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A Conversation With Legendary Drummer Carmine Appice & LA Powerhouse Fernando Perdomo

Douglas McLean chats with legendary Vanilla Fudge Drummer, Carmine Appice, and Powerhouse of the LA music scene, Fernando Perdomo, about their new project APP and their album release for his latest Sound Cafe Podcast, 'Backstage'.

You can listen to the entire interview and music HERE

Legendary drummer 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 in September 2021 on Cleopatra Records.

As drummer for Vanilla Fudge, Carmine Appice set the grooves for the groundbreaking band‘s 1967 psychedelic debut, inadvertently inventing Stoner Rock in the process. The Fudge had no precedent. The band was totally unique. With Mark Stein‘s mysterioso wash of Grand Guignol keyboard theatrics, Tim Bogert‘s amazing and trippy bass runs, and guitarist Vince Martell‘s era-happy soloing, Appice boomed like no other drummer in rock history.

Their debut album still stands today as a Hard Rock classic. Vanilla Fudge went on to tour with Jimi Hendrix, Cream, and even had Led Zeppelin as an opening act.”

Fernando Perdomo is a powerhouse of the LA music scene who lives and breathes music LA Weekly dubbed him as “The millennial answer to Todd Rundgren.” A veteran at 37, he has made a name for himself as an in-demand producer, singer/songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist.

He is a featured guitarist in the Netflix documentary "Echo In The Canyon" where his is seen backing up Jakob Dylan, Fiona Apple, Brian Wilson, Norah Jones, Regina Spektor, Cat Power, and Jade Castrinos. He is also played on every track on the official soundtrack album of the film along with Eric Clapton, Neil Young, Stephen Stills, Josh Homme as well as the aforementioned artists.



You Keep Me Hangin' On

Do You Think I'm Sexy Tape

Sticking To Guitar

Funky Jackson Tape

Maybe I'm Amazed Tape

You can listen to the entire interview and music HERE


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