Carmine Appice Net Worth

May 2024 · 5 minute read

Carmine Appice net worth is
$7 Million

Carmine Appice Wiki Biography

Carmine Appice was born on 15 December 1946, in Brooklyn, New York City USA, of Italian descent. Carmine is a percussionist and drummer, best known for his work in the rock genre, for his associations with Cactus, Vanilla Fudge, Blue Murder, and King Kobra. All of his efforts have helped put his net worth to where it is today.

How rich is Carmine Appice? As of early-2017, sources estimate a net worth that is at $7 million, mostly earned through success in the music industry. He has been inducted into the Classic Drummer and the Modern Drummer Halls of Fame. He is also noted as an influence on many later drummers including Joey Kramer, Neil Peart, Dave Lombardo, and Ian Paice. All of these achievements have ensured the position of his wealth.

Carmine Appice Net Worth $7 million

Carmine started becoming popular as the drummer of the 1960s psychedelic band Vanilla Fudge. His net worth was increasing at this point, as he would be responsible for helping the band produce five albums. Afterwards, he along with bassist Tim Bogert would leave the band to create the blues rock band Cactus, after which the two would leave to create the trio Beck, Bogert, & Appice. He subsequently created the drum instruction book “The Realistic Rock Drum Method” in 1972, later republished as “The Ultimate Realistic Rock Drum Method”, covering a lot of basics of rock rhythms and other fundamentals, adding somewhat to his net worth.

In 1977, Carmine would join Rod Stewart’s backing band and co-write several songs such as “Young Turks”. He also played the drums on Paul Stanley’s solo album in 1978, and became a member of the KGB band, but continued recording with other artists as well, including Pink Floyd, Ted Nugent, and Stanley Clark. He also played with Blue Murder and King Kobra before touring with Ozzy Osbourne in 1983 to promote “Bark of the Moon”.

In 1995, Carmine along with guitarist Pappo worked on the record “Caso Cerrado”, before Vanilla Fudge was reformed and would continue to work on various musical projects. In 2006, he formed SLAMM which is a drum ensemble that featured five drummers, and was voted as a runner-up in the Drum magazine poll for Percussion Ensemble. In 2009 he recorded “Carmine Appice’s Guitar Zeus: Conquering Heroes” which featured several popular guitarists. In 2011, he was included in Sly Stone’s “Stand!” which was part of “I’m Back! Family & Friends”, and also appeared in the “Drum Wars” shows alongside his brother. The band King Kobra was also reformed, and would release a self-titled album in the same year. The album would receive critical acclaim, and it would lead to “King Kobra II” in 2013.

Carmine also published his memoir in 2016, entitled “Stick It!: My Life of Sex, Drums & Rock ‘n’ Roll”.

For his personal life, it is known that Carmine is in a relationship with radio personality Leslie Gold, and they reside in New York City. His brother is drummer Vinny Appice.

Full NameCarmine Appice
Net Worth$7 Million
Date Of BirthDecember 15, 1946
Place Of BirthBrooklyn, New York, USA
SiblingsVinny Appice
PartnerThe Radio Chick
Albums“Guitar Zeus” (1995), “Ready to Strike”, “Box of Fudge” (2010), “The Balls Album”, “King Kobra II” (2013), “Live! Go for What You Know” (1979), “Blue Murder” (1989)
Music GroupsVanilla Fudge, Beck, Bogert & Appice, Cactus, Blue Murder, King Kobra, Michael Schenker Group, Mother's Army, Hear 'n Aid
MoviesBlack Roses, Cactus: Live, Vanilla Fudge: When Two Worlds Collide, Carmine & Vinny Appice: Drum Wars: The Ultimate Battle, Fretless Bass with Tony Franklin, Carmine Appice: Drum Master Class


The Book of Life2014writer: "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy" - as Carmine Jr. Appice
Rude Tube2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Dancing with the Stars2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
Tu cara me suena2013TV Series writer - 1 episode
One Hit Wonderland2012TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
The Secret Disco Revolution2012Documentary writer: "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy"
The Newsroom2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Rage2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
Eastbound & Down2012TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2011TV Series writer - 1 episode
Late Show with David Letterman2010TV Series writer - 2 episodes
20 to 12010TV Series documentary writer - 2 episodes
Karaoke Revolution2009Video Game writer: "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?"
American Idol2009TV Series writer - 1 episode
The X Factor2005-2008TV Series writer - 2 episodes
CSI: NY2006TV Series writer - 1 episode
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas2004Video Game writer: "Young Turks" - as Carmine Appice Jr.
Operación triunfo2003TV Series writer - 1 episode
Idol2002TV Series writer - 1 episode
Brothers2000/IIwriter: "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy"
Ministry: Tapes of Wrath2000Video writer: "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy ? RevCo"
Dish Dogs2000Video performer: "Couldn't Be Better" / writer: "Couldn't Be Better", "Where You Belong"
A Night at the Roxbury1998"Da Ya Think I'm Sexy"
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas1998performer: "Lady" - as Appice / writer: "Lady"
Muppets Tonight1996TV Series writer - 1 episode
Mystery Science Theater 30001994TV Series writer - 1 episode
So I Married an Axe Murderer1993writer: "Do Ya Think I'm Sexy"
The Simpsons1993TV Series writer - 1 episode
One Man Force1989performer: "Dance of Fire" / writer: "Dance of Fire" - as C. Appice
Black Roses1988writer: "Dance on Fire", "Soldiers Of The Night", "Rock Invasion", "Paradise Were On Our Way" - as Appice
The Charmings1987TV Series writer - 1 episode
No Way Out1987"DA YA THINK I'M SEXY?"
Missing in Action1984writer: "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy"
Up the Creek1984writer: "One Track Heart Passion In The Dark"
Star 801983writer: "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy"
Remembrance1982music: "Young Turks"
Saturday Night Live1981TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Last Married Couple in America1980writer: "Do You Think I'm Sexy"
WKRP in Cincinnati1980TV Series writer - 1 episode
Bob & Ray, Jane, Laraine & Gilda1979writer: "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy?" - uncredited
The Music for UNICEF Concert: A Gift of Song1979TV Special writer: "Da Ya Think I'm Sexy"
Top of the Pops1978TV Series writer - 3 episodes


Supernova Star Search2014TV SeriesJudge (2014)
Jorge Salán: No looking back2014
The Scout2014TV Series
Z Rock2009TV SeriesPizza Delivery Boy
When Two Worlds Collide2009Video
Chasing Destiny2001TV MovieRock Legend
Black Roses1988Vinny Apache


When Two Worlds Collide2009Video concept


Hollywood Heartbeat1980TV Series


When Two Worlds Collide2009Video executive producer


Skum Rocks!2013DocumentaryHimself
That Metal Show2011-2013TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Beware of Mr. Baker2012Documentary
Metal Evolution2011TV Series documentaryHimself
Social2011TV SeriesHimself
Anvil: The Story of Anvil2008DocumentaryHimself - Drummer, Vanilla Fudge, Cactus
Classic Rock Drum Solos2007Video documentaryHimself - Host
Motörhead - Stage Fright2005Video documentaryHimself
New American Bandstand 19651985TV SeriesHimself
In Concert1973TV SeriesHimself
Beat-Club1967TV SeriesHimself - Musician

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