GUITAR ZEUS

Available Now

GUITAR ZEUS is a compilation album featuring a who's who list of the best and world-renowned guitarists. This new re-mastered album is available across all digital platforms and select songs will also be available on a special limited-edition vinyl and CD.

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VANILLA FUDGE

Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame

Vanilla Fudge is credited as the link between Psychedelia and Heavy Metal. Now our fans are rallying behind us to get VF into the Rock Hall of Fame! Sign our fan petition at www.vanillafudgehalloffame.com

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CARMINE SPEAKS

The Speaking Experience

Over 50 years in the music business, Carmine has a lot to share from his life’s work. A performer, educator, songwriter, and music producer, Carmine shares his experiences from working with the legendary groups and performers.

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Carmine's Projects

Carmine's latest projects and releases.

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Guitar Zeus

Available now in every format. You can get your autographed copy on CD today! Click HERE

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KODIAꓘ

Check out Carmine's new project, KODIAꓘ. With a great new release produced by Carmine himself! Visit Their Site!

Appice Sinister

Visit the site and purchase your copy of Sinister, Now is the time! Available everywhere. Click HERE

Current Tour Info

Check out Carmine's tour and appearance dates.

12-13-19 - Vanilla Fudge - Center For The Arts - Natick, MA
01-30-20 - Drum Wars Live - Pearl Street Warehouse - Washington, DC
02-01-20 - Drum Wars Live - The Vault - Greasy Spoon - New Bedford, MA
02-06-20 - Drum Wars Live - Sellersville Theater - Sellersville, PA

Dates Coming Soon.

About Carmine

Carmine's Bio

"Carmine Appice, the creator of heavy rock drumming as we know it" - Drummer Magazine, UK

“Carmine Appice set the foundation for heavy drumming, before Bonham, before Ian Paice, before anyone else.” - Rick Van Horn, Modern Drummer

As 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. With Mark Stein‘s mysterioso wash of Grand Guignol keyboard theatrics, Tim Bogert‘s amazing and trippy bass runs, and guitarist Vince Martell‘s era-happy soloing, 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.

Post-Fudge, Bogert and Appice formed Cactus (seen as an influence on King‘s X and Van Halen). Post-Cactus, the rhythm section found Grammy-winning Guitar Hero Jeff Beck to form the first supergroup: Beck, Bogert & Appice (BBA).

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, recording with countless artists throughout his career. In ‘76, he joined Rod Stewart‘s band, touring, recording and writing two of Stewart‘s biggest hits, “Do Ya Think I‘m Sexy’ and “Young Turks.’ He left Stewart to record his first solo album, “Rockers’, and tour Japan and North America with an allstar band. . In the early 80’s, he toured with OZZY Osborne ,Ted Nugent . In the mid 80’s, he formed King Kobra for two Capitol albums and international touring And in the late 80’s, Carmine played on a Pink Floyd record “Momentary Lapse of Reason’ and formed Blue Murder with Whitesnake‘s John Sykes and The Firm‘s Tony Franklin. In the early 90s, he pounded away soul-style for The Edgar Winter Group.

As an educator, Carmine was the first to legitimize rock drumming with his landmark book, The Realistic Rock Drum Method, selling over 400,000 copies (now in video format). He was the first Rock Drummer and Rock Musician to conduct instructional clinics and symposiums around the world.

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Carmine Master Class

Clinics & Master Classes

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Carmine is available for house rockin' clinics and master classes. As an educator and pioneer of "in-store" drum clinics, Carmine will be booking clinics and master classes soon. Check the DATES section to find a clinic or master class near you!

Vanilla Fudge

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Vanilla Fudge

"Heavy starts here." This Long Island quartet's cover of the Supreme's You Keep Me Hanging On, Vanilla Fudge rocked the world influencing generations of musicians and creating a legion of loyal fans.
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Carmine Speaks

The Speaking Experience

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With over 50 years in the music business, legendary drummer Carmine Appice has lots to share from his life’s work. A performer, educator, songwriter, and music producer, Carmine shares his experiences.
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Carmine Videos

Guitar Zeus

Project: Guitar Zeus
Date: May 2019

Nobody Knew a track by legendary drummer Carmine Appice featuring Tony Franklin (The Firm, Blue Murder) on bass, Kelly Keeling (T.S.O., M.S.G) on vocals / keys / rhythm guitar and the awesome guitar work of Brian May. Buy it HERE!

Rated X

Project: Rated X
Date: Oct 2014

RATED X is an exciting and fresh new band built around the talents of four heavy-hitters of American hard rock featuring Carmine Appice, Joe Lynn Turner, Tony Franklin and Karl Cochran. Buy it HERE!

King Kobra

Project: King Kobra
Date: Jun 2011

King Kobra founded by Carmine features original 1985 lineup David Michael-Philips and Mick Sweda on guitar, Johnny Rod on bass and bringing in Rough Cut Vocalist Paul Shortino to finish the line up. King Kobra is back stronger than ever and "Ready to Strike" once again!

Vanilla Fudge

Project: Vanilla Fudge
Date: Ed Sullivan 1969

Back in 1969, there was no bigger platform than the Ed Sullivan Show and being featured was a testament to Vanilla Fudge's popularity. Remember, the U.S. never heard of the Beatles until they appeared on the Ed Sullivan show in 1964. Vanilla Fudge appeared twice and this is their second appearance, performing the track, Shotgun.

Evil

Project: Drummers World - Evil
Date: May 2014

Drummer World is the premiere on-line source for drummers and drumming information. Who better than Carmine to give a great solo performance on a platform that features other drummers who site Carmine as an influence in their playing!

The Famous Carmine Triplets

Project: Realistic Rock
Date: Jul 2012

Carmine demonstrates The Famous Carmine Triplets as adapted by John Bonham. In 1968-1969 Led Zeppelin toured as Vanilla Fudge's opening act and this is when John Bonham adapted the distinctive triplet patterns he saw Carmine performing. This exersize is available in Carmine's best selling instructional book, Ultimate Realistic Rock available HERE

Guitar Zeus

Project: Guitar Zeus
Date: May 2019

This Time Around a track by legendary drummer Carmine Appice featuring Tony Franklin (The Firm, Blue Murder) on bass, Kelly Keeling (T.S.O., M.S.G) on vocals / keys / rhythm guitar and the awesome guitar work of Yngwie Malmsteen and Vocals by Dug Pinnick(Kings X). Buy it HERE!

Guitar Zeus

Project: Guitar Zeus
Date: May 2019

Mothers Space a track by legendary drummer Carmine Appice featuring Tony Franklin (The Firm, Blue Murder) on bass, Kelly Keeling (T.S.O., M.S.G) on vocals / keys / rhythm guitar with Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal. Buy it HERE!

Cool Rock Fills

Project: Realistic Rock
Date: Jul 2012

Carmine demonstrates some of his Cool Rock Fills from his best selling book Ultimate Realistic Rock available in the store! Buy it HERE

Rock Shuffle

Project: Realistic Rock
Date: Jul 2012

Carmine demonstrates the Rock Shuffle from his best selling book Ultimate Realistic Rock available in the store! Get your copy HERE

The Tonight Show

Project: The Tonight Show
Date: Jun 2011

Carmine with Vanilla Fudge performing on the Tonight SHow with Jimmy Fallon.

Blue Murder

Project: Blue Murder
Date: Jun 1988

Carmine with Blue Murder with Tony Franklin and John Sykes performing Valley Of The Kings.

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    Guitar Zeus

    Featuring Brian May

  • Rated X

    Rated X

    This is who I Am

  • King Kobra

    King Kobra

    Turn Up The Good Times

  • Shotgun

    Vanilla Fudge

    Shotgun 1969

  • Evil

    Drummerworld

    Evil - The Big Drum Solo

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    Ultimate Realistic Rock

    Famous Carmine Triplets

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    Guitar Zeus

    Yngwie Malmsteen & Dug Pinnick

  • project 8

    Guitar Zeus

    Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal

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    Ultimate Realistic Rock

    Cool Fills

  • Rock Shuffle

    Ultimate Realistic Rock

    Rock Shuffle

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    Vanilla Fudge

    The Tonight Show

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    Blue Murder

    Valley of The Kings

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