Stick It! My Life of Sex, Drums and Rock ‘n’ Roll by Carmine Appice

He ran with teenage gangs in Brooklyn before becoming a global rock star in the Summer of Love. He was managed by the mob, hung with Hendrix, trashed thousands of hotel rooms, unwittingly paid for an unknown Led Zeppelin to support him on tour, taught John Bonham (as well as Fred Astaire) a thing or two about drumming, and took part in Zeppelin’s infamous deflowering of a groupie with a mud shark. After enrolling in Rod Stewart’s Sex Police, he hung out with Kojak, accidentally shared a house with Prince, became blood brothers with Ozzy Osbourne, and got fired by Sharon. He formed an all-blond hair metal band, jammed with John McEnroe and Steven Seagal, became a megastar in Japan, got married five times, slept with 4,500 groupies—and, along the way, became a rock legend by single-handedly reinventing hard rock and heavy metal drumming.

Carmine Appice has enjoyed a jaw-dropping rock-and-roll life—and here he is telling his scarcely believable story. Co-written with Ian Gittins, the coauthor with Nikki Sixx of the New York Times bestseller The Heroin Diaries, Stick It! is one of the most extraordinary and outrageous rock-and-roll biographies of our time.

Vanilla Fudge – Spirit of ’67

Vanilla Fudge was a big part of 1967 for me. I was in high school where I attended rock music dances. The song, “You Keep Me Hanging On” was a big favorite of mine.

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Spirit of ’67

Vanilla Fudge has returned with their heaviest album to date, a collection of brilliant reworkings of classic tracks from that pivotal year in music 1967!

These classic rock icons are keeping the spirit of real rock music alive with their own versions of The Box Tops’ “The Letter,” Procol Harum’s “Whiter Shade Of Pale,” The Who’s “I Can See For Miles,” Spencer Davis Group’s “Gimme Some Lovin’” and lots more!

Track LIsting

1 I Heard It Through The Grapevine
2. The Letter
3. I Can See For Miles
4. Break On Through (To The Other Side)
5. The Tracks Of My Tears
6. I’m A Believer
7. Gimme Some Lovin’
8. For What It’s Worth
9. Ruby Tuesday
10. Whiter Shade Of Pale
11. Let’s Pray For Peace

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