Vanilla Fudge might very well be pioneers in the realm of psychedelic rock. The group, which features iconic rock and roll drummer Carmine Appice who is also best known for drumming with such legendary legacy talent as Rod Stewart and Ozzy Osbourne made an immediate impact during Saturday’s concert performance at the Newton Theatre in Newton, New Jersey. Osbourne recently revealed his final recording with this late musician.
However, during the latter part of the show, mild tragedy would strike as when the group would perform their legendary 1969 hit ‘Shotgun’, off Vanilla Fudge’s Near The Beginning album, it would be revealed after that song’s conclusion that Carmine would have cut his hand. Due to this development, the show was stopped temporarily to bandage the acclaimed drummer. Mr. Appice was able to finish the show as the band also performed rousing performances of ‘Season of the Witch’ and one of the group’s biggest and most signature hits, ‘You Keep Me Hanging On’, a cover of the popular track by The Supremes. A cover of the legendary Led Zeppelin track, ‘Dazed and Confused’ was performed for the encore.
In other news regarding Ozzy Osbourne, the legendary Black Sabbath frontman and all-around metal god revealed during an interview with Classic Rock magazine that he spoke with the equally iconic Lemmy Kilmister on the day of his death. The Motorhead lead singer would pass away in December of 2015 after being diagnosed with cancer. Credit to Loudersound for the below.
“He was a good man, Lemmy was,” says Ozzy. “All the guys from Motörhead have gone now, from the original band. It’s hard to lose anyone you love. I was talking to Lemmy on the morning that he died, but I couldn’t understand what he was talking about. I wanted to talk to someone else who was there, but they kept giving the phone to Lemmy.”