Carmine Appice

Carmine Appice : Modern DrummerHey, MD! I’ve never written a blog before so I’ll just fill you in on what I’ve been up to. I recently released my Guitar Zeus project’s double CD Conquering Heroes with Tony Franklin on bass. The featured guitarists are Brian May, Slash, Ted Nugent, Mick Mars, and many more. I’m always doing drum festivals and clinics, including a recent one in Germany for ddrum. In November I’ll be doing in-store promos for Guitar Zeus. I’ll be at Best Buy in Pasadena, California on November 7 and at *J&R Music in NYC on November 19. My group SLAMM will be appearing in NYC at Archlight Theater on March 19-20 for three weekends.

I also just finished shooting a DVD for my book Realistic Rock For Kids. We held a contest with MD and ddrum and came up with a great eleven-year-old-drummer, Peter Biggiani Jr., from Toms River, NJ. Peter won the contest and will star in the video. So it’s been crazy with meetings, shooting the video, stopping by the MD offices to see my friends, doing some radio interviews—one with Eddie Trunk—then editing the DVD. It’s been nuts, but a lot of fun.

Until next time, C ya, and thanks!


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