Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Old Rock Stars Never Die – They Just Form Super Groups

SAN FRANCISCO (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – Old rock stars never die. They just form super groups with each other.

At least that’s how it’s worked for former Vanilla Fudge drummer Carmine Appice and rocker Pat Travers, who are currently performing concerts as “Travers & Appice” – T&A for short.

The group – which also features bassist T.M. Stevens – first performed together in a jam session at a music industry convention last year.

However, it only became permanent after another project with guitarist Rick Derringer called “D&A” was unable to work because of scheduling conflicts.

Appice is pleased with the results, which include a studio album and the recent concert CD, Live At The House Of Blues.

Although the group “rocks,” Appice says they aren’t afraid to dabble in other genres and cites the remake of Rod Stewart’s disco hit he co-wrote, “D’ya Think I’m Sexy,” as proof.

As he puts it, “We agreed to do three of his songs and three of mine and since I wrote that song I told him, ‘That gives me the authority to include it.’”

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