Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Batch of Unpublished Vinnie Vincent Photos Surfaces

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A former die-hard fan of Vinnie Vincent has supplied us with some amazing previously-unpublished photos that may have come from the former KISS guitarist's personal collection.


Only wanting to be identified as "vvjunkie", this former fan claims to have fallen out of favor with the Ankh Warrior after she made comments on a message board that, despite being set up as a fan forum, is considered enemy ground by the guitarist with its open discussion of all things Vinnie Vincent. After receiving a ban from Vinnie's official forum (and not wanting to shell out $500.00 for the new forum) she has decided to share these photos from his inner-sanctum. 

Early Musical Years
(1970's)


For those that don’t know, Vinnie was known by his real name of Vincent Cusano back in the 1970’s when he worked/performed with such artists as  Edgar Winter, Dan Hartman, Felix Cavaliere, and recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Laura Nyro. This photo appears to be from around that time.



Creatures of the Night Era
(1982/1983)

Finding new photos of Vinnie’s days in KISS makeup is quite difficult these days as his time in the Ankh Warrior makeup was so limited. This photo definitely appears to be from the guitarists personal collection and may even be a test shot used to help “get into character” for future photo shoots and performances.

Lick It Up/Invasion Era 
(1983-1986)

It's debatable what era the 2 studio shots originate from. These 2 shots could be during the recordings of Creatures, Lick It Up, or even one of the Invasion albums. Anyone with specific knowledge of the date and location of these photos is encouraged to comment. The "glamour" shot us unquestionably from the Invasion era. Much discussion of the Vinnie Vincent Invasion can be found on the Rik Fox segment of Part 1 of the 2-part Vinnie Vincent special that we premiered last July.






The 1990's & Beyond


This final photo appears to be from Vinnie's mid-90's KISS Expo tour of Europe. You can hear the detailed account of one of the tour's organizers, Alexx Michael of Shameless, in Part 2 of the 2-Part Vinnie Vincent Special that we premiered last July. 



We'd like to now announce that there will be a Part 3 and possibly a Part 4 to the Vinnie Vincent Series that we started last year. We thought that we had tapped the well dry but have come to hearn many new things over recent months. We've had meaningful discussions with people from Vinnie's early days all the way to new revelations of current activities of the former KISS guitarist that will surely surprise you (or maybe not depending on your perspective). Keep track of the show on this site as more information will be coming in the new year. Stay tuned!



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28 comments:

xanderfly said...

I didn't know the bassist from L7 was in KISS.

John said...

awesome

Vic Radacic said...

Those are some kick ass pictures!!!

Andy Broom said...

VVJunkie is Tina Hidalgo. She has no job, no life, and lives in Gretna, Louisiana with about 50 cats. You can find her here on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/vvjunkie

In releasing these pictures, she has betrayed Vinnie's trust... all the while claiming to have been "brainwashed" by him over the internet. Truly pathetic. With fans like her, it's no wonder he doesn't like to go out in public.

tina hidalgo said...

You say I'm pathetic wow you do not know me. you do not know me because if you did and you knew what happen then you would know that I have 8 cats not 50. I have been a vinnie fan for a long time. And to be banned from his forum for betraying his trust. I did not betray him I helped him go against vvff for an invasion and for that I got banned. Get your facts right when you go and judge me. He thought I was still going to that forum which I could not because I was banned from there.for the invasion. I did not post which he claimed I did. I just joined vvff in the last couple of days. I tried to get back on dvf but he would not let me in. So Mr.Broom if that's who you are if you like to know more just ask me I would let you know who I am my name is Tina Hidalgo and yes I live in Gretna la so what if I have no job and have no life and you think I have 50 cats. Vinnie has 20 dogs and a cat I have 8cats a bird 2dogs a turtle ginnie pig and a duck.

Andy Broom said...

Vinnie asked you not to release those pictures, but you did anyway. In so doing, you betrayed his trust. Plain and simple. You should be ashamed. You claim to love Vinnie Vincent, yet you betray him.

However, I should apologize. You have no job, no life, but only 8 cats. Not 50, as I originally indicated. My bad.

tina hidalgo said...

All I can say is how do you know he asked me not to show them. Unless you are Vinnie himself or better yet you might be one of his personalities. But I do not know who you are are yet even care who you are you might be one his back stabbers. Until you know the truth how vinnie truely is then we might be able to help you. Because you need some help.

Jasmine Vincent said...

As a fan it is great to see pictures of Vinnie like this because I admire him greatly. As far as betraying his trust, I can see both sides of the coin. Vinnie's permission could have been asked for. But also fans want to share the pictures and see them. They are very special pictures to see in a fan's heart. I know I feel very grateful to see them, I am sorry if Vinnie did not want them to be seen, but I hope he can see how happy it has made at least me to see them. :)

Master of space and time said...

Andy you talk like Vinnie is some sort of cult leader...Do you need a number for deprogramming

And if Andy Broom " from murder she wrote" (nice) is really Vinnie... dude your talking about your self in the third person.. open a window

Wolfgang161272 said...

The pictures are amazing and great to see. This was for him and KISS a great time with wonderful rock songs. It's fantastic to see them now for the fans of KISS and the people who still know him. I think his fault is doing nothing the last 20 years. No new music and you can't see him in puplic. So the old pictures are all what we fans have.
Thanks for sharing!
Wolfi from Germany

mimy said...
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Andy Broom said...

Tina, it's interesting that you don't deny that Vinnie shared these photos with you in confidence. Rather, you simply question how I know. Your response speaks volumes. It's as good as an admission.

MOSAT, I don't really get the "cult leader" or "Murder She Wrote" references. Perhaps, you should re-read my post until you understand it.

Jasmine, your point is well taken. Like you, I enjoy seeing the photos. My only issue is the manner in which they came to light.

This is my final post on the matter. Feel free to talk amongst yourselves...

Jasmine Vincent said...

Thank you Andy. ;) I really appreciate your response to me. Best wishes to you.

Love Kills said...

Andy Broom you sound alot like Vinnie Vincent himself, before you go judging Tina maybe you should get to know her. Vinnie has also done the wrong thing by me. If you are Vinnie Vincent then why dont you sign in as him and stop hiding behind different people, we all know you do. Tina is a genuine, down to earth person that was always there for Vinnie, dont judge until you know the full story!

Love Kills said...

Oh yeah and for your information Mr Andy Broom, Vinnie does brainwash people and he hides behind women, do you know him personally, come on you know so much, let us in on your story, something to hide maybe!!!

Michael said...

Sad. Sad. Sad. Vinnie was and will always be remembered for his own limitations. I remember when KISS played Stockholm late November 1983 and they were just about to tape an interview for Swedish Television and just for fun Vinnie farted in a Pringles tube, closed up the lid to contain the gas just to open up the lid a few minutes later while being on air. Professional guy.

Michael said...

...and this while being interviewed by young children. What a fuckin loser.

Anonymous said...

Vinnie Vincent was a great talent but his last record came out in 1996.That's 15 years.It's over.

Anonymous said...

What the hell is going on with Vinnie Vincent? I can not believe this guy.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone actually give a shit? A handful of photos that are really nothing special and Vinnie is upset by it? Who cares? There's pictures like these all over the place..so they are different shots,they aren't anything special. It's 2012...does anyone even remember Vinnie Vincent outside of the handful of old timer Kiss fans?? Look Bro...make some new music and don't worry about some goofy pics of you in the 80's leaking out...we've all seen pictures of you before just like these....

doppelgänger said...

Wow! that really big of you, Andy(shove a) Broom(up ya), Vinnie, Spyder, Angel & who ever else you may think you are. It's just some photos & they don't make you look bad. If anything they put you in a good light. Get over attacking fans. Write some new music, release the 'Guitar from Hell' songs in a high quality format & everyone including yourself will be much happier. No one is out to attack you. You have no enemies but yourself. VVF is a forum dedicated to you. It is a forum that rose from the ashes of you destroying the doublev site by kicking all your fans out. We exist cause of your intolerance to face reality. And any negativity towards you on that forum is nothing more than a mirror reflecting your actions. This silly 'war' can stop over night. We have handed you olive branch on many occasion, but you just throw it back in our faces. How do expect one to react when you main ambition in life is scam your way into people wallets & try & make a fast buck. Stop majoring in the minors. You have the talent to make money without resorting to these lows. Get it together man.

Anonymous said...

I must say that VV was a different kind of lead guitarist with his own style. He seemed to be hampered in the KISS fold as you can hear in his solo records. GREAT songwriter! He contributed some of the best songs to the catalog that we have heard. All that being said...he looks like a little old lady now. Oh well. You can't win em' all.

Anonymous said...

Andy broom is vinnie Vincent just for the record .

Anonymous said...

How ironic that Cusano should be commenting on the state of someone else's life. He spends 20 hours a day online abusing people and has been convicted of spousal abuse LOL. He Cusano, people in glass houses......................................yeah you know the rest, hasbeen.

Matthew said...

Once again trying to rule the internet Mr. Vincent? I knew you on the old Doublev forum as MatthewF while you were posting under the name suzieq which you still do on your youtube channel vinnievincentguitar1. I posted this on your board only to have you block me. Seriously turn the pc off and get some help. You cannot control what others say about you

wicked5150 said...

I dig vinnie as a guitar player/song writer.i was at the kiss show in huntsville,al. in 1983 i was 10 yrs old;first ever concert.im a huge ace fan,but love vinnies style and approach to the songs.wish he and the guys could have made it work.being a guitar player and knowing how hard it is to be in a band i understand why he had to leave.vinnie as a true fan dont listen just be yourself and be happy.

Anonymous said...

Im the man who made dadeland famous today i relabeled things with my friend then I saw Ali with that dude and then ruby came over porch I love kiss

Anonymous said...

I've actually seen those 2 studio shots before. I thought I'd HEARD (don't take this as fact) they're from the "Guitars From Hell" sessions.

If Vinnie's not going to make another album anytime soon (maybe his reputation makes others wary of working with him?), he should at least be writing. What a writer! I met Dana Strum 20 years ago. He'd said Vinnie's an amazing guitar player and writer, and he wished Vinnie nothing but the best (he said this to my face after all the negative stuff he'd said in print). I said I thought Vinnie saved KISS. Dana's reply: "You mean on 'Lick it Up?' I think you're right."

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