As drummer for Vanilla Fudge, Carmine Appice set the grooves for the groundbreaking band’s 1967 psychedelic debut, inventing Stoner Rock in the process.
The Fudge had no precedent: no rock group had ever so lugubriously stretched out well-known pop tunes - most famously The Supremes’ “You Keep Me Hangin’ On” - to such monumental lengths.
Appice boomed like no other drummer in rock history. The band's debut album is a hard rock classic and the Fudge toured with Jimi Hendrix, Cream, and had Led Zeppelin as an opening act!
Post-Fudge, bassist Tim Bogert and Appice formed Cactus, then joined Jeff Beck to form Beck, Bogert & Appice.
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.
In ’76, he joined Rod Stewart’s band, touring, recording and co-writing two of Stewart’s biggest hits, “Do Ya Think I’m Sexy” and “Young Turks.”
In the ‘80s he toured with OZZY Osbourne and