As I described in the memoir, “Go West, Young Man!” – Reflections on the Vinnie Vincent Invasion audition, 30 Years Later, landing the VVI gig out of a once-in-a-lifetime audition opportunity was one of the most unforgettable memories I’ve had in my professional career. 4,929 more words
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By STEVE MASCORD
DANA Strum is a remarkable talker. There can be no doubt about that. Whether he is the former member of the Vinnie Vincent Invasion who Vincent told us in it 320 joined without once having to play his instrument is anyone’s guess. 1,743 more words
Once again we see eveidence that Freddy Krueger’s greatest weakness wasn’t teenaged girls but cheesy hair metal.
Vinnie Vincent’s enormous ego meant that we wouldn’t see a lot from this lineup, but hey, it did lead to Mark and Dana launching Slaughter a few years later, so I can’t complain too much. 53 more words
Last week marked the 30th anniversary of my Vinnie Vincent Invasion audition. And since I’m on my annual “writer’s retreat” at the moment, firmly in the headspace of writing, I figured I would do a little stream-of-consciousness riffing about that whole crazy, magical, and dare I say, “destined,” audition experience. 3,732 more words
I bought this in some record store in London, England in ’85. It’s an ANABAS (Magazine) promo shot that looks like it was taken pre-show at one of KISS’s October dates in England in 1983 when they kicked off the LIU tour overseas as a KISStorically smart ‘hedged bet’. 79 more words