Quasar Writes (in response to my Hillary Scott post: I suppose it’s somewhat sad that I knew EXACTLY what you were talking about when you made reference to the Vinnie Vincent Invasion video. The year was 1986. Vinnie had been out of Kiss for almost 2 years and this was his first solo album. The album features vocalist Robert Fleischman although it’s actually Mark Slaughter who lips-synchs in the video "Boyz are Gonna Rock" which features the guy on fire running across the stage for absolutely no reason. The Vinnie Vincent Invasion released a second album, All Systems Go" in 1987 which included the song "love kills" also featured on the Nightmare on Elmstreet 4 soundtrack. Shortly after this, Mark Slaughter and Dana Strum left the Vinnie Vincent Invasion to form Slaughter who scored a number of late 80’s hits such as "Up all night" and "Fly to the Angels". Drummer Bobby Rock left to join the band Nelson who’s biggest hit was 1990’s "love and affection". On September 24th 1991 Nirvana released "Nevermind" and an entire genre of music became obsolete overnight. Sadly, Vinnie Vincent hasn’t been heard from since.
Some Vinnie Vincent trivia – Although Ace Frehley appears on the cover of Kiss’ "Creatures of the night", Vinnie Vincent actually plays on the album. Vinnie was in a band called Treasure in the 70’s and went by his real name Vincent Cusano.
Also, if you ask me, Vinnie Vincent looks a lot like Gia Jordan.