Carmine Appice's professional accolades include being the drummer for some of the most internationally renowned rock bands in history, beginning with Vanilla Fudge. His writing credentials include two of Rod Stewart's major hits. He has been awarded Modern Drummer magazine Editor's Achievement Award, received the Best Rock Drummer Award from Sabian Cymbals, received the L.A. Lifetime Achievement Award, and been inducted into the Hollywood Rock Walk. His classic book Realistic Rock is one of the best-selling drum books of all time.