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The Carmine Appice Diaries



March 23, 2023

About the Artist


Personal stories from onstage and beyond!

A true rock history and entertaining experience - stories you need to hear as a rock fan….with a little drumming too!

As the 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. 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. Carmine went on to become the drummer for Rod Stewart, co-wrote ("Do ya think I'm sexy and Young Turks") Jeff Beck and many other Amazing hear the stories and beyond,

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