I don't know why people keep thinking songs were written with a drum machine and the drummer was suppose to play what the machine played..??!!! They used it in absence of a drummer, to mark time so they could lay down tracks, it's done by everyone in the business for Christ's sake.. the subject of this thread as I said before is totally misleading, stating that Appice didn't play drums on TDYK... it gets people's attention but it's 180 out of the truth... when they recorded, it was a live, flesh and blood, Vinnie Appuice who was banging the skins people! LOL! and I'm positive a drum machine and Bill have no connection to his WANTING out of the reunion... but hey, let's just blame it all on Sharon...right?
Having said that, as a former drummer myself, I can see where Vinny would be frustrated, given that he was so good in the past on things like "The Sign Of The Southern Cross."
I always wondered why he had a lot of cowriting credits with Dio, but none with Sabbath.
He is not here. He has risen!