Its been 22 years since Vinnie Vincent has made himself available to the public. Vinnie was the former lead guitarist of KISS from 1983 through 1984. He co wrote a lot of songs off of some of KISS’ biggest albums in “Creatures of the Night,”” Lick It Up” and “Revenge” albums.  He also headed his own band called the Vinnie Vincent Invasion in the late 1980’s.  Last fall a KISS Expo Promoter by the name of Derek Christopher was able to convince Vincent to come out in front of the public eye making his first appearance since 1996 at the KISS Expo in Atlanta, Georgia this past January.  The reception was overwhelmingly positive by the fans in attendance and rock fans all over the world. Vincent has felt that and has continued to make a steady stream of appearances at various conventions since Atlanta. At this years Chiller Expo, we sat down to talk to him on what it means for him to reacquaint with the fans after all of these years. We also talk to him what is the future for him writing and recording music again. In addition, we ask him if he will be playing live soon and his takeaway from making an appearance at the Gene Simmons Vault experience in April.  We had very limited time with Vincent as a line of fans was wrapped around the hallways at the Hilton in Parsippany, NJ waiting to meet him.

Without further adieu, ladies an gentleman we bring you the Ankh Warrior himself, Vinnie Vincent!

 

We would like to thank Randy Dietrich for setting up the interview with Vinnie. Fore more information on Vinnie Vincent, please go to: Vinnie Vincent.

About The Author Gus

My first opportunity to write about music was with Kissunderground, featuring just one band (KISS). In 2006, I started working for another outlet that showcased more musicians. It was a great experience for me at the time. I personally nailed down some great interviews during my time at glam-metal.com (Paul Stanley, Jonathan Davis, Slash and Sully Erna to name a few). In early 2009, I decided to venture out on my own with the idea of creating a website that has all the offerings that a reader would want in a music review website. That's when Backstageaxxess.com began. I’m so proud of what was created here and of our staff that brings it to you. Each one offers a diverse opinion and a creative ability to share it in a unique way. We are so lucky to have them here. When discussing making a list of favorite shows with the staff, I also found it hard to narrow that list down to a select handful of shows. Everyone experiences a concert in their own terms, whether it’s the show itself, maybe it’s the people you met there and the new friendships created, or maybe it was meeting the artist at the show. For my criteria, I tried to stick to just the show itself, but again, it was sometimes hard to do. My first concert was Sammy Hagar’s first tour with Van Halen at the Niagara Falls Convention Center, Niagara Falls, NY, on August 30, 1986. My favorites are as follows: 1. Kiss – Tiger Stadium - Detroit, Michigan 6/28/96 2. SARS (Rolling Stones, AC/DC, Rush, and handful of other bands) - Downsview Park – Toronto, Ontario 7/30/03 3. Paul McCartney (every McCartney show I saw was awesome, but Iwent with my first show) Air Canada Centre -Toronto, Ontario 10/10/05 4. Motley Crue – Memorial Auditorium – Buffalo, NY 12/19/89 5. Kid Rock – Tweeter Center - Camden, New Jersey 3/25/06 The honorable mentions would be any McCartney show (The Joint at the Hard Rock, Las Vegas, Nevada, April 2009 or Air Canada Centre Toronto, Ontario 8/10/10), Prince (Club 2112) at the Rio Hotel, Las Vegas 12/30/07, Heart (Pulse Lounge * only 200 people) Hilton Hotel, Anaheim, California, January 21,2008, Monsters of Rock (Van Halen, Scorpions, Metallica, Dokken, and Kingdom Come) Rich Stadium, Orchard Park, NY 6/19/88 and the Rocklahoma Festival (Queensryche, Lita Ford, Triumph, etc.). Also, Cher (with my mom) at the Blue Cross Arena Rochester, NY, November 22, 2004.