Carmine Appice

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Carmine Appice

Carmine Appice (born December 15, 1946 in Staten Island ) is an American rock musician . He became known as the drummer for the rock band Vanilla Fudge . In 2014 he was inducted into the Modern Drummer 's Hall of Fame . His brother Vinny Appice , 11 years his junior, is also a drummer.

He was the drummer for Cactus and Beck, Bogert & Appice . In 1976 he joined Rod Stewart's band , with whom he also wrote the hits Do Ya Think I'm Sexy? and Young Turks wrote. This was followed by the solo album Rockers and touring the USA and Japan before Appice founded the band King Kobra .

During his career, Appice played with many well-known musicians and bands, including Ozzy Osbourne , Jimmy Page , Def Leppard , Kid Rock , Ric Grech , Ted Nugent , Pink Floyd , Blue Murder , Pearl and Edgar Winter . He played double bass drum sets, preferring the Ludwig company .

Since the mid-1990s, Appice released a number of albums with well-known guitarists under the name Guitar Zeus . The various formations he has performed with include Char, Bogert & Appice (CBA) with Japanese guitarists Char and Tim Bogert (1999), and Derringer, Bogert & Appice (DBA) with Rick Derringer and Tim Bogert (2001).

Appice wrote a successful book on drum technique in rock music, Realistic Rock , for which he also recorded a video and CD . He wrote the book A Thunder of Drums about the life of Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham . In 2016 his autobiography was published under the title Stick It !: My Life of Sex, Drums & Rock 'n' Roll .

In 1991 Appice was allowed to immortalize his handprints in the Hollywood Rock Walk , right next to his role models Gene Krupa and Buddy Rich .

In 2014 he will go on tour with Joe Lynn Turner (vocals, ex- Deep Purple ), Tony Franklin (bass, Blue Murder & Jimmy Page ) and Jeff Watson (guitar, ex- Night-Ranger ) under the name Legacy X. However, the name was soon changed to Rated X and Jeff Watson was replaced by Karl Cochran.

In 2016, Rolling Stone listed Appice 28th of the 100 best drummers of all time .

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Mike Greenblatt: Rant 'N' Roll: One-On-One With Carmine Appice | The Aquarian. Retrieved May 1, 2021 (American English).
  2. Blabbermouth: JOE LYNN TURNER Joins Forces With CARMINE APPICE, TONY FRANKLIN, JEFF WATSON. December 9, 2013, accessed May 1, 2021 .
  3. Rated X hire guitarist Karl Cochran. Accessed May 1, 2021 .
  4. 100 Greatest Drummers of All Time. Rolling Stone , March 31, 2016, accessed August 6, 2017 .