Carmine Appice

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The Modern Drummer Podcast Episode 13: Narada Michael Walden & Carmine Appice.

+ Interview with Gary Ingraffia from ddrum. In this episode, Narada Michael Walden interviews drumming icon and author Carmine Appice. Carmine discusses the early days of Vanilla Fudge, piers that influenced him including Dino Danelli from the Rascals, Mitch Mitchell…

Modern Drummer
Dec 25, 2020

Max Silverstein of No1Cares

Comedian/Actor/Drummer Andrew Dice Clay’s son Max talks about his influences, gear, and playing with his brother Dillon. Hey MD! My name is Max Silverstein and I play the drums. I grew up in a musical family; my dad is a…

Modern Drummer
Feb 6, 2020

Carl Canedy of The Rods

Hi MD Readers! I’ve never been much of a self-promoter, as it’s always felt a bit self-serving. Having said that, I’m so thrilled to be doing this for MD (my favorite magazine for decades), so I’m going to make the…

Modern Drummer
Jul 30, 2019

Pete Biggiani of Kodiak

Hello MD, I am Pete Biggiani, drummer for the band Kodiak from New Jersey. I want to thank Billy Amendola and Modern Drummer for allowing me this opportunity. I began drumming at two years of age. My dad was a…

Modern Drummer
Jul 11, 2019

Backstage Auctions Presents the "All Access David Frangioni Collection"

Featuring hundreds of pieces of rare music memorabilia, including historical drum kits, drums, gear and more Backstage Auctions, Inc presents the upcoming “All Access David Frangioni” auction event which will feature a host of impressive and historic rock and audio memorabilia…

Modern Drummer
Mar 11, 2019

2019 Hall of Heavy Metal History Inductees Announced

After recently inducting Judas Priest, Bill Ward, Doro, and other icons of rock and metal into the 2018 Hall of Heavy Metal History, it was recently announced that the Metal Hall of Fame Gala will take place on Wednesday, January…

Modern Drummer
Nov 30, 2018

On The Beat with Ole Nesset of Death by Unga Bunga: Talks Band, Tours, and Drumkit

Death By Unga Bunga at the stage during Stavernfestivalen in Stavern on July 8, 2016. Photo by Tore Saetre Hello, fellow drummers! My name is Ole Nesset and I am from Norway. I just got back home after a month…

Modern Drummer
Dec 7, 2017

Iconic Metal Musicians And Industry Executives Inducted Into The Hall Of Heavy Metal History

Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward, Dream Theater keyboardist Jordan Rudess, bass virtuoso Billy Sheehan, and other metal royalty will be featured in the Annual Hall of Heavy Metal History Induction Ceremony. The 2018 All-Star Induction Ceremony takes place Wednesday, January…

Modern Drummer
Sep 19, 2017

Bonzo Bash NAMM 2017

4th annual BashFest at the Yost Theater in Santa Ana, CA Friday, January 20th, 2017 The first of these shows that Tichy & Sutton have produced, took place on September 25th, 2010, on the 30th anniversary of Bonham’s passing. They…

Modern Drummer
Jan 13, 2017

The November 2016 Modern Drummer Playlist

Listen to music from the November issue of Modern Drummer magazine, including cover artist Will Calhoun on a classic Living Colour track and paying tribute to Elvin Jones on his new solo album, Carmine Appice on a Vanilla Fudge nugget,…

Modern Drummer
Sep 28, 2016

Calling All Drummers to Join Celebrity Drummers in “Sticking It" to Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer Can Stick It! will host its second annual, family-friendly Drummathon on October 9, 2016 from 10 am to 7 pm at downtown Dallas’ premier outdoor venue, Klyde Warren Park. The organization is calling all drummers, both in DFW…

Modern Drummer
Sep 23, 2016

On the Beat With Carmine Appice: Stick It!

Hi MD drummer dudes and girls! This is a fun time in my career. After forty-nine years in the music business and touring the world many times playing arenas, stadiums, theaters, etc., I’ve reached a point where I can sit…

Modern Drummer
Apr 27, 2016

Video Demo! Falling Rocks: A Primer on One of Drumming’s Most Powerful Fills

This excerpt is taken from the complete article that appears in the November 2015 issue, which is available here. Basics Falling Rocks A Primer on One of Drumming’s Most Powerful Fills by Rich Redmond The term “falling rocks” refers to…

Modern Drummer
Oct 1, 2015

Drummer Blog: Billy McCarthy on the Documentary Ferocious Drummers

Hello Modern Drummer readers! My name is Billy McCarthy, and right now the trailer for my documentary film, Ferocious Drummers, is up at With this film, I am hoping to move drummers to a place they hardly visit on…

Modern Drummer
Apr 29, 2015