Stick It!

Stick It!

A Life of Sex, Drums, and Rock 'n' Roll

Book - 2016
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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. Cowritten 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.
Publisher: Chicago : Chicago Review Press, [2016]
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9781613735527
Branch Call Number: B APPICE
Characteristics: xv, 235 pages. 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Gittins, Ian - Author


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Appice is best known for his associations with the bands Vanilla Fudge, Cactus, the power trio Beck, Bogert & Appice, Rod Stewart, King Kobra, and Blue Murder. "Stick It!" is his story.

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May 24, 2018

I've read so many second- and third-hand stories about this legendary drummer, and finally in 2016 he published his own book to confirm it was all true--and then some! (and to confirm the term "legendary" wasn't being used loosely). Came to prominence as the flamboyant drummer of Vanilla Fudge in the late 60s (a band years --decades?--ahead of their time), and influenced many of the best rock drummers in history--including John Bonham. Also played with (the short list): Jeff Beck, Rod Stewart, Ozzy Osbourne, Pink Floyd (!), Ted Nugent; plus toured and partied (read: destroyed hotel rooms and participated in orgies) with a hall-of-fame list of bands and rock-stars. And also gives the definitive explanation and description of rock-and-roll's high/low point of debauchery--the infamous Vanilla Fudge/Led Zeppelin "mud shark" incident in Seattle. Great, great GREAT read for any rock fan. Not for kids!


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