Ex-KISS Guitarist VINNIE VINCENT Announces 'Merry Metal Christmas' Event In Nashville

Ex-KISS Guitarist VINNIE VINCENT Announces 'Merry Metal Christmas' Event In Nashville

Former KISS guitarist Vinnie Vincent will host "Vinnie Vincent's Merry Metal Christmas" on December 14 and December 15 at S.I.R. Studios in Nashville, Tennessee.

According to a recently released promotional video for the event, "There will be Vinnie shredding, songs, excellent food, Q&A, photo ops, more memorabilia on display, [and] signings. Unreleased and master tracks of Vinnie Vincent's classic songs will also be previewed and much, much more."

Tickets for "Vinnie Vincent's Merry Metal Christmas" are priced at $500.00 per ticket and can be purchased via PayPal or credit card.

Vincent celebrated his 67th birthday at a private event for select fans on August 10 in Nashville, Tennessee. The party took place at S.I.R. Studios and consisted of "six hours of stories, music, photos and fun."

Vinnie's birthday party came a couple of months after the cancelation of his performance at the "Speedballjamm", which was scheduled to take place on June 7 at the S.I.R. Soundstage in Nashville.

Earlier in the year, Vinnie called off his original comeback concerts. which were supposed to take place February 8 and February 9 in Nashville, due to a dispute with the promoter.

Vincent's plan for his comeback has publicly changed several times. In the initial announcement, the show — which was originally slated to happen in November — was described as a true solo gig with Vinnie singing and playing songs from his career on acoustic guitar and telling stories about the old days.

Last year, KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons suggested in an interview that Vincent was "his own worst enemy" and expressed his doubt that Vinnie would successfully relaunch his career.

"There's something called the classic failure mechanism, which I was told by doctors and everything — I'm not saying he is one," Simmons said at the time when asked about Vincent's attempt to trademark the name "Vinnie Vincent's Kiss". "But there are people who simply cannot handle when things are starting to go their way — success — so they torpedo it by making stupid decisions to make sure they don't succeed, so they can deal with that."

Vincent — who was a member of KISS when the band publicly "unmasked" in 1983 — made several public appearances last year after spending the past two decades out of the public eye.

Vinnie joined KISS in 1982, replacing Ace Frehley. As the "Ankh Warrior," he toured with the group in support of "Creatures Of The Night", on which he played lead guitar on six songs prior to becoming an official member of the band.


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