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
[email protected], Anne[email protected]on.com 

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

JASON BECKER ANNOUNCES NEW STUDIO ALBUM TRIUMPHANT HEARTS Out Dec.7, 2018 on Music Theories Recordings  

Jason Becker’s story is one of brilliance, talent, determination, adversity, and, ultimately, triumph. A child prodigy on guitar, Jason rose to prominence as a teenager when he was one half of the legendary rock guitar duo Cacophony (with his great friend Marty Friedman).

After wowing audiences all over the world with his amazing guitar chops and deep compositions, Jason got a gig with David Lee Roth, following in the huge footsteps of Eddie Van Halen and Steve Vai. He wrote and recorded the DLR album A Little Ain’t Enough and was poised to take over the rock guitar world when a nagging pain in his leg was diagnosed as ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease, a debilitating and fatal condition with a life expectancy of maybe five years.

Maybe.

That was 29 years ago.

Today Jason’s busier and more prolific than ever, as evidenced by Triumphant Hearts. Many of the guitar parts are performed by a who’s-who of 6-string gods including Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Neal Schon, Steve Morse, Paul Gilbert, Joe Bonamassa, and many others. And, in what will absolutely delight his fans, Jason’s amazing guitar playing—recorded in the ’80s and ’90s—graces several tunes.

Triumphant Hearts will be released worldwide on CD, double vinyl and digital.
The double vinyl includes a code for a complimentary MP3 download of the album.

Free poster with every pre-order from the Official MLG store!

Official video for Valley Of Fire featuring guest performances by Michael Lee Firkins, Steve Vai, Joe Bonamassa, Paul Gilbert, Neal Schon, Mattias IA Eklundh, Marty Friedman, Greg Howe, Jeff Loomis, Richie Kotzen, Gus G., Steve Hunter and Ben Woods.

 

Star-Studded Salute To Hard Rock Legends KISS Receives A Very Special Reissue With New Title And All New Artwork!

Produced by Bob Kulick and Bruce Bouillet with guest performances by Bruce Kulick, Tommy Shaw, Lemmy Kilmister, Doug Aldrich, Dee Snider, Steve Lukather, Chris Jericho, C.C. DeVille, Dug Pinnick, Page Hamilton, Buzz Osbourne, and more!

Los Angeles, CA – An incredible line-up of world-class musicians and vocalists gathered together, under the helm of Grammy award-winning producers Bob Kulick and Bruce Bouillet, to recreate 11 classics from the catalog of one of music’s greatest, best-loved bands, the icons of theatrical shock rock, the mighty KISS! Originally released as Spin The Bottle in 2004, the resulting album has received a complete makeover this year and will be reissued October 19 with all new artwork. Now titled, Pure Fire – The Ultimate KISS Tribute, the album features unique combinations of A-list performers including former KISS member Bruce Kulick plus some of the bands biggest friends and fans including Tommy Shaw (Styx), Lemmy Kilmister (Motörhead), Dee Snider (Twisted Sister), Steve Lukather (Toto), Chris Jericho (Fozzy), Buzz Osbourne (The Melvins), Dug Pinnick (King’s X), C.C. DeVille (Poison) and so many more!

This special multi-media edition also comes with a bonus making-of DVD that features interviews and stories from the artists, including those who are no longer with us, recorded 14 years ago – it’s like a beautifully preserved time capsule showing what these artists looked like, sang like and played like, and what they thought about KISS back then. Hear producer Bob Kulick, Tommy Shaw, Tony Franklin, Aynsley Dunbar, Robin McAuley, Robben Ford , Lemmy , Greg Bissonette, Doug Aldrich, Kip Winger, Carmine Appice, Mike Porcaro, Fred Coury, and many others share their personal stories and recollections about Paul, Gene, Ace & Peter. No self-respecting KISS fan should be without this release!

Track List:
DISC 1: CD
1. Detroit Rock City – Dee Snider, Doug Aldrich, Marco Mendoza, John Tempesta
2. Love Gun – Tommy Shaw, Steve Lukather, Tim Bogert, Jay Schellen
3. Cold Gin – Mark Slaughter, Ryan Roxy, Robben Ford, Phil Soussan, Steve Riley
4. King Of The Night Time World – Chris Jericho, Rich Ward, Mike Inez, Fred Coury
5. I Want You – Kip Winger, Paul Gilbert, Greg Bissonette
6. God Of Thunder – Buzz Osbourne, Bruce Kulick, Blasko, Carmine Appice
7. Calling Dr. Love – Page Hamilton, Mike Porcaro, Greg Bissonette
8. Shout It Out Loud – Lemmy Kilmister, Jennifer Batten, Bob Kulick, Samantha Maloney
9. Parasite – Dug Pinnick, Bob Kulick, John Alderete, Vinnie Colaiuta
10. Strutter – Phil Lewis, Gilby Clarke, Jeff Pilson, Bobby Rock
11. Stole Your Love – Robin McAuley, C.C. DeVille, Tony Franklin, Aynsley Dunbar

DISC 2: BONUS DVD
Interviews and stories with:
Paul Gilbert, Bob Kulick, Tommy Shaw, Tony Franklin, Aynsley Dunbar, Robin McAuley, Robben Ford, Lemmy, Greg Bissonette, C.C. DeVille, Doug Aldrich, Kip Winger, Carmine Appice, Mike Porcaro, Fred Coury, Jennifer Batten, Bobby Rock, Mark Slaughter, Page Hamilton, Tim Bogert, Steve Lukather, Samantha Maloney, Chris Jericho and Bruce Kulick

Pre-order the CD here: https://www.amazon.com/Pure-Fire-Ultimate-Tribute-Various/dp/B07G228VJT/

“After being friends with KISS, knowing them for years, playing on Paul’s solo record, it was my pleasure to play on this tribute CD. And also working with Bob Kulick was great fun. I thought it came out great. It ROCKS!” – Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge/ Beck, Bogert, Appice)

“I really liked the new arrangement they had and we screamed through it pretty fast. Wild combinations of players and singers, and in the end a very new twist to some KISS classics.” – Steve Lukather (Toto)

“KISS is and forever will be the most exciting band in the land!” – Kip Winger (Winger)

“What fun it is to do anything with Bob. Giving KISS some love. I tried to do Gene proud. We’re all parasites, baby!!” – Dug Pinnick (King’s X)

“I was thrilled to play on this record, especially with Mark Slaughter and Ryan Roxie, with whom I have played before. The song ‘Cold Gin’ was special for me because of one morning back in 1990 when I was awoken by a phone call from Gene Simmons inviting me to come up on stage to play a song with them that night. It was indeed a great moment for me!” – Phil Soussan (Ozzy Osbourne)

“Such an honor to be included then and now, in this list of immensely talented musicians on this KISS tribute. Put your KISS face on and turn it up. Enjoy!!!” – Robin McAuley. ( MSG )

“Some seriously great performances by an insane bunch! Being involved on many of the assorted songs, I had the pleasure of enjoying all the different folks and the cool and varied interpretations they all were bringing to the table.” – David Glen Eisley (Giuffria/Dirty White Boy)

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MR. BIG, Y&T’S DAVE MENIKETTI, AND FRIENDS TO PERFORM SPECIAL TRIBUTE CONCERT TO CELEBRATE THE LIFE OF LEGENDARY RECORDING ENGINEER TOM SIZE

“One Size Fits All” Show Set for January 7, 2017 at the Historic Empress Theatre in Vallejo, California

Tickets go on sale Friday, December 2 at 10 AM

Two Bay Area superstar bands, MR. BIG and Y&T’s Dave Meniketti, and friends will appear in a special live performance and all-star jam on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at the historic Empress Theater in Vallejo, California. The show, dubbed “One Size Fits All,” is a musical celebration of the life and music of Bay Area recording and live engineer Tom Size, who succumbed to melanoma on October 30, 2016. Both bands had a long-standing professional and personal relationship with Tom. The concert will also feature an all-star jam, including Ross Valory of Journey.

Organized by Tom’s long-time friends Valory and Bob Madsen of 41POINT9, the evening will also include a live auction featuring guitars autographed by JOURNEY, Mr.Big and Y&T, collectible photos by John Popplewell, rare art created by JOURNEY’s Steve Smith, autographed Journey drum heads, and more. Proceeds of the concert will benefit the Size family to pay the huge medical bills incurred during Tom’s treatment.

MR. BIG (Eric Martin, lead vocals, Paul Gilbert, guitar, Billy Sheehan, bass guitar and Pat Torpey, drums),released their self-titled debut album in 1989, and rose to international super stardom. They have earned 3 platinum albums and their smash hit “To Be With You”, spent 15 weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100. MR. BIG has released 8 albums to date, including 2014’s, “The Stories We Could Tell”. The original MR. BIG lineup will be performing at the Empress.

Dave Meniketti (guitar) is an original Y&T member, and like Y&T, was born and raised in Oakland, CA. Dave has been critically acclaimed by the media and musicians alike. Lars Ulrich (Metallica) credited Y&T as the reason he wanted to become a musician.

Tom Size’s professional career began in the early 1970’s at the Music Annex in Palo and Fantasy Studios in Berkeley before going independent. He oversaw the engineering for superstar artists such as David Lee Roth, Joe Satriani, the Steve Miller Band, Journey, Mr. Big, Y&T and Enchant. Tom also handled touring sound duties for bands such as Aerosmith, Mr. Big and Y&T to name just a few. Even after becoming ill in 2016, he continued working and was even planning on mixing the sound for One Size Fits All until his illness worsened.

Tickets for “One Size Fits All” go on sale Friday, December 2 at 10 AM at https://empresstheatre.org/. Prices range from $150 for VIP tickets (including a Meet & Greet and a poster signed by all the artists), to $55

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