Saturday, February 10, 2007


March 23, 2007
7:00-9:00 p.m.
Long and McQuade Musical Instruments
925 Bloor Street West
Toronto, Ontario Canada

VINNY APPICE (BLACK SABBATH, DIO, HEAVEN AND HELL) will hold a drum clinic at Long and McQuade Musical Instruments, 925 Bloor Street West, Toronto, Ontario, Canada on Friday, March 23 between 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.

Sponsored by Sabian. VINNY APPICE, one of the world's most respected heavy metal drummers, is taking time out of his HEAVEN AND HELL Tour (Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler and Ronnie James Dio) to join Long & McQuade Bloor Street Store for an intimate, not-to-be-missed drum clinic. Topics being covered include drum solos, hand and foot techniques, rock drum fills and tuning.

VINNY APPICE, has anchored the rhythm and power live and in the studio for the music of DIO, BLACK SABBATH, OZZY OSBOURNE, WWIII, AXIS, RICK DERRINGER, JOHN LENNON, and more. He has recorded and co-written songs on over 25 albums and CDs including 8 multi-platinum records. Touring the world for 2 decades resulted in selling millions of records! His drumming can also be heard on numerous movie soundtracks including Waynes World 2, Heavy Metal, Iron Eagle and Bedazzled.

Numerous books have been written about BLACK SABBATH and DIO with the authors always focusing on Vinnys unique powerful drumming style.

The author of drum instruction book “Rock Steady” and DVD “Hard Rock Drumming Techniques” Vinny has performed incredible powerhouse drum clinics from NY to Japan demonstrating his solid rock techniques.

With his new band 3 Legged Dogg, their debut CD title “Frozen Summer” has just been released on Perris records.

The mega monster tour of 2007 is now here with the reunion of Tony Iommi, Geezer Butler, Ronnie James Dio and VINNY APPICE as HEAVEN AND HELL.



Plans to tour were put into place last October while Dio and Iommi were writing new Black Sabbath songs in England. Due to legal problems, the band name had to be changed to Heaven and Hell. The name was taken from the title of the 1980s Black Sabbath album, which was also Dio’s first Black Sabbath album. Heaven and Hell is Black Sabbath’s “Mob Rules” album line-up!

● Brooklyn, NYs VINNY and brother Carmine Appice began playing drums at very early ages. VINNY at 9 years of age
● joins Black Sabbath in 1980---recording "Mob Rules" and "Live Evil"
● joins DIO in 1983---recording 7 albums. 3 went Platinum and 2 went Gold
● produced by John Lennon; see the "The John Lennon Video Collection" (1994) ● joins Rick Derringer---recorded 3 albums
● 1992, records and tours BLACK SABBATH’s "Dehumanizer"
● 1993, records and tours DIO’s "Strange Highways"
● 1996, tours DIO’s "Angry Machine"; see DIO’s "Live CD" (1998)
● 1998, tours Ozfest with BLACK SABBATH
● 1999, tours Black Sabbath “Reunion Tour”
● 2000-2007 Various movie, artist & song credits, touring with the Hollywood Allstarz band, book writing, drummer extraordinaire!

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Don’t miss your chance to collaborate with heavy metal drum Legend VINNY APPICE on Friday, March 23, 2007!

To set an interview with Vinny Appice, please contact:

Rebecca Schuster
(562) 879-6394