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Former KISS guitarist Vinnie Vincent burst onto the rock scene in 1983 when he was announced as Ace Frehley's replacement. With lightning-fast fret work coupled with a gift for songwriting, he wrote and performed some of KISS's most memorable songs of the early 1980s. Sadly, his tenure in KISS was short-lived -- he was kicked out of the band after just 2 years. His solo career was similarly erratic. After just two albums, The Vinnie Vincent Invasion imploded when vocalist Mark Slaughter and bassist Dana Strum left the band to create "Slaughter", the massively successful hair metal act of the late-80s. Then, Vinnie Vincent vanished...for nearly 25 years! Vincent's compelling story is shrouded in mystique and tragedy. This episode was requested by listener Scott Carnegie! We appreciate the recommendation!