Vinnie Vincent Special vol6 – Ep341

Vinnie Vincent Special vol6 – Ep341

Promoter Joe D’Angelo joins us for Vinnie Vincent Special vol6; our thoughts on Miami, Memphis, and more. We said we’d never do another one of these but with recent events taking place, we had to chime in. In this latest volume, Joe tells us about his experience booking and working with Vinnie Vincent. Vinnie appeared in Miami for The Gathering KISS Kruise Preparty. He appeared for two meet and greet days as well as a…

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Vinnie Vincent Reflects on Invasion Debut (Albums Unleashed) – Ep318

Vinnie Vincent Reflects on Invasion Debut (Albums Unleashed) – Ep318

In an interview seven years in the making, Vinnie Vincent joins us this week.  Undoubtedly one of the most intense rock records ever made, Vinnie Vincent Invasion was a natural topic choice. Our Albums Unleashed criteria is simple; discuss the making of an album we love with a key player in its creation. The debut album by Vinnie Vincent Invasion is an over-the-top, face-melting masterpiece. Vinnie Vincent   Vinnie is incredibly candid in this long-form…

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Vinnie Vincent Reaction – Ep309

Vinnie Vincent Reaction – Ep309

We’re back this week to share our reaction to last weekend’s return of Vinnie Vincent! The Atlanta KISS Expo brought back the elusive Ankh Warrior, Vinnie Vincent to the delight of KISS fans everywhere. We had an eventful weekend and you’ll hear about it all this week. Additionally, you’ll hear our take on the return of Vinnie as well as our hopes for the future. Vinnie Vincent Reaction     We went into the weekend…

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The Complete VINNIE VINCENT Collection (Feature)

The Complete VINNIE VINCENT Collection (Feature)

Welcome to Decibel Geek‘s Complete Vinnie Vincent Collection. Here, you’ll find links to everything we’ve done on the enigmatic KISS guitarist. Born Vincent Cusano in Bridgeport Connecticut in 1952, Vinnie Vincent started guitar at an early age. In 1982, Vincent was chosen as the replacement guitarist for Ace Frehley in the rock band KISS. On stage, Vincent was the last member to wear a unique makeup/costume configuration. He was the character of “Ankh Warrior”, a design created by Paul Stanley. Until…

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VINNIE VINCENT INVASION – Vinnie Vincent Invasion (Retro-Review)

VINNIE VINCENT INVASION – Vinnie Vincent Invasion (Retro-Review)

KISS‘ unmasking ranks among the most disappointing moments in my life.  The MTV special lacked a certain gravitas as half of the “un-maskers” had barely been in the band in 1983.  Meaning for lifelong fans the only moment of interest was the two founding members of Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley.  We find out Paul without make-up looks an awful lot like Paul with make-up. Gene. Not so much. While seeing Vinnie without makeup will never be…

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Top 5 Vinnie Vincent Solos – (Ep308)

Top 5 Vinnie Vincent Solos – (Ep308)

The Countdown to Vindication is on as we share our Top 5 Vinnie Vincent Solos! Additionally, we’re sharing our thoughts on the Atlanta KISS Expo which is just days away. It’s been over twenty years since Vinnie has appeared in public and this week he’s doing it in a big way. The now-sold out Atlanta KISS Expo is sure to be a real experience for KISS and Vinnie fans. What has he been up to?…

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Vinnie Vincent Discussion – Ep296

Vinnie Vincent Discussion – Ep296

Chris & Aaron return this week for a Vinnie Vincent Discussion. With the internet ablaze in excitement for the upcoming Atlanta KISS Expo that will feature the ankh warrior as special guest, the guys thought it would be fun to discuss Vinnie’s history. In this long-form discussion your hosts talk about Vinnie’s early years. Born into a musical family in Bridgeport, CT; Vincent John Cusano took to the guitar at a very early age. In…

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Albums Unleashed Vinnie Vincent Invasion All Systems Go w/Bobby Rock – Ep270

Albums Unleashed Vinnie Vincent Invasion All Systems Go w/Bobby Rock – Ep270

Drummer Bobby Rock joins the guys this week for Albums Unleashed Vinnie Vincent Invasion All Systems Go. In this long-form discussion, Bobby goes into detail on the tour leading up to the recording of this sophomore album; including his recollection of equipment being confiscated due to a pending lawsuit filed by former New England drummer Hirsh Gardner against Vinnie Vincent. A lot of tension was building around the recording of All Systems Go with pressure…

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In Defense of Vinnie Vincent (KISSmas in July 2016)

In Defense of Vinnie Vincent (KISSmas in July 2016)

Vincent Cusano.  The spawn of two Connecticut musicians born in 1952, little Vinnie would grow up to be among the most revered musicians in the history of Rock and Pop music.  Did I say revered?  Sorry.  I meant despised.  Detested.  Loathed.  Abhorred.  Shunned?  Described as a thief, a paranoid megalomaniac, his own worst enemy, wife beater, cross dresser or collector of dog carcasses there seems to be only one positive adjective that even Vinnie‘s biggest detractors…

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Keepin’ it positive for KISSmas – Vinnie Vincent

Keepin’ it positive for KISSmas – Vinnie Vincent

Hey there, and a very Happy KISSmas in July! Just in case you’ve wandered in here by mistake, KISS is a huge band, commanding a huge and devoted following. Most fans have favourite eras and line-ups and enjoy them regardless but for some arguing about who & what is best seems to take up most of their time. Personally, I just like the music, and the performance, in and of itself, no matter what era…

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