Carmine Appice: Rockâ€™s Most Influential Drummer Tells All
Monday, Jun 6, 2016 4:36 pm
Carmine Appice, the most influential drummer in rock and roll history, recently released his autobiography: Stick It! My Life of Sex, Drums, and Rock 'N' Roll. I met Carmine at his book signing here in Philadelphia and shortly afterward I interviewed him. We touched on everything from how Sharon Osbourne fired him from Ozzy's band to the revelation that there are a handful of tracks from Paul Stanle'â€™s 1978 solo album featuring Carmine's drumming thatâ€™ve yet to see the light of day. Check out the interview below and pick up a copy of Carmine's autobiography, which is available now.
Tell me about your time working with Ozzy Osbourne and how Sharon fired you from the band.
It's one of those things where I joined the band to be in the band. The Europe tour went well. When we came to America I told Ozzy, Sharon and the rest of the band that I do master classes before the arena gigs.