The Metal Box is a weekly web series posted each Friday where we discuss all things hard rock and heavy metal: news, videos, interviews, live concerts and more.

This week we have a recent interview with legendary rock drummer Carmine Appice. We talked about his new Appice cd Sinister with brother Vinny Appice, plus Rod Stewart, bloody noses, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and much more. Carmine Appice has an impressive resume that includes performing and recording with Vanilla Fudge, Cactus, King Cobra, Blue Murder, Rod Stewart, Ted Nugent, Ozzy and so many more. Check out the full interview above.

In 2014, he was inducted into the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame and released new music with a project called Rated X featuring Carmine on drums along with Joe Lynn Turner on lead vocals, Tony Franklin on bass, and Karl Cochran on guitar. Carmine's younger brother is Vinnie Appice is also a drummer. He is best known for his work with Black Sabbath and Dio. I met both Carmine and Vinnie at one of their Drum Wars show's show a couple years back. It was meet these two rock drumming legends and to see them perform together side by side for the night.

Tig hangin with the Appice brothers (Vinny and Carmine). Photo courtesy of The Rutigliano Archives