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The above video is a Goldmine premiere of The Appice Perdomo Project's latest single, "Flower Child," courtesy of Cleopatra Records.

Carmine Appice has joined forces with multi-instrumentalist and rising studio star Fernando Perdomo to form The Appice Perdomo Project (aka APP), whose debut album ENERGY OVERLOAD was released September 24, 2021 on Cleopatra Records. The first single, Rocket to The Sun, dropped on August 31st.


“I had a ball writing and recording with Fernando,” says Appice. “What a great talent he is. He is awesome on every level, as are the songs on Energy Overload!”

The album is an all-instrumental, rock-oriented tour de force with fusion influences also readily apparent. Carmine’s always-amazing drumming and Perdomo’s blazing guitar licks and riffs make Energy Overload a tour de force of sound, texture and non-stop heaviness.

Carmine has pounded the skins for such iconic rockers like Ozzy Osbourne, Ted Nugent, Jeff Beck and Rod Stewart (Carmine co-wrote the hits Do Ya Think I’m Sexy and Young Turks with Rod). He also did a guest part on the Pink Floyd album Momentary Lapse of Reason by adding his thunder to the track, Dogs of War.

Notably, he is a founding member of legendary 60s rock bands Vanilla Fudge (You Keep Me Hanging On was the band’s classic hit in 1967…it was featured prominently in Quentin Tarantino’s film Once Upon a Time in Hollywood) and he’s a founding member of Cactus. Both the Fudge and Cactus still tour.

His playing has also been a huge influence on drummers including Joey Kramer (Aerosmith), Neal Peart (Rush), Phil Collins (Genesis), Brian Taylor (Queen), John Bonham (Led Zeppelin) and countless others. He was inducted into the Classic Drummer Hall of Fame in 2013 and the Modern Drummer Hall of Fame in 2014. He remains on Rolling Stone Magazine’s 100 Greatest Drummers of All-Time list.

His best-selling drum instruction book The Realistic Rock Drum Method was first published in 1972 and has since been revised and republished as The Ultimate Realistic Rock Drum Method.

Carmine also published his best-selling memoir, Stick It!: My Life of Sex, Drums & Rock 'n' Roll, in 2016.

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Flower Child written by Fernando Perdomo and Carmine Appice

Produced by Fernando Perdomo and Carmine Appice

Mixed by Zach Ziskin

Mastered by Steve De Acoutis

Fernando Perdomo - Guitars, Bass, Keys

Carmine Appice - Drums Percussion

Video directed by Fernando Perdomo

Filmed by Cyndi Trissel

Edited by Andrea Kremer

Actress. Devyn Crimson