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    Drum Legend Carmine Appice Speaks on What Van Halen Took From His Band, Including on Iconic 'Eruption

    From Ultimate Guitar:

    Carmine: We did the Cactus comeback, and I remember I was talking to Eddie Van Halen about doing Vanilla Fudge in 2001.

    And Eddie said, 'F- the Fudge, bring Cactus back!'

    "They loved Cactus. Van Halen's 1984 hit 'Hot for Teacher' was - if you put 'Hot for Teacher' on and put our song 'Parchman Farm,' you'll hear the same kind of groove.



    "If you put our song called 'Let Me Swim,' the beginning of that, and you put 'Eruption,' it's the same.



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    Can't believe I've wasted all my life listening to Van Halen, when I should have been listening to Cactus.

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    "You can do everything with a cactus, except sit on it." - an ancient saying from New Mexico.
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    Default Drum Legend Speaks on What Van Halen Took From His Band, Including on Iconic Eruption

    Yeah. Really no debate.

    VH ripped off the beginning of Eruption and the main kernel of Iím The One directly from Cactus.

    Doesnít change anything for me when it comes to those tunes, though.
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    Carmines been rather vocal lately. I'm a VF fan I always liked them more than pop rockers like the Beatles. Carmine has also said in the past he taught John Bonham most of his triplet grooves if memory serves me right. Who really cares at this point? Jeff Porcaro ripped off Bonham, Bernard Purdie and Bo Diddley. So what
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    'F- the Cactus, bring Van Halen back!'
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    I never heard of Cactus, now Canned Heat that's something the Hippie in me can remember.

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    Word on the street is that Carmine's not even the best drummer in his own family...
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    Iím glad Ed and Al likes cool shit growing up. They had a killer ear for good, somewhat underground rock and blues. They were snobs when they were kids, I love it. Everyone smart takes the best shit they have heard and applies it to their area. It doesnít make it any less creative, it makes them intelligent.

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    Ed with Carmine Appice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YankeeRose View Post
    Ed with Carmine Appice.

    Was trying to place the third guy, looks like one of the Knack cats

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