Robert Fleischman defends his ex-bandmate Vinnie Vincent’s decision to cancel his two upcoming shows
Former Vinnie Vincent Invasion lead vocalist Robert Fleischman has come to the defence of his ex-bandmate Vinnie Vincent and the latter’s decision to cancel his two concerts in Nashville, Tennessee, USA on February 8 and 9, 2019. Vincent was supposed to play the two concerts with drummer Carmine Appice (Vanilla Fudge, Rod Stewart, Jeff Beck, Blue Murder), bassist Tony Franklin (David Gilmour, Jimmy Page, The Firm) and singer Jim Crean (Hair Nation). The latter had just been announced as the singer for the events despite not having even met Vincent beforehand.
The following message was posted on Fleischman‘s Facebook page earlier today:
“I just heard the news about Vinnie Vincent ..canceling his February show… I know people are disappointed ..but I think this is good.. let him put together a band and show that he would be proud of.. Vinnie was told he would have a week of rehearsal ..and then two or three days at the venue.. where he was going to be playing to rehearse.. but some of the musicians involved.. couldn’t make it.. and that they could only be there.. the day before the show.. to rehearse all the songs.. that right there is a disaster.. for him.. and whoever would be there to witness someone jumping into a meat grinder.. so I know it’s been an up-and-down escapade.. but now he’s free to do and put together something for you.. the way that he would be proud of ..not some half-ass production..Plus.. who was trying to force Vinnie to do this show by threatening him with a lawsuit.. good for you Vinnie. ..R”