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Former KISS Guitarist Arrested on Assault Charges

5/22/2011 12:32 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Vinnie Vincent -- the guitarist who famously took Ace Frehley's place in the band KISS -- was arrested today on charges of aggravated assault ... TMZ has learned.

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Vincent (real name Vinnie Cusano) was busted by the Rutherford County Sheriff's Department in Tennessee and held on $10,000 bond. He posted and was released at 11:27 AM.

Vincent was known as the Ankh Warrior during his time with the band.

Story developing ...

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Pyro Messiah    

This is gi-normous.

1213 days ago
17.

So42gob4dawn    

Seeing this report has made me feel a bit sick. As a VV fan, I hope we find out things have been exaggerated.

@karlew - He was more than that. KISS wouldn't have had some of their biggest hits without VV.

1213 days ago
18.

Rex Shaw    

One of my favorite guitarist, I hope he can get his **** sorted and release new some music!

1213 days ago
19.

Nestor    

WE WANT THE MUGSHOT, PLEASE!!!

1213 days ago
20.

casey lee michels    

good luck vinnie-we wish you well-

1213 days ago
21.

C    

I live in the county were supposed arrest took place. Haven't heard a thing about this.

1213 days ago
22.

TheMachine1    

I hate KISS so I assume he beat up a women.

1213 days ago
23.

Cybercomic    

Believe it or not, this Vinnie Vincent guy warranted his own tribute album: KISS MY ANKH: A Tribute To Vinnie Vincent

http://www.splitscreenentertainment.com/?KISS_MY_ANKH

1213 days ago
24.

Sikki    

Bahahahaha... the song thief gets busted, only not for his usual crime.

1213 days ago
25.

Big Jim Slade    

A million dollars worth of talent and a ten cent head. What a waste. He had a cup of coffee with KISS, whoopie.

1213 days ago
26.

Warlock    

Vinnie was the greatest thing to happen to KISS.

1213 days ago
27.

Kriss    

This story is STILL "developing?"....I wonder if it will be developed by tomorrow....

1213 days ago
28.

sickofit    

Kiss started in 1973. This guy only started to fill in,in 1982.

1213 days ago
29.

The Gothic Killer Clown    

Watch Fifi Larue on Americas Got Talent on Tuesday May 31st Watch the Commercial Here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoBuX3rpZT4

"HELLO AMERICA!!!"

1213 days ago
30.

Louis    

*yawn* Who?....next!!!

1213 days ago
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