3 LEGGED DOGG have issued their debut album, Frozen Summer, due out in September via Perris Records.
A press release states, "Judging by the band members’ resumes, it’s 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 quintet’s 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, Appice and West are 3 Legged Dogg’s founding members, while Bain, Cavazo, and Young signed on soon after. And according to Appice, the group’s 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. “We were planning to go out and do a tour in 2007, but now, the Black Sabbath thing is going to take a lot of my time up, so everything is put on hold. We intend to do a video in February, so we can have that at least on the internet. I think we'll probably end up doing some shows, because Black Sabbath won't go all the way for eight or nine months - there will be breaks here and there.”
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 are:
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.
TRACKLISTING of "Frozen Summer"