Former Kiss Guitarist Charged with Aggravated Assualt

Vinnie Vincent

Former Kiss guitarist Vinnie Vincent found himself behind bars at the weekend after he was arrested and charged for aggravated assault.

The axeman, real name Vincent Cusano, was apprehended on Saturday night by officers of Rutherford County, Tennessee, and held on $10,000 bond. He posted bail and was released yesterday morning.

No further details of the incident have been made available.

Vincent, 58, was known as the The Wiz and the Ankh Warrior when he replaced original guitarist Ace Frehley in Kiss in 1982. He had a tumultuous relationship with the band and was fired the following year, only to be re-hired for two more brief stints in the following years.

He formed Vinnie Vincent Invasion in 1984, which released two albums before splitting in 1988. He put out a solo album in 1996.

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