Tag Archives: Carmine Appice

Carmine Appice, Peter Criss Remember Gene Krupa at Criss Farewell

SKF NOTE: Carmine Appice said through his Twitter account (June 17), “I went to Peter Criss’s. Last gig ever tonight…. He had a big band [and] even played Sing, Sing, Sing, a Gene Krupa song. His idol and mine.” Carmine’s … Continue reading

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Carmine Appice Syndrum Ad: One Moment in Time (1978)

SKF NOTE: Michael Shrieve was, I believe, the first drummer I heard playing Syndrums. This Carmine Appice ad photo from 1978 is a good example of one moment in time during the ongoing progression of the drumset, drum accessories, and … Continue reading

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Scott K Fish Mel Lewis Interview 1978

SKF NOTE: In this earlier post I wrote of how pivotal a moment was my meeting and interviewing Mel Lewis. This interview was notable for another reason. It was published in the April 1978 Modern Drummer along with my Carmine Appice … Continue reading

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Carmine Appice ‘Taught’ John Bonham to Play Drums?

SKF NOTE: Okay. It’s none of my business. Still, I cringed when I read what Carmine Appice’s book publisher wrote about Carmine and John Bonham. Fair enough to say Bonham was influenced by Carmine, but… CARMINE APPICE’s Memoir, ‘Stick It!: … Continue reading

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Drumming: Don’t Beat Yourself Up Over It

SKF NOTE: Growing up, it seems every time I saw one of the great jazz drummers perform, I was always surprised by how relaxed they played. Max Roach, Elvin Jones, Roy Haynes, Sonny Greer, Art Blakey, Joe Morello, Buddy Rich, … Continue reading

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Carmine Appice: Where My Style Came From

SKF NOTE: From my interview with Carmine Appice circa 1981. Carmine Appice: Basically my style came from listening to a cross between Sandy Nelson, Wipe Out, and all that stuff, and listening to people like Krupa and Rich and Joe … Continue reading

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Sandy Nelson Interview: Just Follow Your Heart

SKF NOTE: I recently found transcripts of a group of short interviews I did in the early 1980’s when I was gathering data for my five-part Modern Drummer series, The History of Rock Drumming. It is probably hard to believe … Continue reading

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