Carmine Appice Biography
Carmine Appice, born on December 15, 1946 in Staten Island, New York, is a versatile drummer of the rock era. Appice counts among his influences the jazz drumming of Buddy Rich and Gene Krupa, combined with an extensive classical training. Carmine's discography includes recordings done with artists Rod Stewart, Stanley Clarke, Ozzy Osbourne, Ted Nugent, and Pink Floyd. He is perhaps best known for his work with Vanilla Fudge, a psychedelic-era rock band. He is the current boyfriend of New York City radio personality Leslie Gold, better known as The Radio Chick.
He has also played in the bands King Kobra and Blue Murder.