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VINNIE VINCENT

VINNIE VINCENT

VINNIE VINCENT. Vinnie Vincent’s greatest claim to fame is that he was thefirst guitarist to replace original lead guitarist Ace Frehley in Kiss. Born Vincent Cusano, Vincent was given his stage name by Gene Simmons when Vincent joined the band in 1982. Prior to joining Kiss, Vincent (as Cusano) had played in a variety of bands and done session work for Laura Nyro and Dan Hartman and had been a composer for the television show Happy Days. Meeting Kiss’s Gene Simmons through a mutual friend, Read more [...]
ZOLAR X

ZOLAR X

ZOLAR X (1973–81, 2004–PRESENT). Zory Zenith (vocals, replaced by Ygar Ygfarrist (guitar/vocals), Eon Flash (drums, synths), Qazar Quanotr (synths). Zolar X were a proto metal band from Los Angeles who claimed to be from Venus. When the tales of the Sunset Strip and glam metal are told, one band usually is sadly, and tragically, forgotten. One of the key bands to help create the glam look and aesthetic in the early seventies was this band of (perhaps) dead-serious alien imitators, who Read more [...]
NEW YORK DOLLS

NEW YORK DOLLS

NEW YORK DOLLS (1971–77, 2004–PRESENT). David Johansen (vocals), John Gezale, aka Johnny Thunders (guitar), Rick Rivets (guitar, replaced by Syl Sylvain), Arthur “Killer” Kane (bass), Billy Murcia (drums, replaced after death by Jerry Nolan). New York Dolls were among the fathers of the punk and glam movements and their blues-based style and glitter/drag image went a long way to inspiring numerous bands musically, and in particular, the L.A. Sunset Strip scene. It would be difficult Read more [...]
Hanoi Rocks

HANOI ROCKS

HANOI ROCKS (1980–85, 2002–PRESENT). Mike Monroe, aka Matti Fagerholm (vocals, saxophone), Andy McCoy, aka Antti Hulkko (guitar), Nasty Suicide, aka Jan Stenfors (guitar, replaced by Conny Bloom), Sam Yaffa, aka Saki Takamati (bass, replaced by Andy Christell), Gyp Casino, aka Jesper Sporre (drums, replaced by Nicholas “Razzle” Dingley, replaced by Terry Chimes, Lacu, George Atlagic). Hanoi Rocks were one of the great glam metal bands of the eighties, who played in a style closer to Read more [...]