20 Years Out Of The Spotlight...
Vinnie Vincent Invasion
Vinnie Vincent Invasion: 1986
Vincent John Cusano, better known by his stage name "Vinnie Vincent" was a force to be reckoned with back in the 80's. He was a super shredder that made a name for himself as a former member of the rock band Kiss from 1982 until mid-1984 during the band's transition out of their 1973–1983 makeup period.
We All Know "Lick It Up"
Lick It Up was by far the most known Vinnie Vincent had become with his involvement in KISS. He played awesome solos and co-wrote a lot of the music, which really showed off his talent and song writing ability. What people don't always know is that Vinnie Played most of the solos on "Creatures of the Night." It definitely was NOT Ace!
Getting The Boot...
According to rumors, Vinnie Vincent was let go because of his "excessive soloing" although this was never really "confirmed with the band." Gene has been quoted as saying that Vinnie was let go because he "refused" to assign a contact with the band and he was uninsurable. Include his drug and alcohol abusing tendencies, they saw this as a way to boot him from the band. If that is the case, then I think it was a good move...however, it's hard to believe anything Gene Says... So I'll take it with a grain of salt....
Out With Kiss...In With The Invasion!
Vinnie Vincent Invasion was a shred happy Glam Metal Band formed by Vinnie Vincent after his Departure from Kiss. It's pretty amazing that Vinnie Vincent had a chance to CRUSH IT twice in his music world. Even though he left his mark with KISS, Vinnie Vincent Invasion was another legacy he will always have with him til the end of time!
We are all curious...what has Vinnie Been Up To??
: "I spent 20 years in hell. The broad strokes were very... they could have been not so broad. They could have been quickly and really amicably could have eliminated 20 years of pain. I would say pertaining to KISS, these are my friends. These are guys I love. I love them to this day. I've got tremendous memories that are wonderful. Most of them are. Not always can you have a band and have a certain... I hate this word 'magic,' but it is a magic. It's something you can't put into words
I don't Care What People Say About His Looks and Age... I just want to hear the music and read the Book!!
I love KISS and I love Vinnie Vincent. I hope that he is just happy and is going to show us that he is still the talented shredder we all know he can be! Visit HERE to read more on this story..
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