"The American Led Zeppelin"
— Atlantic Records, 1970
Carmine Appice announced new touring line up for 2022 . With March shows already done with Rave reviews check out the tour dates coming up in June with our new singer, Jim Stapley, who also plays rhythm guitar and Harp and Teddy Rondinelli who kicks ass on guitar. Teddy was a big fan of Cactus when he grew up. He has the same feel as Jim McCarty had on original classic Cactus songs. This is truly the American “Led Zepplin “.
CACTUS Is Back With A Brand New Album "TIGHTROPE"!
“The American Led Zeppelin” is coming at you with tour dates in both America and Europe.
All told, those of us who were too young to have seen Cactus in the 70's are in for a treat.
They were called "The American Led Zeppelin" back in 1970. Tall words, indeed, but CACTUS - Carmine Appice, Tim Bogert, Jim McCarty and the late Rusty Day (who died in 1982) - came out only months after their Brit counterparts, only to flame out brightly after four albums (Cactus, One Way… Or Another, 'Ot 'n' Sweaty and Restrictions) before 1973 even started. Now, four decades later, the band that made such an impression with their loud blues-edged hard rock madness;.. the band that influenced the likes of Van Halen, Joe Bonamassa, David Coverdale and Kid Rock;… the band that foreshadowed heavy music itself… are back.
This time Carmine (along with ex-Savoy Brown lead singer Jimmy Kunes, harmonica player Randy Pratt, guitarist Paul Warren and bassist Jimmy Caputo) have provided the lusty macho soul. His leather-lunged pipes atop this hot'n'nasty blues-metal machine made some quality head-first rock'n'roll. Tightrope is the band's newest studio album; a compelling step into the future upon a bridge firmly built in the past. .
Newly recorded album "TIGHTROPE "