Eligible since: 2006 (The 2007 Induction Ceremony)
Previously Considered? No what's this?
Inducted into Rock Hall Revisited in 2009 (ranked #31 in the Sidemen (Individuals) category) .
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Wonder if the six people who voted no have any idea who Carmine Appice is. Probably not.
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Friday, 08.13.10 @ 13:40pm
I'm one of the 6. The fact of the matter is that while he's an amazing drummer, that doesn't make him a Hall of Famer.
Posted by Ralph on Friday, 08.13.10 @ 14:15pm
Ralph, are you the guy who votes no all day long whenever a yes vote is cast for someone?
Posted by interviewer on Friday, 08.13.10 @ 14:18pm
I know who he is.. He is ok.. Anyone that has Sandy Nelson as a big influence is got to be OK..
Posted by mrxyz on Friday, 08.13.10 @ 16:09pm
Funny thing...everything one reads about Carmine (and not imagines) is that his biggest influences were Buddy Rich and Gene Krupa...with nary a mention of Sandy Nelson!
Posted by Gitarzan on Friday, 08.13.10 @ 18:17pm
Funny thing is I am sure he likes buddy...and Gene. Funny thing is he really liked Sandy Nelson!!!! He even went at American Studios where Sandy cut much of his stuff when he had his group/band depute LP "The Rockers" to get that "Sandy Sound" It was the old tube an knob board.. .. He also was a very big promoter of the syndrum which is another funny thing.Him and most any an all drummers in those days worth a salt .. The only thing that is no funny sometimes is Carmine..You have to see the humor in him LOL I really think Tim Bogert help him get this pockets down don't you??
Posted by myxyzomg on Friday, 08.13.10 @ 21:35pm
"Carmine's discography demonstrates his broad musical scope, having worked with artists ranging from Stanley Clarke to Ozzy Osbourne; from Ted Nugent to Pink Floyd. Such versatility stems from Carmine having been influenced by the jazz drumming of Buddy Rich and Gene Krupa, combined with extensive classical training."- carmineappice.net (biography)
Posted by Gitarzan on Saturday, 08.14.10 @ 05:13am
Who wouldn't like them ..? Yeah he has drummed with lots of folks.. What does that have have to do with him wanting the "Sandy Nelson sound" an Liking Sandy??
Posted by mrxyzomg on Saturday, 08.14.10 @ 08:13am
"Ralph, are you the guy who votes no all day long whenever a yes vote is cast for someone?"
Posted by Ralph on Monday, 08.16.10 @ 11:46am
Ralph, is that "no" directed to him in general or as a Performer? Because he also fits the criteria for a sideman.
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Monday, 08.16.10 @ 12:28pm
Now that you mention it, I was specifically thinking of him as a performer.
Posted by Ralph on Monday, 08.16.10 @ 12:46pm
I should also add that since there seems to be a de-facto requirement that a sideman has to have done the bulk of their work prior to 1965, he's not going to get any consideration any time soon.
Posted by Ralph on Monday, 08.16.10 @ 14:56pm
Carmine Appice invented hard rock drumming. Before him,( and perhaps Paice and Ginger Baker,) there was no hard rock drumming. He is the godfather of heavy drumming, he influenced thousands of drummers, not only with his playing, but with Realistic Rock- still one of the best selling drum instructional books of all time - has been for 30 years. He's a performer, a musician, and educator and a pioneer. I voted yes.
Posted by Lizbeth on Monday, 02.28.11 @ 22:26pm
Carmine's work with Vanilla Fudge and Rod Stewart and Cactus and pure influence on all drummers after him is hall worthy. Frekin' he was a hard rock drummer before bonham! Honestly i have no idea how people like madonna and half the bullshiz acts who are not "Rock" are in that hall before Fudge and some many other bands. Ive seen over 30 concerts in my 16 years so far and no band has had the musicianship that the fudge has. Honestly such an over looked group, I would put them in before bands like Jefferson Airplane, but i am not a old fart who votes on who gets in the hall.
Posted by Robb on Sunday, 04.15.12 @ 21:49pm
sorry fans, love carmine ,however, if the HOF has not recognized the importance and overall technical influence of one BUDDY RICH,then Appice must wait in vain.
Posted by roost on Sunday, 05.19.13 @ 17:04pm
Carmine rarely gets his due. He is a pioneer, a unique talent, a showman, and educator. He's got an incredible resume that spans 40 years. He invented heavy drumming along, perhaps with 2 or three others. He's a hit songwriter. A highly technical and highly creative drummer, and he's got a heavy groove like no other. I vote yes.
Posted by Taylor on Sunday, 10.13.13 @ 21:08pm
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