Simon Phillips, while not yet a household name, is rapidly emerging as one of the finest drummers of our time. Standing somewhere between five and five-and-a-half feet tall, Simon's size belies the immense stamina and power he brings to the drums.
Although Journey has been around for eight years, tremendous public acclaim has come for the band only recently, particularly gaining momentum within the last three years of existence.
It was really one of the major lessons of my life when I first started to study Indian music with a guy from Pakistan who was studying psychology at Indiana.
The first time I met Carmine Appice was back in 1978 at a drum clinic on Long Island. That was the day we taped the interview that appeared in the April 1978 issue of Modern Drummer.