Carmine Appice is one of the most revered and innovative
drummers in the history of rock. He has played with Vanilla Fudge;
Cactus; Beck, Bogert & Appice; Rod Stewart; Ted Nugent; Ozzy
Osbourne; and Pink Floyd--among many others. He lives in New York
and Los Angeles.
Ian Gittins is the coauthor with Nikki Sixx of The Heroin Diaries: A Year in the Life of a Shattered Rock Star and with David Essex of the UK number one bestseller Over the Moon. He lives in London.
Rod Stewart is one of the bestselling music artists of all time, having sold over one hundred million records. He lives in Los Angeles.
"[Appice's] personable and curious nature, to say nothing of the
book's swift, pummeling rhythm (like his drumming), makes Stick
It! engaging." --The Philadelphia Inquirer
"Like legendary drummer Gene Krupa thirty years before him, Carmine Appice is an American original. His thundering beat led the march for all the drummers
who heard him and followed him--including John Bonham and me. Why, I even grew a Fu Manchu mustache when I was eighteen so I could look like Carmine.
His influence as a musician, songwriter, music book writer, clinician, and rockand- roll personality continues to be felt worldwide. If you want to know what life as a rock star is like, read this book!" --Max Weinberg