Skip to main content

Carmine Appice talks Drumfest, signature ddrum kit

Carmine Appice: drumming legend
Carmine Appice: drumming legend

While MusicRadar were trawling the lengths of Frankfurt Musikmesse 2009, we bumped into a drum legend: Carmine Appice. Ex of Sixties rockers Vanilla Fudge, Appice's classical-meet-jazz-meets-rock stylings has lead him to work with everyone from Rod Stewart and Ozzy to Pink Floyd and The Nuge.

MusicRadar is an unabashed fan of the man - and as our exclusive interview shows, he reveals himself to be a lovely fella who can still rock with the best of them. Appice talks about Drumfest, his new ddrum limited edition signature drum kit and playing live at Musikmesse 2009.

Keep an eye on our dedicated blog for more videos, news and rock star liaisons from this year's Musikmesse.

MusicRadar is the number 1 website for music makers of all kinds, be they guitarists, drummers, keyboard players, djs or producers...

  • GEAR: We help musicians find the best gear with top-ranking gear round-ups and high- quality, authoritative reviews by a wide team of highly experienced experts.
  • TIPS: We also provide tuition, from bite-sized tips to advanced work-outs and guidance from recognised musicians and stars.
  • STARS: We talk to musicians and stars about their creative processes, and the nuts and bolts of their gear and technique. We give fans an insight into the actual craft of music making that no other music website can.