Drum Wars: Carmine vs: Vinny – In Las Vegas July 9th
DRUM WARS – THE ULTIMATE SHOWDOWN
DRUMMERS. BROTHERS. RIVALS
SEE! THE WORLD FAMOUS BROTHERS COMPETE FOR DRUMMING DOMINANCE!
HEAR! THE HITS THAT MADE THESE LEGENDARY DRUMMERS FAMOUS!
EXPERIENCE! THE HEAVIEST DRUM BATTLE EVER TO BE PERFORMED!
WATCH! MULTIMEDIA CLIPS FROM THE DRUM WARS DVD.
MEET AND GREET AFTER THE PERFORMANCE!
Legendary rock drummer Carmine Appice (Ozzy Osbourne, Rod Stewart, Vanilla Fudge, Jeff Beck, Guitar Zeus, King Kobra – to name a few) 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. He 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 very 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 and 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 2 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! Vinny currently tours with Heaven and Hell.
Veteran hard rocker Paul Shortino, best known for his high-profile work fronting Rough Cutt and Quiet Riot. Today, when not writing and recording new material for his solo project, Shortino is developing and producing new artists for MusicWorks Entertainment (and its new label Rock Quarry Records), the firm he co-founded in 1997 with fellow musician and close friend J.T. Garrett.
Shortino is renowned for a quite different—but related—performance. In the early days of Rough Cutt, a casting company rep caught them at L.A.’s famed Troubadour nightclub. Paul was called in to audition, decked out in a fly white leather suit. “Oh, yeah,” he remembers them saying when they took in his rock-star splendor–and before you could shout ‘crank it to 11,’ Shortino was cast in the cult classic rockumentary This Is Spinal Tap. As the notorious Duke Fame, he’s seen en route to his own sold-out “Enormodome” concert, strutting past Spinal Tap in a Memphis hotel.