Mon, 4 July 2011
This segment of the show has more guests, more stories, and more buffoonery than Part 1. We start off with my update of how the Vinnie Vincent story helped put me in print with a quote of mine being used in a local Nashville publication. I also delve into the recent developments of Vinnie's comments on his recent "settlement", a deeper look at what the charges really mean, and a look at the bizarre treatment of many of his fans.
The messabe board drama is compelling due to the fact that one of Vinnie's biggest fans started up a message board last year after Vinnie locked everyone out. The fraternization and open conversation between fans has led Vinnie to lable this forum as a "Hate Group". We get the low-down from www.vvforums.com webmaster Vic Radacic about how both forums came to be and why they are butting heads now.
Bravewords' Mitch Lafon checks in from Canada with his take on Vinnie Vincent. Mitch was one of the few that got to see Vinnie on KISS' Creatures of the Night tour and explains his dismay at finding out that Ace Frehley had left KISS just before seeing Vinnie hit the stage.
Alexx Michael from Shameless also joins us for an in-depth discussion about his involvement with Vinnie's appearances during the 1996-97 European KISS Expo tour. Alexx has plenty of stories to share with us including the business transaction that went sour over a guitar in which he believed Vinnie was attempting to dupe him.
We also hear briefly about Vinnie's "almost" re-emergence in 2006 at Ed Roman's guitar shop in Las Vegas where it appeared that there was a deal in place for Roman to produce a line of Vinnie Vincent signature guitars and an upcoming appearance set for Vinnie to perform at the store. Suddenly, the advertising for the event vanished and nothing else was said on the subject. We hear briefly from Ed Roman to find out what happened.
Wrapping things up, I explain my own personal feelings after 2 years of researching one of my guitar heroes and try to express what it's been like to fall in love with much of the music while at the same time hearing so many disheartening stories.
I'm not shutting the door to a possibility of a Part 3.....but I definitely need a break! Hope you enjoy listening and rock on!