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Vinnie Is Back

Postby rsauye » Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:17 pm

Straight from lakissexpo Fb page:


MEETING VINNIE - MONDAY, SEPT. 18, 2018

Where do I even begin?!

Ok, let me first tell you about my first face-to-face, eye-to-eye meeting with Vinnie. We were scheduled to meet at 2pm, so I was waiting outside the studio where we were going to film...2:05, 2:10...At 2:15pm, my film producing partner AJ comes up to me and says, "He's here." I said, "What? Huh?" AJ says, "Yeah, he's here. He came in through a different entrance." lol So immediately I was like, "Shit, ok!" I walk into the room, and there is the man himself - the great Vinnie Vincent! Holy shit. He's decked out in a black shirt, black sports jacket, black pants and boots. The first words out of my mouth were, "Give me a hug!" And I went over and gave him a big hug. I then said, "You're alive! You're well!" We laughed, and he said he was great. Vinnie's attorney was there too, so I turn to him and say, "You need to give me a hug too!" lol And he did. We chatted a bit and Vinnie shows me an original pink and silver Jackson stage-played guitar he brought with him (it was awesome and will appear in the video), and brings me a little gift (see the picture - more on this later). Vinnie then says, "Let's get some coffee and chat." So we walk over to the cafe nearby and talked for an hour and a half - KISS, Invasion, movies, fans, the expo, etc. It was really, really awesome to just sit and chill with Vinnie and have a conversation with a lot of laughs. Finally we're all realizing, "Shit, we have to shoot a video!" Vinnie asks if there's anything in particular I'd like him to do for the video, so I'm thinking, "Yeah, there's the tagline in my head that I thought would be AWESOME, but I don't know if he'd do it." But I'm feeling great about all of this, and think, "Go for it." So I tell him. He LAUGHS. He says, "Really?" I said, "Yeah, it'll be great!"

We head back to the studio, and Vinnie was a total pro and total team player - we really collaborated on the shot, how to say it, etc. After we do several takes and version, we start having fun with it - now I'M in the video with Vinnie delivering the line, his attorney is in the video delivering the line...We were just goofing and having FUN (At some point I may put together the "blooper" reel from the outtakes).
In between Vinnie and I are chatting about some things we're working on together for the expo, about TV shows and movies, etc.
Let me give you some quick bullet points that people have been asking me:

- Vinnie looks and sounds great. He was happy, jovial, laughing and such an engaging and funny guy.

- Vinnie is going to answer sooooo many questions that have been going through the rumor mill for the last 30 years. I got a taste of the stories, and I can tell you you will not be disappointed. He is very well aware of what fans want to hear.
- Yes, he still plays guitar everyday, writes everyday, and has been working on music this entire time (which will be released in the future).

- Vinnie was very happy to hear about the love and support I said he's receiving from fans, and how everyone is looking forward to seeing him (and knowing he's ok).

- The photo you see? That's the box for the box set. Yes, THAT box set. Vinnie really wants to make good on the orders (with CDs, not tapes), so I'll be working with him to make that happen, and I think those people will be very happy. More details to come later. But that picture is of the VV Archives box itself, which Vinnie was kind enough to bring me. It's really well printed and manufactured, and we'll talk about the box set at the expo too.

- Vinnie is not doing any other interviews before the expo - so those at the expo will get to hear it all for the first time. He wants to make it special for all of the fans that come out to see him.

I'm sure I'm missing some points, but if I remember them I'll post them in the comments below.

The bottom line is the day could not have gone any better, and Vinnie is truly happy and excited about appearing at the Atlanta Expo in January. For me, it was great to see him face to face - it made ME really excited about what this expo is going to be all about, and I felt honored that, after 20 years of being so private, he's doing this expo with me. Most importantly, we are both committed to making this the BEST fuc*ing EXPO you've ever been to.
www.AtlantaKISSExpo.com
(PS - The video will be out next week)

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Re: Vinnie Is Back

Postby Pete » Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:33 pm

Glad to hear he's healthy and sounds happy.
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Re: Vinnie Is Back

Postby frontier(s) » Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:17 am

Kind of hope he does an autobiography one day, has the potentially to be highly interesting.

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Re: Vinnie Is Back

Postby by*agrmt » Wed Sep 27, 2017 5:46 pm

Going by the eyeliner and eyebrow pencil, it looks like there will be a surprise for all the boyz......

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Re: Vinnie Is Back

Postby neilramone » Wed Sep 27, 2017 8:33 pm

Meredith?............ :shock:
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Re: Vinnie Is Back

Postby CJ » Sun Jan 21, 2018 10:04 pm

Just watched the Atlanta Expo interview. Not sure what to make of him/her and thought I was watching Sally James the old Tiswas presenter!

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Re: Vinnie Is Back

Postby AxeBass » Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:16 pm

I thought it was all very sad. Sad that Vinnie's life is defined by a couple of years 36 or so years ago and that he has been effectively a hermit ever since. Sad that he appears to be very fragile, sad that he looks like he is giving a sanitised version of events to make a few $$’s and maybe be allowed to make a few more by Kiss. An autobiography? That could just about be the dullest & most depressing book of all time. The only thing good about it is that Kiss fans don’t seem to judge and accepted him/her and gave Vinnie a good day out. I wish Vinnie well but don’t have much interest in his second coming.

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Re: Vinnie Is Back

Postby frontier(s) » Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:09 am

I actually enjoyed listening to him. Sure, he talked about the era and topics that Kiss fans would be interested in but he also seemed to be genuine and honest about his own life struggles subsequent to his period of fame.

The acoustic performance wasn't great, so I hope his comment about not having rehearsed it was true (although that seems unlikely). I also can't really understand how he's made a living for the last 20 years just playing and recording for himself at home.

If he puts together a decent band and gets Fleischman back on vocals I'd certainly like to hear what he comes up with. Say what you like about the guy but he's a phenomenal songwriter.

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Re: Vinnie Is Back

Postby Billy C » Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:20 pm

Would`nt it be great if the KISS expo`s @ Rock City, Nottingham started up again and Vinnie came over as the first guest..........
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Re: Vinnie Is Back

Postby neilramone » Tue Jan 23, 2018 9:32 pm

Yeah!! I'd be up for that ...maybe Nick Smith could kiss n make up.... :shock:
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