I have been wondering for quite some time where former KISS guitarist disappeared to. According to TMZ.com, Vinnie Vincent — the guitarist who famously took Ace Frehley’s place in the band KISS — was arrested today on charges of aggravated assault.
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.
In 2009, at the first M3 Rock Festival, many of us thought Kix should have headlined that show. They were much better than the bands they played before (RATT, & Twisted Sister).
In 2010, they were stuck behind Vince Neil, Cinderella & The Scorpions, and again they should have been much higher on the bill.
Like Steve Whiteman mentioned during the show, M3 is probably the only place where Kix could headline, and this year Kix got the respect they deserve by headlining the Friday night show on Day 1 of the M3 Rock Festival.
I have seen Kix a few times over the years, but this was easily the longest set I have ever seen the band perform live. Kix’s set list went something like this: “No Ring Around Rosie”, “Atomic Bombs”, “Don’t Close Your Eyes”, “Sex”, “The Itch”, “Hot Wire”, “Girl Money”, “Cold Shower”, “Blow My Fuse”. The Encore had the following songs: “Kix Are for Kids”, “For Shame”, “Midnite Dynamite”, and “Yeah, Yeah, Yeah”.
I don’t know how old Steve Whiteman is, but the man has more energy than most singers I have seen. He is an incredible performer, and his energy on stage is completely infectious. Trying to capture images of him live is a daunting task, as he is always moving on stage.
Once again, Kix was one of the major highlights at M3. Kix still sounds amazing in 2011, and their performance at M3 was second to none.
I wish I had the opportunity to see these guys more than once a year, but with the performance Kix put on, they ought to be the first band on the bill for the 2012 M3 Rock Festival.
Now if we could only get the band to record some new tunes. I bet there are many of us that would love to have a new Kix album!! One can only hope……….
Check out our Kix Photo Gallery at this link.
The Robert Mason fronted Warrant has never disappointed me live, and Warrant’s performance at M3 was no exception. I thought Warrant’s sound was exceptional on the chilly Friday evening. I don’t know if it was the bigger stage, the better sound quality, or what the factor was, but seeing Warrant on the big stage was awesome. I thought this was the best Robert Mason has ever sounded with the band. Much like Jetboy’s & L.A. Guns set, Warrant’s set was far too short. While they had a little more time than the other bands that preceded them, there were far too many songs they didn’t get to do that I would have liked to hear.
Warrant’s set list went something like this: “Sure Feels Good to Me”, “Big Talk”, “Sex Ain’t Love”, “Down Boys”, “Sometimes She Cries”, “Dirty Rotten Stinking Filthy Rich”, “Heaven”, “Life’s A Song”, “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”, and “Cherry Pie”. Needless to say, they covered all of their hits, and played a couple of the new songs off of Rockaholic. Their albums Dog Eat Dog, Ultraphobic and Born Again were ignored, and that was mildly disappointing. In a short set like this one, I completely understand why they chose the songs they did. The fans want to hear the hits, and that is exactly what Warrant did. The played ‘em, and never sounded better in my opinion.
After seeing Warrant’s short set at M3, I would love to see these guys headline somewhere on their own. Wouldn’t it be cool if Warrant would add a couple of Lynch Mob tunes to the set?! It would be cool to hear them do, “Jungle of Love” or “Tangled in the Web” live. One can dream right?! Anyway, I loved Warrant’s M3 performance, and I can’t wait to see Warrant live again.
Check out our Photo Gallery of Warrant performing during the Friday Night Kix Off Party at the M3 Rock Festival on 5/13/2011.