Legendary heavy metal drummer Vinny Appice has told Slovakia’s RockHard magazine that he doesn’t listen to any modern hard rock and heavy metal bands. “I don’t listen to anything,” he said (see video below). “You know why? Because I’m always playing. Playing… I’ve got my band LAST IN LINE with Vivian Campbell. We’re doing the second album, we’re in the studio, I’m playing. My ears… It’s like I don’t really… When I go home… I think I listen to more music… No, I don’t do that. And a lot of the stuff I hear, it doesn’t catch my [interest]. It’s computer involved — cut and paste, and put the verse in the verse… There’s some great stuff out there; I just don’t listen to anything.”
Appice joined BLACK SABBATH in 1980 during the “Heaven And Hell” tour and appeared on the albums “Live Evil” (1982) and “Mob Rules” (1981) . In late 1982 he left BLACK SABBATH with vocalist Ronnie James Dio and formed the band DIO. They recorded “Holy Diver” (1983), “The Last in Line” (1984), “Sacred Heart” (1985), “Intermission” (1986), and “Dream Evil” (1987). In December 1989, Appice left DIO. In 1992, he returned to BLACK SABBATH for the “Dehumanizer” album and tour. He then rejoined DIO and they recorded “Strange Highways” (1994) and “Angry Machines” (1996).
Appice rejoined his BLACK SABBATH bandmates Ronnie James Dio, Geezer Butler and Tony Iommi in 2006 as HEAVEN & HELL, touring and releasing one studio album, “The Devil You Know”, before Dio‘s death in 2010.
Under the moniker APPICE, Vinny and his brother Carmine released “Sinister”, their first joint studio album, last October through SPV/Steamhammer.