Brooklyn, New York City, New York, U.S.
GenresHeavy metal, hard rock
InstrumentsDrums, percussion

Vincent Samson Appice (born September 13, 1957) is an American rock drummer. He is best known for his work with the bands Dio, Black Sabbath, and Heaven & Hell. His family is Italian. He is the younger brother of drummer Carmine Appice.[1]

Appice joined Black Sabbath in 1980 after Ward left during the Heaven and Hell tour. He joined to help make the album Heaven and Hell. He was the drummer for Sabbath after Bill Ward [2] Later, when Ronnie James Dio left Black Sabbath, he and Appice cofounded Dio. In 1992, he rejoined Black Sabbath with Ronnie for the album Dehumanizer. Appice has played music with many other bands.[3][4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Saulnier, Jason (March 24, 2012). "Vinny Appice Interview". Music Legends. Retrieved May 6, 2013.
  2. Hotten, Jon. "The Dio Years" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on January 24, 2009. Retrieved June 13, 2013.
  3. "Vinny Appice ospite di Sin City Sinners" (in Italian). September 18, 2009. Retrieved October 20, 2009.
  4. "VINNY APPICE Comments on WAMI Project Featuring DOOGIE WHITE, MARCO MENDOZA". November 25, 2013. Retrieved March 11, 2014.