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Metal Veterans Launch 3 Legged Dogg

By Newsferatu, Writer
Wednesday, January 3, 2007 @ 12:37 AM


Debut Album, "Frozen Summer"

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Judging by the band members resumes, its understandable to assume that 3 Legged Dogg would reflect old school 80s metal. After all, its members are veterans of such world renowned metallic institutions as Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Dio, Quiet Riot, David Lee Roth, and Bonham. But upon hearing the quintets debut full length for Perris Records, Frozen Summer, the famous saying You should never judge a book by its cover comes into play, as tracks such as "Frozen Summer" and "Give and Take Away" have a decidedly modern hard rock edge.

Formed out of a California collective known as the Hollywood Allstarz, Vinnie Appice and Chas West are 3 Legged Doggs' founding members, while Jimmy Bain, Carlos Cavazo, and Brian Young signed on soon after. And according to Appice, the groups chemistry was instant. It works great. Carlos has a lot of ideas, a lot of riffs and different things we tried. Jimmy comes up with - out of nowhere - different changes and certain riffs that he wrote himself. We just basically try them and if we like them, we keep working on them. Chas hears a vocal line, then we'll keep working on it and develop it into a song. And then Brian Young is more of a bluesy/rock player - he's got a lot of different riffs.

The group plans to hopefully play their first-ever live gigs sometime in 2007 which may prove tricky, since Appice has been enlisted by Heaven and Hell (which includes Ronnie James Dio, Tony Iommi, and Geezer Butler) to tour for much of the year. The tour plans are on hold but we intend to do a 3LD video in February with Perris Records, so we can have exposure on the internet and TV.

If there are any breaks in the Heaven and Hell tour schedule we may book some dates.

Despite the tricky scheduling, Appice is confident that 3 Legged Dogg will continue on, and begin work on their sophomore effort soon. We're all talking about that. We got a good response on the first one.

I think what we'll do is start getting together and write some stuff for the next CD.

3 LEGGED DOGG:

  • Chas West (Bonham) - vocals
  • Carlos Cavazo (Quiet Riot) - guitar
  • Brian Young (David Lee Roth) - guitar
  • Jimmy Bain (Rainbow, Dio) - bass
  • Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath, Dio, Heaven and Hell) - drums
Track Listing for Frozen Summer:

    1. Frozen Summer
    2. Give And Take Away
    3. Rain On My Parade
    4. One Good Reason
    5. Wasted Life
    6. Long Way Back From Hell
    7. Left For Dead
    8. Bring The Hammer Down


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