Guitarist/vocalist Pat Travers and drummer Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge, Rod Stewart), have joined forces a number of times over the years, and the end result has never been anything less than outstanding. When these two giants of classic rock meet, sparks fly, the earth shakes, and the audience definitely gets ROCKED!
Recently, the two decided to revisit their first full-length collaboration, 2004’s It Takes A Lot Of Balls, and give it a new face, a wider audience, and some additional bells and whistles. It's now called The Balls Album, with all new artwork and two bonus tracks, including a cover of Barry White’s “Never Gonna Give You Up.”
“I love playing with Pat,” says Appice. “He is a great artist, and this was one of the best albums I have made, especially in such a short time. Great songs, great playing, lots of energy, and each track has a lot of BALLS!”
Travers mentions he's been a fan of Carmine Appice since 1967. “I followed his career over the years and was very pleased to meet him when he was playing drums for Ted Nugent in 1981. We did a lot of shows together and got to know and like each other along the way. I would bump into Carmine at this and that affair over the years and then in 2003 we had a blowout jam at the Dean Markley Strings booth at NAMM. We decided that we should record an album together.”
Check out the new video below from Pat Travers and Carmine Appice covering Barry White's “Never Gonna Give You Up”