5/29/08

CARMINE APPICE'S SLAMM "BEATS UP" NASCAR

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CARMINE APPICE'S SLAMM “BEATS UP” NASCAR
SLAMM featured on ESPN/NASCAR video beats on multi million dollar race car, and plays the NASCAR garage.


Carmine Appice's new theatrical drum show SLAMM just completed filming of an action-packed promotional video, featuring the SLAMM cast 'playing' the NASCAR garage.  The video is being shown on ESPN2 before, and during NASCAR races throughout the 2008 racing season.  Appice was selected to compose a high energy, percussive NASCAR theme song, featuring such 'instruments' as air wrenches, hand grinders, wrenches and tool boxes.  The rowdy SLAMM cast then played to the theme song in the NASCAR garage, which included giving a good beating to the hood of a multi million dollar race car. “I'm glad they didn't make us pay for it” joked Appice.  The NASCAR/SLAMM video is seen by over 3 million viewers every week.

Appice's SLAMM is a dynamic, explosive, physical rock drum show.  Described as “Stomp on steroids,” Appice and four young drummers rule the stage and make rock music playing buckets, sticks, oil cans, drain pipes, even ironing boards, as well as drums. The cast of five vibrant, young guys and girls have been relentlessly coached and rehearsed by the cool, rock star veteran, creating a flawless, electrifying theatrical show.  Cast members include Zoilo Ruiz, Marcus Joseph, Veronica Bellino, Artie Dillon and Matty Alger.  SLAMM is Appice's current project, and the main focus of his considerable energy and creativity.  In existence only a few months, SLAMM has played in front of large theater and arena sized audiences, and received a wildly enthusiastic responses. “I bring everything I know to SLAMM, 30-plus years of showmanship, originality and skill, it's all in there. Everything I learned in my career about entertainment, I put into SLAMM. It's a wild ride.”

Legendary rock drummer Carmine Appice has played with such acts as Vanilla Fudge, Rod Stewart, Beck Bogert Appice and Ozzy Osbourne. He is widely considered to be one of the most accomplished showmen in rock.  He is the recipient of numerous awards including dozens of gold and platinum selling records. Carmine co-wrote such monster selling hits as “Do Ya Think I’m Sexy” and “Young Turks.” He has broken new ground in every aspect of his career; as a performer, as a teacher, and as a writer, and he continues to inspire drummers and listeners throughout the world with his originality and his unwavering dedication to the art of drumming.


UPCOMING LIVE CONCERTS FROM SLAMM usa!

 June 28  2:00 PM School of Rock Festival Philadelphia, PA,  
July 30 Camp Romaca, Hinsdale, MA (Springfield Area)
 September 19  8:00 PM Sellersville Theater Sellersville, PA, PA
 September 20  Boulton Center Bay Shore, NY, NY  (two shows)
 November 22 Sky City Casino, Acoma NM

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