Carmine Appice Guitar Zeus Out Today

CARMINE APPICE’S GUITAR ZEUS

ALBUM FEATURING THE BEST & WORLD-RENOWNED GUITARISTS

RE-ISSUE + NEW SONGS AVAILABLE NOW

A GUITAR ENTHUSIASTS DREAM COME TRUE!

Today Legendary drummer Carmine Appice is re-releasing his GUITAR ZEUS project, a compilation album featuring a who’s who list of the best and world-renowned guitarists on the planet backed by his core band featuring Tony Franklin (The Firm, Blue Murder) on bass, Kelly Keeling (T.S.O., M.S.G) on vocals / keys / rhythm guitar, and Appice on drums which wrote and performed these well-crafted timeless songs.

Album available now on CD, vinyl, download and across all streaming platforms here: 

http://smarturl.it/GuitarZeus

Originally released as two separate albums in 1995 & 1997, this new re-mastered album (by Stephen DeAcutis – Vanilla Fudge, Corey Glover, Overkill, Cyndi Lauper) combines both releases as one complete version for the first time ever across all digital platforms, as well as feature 5 brand new songs with Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal, Pat Travers, John Norum, and top Japanese guitarists RaiZi and Char.  Select songs will also be available on a special limited-edition vinyl and CD. 

Carmine Appice’s Guitar Zeus showcases the complete and prolific talents of many world-renown rock guitarists including Brian May, Slash, Neil Schon, Yngwie Malmsteen, Bruce Kulick, Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal, Paul Gilbert, Mick Mars, Richie Sambora, Zakk Wylde, Bob Daisley, Dweezil Zappa, Vivian Campbell, Leslie West, Warren DeMartini, Steve Morse, Ty Tabor (Kings X), Ted Nugent, Dug Pinnick, John Norum and others…

“The Guitar Zeus project, for me, was an amazing experience that has never been done before by a drummer, especially with so much talent on one album! You get your money’s worth! Writing all the songs with my band (Tony & Kelly) and then picking out songs for each guitarist was a fun and time-consuming process, especially coordinating everybody’s schedules and recording sessions.

From the opening note, one can tell this is going to be something special. I consider these drum tracks to be some of the best performances in my career, topped off with working with so many great guitarists and singers.  The combination of players and song selection is something special with some of the tunes is out of the ordinary and ahead of their time!” 

– Carmine Appice

“As soon as I heard the track, I thought it had a very haunting quality, evoking the ‘60s, but with a very modern slant. I also found the backing track very powerful and appealing, driven by Carmine’s very recognizable style; so I was keen to play on the track straight away” 

  • -Brian May


Carmine Appice’s Guitar Zeus – Tracklisting:

  • “Mothers Space” (feat. Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal) + **
  • “Gonna Rain” (feat. Richie Sambora) + **
  • “4 Miles High” (feat. Steve Morse) +
  • “Nobody Knew” (feat. Brian May) + **
  • “Where You Belong (feat. Slash) +
  • “Out of Mind” (feat. Neal Schon) + **
  • “This Time Around (feat. Yngwie Malmsteen & Dug Pinnick) + **
  • “Nothing” (feat. John Norum) +
  • “Doin’ Fine” (feat Vivian Campbell) +
  • “Under the Moon and Sun” (feat. Mick Mars / Edgar Winter) + **
  • “Code 19” (feat. Zakk Wylde) + **
  • “Days Are Nights” (feat. Ted Nugent) + **
  • “Do Ya think I’m Sexy” (Sung by Carmine, feat. Pat Travers)
  • “Angels” (feat. Char)
  • “Guitar Zeus, Pt. 1” (feat Jennifer Batten)
  • “Safe” (feat. Neal Schon)
  • “Dead Wrong” (feat. Dweezil Zappa)
  • “Trippin’ Again” (feat. Ty Tabor)
  • “Even Up the Score” (feat. Ted Nugent)
  • “Dislocated” (feat. Paul Gilbert)
  • “Stash” (feat. Stevie Salas / John McEnroe)
  • “Perfect Day” (feat. Warren DeMartini)
  • “Killing Time” (feat. Ty Tabor)
  • “So Long” (feat. Doug Aldrich)
  • “My Own Advice” (feat  Kenji Kitajima)
  • “Time to Set Alarms” (feat Elliot Easton / Bob Daisley)
  • “GZ Blues” (feat. Seymour Duncan / Steven Seagal)
  • “Guitar Zeus, Pt. 2” (feat. Leslie West / Jennifer Batten)
  • “Where you Belong” (feat Paul Gilbert)
  • “Cruzin” (feat. Denny Laine)
  • “Couldn’t Be Better” (Feat. RaiZi)
  • “Score” (Feat. Ted Nugent)
  • “Snake” (feat. Bruce Kulick)

+ CD Release

** Vinyl Release

NOTE: Carmine will be on hand at NAMM This Coming Week:

Wednesday, Jan. 23: The Hall of Heavy Metal History Awards at the Marriott, Anaheim

Thursday, Jan. 24: The Bono Bash.

Friday, Jan. 25: 1 PM: Audix Microphones in-person

1:30 PM: Drum Talk TV

5 PM: Panel, Hilton, Room A 26. 

Media Contact: Anne, 718-881-8183
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About Carmine Appice:
As drummer for Vanilla Fudge, Carmine Appice set the grooves for the groundbreaking band’s 1967 psychedelic debut, inadvertently inventing Stoner Rock in the process. The Fudge had no precedent. The band was totally unique. No rock group, up until that point, had ever so lugubriously s-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-d out well-known pop tunes. Vanilla Fudge went on to tour with Jimi Hendrix, Cream, and even had Led Zeppelin as an opening act.

Post-Fudge, Bogert and Appice formed Cactus (seen as an influence on Van Halen & King’s X). Post-Cactus, the rhythm section found Grammy-winning Guitar Hero Jeff Beck to form the first supergroup: Beck, Bogert & Appice.

One of the premier showmen in rock, Appice became known worldwide for his astonishing live performances and a highly sought-after session drummer, recording with countless artists throughout his career. In 1976, he joined Rod Stewart’s band, touring, recording and writing two of Stewart’s biggest hits, “Do Ya Think I’m Sexy” and “Young Turks.” He left Stewart to record his first solo album, Rockers, and tour Japan and North America with an all-star band. In 1978, Appice played drums on Paul Stanley’s first solo album.

In the early 1980s, he toured with Ozzy Osborne, Ted Nugent. In the mid ’80s, he formed King Kobra for two Capitol albums and international touring. In the late ‘80s, Carmine played on Pink Floyd’s “Momentary Lapse of Reason and formed Blue Murder with Whitesnake’s John Sykes and The Firm’s Tony Franklin. In the early ’90s, he pounded away soul-style for The Edgar Winter Group.

As an educator, Carmine was the first to legitimize rock drumming with his landmark book, The Realistic Rock Drum Method, selling over 400,000 copies (now in video format). He was the first Rock Drummer and Rock Musician to conduct instructional clinics and symposiums around the world, a tradition he continues. In appreciation for his universal appeal, Los Angeles was one of four cities that have had “Carmine Appice Day.”  In 1991, he was forever immortalized via his induction in cement to the Hollywood’s Rock Walk (next to his idols, Gene Krupa and Buddy Rich).

In 2016 Carmine wrote an autobiography titled “Stick It” which appeared on Amazon’s “Best Sellers” list.

As a true artist, Carmine stretches the limits of his talents, always pursuing new experiences with a broad spectrum of musicians. His high standards have earned him the respect of the world’s most admired performers as well as captivating the loyalty of legions of fans. He has reshaped the path of music education, redesigned the very instrument he plays, and recreates excitement with every performance.

Carmine Appice is, truly, A Different Drummer!

Links: 

http://www.CarmineAppice.net

Smart Url Link: http://smarturl.it/GuitarZeus

Definitive Editions of All Three Legendary “Phenomena” Rock Concept Albums – OUT NOW!

Featuring Glenn Hughes, Brian May, John Wetton, Mel Galley, Don Airey, Cozy Powell & Others! 

London – Phenomena is a rock music concept conceived by record producer Tom Galley and brother, Whitesnake guitarist Mel Galley and directed by Wilfried Rimensberger. Contributors were leading rock musicians such as Brian May, John Wetton, Glenn Hughes, Don Airey, Mel Galley, Neil Murray and Cozy Powell amongst others.

Phenomena’s production of rock songs based on a story line running through a whole album, attached to artworks and other multi-media aspects was credited for the “return of the concept album” in the 1980s. Phenomena released three albums in the 1980s and early 1990s, and had a number one hit single in South America with “Did It All For Love,” while the album charted across Europe, in Japan and Brazil.

The creator of Phenomena, Tom Galley, said of the re-releases: “I’m happy to see the release of these original recordings. And being in touch with the involved artists, I know they are looking forward to see this happening too. Together with previously never seen material the 3 albums are well presented.”

The promo video, produced by Wilfried Rimensberger, for the #1 hit single  “Did It All For Love” is on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Ir4zpL4xh78

PHENOMENA 1

“Phenomena” is an all-star million selling album from 1985, created by Tom Galley, and features:

Glenn Hughes
Cozy Powell
Mel Galley
Neil Murray
Don Airey
Ric Sanders
John Thomas
Ted McKenna

This DEFINITIVE EDITION has received 2018 remaster and the booklet features new liner notes, including new comments from Tom Galley, who has provided the newly written track by track descriptions.

PHENOMENA 2

“Phenomena II – Dream Runner” is from 1987, created by Tom Galley, and features the HIT SINGLE “DID IT ALL FOR LOVE” which was a #1 across South America, along with artists:

John Wetton
Glenn Hughes
Mel Galley
Neil Murray
Ray Gillen
Max Bacon
Richard Bailey
Michael Sturgis
Scott Gorham
Toshihiro Niimi
John Thomas
Kyoji Yamamoto
Leif Johansen

The booklet features new liner notes, including new comments from Tom Galley, along with alternative artwork and rare pictures. Album Cover by Tim Davies (Tim Elcoch).

PHENOMENA 3

“Phenomena III – Innervision” from 1993 completes the all-star Phenomena trilogy, as created by Tom Galley, and features:

Brian May
Scott Gorham
Michael Sturgis
Keith Murrell
Leif Johansen

The booklet features new liner notes, including new comments from Tom Galley, who has supplied the originally intended front cover artwork, which appears for the FIRST TIME EVER!

To purchase:
Amazon CD: http://geni.us/Phenomena1
iTunes: http://geni.us/Phenomena1dig

Amazon CD: http://geni.us/Phenomena2
iTunes: http://geni.us/Phenomena2dig

Amazon CD: http://geni.us/Phenomena3
iTunes: http://geni.us/Phenomena3dig

Stratospheerius Frontman and Violinist Joe Deninzon Reflects on Bohemian Rhapsody and Meeting Brian May during the “Back to the Light” Tour

Just saw Bohemian Rhapsody, and even though they screwed up a lot of things chronologically and factually, it still captured the essence of Freddie Mercury and brought back a cool memory from when I was 18. Queen was an obsession for me in high school. Their music was a constant soundtrack of my life and I had all their albums. My band at the time wrote many songs inspired by Queen and even learned all the harmonies to “Love of my Life”, including Brian May’s guitar solo, which I transcribed and taught myself to play.

In February of 1993, about a year and a half after Freddie’s death, Brian May put out a great solo album called “Back to the Light.” I heard through the grapevine that he was giving a secret, free concert at the old Agora in Cleveland. I went with my bandmates, Matthew James Murphy and Matthew Parrotta. The show was killer and afterward, we wanted to try to get backstage. It was frigid cold and snowing outside and there was a huge line of people waiting to meet Brian. We were in the back of the line freezing our asses off, so we just started singing as loud as we could, hoping the guy guarding the door would hear us.

All of a sudden, the door opens, someone from the crew along with the drummer Cozy Powell walks up to us and leads us past the crowd straight to the backstage area. There, standing in front of us, was Brain May! We sang him one of our songs and gave him our demo tape. He was very gracious, complimentary, and we chatted for a while. He signed our CD’s and we thanked him.

For what it’s worth, the memory of that night is forever etched in my mind.

Thank you, Brian, Freddie, and Queen for the incredible music and inspiration!
– Joe Deninzon

Check out the latest album Guilty of Innocence by Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius available Worldwide on CD, LP & All Quality Digital Formates
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BRIAN MAY AND KERRY ELLIS CANCEL DECEMBER CONCERT DATES

Brian May and Kerry Ellis today announced with great regret the indefinite postponement of their December concert dates in the UK. May and Ellis were set to perform 11 ‘Candlelight Concerts’ in the three weeks leading up to Christmas. Apologizing to fans through a personal message posted on his official website, (www.brianmay.com) Queen’s Brian May explains that he is fighting ‘a persistent illness which is destroying my energy and my will’, and doesn’t feel confident to perform the shows to the standard expected.

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May comments: “I’m gutted to have to pull out – I hate letting our loyal fans down. But the advice I have had is that I must take time off to heal, rather than go out on tour again and risk falling down on the job, which would be much worse.”

Kerry Ellis comments: “Brian is a dear friend of mine and obviously his health must come first. I was so looking forward to touring the UK again with Brian. I know so many of you had bought tickets for an early Christmas treat, and I am truly sorry that we are letting so many of you down. But we will be back next year for sure, with new music for you all to hear.”

A consolation for disappointed fans is a newly recorded studio album from May and Ellis, titled ‘Anthems II’, which is scheduled for release in March.

All tickets already purchased are fully refundable at point of purchase.

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The Platinum Rock All Stars To Kick Off Tour In Canada

Pilato Entertainment Is Proud To Announce The Formation Of The Music Industry’s Newest Super-group: The Platinum Rock All Stars!

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The Platinum Rock All Stars Are:

Carmine Appice: Drums (Vanilla Fudge, Cactus, Rod Stewart, Jeff Beck, Ozzy)
Gene Cornish: Guitar (The Rascals)
Geoff Downes: Keyboards (Buggles, Asia, Yes)
Phil Naro: Vocals and Guitar (Talas, Peter Criss, Brian May, Julian Lennon, Unified Past)
Rudy Sarzo: Bass (Quiet Riot, Ozzy, Whitesnake, Blue Oyster Cult)
Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal: Guitar (Guns N Roses)

The First of two show will kick off in Canada!

Canada
The Rockpile
5555 Dundas Street West
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Wednesday October 19TH 2016
8:00 PM

Tickets Available At:
http://www.ticketweb.ca/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=6873055&pl=rockpilewest

USA
Arcada Theater
105 E Main St
St Charles, IL, USA
Saturday October 22nd, 2016
8:00 PM

Tickets Available At:
http://www.arcadalive.com/events/platinum-rock-all-stars/

Combined, these six musicians have been responsible for over 150 million records sold to music fans!
Potential List Of Songs To Be Featured In The Show:

Good Lovin, Round About, Video Killed The Radio Star, You Keep Me Hanging On, Come On Feel The Noize, People Get Ready, Do Ya Think I Am Sexy, Welcome To The Jungle, Only Time Will Tell,  Here I Go Again, People Gotta Be Free, I’m Burning For You, Sweet Child Of Mine, Heat Of The Moment, Groovin, Owner Of A Loney Heart, You Better Run, Knocking On Heaven’s Door, Crazy Train, Is It Love, How Can I Be Sure, Superstition, Evil

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