Carmine Appice Starts Rocker Records

Drumming legend Carmine Appice is launching his own record label, Rocker Records.

The first four releases are due out November 19 as digital offerings, and they include /Bogert/Appice & Friends/, TNA (featuring Appice and guitar master Pat Travers)/ Live in Europe/, and two concert recordings from his highly influential post-Vanilla Fudge group Cactus, /Live in Japan/ and /Live in the USA/. Expect a bonanza of Appice-related material to flow from this new pipeline.

"It's going to be a lot of digital stuff," said Appice. "So maybe we'll have a digital online store, but there are enough of those already. We have a web site now, -, which will keep news of what's coming out and what's available and all that, and maybe provide some links to things you can buy from iTunes or something. We may do that, but we're too new. We're really taking it as it comes."