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Realistic Rock 35th Anniversary Special EditionCarmine Appice first entered the spotlight as the drummer of Vanilla Fudge in the late ‘60s, later forming the bands Cactus and King Kobra. Carmine has played with some of the biggest rock musicians in the world, including Jeff Beck, Stanley Clarke, Ozzy Osbourne, Brian May, and Pink Floyd. As part of the Rod Stewart Band, Carmine helped write the hit songs “Do Ya Think I’m Sexy” and “Young Turks.” He has been inducted into the Hollywood Rock Walk of Fame (along with Ginger Baker and Alex Van Halen), and received Sabian’s “World’s Greatest Rock Drummer” award and Sabian’s “Lifetime Achievement” award.

Realistic Rock, originally published by Carmine in October 1972, has sold over 350,000 copies to date, making it the best-selling instructional rock drum book of all time. The book was voted #11 in Modern Drummer’s August 1993 “Top 25 Drum Books of All Time” list, and past students of the book include world-renowned drummers Dave Weckl and Greg Bissonette.

This 35th anniversary special edition of Realistic Rock brings you the material from its first edition printing in 1972, complete with original cover art and photos. Also included is an enhanced CD with audio instruction by Carmine himself, a video rockumentary chronicling Carmine’s celebrated career in the music business, plus bonus video footage of Carmine’s band Cactus playing a 2006 reunion show in New York City. As an added feature, the rockumentary and bonus performance footage are iPod enabled. Realistic Rock 35th Anniversary Special Edition is a must-have for any devotee of the book, any admirer of Carmine Appice, or any aspiring drummer with a need to ROCK.

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