Black Sabbath: Vinny Appice Joining Sabbath “Not Going To Happen”
After Bill Ward went public about his ongoing issues with the reunited Black Sabbath, it has long been rumoured that a potential replacement for Bill could be former Sabbath and Heaven And Hell drummer Vinny Appice should the band remain unable to reconcile.
Well, that looks set to be shitcanned, according to the man himself.
“Everybody goes: Well, If you did get asked, would you do it?” Vinny tells Powerline in a brand new interview. “And how could you turn it down? It’s part of rock history. It’s probably the last album they’ll ever make, so who wouldn’t want to do it? But I wouldn’t want to stop my [new] band [Kill Devil Hill] in its tracks. What am I gonna do, stop this and do that? I would say, if it was to happen, it would have to be both things, you know. With my band, maybe we can be on some of the dates and whatever… But it’s not gonna happen anyway, because they’re moving on. I don’t know what’s going on, but obviously they’re moving on, so … And I got this and I’m stoked, you know. This is my dream right here.”
Fair enough. We’ll just have to wait and see to find out who steps out behind that almighty kit at Download in June…
Read the rest of the Vinny interview here