Hosted by rock drumming innovator/educator Carmine Appice, Classic Rock Drum Solos traces the origins of the rock drum solo form, with vintage footage of pioneers like Gene Krupa, Lionel Hampton, Louis Jordan's Shadow Wilson, Louis Prima's Jimmy Vincent, Bill Haley's Ralph Jones and The Ventures' Mel Taylor.
Representing the 1960's are the ground-breaking performances of Ginger Baker; Michael Shrieve in his famed outing at Woodstock with Santana, and the only existing footage of rock drumming's first superstar, Sandy Nelson. Singular 1970s performances include those by Danny Seraphine, Don Brewer, Ron Bushey, Carl Palmer, Ian Paice, Clive Bunker, host Carmine Appice, and Keith Moon's only filmed drum solo. Closing out the program in the 1980s are the technically astounding works of Cozy Powell, Steve Smith and Neil Peart.
DVD extras include an incisive radio interview with the legendary Keith Moon and a short tribute to the great, John Bonham by Carmine Appice.
Classic Rock Solos is the only program of its kind devoted to placing the rock drummer in historic and musical perspective as a soloist, innovator, contributor and percussive artist.