2019 saw the return of former KISS guitarist Vinnie Vincent from almost 25 years of being a recluse. When he returned, talk about his former work surfaced and of course you can’t talk about Vincent’s work without mentioning his former vocalist Robert Fleischman. Fleischman’s voice channeled the first Vinnie Vincent Invasion (self titled) which ended helping putting the band on the map. If you want to revisit Fleischman’s career, you can circle back 10 years earlier where he did a short stint as the vocalist in Journey. He ended up co-writing “Wheel in the Sky and “Anytime” which are still staples in Journeys set till this day. Fast forward to the last handful of years which has taken Fleischman to the lead vocalist of The Sky and a fruitful solo career. Lately, Flesichman has been concentrating on a different side of art, where his love of painting and digital art has taken his current focus.
At the 2019 KISS expo, we grabbed Fleischman to talk about the Vinnie Vincent shows that he was supposed to perform in Memphis with him. He gives us his take if he thinks if they will eventually happen and if he will continue to participate in doing them. We also talk about his take on Journey and his thoughts on the new Steve Perry album “Traces.” In addition, we chat about his current artwork and what his plans are with that.
Here is an interview with the multi-talented Robert Fleischman!
Photos by Dalila Kriheli of Rockstarpix. We would like to thank Ian McCurdy for setting up the interview with Robert. For more information on Robert Fleischman, please go here: Robert Fleischman.