Vinnie Vincent provides handwritten thank you letter but silent on Vinnie Vincent Invasion reunion
Former KISS guitarist Vinnie Vincent has provided a seven page handwritten letter thanking the fans and everyone seemingly involved in last weekend’s Atlanta KISS Expo which had the guitarist come back into the public limelight for the first time in 20 years.
Vincent‘s letter of today’s date states (as transcribed by Sleaze Roxx):
“My Dear Special Friends,
Over the last few precious days, we have become one in spirit and bonded forever. We have turned a new & important page in our lives. You are now my heart & soul. When I thought that I was forgotten & discarded, you welcomed me back with open arms and showed me a love I had never known before. I forgot what is was liked to feel so alive, so loved, and for that, I cannot thank you enough. You have helped me heal.
Thank you so much for meeting me and allowing me into your hearts and lives again. I am truly humbled and honored. I have taken each of your faces, and every touch of your hands with me and they will forever live in my memory.
We are now one. I hope that everyone had one of the best times ever celebrating KISS, Vinnie Vincent, the music, the tours, the fun and all of the great memories that will live on forever from the Atlanta KISS Expo. I raise my glass to each of you & toast & salute the past, present and the happy times to come.
Again, I send a very big thank you from my heart to Derek Christopher, Bill Temple (my friend & guitar tech who has been with me since the VVI days) my best friend & attorney Mark Nolan & his beautiful wife Terri Nolan, Eddie Trunk, Randy Dietrich, my wonderful good friend John Harte, Lt. Tony Singh and everyone from the Atlanta Police Department, the Vinnie Vincent and KISS fan clubs & podcasts that have kept the faith and supported me and the expo, and all the fans who came from all over the world, including my hometown of Bridgeport CT.
Thank you Mom & Dad, and all my family, & love you so.
Thank you Gene Simmons & Paul Stanley, my brothers & dear friends from the greatest band in the world (with the greatest fans!).
I STILL LOVE YOU always have & always will. I am honoured & proud to be a part of your life and times, a part of KISSstory, and all the great and timeless music we made that will live on forever.
I want to thank my very special friend, the great Rob Fleischman. I love you Rob. It meant the world to me to see you again and to be on stage together again I don’t know who shed the most tears, Rob or me. What an amazing God it is that would make a reunion like ours possible.
MOST OF ALL, I want to thank you, the fans, for welcoming me back so warmly, with so much love. I zend my heartfelt thanks to each and every one of you truly incredible people, and look forward to our next chapter together. For now you may contact Derek Christopher at: DerekChristopherProds@gmail.com or Mark Nolan at: VVinfo email@example.com for any inquiry.
I Love You Always Until We Meet Again –
Vinnie Vincent xxxooo”
Vincent was quick to announce the return of the Vinnie Vincent Invasion with lead vocalist Robert Fleischman towards the end of their appearance at the Atlanta KISS Expo on January 20, 2018 but the singer appeared to be more cautious reporting that he would have an “Invasion talk soon.” The Nashville KISS Expo advised two days later that it was hoping to confirm a Vinnie Vincent / Robert Fleischman concert that week. We are now five days since that message from Nashville KISS Expo and Vincent‘s seven page letter makes no mention of any Vinnie Vincent Invasion.