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Cheeseball Guitarists

My friend Melissa's awesome slideshow in Vulture: The Cheesiest Cheeseball Guitarists of All Time! On Vinnie Vincent:

Vinnie Vincent was such a guitar-soloing egomaniac, he got kicked out of the band known as the Vinnie Vincent Invasion. He was also fired from KISS. Three times. Once for "alleged unethical behavior": Hopeful fans have speculated that he was axed for wearing women's clothing, but really, both bands were probably tired of him (a) insisting on playing his guitar with a samurai sword and (b) repeating one extremely irritating chord for two and a half minutes (as he did on the song "Invasion"). Gotta hand it to the guy: he might not have been reliable, but he sure was consistent.


Luckily, I feel we're entering an age of music where guitarists actually want to be recognized for the notes themselves, not the gimmicks associated with them. At least in the underground.

posted by Nick at 2:37 PM on April 26, 2010

How the heck does one play a guitar with a samurai sword? Seriously...that's really messed up.

posted by chris at 5:28 PM on April 28, 2010

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