NEWS UPDATE : May 2023
: VINNIE VINCENT elects to look
for and audition new singers while blindsiding latest singer Scott
Scott Board /
Back in August 2017, former KISS guitarist Vinnie Vincent made
headlines around the world when it was announced that he would be
making a public appearance at the KISS Expo scheduled in Atlanta,
Georgia, USA on January 19-20, 2018. Vincent did attend the KISS
Expo and even ended up playing four songs including one with his
former bandmate Robert Fleischman.
Since then, Vincent has cancelled some of his scheduled public
appearances including his much anticipated comeback shows on
February 8 and 9, 2019, which was to feature Jim Crean (Hair Nation,
Scream Taker) on lead vocals. For the last few years, the guitarist
has been hosting smaller events in Nashville, Tennessee, USA
including his Merry Metal Christmas Party and Let Freedom Rock Bash.
Vincent did make a live “concert” appearance at Creatures Fest in
Nashville back on May 28, 2022 but that reportedly consisted of a
long extended guitar “shredding” solo(s) and the guitarist then
playing rhythm guitar over a backing track for the KISS classic “I
Love It Loud.”
On May 19 and 20, 2023, Vincent hosted a Record Listening Party in
Nashville for his oft delayed next studio album reportedly titled
Judgment Day (Guitarmageddon Pt. I). Following that, Vincent
released a statement to the private Facebook group titled Vinnie
Vincent’s Euphoria which stated in part: “But my moment of happiness
was jammin it out with my new singer
in our first studio shredd performance on some of my favorite
songs.” The statement was reposted on Board’s own Facebook page on
or about May 23, 2023. Board also posted a link to a Blabbermouth
article titled VINNIE VINCENT Introduces His New Singer SCOTT BOARD
At ‘Judgment Day’ Listening Party In Nashville on May 24, 2023.
Less than a week later (on May 29, 2023), two messages from Vincent
were posted on the Facebook group Vinnie Vincent Legion with the
first one indicating that the guitarist had yet to choose a singer
and the second one indicating that he was auditioning new singers.
from Michael Brandvold Marketing outlined the timing of
Vincent‘s various announcements on his
Scott Board responds to
being fired by VINNIE VINCENT
Regarding the VVI situation:
As a lifetime KISS fan, I was very humbled and honored to be asked
to join forces with Vinnie Vincent. Not only to sing with him at his
album listening party last weekend in Nashville but I was also asked
by Vinnie to become his new lead singer a few weeks ago after
hearing my vocals on a number of his songs along with samples of
some of my other performances.
While getting to know Vinnie, I learned we shared a love of the old
blues artists and we were totally on the same page with musical
direction and plans moving forward. We are both from the same
''old-school" type attitude which really excited him about us
working together even more. Vinnie was very nice every time we spoke
on the phone. He loved my vocals as he felt they were reminiscent of
Fleischman’s voice but he also wanted me to “make them my own” but
still keeping the integrity of the original vocal.
There were a lot of plans Vinnie discussed with me including playing
live shows, going into the studio and re-recording the "All Systems
Go" album for him, as well as collaborating on new material he
supposedly had ready. Vinnie introduced me as his new singer and
announced all these plans to the fans attending the listening party
in Nashville on May 20th.
Vinnie took me into the studio before the album listening began to
help him "tweak" the sound and get it ready sound wise for the fans
to hear, asking for my opinion on all aspects of the sound and
making me feel a big part of his album listening process.
Vinnie and his organization were all very nice to myself and my wife
both nights at the event. It was a lovely family type vibe and I
enjoyed hanging with the fans and meeting all the incredible
musicians also at the event.
We had a cool jam for the fans performing a few of Vinnie's favorite
songs. Vinnie had a huge smile throughout the jam and he especially
enjoyed playing our "Page/Plant like" back and forth call and answer
breakdown during one of the songs.I was also honored that we had Leo
Roritz (Sleeper Signal) and Ben Hans (Trixter) sitting in with us
for the jam. What a great experience.
The fans got to see something very special and to my knowledge,
hasn't happened in well over 30 years, Vinnie playing live with full
band and a new singer. As a fan, I was right there with them
enjoying every minute.
I really wanted to support Vinnie as a fan and as a friend to help
get him back out into the music scene in a “positive” way and felt I
could be a good influence. I told him repeatedly over the last month
or so, that if we can start working on his plans with some forward
motion and see the plans through, that it would help in silencing
all the nay - sayer's and a lot of the negativity surrounding him.
Vinnie and I were in contact with each other about plans for me to
come out and start re-recording ASG as recently as last week, a day
after he released to the press about me being his new singer. The
outpouring of love and support online from fans and all my FB
friends was nothing short of humbling to me after the announcement.
Vinnie even commented that the press and word of mouth from the
event and announcement was exactly how he hoped it would be…..
The next thing I know I received a message from a friend stating
Vinnie had released a new statement that he had not named a new
singer and that the prior message about me being his new vocalist
I was never contacted by Vinnie or anyone in his camp advising that
anything was wrong nor was I ever informed I was no longer the
singer for Vinnie. This came totally out of the blue and I'm still
scratching my head as to what exactly happened.
I didn't go into any of this blindly or without knowledge of the
history surrounding this artist but I honestly didn't think this
would have happened at this juncture of the journey.
I didn't expect that positive responses and congratulations from my
fans and friends would trigger such a negative response from him but
it's the only thing I could think of that would have changed so
quickly after the announcement.
This, coupled with my unwillingness to drop everything I have going
on in my music to "wait" and see what happens with him
I will continue to wish Vinnie all the best going forward and
continue praying for him just as I have from the very beginning and
thru-out this whole process. I hope my fans and his will do the
I wish nothing but the best for him. In the end, I look at it as a
extraordinary opportunity that Im very grateful to have
: VINNIE VINCENT Introduces His
New Singer SCOTT BOARD At 'Judgment Day' Listening Party In
Former KISS guitarist Vinnie Vincent says that his VINNIE
VINCENT INVASION album "Judgment Day (Guitarmageddon Pt. I)" could
finally arrive before the end of the year.
70-year-old musician, whose real name is Vincent John Cusano, made
the comment after holding a listening party for "Judgment Day (Guitarmageddon
Pt. I)" on May 19 and May 20 at Starstruck Entertainment Studio in
Nashville, Tennessee. Fans who paid $500 got to hear "Judgment Day"
— which features vocals by Robert Fleischman, who also sang on
VINNIE VINCENT INVASION's self-titled 1986 debut — and take part in
a jam with Vincent. Vinnie also introduced his new singer, Scott
Board, with whom he performed at the Nashville event.
In a social media post Vinnie wrote: "Man, that was a happy proud
moment for me. Three years in the making..with blistering
performances by my friend Rob Fleishman and yours truly. It felt
like VVI #1 all over again. Its not a record for the 50 year old
crowd tho... unless you're 25 at heart. Lol.
"There's one more studio tweak session I need to complete in raising
the vocal levels a bit on all the songs and then off to the record
plant to press," he added. "Expect 6 months at least for vinyl
production. But my moment of happiness was jammin it out with my new
singer Scott Board in our first studio shredd performance on some of
my favorite songs."
Back in May 2021, Vincent spoke to The Rock Experience with Mike
Brunn about his plans to finally release some of his previously
unheard music that was recorded over the course of the last three
decades. He said: "This is my crowning moment of joy that I've been
waiting for many, many, many years, just to be able to say to
everybody in truth and reality, but we are finally mixing the
two-inch masters that I finally have control over my two-inch tape
masters of all of my songs. And we're gonna be releasing new Vinnie
Vincent music on vinyl. And the artwork is great. We're finished
with almost all of the artwork. And yes, the 'Guitarmageddon' album
is in the process of being mixed right now. We just finished mixing
the new 'Euphoria' tracks that no one's ever heard. And it's pretty
He continued: "I would have to say in all good conscience and
honesty that I'm very impressed with what I'm hearing, and I'm blown
away. And I'm finally able to say it's a new era of Vinnie Vincent
music being released. And I'm so proud to be able to say that. And
as things start to open up and there are tours again, you can bet
that I'll be out there."
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