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Carmine Appice


1966-1970 Vanilla Fudge - drums, vocals  
1970-1972 Cactus - drums  
1972-1974 Beck, Bogert & Appice - drums  
1977-1981 Rod Stewart - drums  
1981- Carmine Appice - drums, vocals  
1982 Ted Nugent - drums, backing vocals  
1982-1984 Vanilla Fudge - drums, vocals  
1983-1984 Ozzy Osbourne - drums  
1984-1988 King Kobra - drums  
1987-1988 Vanilla Fudge - drums, vocals  
1988-1992 Blue Murder - drums, backing vocals  
1991 Vanilla Fudge - drums, vocals  
1998-1999 King Kobra - drums  
1999-2008 Vanilla Fudge - drums, vocals  
2006- Cactus - drums  
2009- Vanilla Fudge - drums, vocals  
2010- King Kobra - drums  
2010 Michael Schenker Group - drums  
2014- Appice - drums  

Guest musician

1993 Shortino-Northrup - drums  
1996 Marty Friedman - drums  
2011 Michael Schenker Group - drums  
2012-2015 Will Wallner / Vivien Vain - drums  

Personal information

Born on: 15.12.1946

Official Website

Carmine Appice (b. December 15, 1946 in Brooklyn, New York) is a widely respected, versatile and well-travelled rock drummer, and is brother to Vinny Appice, who also plays drums professionally.

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 "D'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. 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.

He is the boyfriend of, and lives with popular New York City radio personality Leslie Gold, better known as The Radio Chick.
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