Nashville KISS Expo hoping to confirm Vinnie Vincent / Robert Fleischman concert this week
Although former KISS guitarist Vinnie Vincent enthusiastically and quickly announced the return of the Vinnie Vincent Invasion with lead vocalist Robert Fleischman in about six months’ time at the Nashville KISS Expo towards the end of their appearance at the Atlanta KISS Expo on January 20, 2018, nothing appears confirmed.
A day later, Fleischman advised that there will be an “Invasion talk soon” while the Nashville KISS Expo advised yesterday that it was hoping to confirm the duo’s concert appearance sometime this week.
The following message was posted on L.A. Expo‘s Facebook page yesterday:
“Is this thing really happening? Good question! I hope to confirm this week that I can get Vinnie Vincent and Robert Fleischman back on stage together for a concert at a Nashville KISS Expo in June 2018. Would be pretty amazing to see Vinnie strap on his classic pink and silver signature VV guitar and blaze through some KISS and Invasion songs!”
Sleaze Roxx stated the following in its review of the Vinnie Vincent Invasion‘s debut album, which featured Vincent and Fleischman: “The enigmatic Vinnie Vincent likely felt held back in terms of the guitar playing when he was in KISS and while contributing to two of their best albums ever — Creatures Of The Night (1982) and Lick It Up (1983). Without any big brothers (i.e. Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley) looking over his shoulders, Vincent not surprisingly was free to do as he pleased and he came up with an over the top glam metal debut “solo” album filled with way too much guitar soloing and shredding.
The funny thing about Vinnie Vincent Invasion‘s self-titled debut album is that most of the songs are actually quite good but the crazy amount of guitar shredding at certain times kills the accessibility of the album to the average glam metal listener, let alone the mainstream hard rock listener. That is unfortunately the downfall of the Vinnie Vincent Invasion album. Songs like “Do You Wanna Make Love” and “Back On The Streets” are quite catchy but each song is filled with an intense “cram as many notes as I can” guitar solo and some needless guitar shredding towards the end. Actually, that’s the case for almost each song on Vinnie Vincent Invasion! Another “love it or leave it” factor when listening to Vinnie Vincent Invasion‘s debut album is the very high pitched vocals of Robert Fleischman. Personally, his singing has never bothered me and I, in fact, enjoy his high pitch delivery but I acknowledge that it might grate on someone’s nerves after awhile, especially when you combine the singing with the over the top guitar shredding.”