Carmine Appice

Infobox Musical artist


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Name = Carmine Appice
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Born = Birth date and age|1946|12|15|mf=y
Brooklyn, New York, United States
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Instrument = Drums
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Genre = Hard rock, Psychedelic rock, Blues-rock, Heavy metal
Occupation = Musician
Years_active = 1966–present
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Associated_acts = Vanilla Fudge
Cactus
Beck, Bogert & Appice
KGB
King Kobra
Blue Murder
Mothers Army
Carmine Appice's Guitar Zeus
Travers & Appice
Ozzy Osbourne
Rod Stewart
URL = [http://www.carmineappice.net www.carmineappice.net]
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Carmine Appice (b. December 15, 1946 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American rock drummer of Italian ancestry. He is brother to Vinny Appice, who also plays drums professionally.

Biography

Appice first came to prominence as the flamboyant percussionist with the late 1960s psychedelic foursome Vanilla Fudge. Appice and bassist Tim Bogert contributed distinctive background harmonies to the group's high-decibel sonic assault. After five albums, Appice and Bogert left Vanilla Fudge to form the blues-rock quartet Cactus, with vocalist Rusty Day and guitarist Jim McCarty (formerly with Mitch Ryder and the Detroit Wheels and the Buddy Miles Express). Appice and Bogert then left Cactus to join Jeff Beck in the power trio Beck, Bogert and Appice.

Appice later joined Rod Stewart's backing band, and played drums on (and co-wrote) such Stewart hits as "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?" and "Young Turks." He was a member of the supergroup KGB, featuring Ray Kennedy, Rick Grech, Mike Bloomfield, and Barry Goldberg, and has recorded with Stanley Clarke, Ted Nugent, and Pink Floyd. He has also played in the bands King Kobra and Blue Murder with John Sykes. Although he did not play on the Ozzy Osbourne album "Bark at the Moon", he appeared in the music video for the title track and played on part of the tour.

Appice counts among his influences the jazz drumming of Buddy Rich and Gene Krupa, combined with an extensive classical training. Besides his meticulous timekeeping skills, Appice is known for his showmanship, which includes stick tosses and twirls, power fills, and double-bass drum bombs.

Since 2003, Appice is in a relationship with popular New York City radio personality Leslie Gold, better known as The Radio Chick. They reside together in New York, and Los Angeles.

Philanthropy

In 2005, Appice signed on as an official supporter of Little Kids Rock, a nonprofit organization that provides free musical instruments and free lessons to children in public schools throughout the U.S.A. He has personally delivered instruments to children in the program, performed at benefit concerts for the organization and sits on its board of directors as an honorary member.

"Realistic Rock Drum Method"

Appice's drum instruction book "The Realistic Rock Drum Method" was first published in the 1970s. The book covers the classic information of basic rock rhythms and polyrhythms, linear rudiments and groupings, hi-hat and double bass drum exercises, and shuffle rhythms. It has sold more than 300,000 copies and is among the best selling drum books today. "Realistic Rock" is also available in a DVD. Appice was also the first rock drummer to conduct instructional clinics held at college campuses, theaters and drum stores around the world, breaking attendance records in many countries.Fact|date=December 2007

Quotes

*(He) "set the foundation for heavy drumming ... before Bonham, before Ian Paice... before anyone else." —Rick Van Horn, 1999 "Modern Drummer" magazine.

Discography

Vanilla Fudge

*"Vanilla Fudge" (1967)
*"The Beat Goes On" (1968)
*"Renaissance" (1968)
*"Near the Beginning" (1969)
*"Rock & Roll" (1970)
*"Mystery" (1984)

Cactus

*"Cactus" (1970)
*"One Way ... Or Another" (1971)
*"Restrictions" (1971)
*"'Ot 'N' Sweaty" (1972)
*"Cactus V" (2006)

Beck, Bogert & Appice

*"Beck, Bogert & Appice" (1973)
*"Live in Japan" (1974)

KGB

*"KGB" (1976)
*"Motion" (1976)

Paul Stanley

*"Paul Stanley" (1978)

Carmine Appice

*"Carmine Appice" (1981)

King Kobra

*"Ready to Strike" (1985)
*"Thrill of a Lifetime" (1986)
*"King Kobra III" (1988)
*"Hollywood Trash" (2001)

Pink Floyd

*"Dogs of War" from "A Momentary Lapse of Reason" (1987)

Blue Murder

*"Blue Murder" (1989)
*"Nothin' But Trouble" (1993)

Mothers Army

*"Mothers Army" (1993)

Carmine Appice's Guitar Zeus

*"Carmine Appice's Guitar Zeus" (1995)
*"Carmine Appice's Guitar Zeus II" (2001)

Travers & Appice

*"It Takes a Lot of Balls" (2004)
*"Bazooka" (2006)

External links

* [http://www.carmineappice.net/ Carmine Appice] official website
* [http://www.cactusrocks.net Cactus] official website
* [http://www.drummerworld.com/drummers/Carmine_Appice.html Drummerworld article] with photos
* [http://www.rocknrolluniverse.com/rocknrolluniverse_385.htm Rock N Roll Universe Interview]
* [http://www.vintagerock.com/cappice_interview.aspx 2008 Carmine Appice Interview]


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