Drummer Carmine Appice and bassist Tim Bogert have been a rhythm section since the 1960s, when they were both in Vanilla Fudge. They stuck together in Cactus and Beck Bogert and Appice -- but now Bogert's got a band with Carmine's younger brother, Vinny. Vinny's no slouch on drums either, with Black Sabbath and Dio among his many credits.

The group called Hollywood Monsters is fronted by French expatriate singer, songwriter and guitarist Stephane Honde, with former Deep Purple and Whitesnake keyboardist Don Airey rounding out the lineup. The L.A.-based band has just released a debut album, Big Trouble.