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Ultimate Realistic Rock: CompleteHosted by Leslie Gold, the Radiochick, this jam-packed 2-DVD set includes step-by-step instruction through each section of Carmine Appice's award-winning book, Ultimate Realistic Rock. Featuring instruction by Carmine Appice himself, with special guests Kenny Aronoff, John Tempesta, Vinny Appice, Bobby Rondinelli and Rick Gratton. Topics include basic rock rhythms, sixteenth-note triplets, syncopation, hi-hat rhythms, shuffle rhythms, double-bass drum grooves, odd-time grooves and linear rudiments. Also included are performances with guitar legend Pat Travers, a "you supply the drums" play-along section, and a Carmine Appice rockumentary chronicling Carmine's celebrated career in the music business. Special Features: Play Along Section, Video Rockumentary (Chronicling Carmine's celebrated career in the music business), Video Testimonials (from a cross section of Carmine's peers) and Thoughts From The Cast. Over 5 hours of footage!!

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.

Carmine 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.



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