Vinny Appice states that Kill Devil Hill was a “crazy band” where punctuality was an issue
Former Dio, Black Sabbath, Heaven And Hell and Kill Devil Hill, and current Last In Line drummer Vinny Appice was recently interviewed by Tom Leu from Sound Matters Radio.
Appice was asked why he left the group Kill Devil Hill to which he replied: “[Laughs] This was just a crazy band. And I like to be on time. All the bands I worked with, including Sabbath and Ronnie… on time. You know, rehearsal’s at 2, everybody’s there sometimes 1:30/2 o’clock. Kill Devil Hill, 2 o’clock means, yeah sometime in the afternoon. So that got old. It got hard when we were doing gigs. There’s a lot of time wasted. And started spill into going on late at gigs.”
In terms of the passing of bassist Jimmy Bain, Appice stated: “Jimmy lived a pretty wild life. Jimmy liked to party and have a good time, and was a great guy, a lovely guy. And he was like a brother, and of course I miss him, like I do Ronnie (Dio). We knew he was sick… and then when he died, and we were just kind of shocked you know? He’s really sick and not doing well. We thought about it after about a month, and thought Jimmy would want us to continue, so why don’t we just do it. I wanna do it, Viv (Campbell) wants to do it, so that’s what we did.”
You can listen to the interview with Vinny Appice at Sound Matters Radio.