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Carmine Appice - Temple of Blues Album by Cactus

This episode of Big Blend Radio's "Rants, Raves & Rock 'n Roll" Show features iconic drummer Carmine Appice, founding member of the blues rock band Cactus. Carmine is also a founding member of Vanilla Fudge and has performed and/or recorded with Rod Stewart, Jeff Beck, Ozzy, and Pink Floyd, amongst others. 

Cactus is as heavy, bluesy, and uncompromising in its musical assault as they were 50-plus years ago. Their new album "Temple of Blues - Influences & Friends" is out now through Cleopatra Records. Featured along with the current Cactus band is a who's who of blues and rock icons: Guitarists Joe Bonamassa, Ted Nugent, Pat Travers, Warren Hayes, Vernon Reid, Steve Stevens, Johnny A (The Yardbirds), Ty Tabor (King's X) and bassists Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big), Dug Pinnick (King's X) Tony Franklin (The Firm, Blue Murder), Phil Soussan (Ozzy Osbourne, Billy Idol), Rudy Sarzo (Quiet Riot, Ozzy Osbourne), Kenny Aaronson (ex- Joan Jet and The Yardbirds), as well as members of Government Mule, Vixen, Rainbow, Zebra, and Whitesnake. 

 

Vocalist Dee Snider of Twisted Sister appears on the band's remake of the Howlin' Wolf classic "Evil," and Appice's bandmate in Vanilla Fudge Mark Stein turns in a powerful vocal on Little Richard's "Long Tall Sally." A second version of "Guiltless Glider," appears as a bonus track with former Judas Priest vocalist, Ripper Owens. In addition to Appice on drums and vocals on all tracks, original Cactus guitarist Jim McCarty also appears on Temple of Blues. Get the album at https://cleorecs.com/products/cactus-temple-of-blues-cd 


More at: https://www.carmineappice.net/ 

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