Carmine Appice

Carmine Appice

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. 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.

Articles with Carmine Appice

Superstar Classic Rock Duo Pat Travers & Carmine Appice Reissue Full-Length Collaboration – Release New Video

Los Angeles, CA – Guitarist/vocalist Pat Travers and legendary drummer Carmine Appice, of the mighty Vanilla Fudge and formerly with Rod Stewart’s band, have joined forces a number of times over the years, and the end result has never been anything less than outstanding. When these two giants of classic rock meet, sparks fly, the… Read more »


Carmine Appice’s New Label, Rocker Records, Is Set To Launch

Revered by legions of high-profile musicians, including Led Zeppelin’s John Bonham, as one of the most innovative and powerful drummers that rock and roll has ever seen, the legendary Carmine Appice needs no introduction. Now, the man whose soulful pounding powered the uniquely heavy psychedelia of Vanilla Fudge’s mesmerizing late-1960s remake of “You Keep Me… Read more »


Carmine Appice Receives “Bonzo Bash Legend Award”

Groundbreaking drummer Carmine Appice was presented with the first-ever Bonzo Bash Legend Award on June 1 at the Bonzo Bash East Coast Invasion at Bergen PAC in Englewood, New Jersey. The Bonzo Bash is an all-star tribute to Led Zeppelin’s John Bonham–celebrating his birthday and music–featuring the top drummers in rock music today. The event… Read more »


Interview with legendary rock drummer Carmine Appice

Rock drummer Carmine Appice is a living legend.  There are few musicians who have had the amazing experiences that Carmine has had.  Among his many great successes, he has been a part of such great bands such as Vanilla Fudge, Cactus and Beck, Bogert & Appice.  I recently had the opportunity to speak with Carmine… Read more »