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Carmine Appice

Over 13-minutes of video footage from the Carmine Appice clinic recorded on Saturday, May 17th, 2008 at 2:30pm during The 18th Annual Chicago Drum Show.

During the clinic, Carmine performs an opening solo followed by explanations and examples of linear drumming. He also applies odd-number note groupings and applies this to the linear concept.

Clinic appearance was made possible by Sabian, Aquarian Drumheads, Vic Firth, Slingerland, Shure, Alfred Publishing and DW.






Video footage is for educational purposes only and remains the property of Bart Elliott's Drummer Cafe.
Downloading, capturing, distributing or sharing any portion of this video is strictly prohibited.


Carmine Appice first came into the spotlight with the band Vanilla Fudge in the late 60's ... featured on the Ed Sullivan Show and American Bandstand.

In 1970, with the end of Vanilla Fudge, Carmine went on to form Cactus with bassist Tim Bogert. Cactus was a groundbreaking band and the first "Super Group," hailed by critics as "The American Led Zeppelin." Cactus has also been cited as a major influence on such artists as Kings X, Eddie and Alex Van Halen, Billy Sheehan, David Coverdale, Kid Rock, and others. Later, the union between Carmine and Tim Bogert evolved into an alliance with grammy-winning guitarist Jeff Beck, a stellar combination of talent known internationally as "Beck, Bogert, & Appice."

In 1976, friend Rod Stewart invited Carmine to join his band after autitioning more than 40 drummers. As a member of the Rod Stewart Band, Carmine showcased yet another talent; writing hit songs. "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy?" and "Young Turks" were two of his hit singles. Carmine's first solo album "Rockers" was followed by tours of the USA and Japan with an all-star band. Next Carmine led the high-energy band King Kobra, recording two albums for Capital Records and touring internationally. Carmine's discography demonstrates his broad musical scope, having worked with artists ranging from Stanley Clarke to Ozzy Osbourne; from Ted Nugent to Pink Floyd. Such versatility stems from Carmine having been influenced by the jazz drumming of Buddy Rich and Gene Krupa, combined with extensive classical training.


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