Interesting news from Vinnie Vincent camp.
Vinnie Vincent will re-release his 2002 instrumental album titled ‘Speedball Jamm’ in a limited edition of 1,000 CDs.
Vinnie’s official web site is accepting pre-orders for this “historic” re-release of “Speedball Jamm”, priced at $250.00 apiece. Each CD will come with a limited-edition autographed 8×10 photo and a “BIG” guitar pick. The discs are expected to ship in February 2020.
“Speedball Jamm” — previously issued under the title “Archives Volume 1” — has been described as “a single 70-minute track of blistering guitarmageddon.” According to Rarebird’s Rock And Roll Nest, the song “is divided into ten not-very-distinct parts. It’s a subterranean-sounding recording of Vinnie jamming endlessly on a lead guitar at high speed, sometimes solo, sometimes with the accompaniment of bass and drums.”
Currently, KISS is on its farewell tour which is expected to continue for two more years. The band kicked off the tour on January 31st in Vancouver, Canada and currently features 186 additional dates that run through October 3, 2020, in Fort Worth, United States.
KISS is making a hell lot of money on this tour, which was revealed by Gene Simmons. Simmons hinted the farewell tour would likely gross between $150 million and $200 million, “not counting ancillaries, licensing, merchandise and stuff like that.” Interestingly there have been accusations of band members lip-syncing on this tour. This was observed on their first leg of the tour. Former Skid Row singer Sebastian Bach defended the band saying that the band did not lip-sync at the show he attended.
Kiss will perform their final show on July 17, 2021, in New York City with most of the previous members expected to join them on stage.