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    Default How to pronounce "Appice"?

    So far, it seems there are three pronunciations. Maybe all of them are correct but I'll post them anyway.

    1. "Appes"

    2. "Appe-see"/"Appe-sei" - as pronounced by Dio for Vinny's drum solo arrival

    3. "Appi-chei" - as pronounced by Rob Halford in Costa Mesa, 14.11.1992, when he sang for Sabbath and introduce member names to the audience
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    I think Carmine uses "Appiece". And I once heard a radio announcer call Vinny: "Vinny Appiss", and I thought who?
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    My (fuzzy) memories of the 80's is that Dio uses the correct pronunciation and Axe Fiend is correct about Carmine. Vinnie changed the pronunciation to separate himself from the already famous Carmine. I remember reading an interview in Circus or Hit Parader magazine where he discussed it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LouiST View Post

    3. "Appi-chei" - as pronounced by Rob Halford in Costa Mesa, 14.11.1992, when he sang for Sabbath and introduce member names to the audience
    This is the correct Italian pronunciation ^^^
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    The only one I ever heard use the APP-iss-ee pronunciation was Ronnie James Dio.

    The other ones I've heard, for both Carmine and Vinny, are either "ap-PIECE" or "ap-PEACH-ee."
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