Drummer Vinny Appice has a long history of playing with some of rock's greatest bands and though he was part of the Heaven and Hell revival of the Ronnie James Dio era Black Sabbath, Appice says he was not contacted when Bill Ward fell out of the Black Sabbath reunion.
This one is an intriguing matchup. In one corner, we have Black Sabbath founding member Bill Ward. The human octopus provided the backbone for the pioneers of heavy metal. His playing ranges from mind-altering drum fills to incredible restraint in keeping pace with the varied rhythms of Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler...
Vinny Appice is a wanted man. The Heaven & Hell drummer is making his return with the new band Kill Devil Hill, which also features Pantera's Rex Brown, and he's also been courted for Dave Grohl's 'Sound City' documentary, but it's his past that keeps spurring some of the most interesting questions.
We recently had the pleasure of interviewing former Black Sabbath / Dio / Heaven and Hell drummer and current Kill Devil Hill stickman Vinny Appice. One of the topics we discussed with Appice was the current drama surrounding original Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward's threat to drop out of the band's reunion and the rest of Sabbath's decision to continue without him.