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Vinnie Vincent

Vincent John Cusano (born August 6, 1952), better known as Vinnie Vincent, is a guitarist and songwriter most famous for his brief membership in the band Kiss. A relatively unknown singer-guitarist named Vincent Cusano was brought in as an uncredited studio replacement for Ace Frehley during the recording sessions for Kiss' Creatures of the Night album. Vincent was chosen out of hundreds of tryouts of the cream of the country's lead guitarists who were vying for the lead guitar position in Kiss. After playing on the Creatures album, Vincent was asked by the band to be a member of Kiss and tour with Kiss for the upcoming Creatures of the Night Tour , an album in which Vincent had a vested interest as a co-writer of the band's songs, such as "I Love It Loud", "Killer", and "I Still Love You." Vincent was the last member of Kiss to join during the original "makeup" era and toured as "The Ankh Warrior".

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Ex-KISS Guitarist -- No Punishment for Dog Corpses

Ex-KISS Guitarist
No Punishment for Dog Corpses

Former KISS guitarist Vincent Cusano will NOT face animal cruelty charges after officials found 4 dead dogs at the rocker's home in Tennessee this weekend ... TMZ has learned.A rep for the Pet… READ MORE >

Ex-KISS Guitarist -- Blood, Cuts, and 4 Dead Dogs

Ex-KISS Guitarist -- Blood, Cuts, and 4 Dead Dogs

Former KISS guitarist Vincent Cusano -- aka Vinnie Vincent -- allegedly smacked his wife in the face and dragged her through a pile of broken glass on the night he was arrested ... and when cops… READ MORE >

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Former KISS Guitarist Arrested on Assault Charges

Former KISS Guitarist Arrested on Assault Charges

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.Vincent (real name Vinnie Cusano)… READ MORE >

- 1146 days ago

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