According to TMZ, VINNIE VINCENT – the guitarist who famously took Ace Frehley’s place in the band KISS – was arrested today on charges of aggravated assault . Vincent (real name Vinnie Cusano) was busted by the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Department in Tennessee and held on $10,000 bond. He posted and was released at 11:27 AM.
Vinnie Vincent appeared on KISS’ Creatures of the Night (1982) and Lick It Up (1983) albums. According to Wikipedia, he quit at the end of the Lick It Up Tour in April 1984 after failure to receive writer/publisher royalties due him from the band. After leaving KISS, Vincent began recording demos which formed the basis of Vincent’s first solo recording VINNIE VINCENT INVASION featuring the MTV staple ‘Boyz Are Gonna Rock’.
More recently, Vincent, in association with Guitarmageddon Guitars, unveiled the official Vinnie Vincent Model Guitar at the NAMM 2011 International Music Industry Trade Show.