C.C. Banana Discusses Vinnie Vincent Tribute


November 27, 2008

Michigan’s The Bear (WIMK/93.1 FM) recently chatted with rock & roll comic C.C. Banana regarding his participation in the newly released tribute album “KISS MY ANKH: A Tribute To Vinnie Vincent.” In this 15-minute interview, DJ and fellow Kiss fan Steve Ponchaud talks with C.C. Banana about his new song “Ted Poley” (a parody of “Unholy” by Vinnie Vincent and Gene Simmons). C.C. also shares details of his unlikely origin and tells of his many rock & roll misadventures. The complete audio interview can be heard here:


Despite its humorous overtones, C.C. Banana’s parody of “Unholy” is an appropriately heavy recreation of the Kiss original, featuring a guitar solo by Chris Caffery (Savatage, Trans-Siberian Orchestra), guitars and bass by Paul LaPlaca (Zandelle, Z02, Chris Caffery solo band), drums by Dennis Leeflang (Sun Caged, Epica, Bumblefoot solo band) and background vocals by Kelli McCloud (Queen of the Reich) and Vic Rivera (AdrianGale, Crunch, Poley/Rivera). A sample of the song is available at the official “KISS MY ANKH” MySpace page, along with samples of all other songs on the tribute.


A video clip of C.C. Banana announcing his participation in “KISS MY ANKH” during an episode of “Talking Metal on Fuse” is available here:


Though Vinnie Vincent himself has not released any new material in over a decade, “KISS MY ANKH” pays tribute to the undeniable musical legacy of the former Kiss guitarist. Vinnie’s compositions are widely regarded as a highlight of the Kiss catalog and remain a staple of the live Kiss set list. All songs on the tribute were written or co-written by Vinnie Vincent and originally appeared on albums by Kiss and the Vinnie Vincent Invasion. The artist roster features a mixture of veteran and rising talent, including members of White Lion, Savatage, Alice Cooper, Trixter, Nitro and others. All in all, “KISS MY ANKH” boasts a powerful lineup of inspired musicians and unforgettable music, assembled in honor of Vinnie Vincent. Further details can be found at the SplitScreen Entertainment website.

Courtesy of www.splitscreenentertainment.com