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About Carmine

Carmine's Bio

"Carmine Appice, the creator of heavy rock drumming as we know it" - Drummer Magazine, UK

“Carmine Appice set the foundation for heavy drumming, before Bonham, before Ian Paice, before anyone else.” - Rick Van Horn, Modern Drummer

As drummer for Vanilla Fudge, Carmine Appice set the grooves for the groundbreaking band‘s 1967 psychedelic debut, inadvertently inventing Stoner Rock in the process. The Fudge had no precedent. The band was totally unique. No rock group, up until that point, had ever so lugubriously s-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-d out well-known pop tunes like the Beatles “Eleanor Rigby” and “Ticket To Ride,” Curtis Mayfield‘s “People Get Ready,” Sonny & Cher‘s “Bang Bang” Rod Argent‘s “She‘s Not There” and, most famously, The Supremes‘ Motown classic “You Keep Me Hangin‘ On” to such hippie heights. With Mark Stein‘s mysterioso wash of Grand Guignol keyboard theatrics, Tim Bogert‘s amazing and trippy bass runs, and guitarist Vince Martell‘s era-happy soloing, Appice boomed like no other drummer in rock history. Their debut album still stands today as a Hard Rock classic. Vanilla Fudge went on to tour with Jimi Hendrix, Cream, and even had Led Zeppelin as an opening act.

Post-Fudge, Bogert and Appice formed Cactus (seen as an influence on King‘s X and Van Halen). Post-Cactus, the rhythm section found Grammy-winning Guitar Hero Jeff Beck to form the first supergroup: Beck, Bogert & Appice (BBA).

One of the premier showmen in rock, Appice became known worldwide for his astonishing live performances, in addition to becoming a highly sought-after session drummer, recording with countless artists throughout his career. In ‘76, he joined Rod Stewart‘s band, touring, recording and writing two of Stewart‘s biggest hits, “Do Ya Think I‘m Sexy’ and “Young Turks.’ He left Stewart to record his first solo album, “Rockers’, and tour Japan and North America with an allstar band. . In the early 80’s, he toured with OZZY Osborne ,Ted Nugent . In the mid 80’s, he formed King Kobra for two Capitol albums and international touring And in the late 80’s, Carmine played on a Pink Floyd record “Momentary Lapse of Reason’ and formed Blue Murder with Whitesnake‘s John Sykes and The Firm‘s Tony Franklin. In the early 90s, he pounded away soul-style for The Edgar Winter Group.

As an educator, Carmine was the first to legitimize rock drumming with his landmark book, The Realistic Rock Drum Method, selling over 400,000 copies (now in video format). He was the first Rock Drummer and Rock Musician to conduct instructional clinics and symposiums around the world.

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Carmine Master Class

Clinics & Master Classes


Carmine is available for house rockin' clinics and master classes. As an educator and pioneer of "in-store" drum clinics, Carmine will be booking clinics and master classes soon. Check the DATES section to find a clinic or master class near you!

Vanilla Fudge

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Vanilla Fudge

"Heavy starts here." This Long Island quartet's cover of the Supreme's You Keep Me Hanging On, Vanilla Fudge rocked the world influencing generations of musicians and creating a legion of loyal fans.
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Carmine Speaks

The Speaking Experience


With over 50 years in the music business, legendary drummer Carmine Appice has lots to share from his life’s work. A performer, educator, songwriter, and music producer, Carmine shares his experiences.
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Carmine Videos

  • Rocket To The Sun

  • Guitar Zeus

    Featuring Brian May

  • Rated X

    This is who I Am

  • King Kobra

    Turn Up The Good Times

  • Vanilla Fudge

    Shotgun 1969

  • Guitar Zeus

    Yngwie Malmsteen & Dug Pinnick

  • Guitar Zeus

    Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal

  • Vanilla Fudge

    The Tonight Show

  • Blue Murder

    Valley of The Kings

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