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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. 4,981 more words
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. 3,786 more words