I've known Carmine for many years. He's explained this to me. His pronunciation is A-peace, Vinnie's is A-pi-cee. They did it early on to distinguish their individuality. How the name is actually pronounced is debatable.Is it pronounced A-peace or A-pi-cee? I've heard it both ways.
Unless you're Buddy Rich.That kind of brand jumping spreads in the industry and companies will shy away from you for it. No one wants to sign an artist who's just going to jump ship in 6 months.
There is a big difference in age between them. Carmine had already left home and was touring when Vinnie was still learning drums.I wonder if Carmine and Vinnie were competitive with each other. can imagine that if my brother were a drummer we'd be constantly trying to outdo each other.
Lot's of drum whore$ out there ,Buddy,Erskin,Cobham ,Colaiuta to name a few.I love his drum book.
It was one of my early books when I was in the first few years of drumming, and I have been using it with my students for 16 years now. It's always been my go-to.
I've only met Carmine once, he was nice. I've hung with his brother a few times and he's even nicer.
The only thing I can say about Carmine that's kind of a turn off is that in many interviews he takes credit for things others are known for. Like getting Bonham his endorsement with Ludwig and showing him the single foot triplet. Who's to say if that's true or not, but going around spouting that off all the time bothered me.
He also jumps endorsements all the time. He's with Mapex, no Slingerland, wait ddrum, Sabian, Aquarian, no Evens, Istanbul? I'm brand loyal and although I' have switch companies a couple times it's always been for good reason and I have no plans of ever playing anything else other than what I have right now. I've even turned down bigger, better deals from other brands just to stick with what I have and love.
That kind of brand jumping spreads in the industry and companies will shy away from you for it. No one wants to sign an artist who's just going to jump ship in 6 months.
I think that Carmine Appice should be in Modern Drummer magazine's Drum Hall of Fame. He should have been in there ten years ago. He is one of the best rock drummers of all time. He is more talented on drums than Bonham was. Appice was more technical than Bonham and had more chops. Appice is good at double bass. Powerful. Good triplets. Played funky beats. Ghost strokes. Plays in odd time. He seems to be able to play a lot of styles. Very good soloist. He played excellent on the BBA album from 1973. Some of that stuff was proggy and funky. He's basically a legendary drummer and clinician and teacher and goodwill ambassador for the drums. And he claims he came up with the double bass shuffle in '72 and that Cobham and Van Halen took it and made it famous. He didn't seem bitter about it. He's better than his brother, Vinny. Vinny is good at hard hitting rock/metal. Carmine also claims that he used the first gong in rock and he invented the hi-hat anchor to hold the hi-hat onto the bass drum. Interesting.