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Carmine and Vinnie Appice co-hosting virtual tribute to late Vanilla Fudge bassist Tim Bogert

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Tim Bogert, Carmine Appice, Vince Martell, Mark Stein; Courtesy of Vanilla Fudge

A new episode of the Hangin’ & Bangin’: Artists on Lockdown online show, co-hosted by legendary sibling rock drummers Carmine and Vinnie Appice, will feature a special homage to Carmine’s late Vanilla Fudge and Cactus band mate, bassist Tim Bogert.

The program, which will stream on Facebook and ArtistsonLockdown.com this Thursday, January 28, starting at 7 p.m. ET, also will include tributes from Carmine’s fellow surviving Vanilla Fudge band mates — singer/keyboardist Mark Stein and guitarist/singer Vince Martell — ex-Allman Brothers Band member Warren Haynes, popular blues-rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa, ex-Firm bassist Tony Franklin, and Mr. Big bassist Billy Sheehan and session guitarist/band leader Jimmy Vivino.

“This is among the greatest [lineups] of artists we have yet assembled for the show,” says Carmine. “Tim was so loved by the music community that all them instantly agreed to participate as soon as I called them.”

Bogert died on January 13 at age 76 after a long battle with cancer. In addition to playing in Vanilla Fudge and Cactus, Tim was a member of the short-lived 1970s supergroup Beck, Bogert & Appice with Carmine and Jeff Beck.

“I loved Tim like a brother,” Carmine said in tribute to Bogert. “He will be missed very much in my life. I will miss the great times we had together, and how we created kick-a** music together.”

Hangin’ & Bangin’: Artists on Lockdown also is co-hosted by veteran Illinois-based concert promoter Ron Onesti.

By Matt Friedlander
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