Very few drummers have impacted Rock and Heavy Metal music in the way Carmine Appice has. Carmine is a rare case of a drummer that has transcended genres, and generations, and in the process, has influenced droves of musicians who came after him.
Vanilla Fudge is a band that has paved the way for Psychedelic Rock for many bands such as Uriah Heep, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, and Yes. By arranging songs in a manner meant to be a slowed-down trippy experience, Vanilla Fudge surely has made its mark in Rock history.
Carmine Appice is one of the greatest drummers ever to pick up a pair of sticks. His hard-hitting, powerful style, coupled with his incredible showmanship, has led him down a path that has seen him become a member of multiple legendary Rock bands.