Six additional musicians have been confirmed for the upcoming tribute album "Kiss My Ankh: A Tribute To Vinnie Vincent".
Guitarist/keyboardist Paul LaPlaca (ZANDELLE, Z02, CHRIS CAFFERY) has been tapped to contribute a dark interpretation of the foreboding KISS track "Unholy". Chris Caffery (SAVATAGE, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA) will perform the guitar solo, with drums provided by Dennis Leeflang (SUN CAGED, EPICA, BUMBLEFOOT). Penned by Vinnie Vincent and Gene Simmons, the song is one of three Vincent co-writes to appear on KISS' "Revenge" album from 1992, nearly a decade after his departure from the band. Also confirmed for the tribute is a new recording of the VINNIE VINCENT INVASION anthem "Boyz Are Gonna Rock" by Mike Weeks, guitarist on the most recent solo album by original INVASION vocalist Robert Fleischman. Joining Weeks on the track are former NITRO bassist T.J. Racer and drummer Andre LaBelle, who appeared alongside Fleischman on the unreleased third Vinnie Vincent album "Guitars from Hell".
The abovementioned join the previously announced Steve Brown (TRIXTER, STEREO FALLOUT), whose acoustic rendition of the Paul Stanley/Vinnie Vincent composition "A Million To One" recently premiered on Eddie Trunk's nationally syndicated "Friday Night Rocks" radio program.
Though Vinnie Vincent himself has not released any new material in over a decade, "Kiss My Ankh" will pay tribute to the undeniable musical legacy of the former KISS guitarist. Vinnie's compositions are widely regarded as a highlight of the KISS catalog and remain a staple of the live KISS set list. Included on the tribute will be selections from the three KISS albums to which Vinnie contributed, as well as the two albums he released with the VINNIE VINCENT INVASION. Additional artists and track listings will be announced as they are confirmed.
"Kiss My Ankh: A Tribute To Vinnie Vincent" is scheduled for a summer 2008 release.