Carmine Appice is an American drummer and percussionist born in 1946.
Appice played, among others, in a lot of bands as Vanilla Fudge, Cactus, Beck, Bogert & Appice, King Kobra, Blue Murder and with Rod Stewart, Pat Travers and Ozzy Osbourne.
After five albums with VANILLA FUDGE, he founded Cactus.
Appice and Bogert then left Cactus to join Jeff Beck in the power trio Beck, Bogert & Appice.
He joined Rod Stewart's band in 1977, co-writing multiselling songs such as "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?" and "Young Turks".
He also played drums on a track on Paul Stanley's solo album (1978)
He was a member of KGB which featured Ray Kennedy, Ric Grech, Mike Bloomfield, and Barry Goldberg.
He has also played with King Kobra and Blue Murder with John Sykes.
Later in 1983 he played with Ozzy Osbourne ("Bark at the Moon" times).
Between 1985 and and 1988 he played in 3 KING KOBRA studio album (also in HOLLYWOOD TRASH, 2001)
Between 1989 and 1993 he published two albums with BLUE MURDER.
In 2000, Appice formed the power trio DBA with Tim Bogert and Rick Derringer and was reunited once again with Bogert when they reformed Vanilla Fudge. In 2004 he composed "IT TAKES A LOT OF BALLS" with PAT TRAVERS.
In 2006, he formed the drum ensemble SLAMM in which Appice participates on drums playing alongside four young drummers.
He recorded Carmine Appice's Guitar Zeus: Conquering Heroes (2009). This was the third album in his Guitar Zeus series. These albums have featured guitarists such as Jennifer Batten, Brian May, Ted Nugent, Richie Sambora, and Yngwie Malmsteen. Between 2011 and 2012 Carmine performed Drum Wars shows with his brother Vinny Appice and Guitarist Michael Hund, as well a reformation of King Kobra with new singer PAUL SHORTINO.
This line up released an eponymous album, King Kobra, in April 2011 on Frontiers Music and a second album was released in 2013, titled King Kobra II.
In 2016 Appice published a book, "Stick It!: My Life of Sex, Drums & Rock 'n' Roll" and on Oct 27th, 2017 will be out the new album SINISTER, in partnership with his brother Vinny Appice.