Vinnie Vincent, Former Kiss Guitarist, Arrested for Assault.
Former Kiss guitarist Vinnie Vincent was arrested in Murfreesboro, Tenn. by the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Department on assault charges, according to TMZ. Details of the assault are unclear, and the rocker, born Vincent Cusano, posted $10,000 bond and was released on the morning of Sunday, May 22.
Vincent was known as the Ahnk Warrior within Kiss lore and was the replacement of guitar virtuoso Ace Frehley. Vincent started his own project, the Vinnie Vincent Explosion, after he was kicked out of the band in 1984. The singer/guitarist is known for bringing Kiss back into the forefront of rock through his fresh writing style on 1983’s ‘Lick it Up.’ Vincent left the band due to a continuing rift with other members because of his five-to-eight-minute live solos and refusal to sign an employment agreement.