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Re: Vinnie Creatures Interview

Post by TheSpoiler » Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:41 pm

elleneff wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:24 pm
TheSpoiler wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:18 pm
elleneff wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:12 pm
TheSpoiler wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:26 pm
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Why do you obsess on my opinions, but no one else's? lol.
Don't think you're special. He just loves to argue and fight, so will go after one and all.

And, if you dare get the better of him in an argument, which you obviously have done, he will practically stalk you. :lol:


Spoken like someone who has been proven conclusively to be full of it. :lol:
Why, its almost just like Pter was still here , man
Not as long as I can spell properly, my oily chum.
You dont remember Pter? or Hey Man? Its like the pair of you were twins But Im sure your IMDB credits are far better. :)
IMDB? Is that one of the things you use to poke into people's private lives?

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Re: Vinnie Creatures Interview

Post by Nately120 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:57 pm

I've half read this thread over the past few days and just now realized this is a new interview between Mike Brunn and Vinnie. Maybe I'll give it a listen tomorrow or something. He talked to Vinnie for about an hour at the xmas thing didn't he? I heard that, and Vinnie is supposedly doing 2 interviews/podcasts at the Valentine's thing...what's left to discuss?

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Re: Vinnie Creatures Interview

Post by Lofton23rdSt » Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:19 pm

Nately120 wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:57 pm
I've half read this thread over the past few days and just now realized this is a new interview between Mike Brunn and Vinnie. Maybe I'll give it a listen tomorrow or something. He talked to Vinnie for about an hour at the xmas thing didn't he? I heard that, and Vinnie is supposedly doing 2 interviews/podcasts at the Valentine's thing...what's left to discuss?
He mentioned some of his 70's career in this podcast and he didn't even discuss Warrior here.

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Re: Vinnie Creatures Interview

Post by sneed78 » Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:25 pm

Tito wrote:
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Cool gif, what footage is that from?
I believe it’s from a LIU interview in ‘83 when they played Portugal but I can’t seem to find it online... Eric and Vinnie act up all through the interview.

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Re: Vinnie Creatures Interview

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Lofton23rdSt wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:19 pm
Nately120 wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:57 pm
I've half read this thread over the past few days and just now realized this is a new interview between Mike Brunn and Vinnie. Maybe I'll give it a listen tomorrow or something. He talked to Vinnie for about an hour at the xmas thing didn't he? I heard that, and Vinnie is supposedly doing 2 interviews/podcasts at the Valentine's thing...what's left to discuss?
He mentioned some of his 70's career in this podcast and he didn't even discuss Warrior here.
I loved hearing him talk about auditioning for Cher. I never knew that before.

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Re: Vinnie Creatures Interview

Post by Where's Drago? » Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:00 am

This was a great listen. Vinnie's so engaging. Kudos for Mike for getting this down on tape. I really enjoyed it.

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Re: Vinnie Creatures Interview

Post by Nately120 » Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:15 am

Vinnie sure does spend the first 5 or 6 minutes of any interview laying the hyperbole rather thick. I'm Vinnie Vincent, the guitar GOD who hates hype.


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verb
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Re: Vinnie Creatures Interview

Post by Tito » Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:18 am

Nately120 wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:15 am
Vinnie sure does spend the first 5 or 6 minutes of any interview laying the hyperbole rather thick. I'm Vinnie Vincent, the guitar GOD who hates hype.


hype

noun
extravagant or intensive publicity or promotion.

verb
promote or publicize (a product or idea) intensively, often exaggerating its importance or benefits
I'm going to release a 40 disc box set, three new albums and a book, and I fucking hate hype.

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Re: Vinnie Creatures Interview

Post by Nately120 » Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:33 am

Tito wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:18 am
Nately120 wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:15 am
Vinnie sure does spend the first 5 or 6 minutes of any interview laying the hyperbole rather thick. I'm Vinnie Vincent, the guitar GOD who hates hype.


hype

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extravagant or intensive publicity or promotion.

verb
promote or publicize (a product or idea) intensively, often exaggerating its importance or benefits
I'm going to release a 40 disc box set, three new albums and a book, and I fucking hate hype.
It's juts amusing that he starts off talking about hating hype and then gives an interesting, but completely overblown account of absolutely everything. Every question he's asked is the most amazing question and every thing he did he LOVED or HATED or it was MAGIC AND THE BEST or THE WORRRRST!!!!

I hate hype, now buckle up for some insane hyperbole! Interesting stuff, but I think he could come off a little more sane if he didn't spend the first 5 minutes of every interview contradicting his entire character.

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Re: Vinnie Creatures Interview

Post by Crown Royal » Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:34 am

I appreciate Mike's interview and sharing it with us, but I couldn't sit through this, Vinnie just creeps me out too much

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Re: Vinnie Creatures Interview

Post by battra » Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:47 am

TheSpoiler wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:41 pm
IMDB? Is that one of the things you use to poke into people's private lives?
You're going to post on this forum that you're not familiar with the Internet Movie Database?

The site everybody uses every time we see someone in a movie and don't know their name???

TROLL ACCOUNT.

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Re: Vinnie Creatures Interview

Post by Crown Royal » Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:52 am

battra wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:47 am
TheSpoiler wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:41 pm
IMDB? Is that one of the things you use to poke into people's private lives?
You're going to post on this forum that you're not familiar with the Internet Movie Database?

The site everybody uses every time we see someone in a movie and don't know their name???

TROLL ACCOUNT.
I have to come clean here ...I've used IMDB a lot...but never knew it stood for "Internet Movie Database"




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Re: Vinnie Creatures Interview

Post by 70skid » Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:09 am

Good interview. Overall VV in good spirits and positive which is good. I thought that VV’s response to Mike telling him that KISS honored the Creatures Tour on the Kruise was interesting. Mike was trying to convey that KISS honored his era as a positive thing but VV immediately reacted negatively with a nasty tone saying that it was without the real Vinnie Vincent. Mike handled it well and got VV back out of the negative.

Mike is a very effective and respectful interviewer.

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Re: Vinnie Creatures Interview

Post by TheSpoiler » Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:53 am

battra wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:47 am
TheSpoiler wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:41 pm
IMDB? Is that one of the things you use to poke into people's private lives?
You're going to post on this forum that you're not familiar with the Internet Movie Database?

The site everybody uses every time we see someone in a movie and don't know their name???

TROLL ACCOUNT.
You've driven headlong into drama queen territory there, batty. :lol:

I was referring to Elleneff's history of "involving himself" in Vinnie's personal life. The IMDB part was just there because Elleneff mentioned it.

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Re: Vinnie Creatures Interview

Post by battra » Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:24 am

TheSpoiler wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:53 am
battra wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:47 am
TheSpoiler wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:41 pm
IMDB? Is that one of the things you use to poke into people's private lives?
You're going to post on this forum that you're not familiar with the Internet Movie Database?

The site everybody uses every time we see someone in a movie and don't know their name???

TROLL ACCOUNT.
You've driven headlong into drama queen territory there, batty. :lol:

I was referring to Elleneff's history of "involving himself" in Vinnie's personal life. The IMDB part was just there because Elleneff mentioned it.
I'm not certain you know what drama queen means.

Much like you don't know what the word lazy means.

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Re: Vinnie Creatures Interview

Post by TheSpoiler » Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:29 am

battra wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:24 am
TheSpoiler wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:53 am
battra wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:47 am
TheSpoiler wrote:
Wed Jan 15, 2020 2:41 pm
IMDB? Is that one of the things you use to poke into people's private lives?
You're going to post on this forum that you're not familiar with the Internet Movie Database?

The site everybody uses every time we see someone in a movie and don't know their name???

TROLL ACCOUNT.
You've driven headlong into drama queen territory there, batty. :lol:

I was referring to Elleneff's history of "involving himself" in Vinnie's personal life. The IMDB part was just there because Elleneff mentioned it.
I'm not certain you know what drama queen means.

Much like you don't know what the word lazy means.
Well lets see - drama queen is someone who overreacts to trivia, like proclaiming TROLL ACCOUNT to a comment about IMDB.

Lazy is Ace Frehley.

Anything else I can clarify for you?

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Re: Vinnie Creatures Interview

Post by battra » Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:34 am

TheSpoiler wrote:
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Well lets see - drama queen is someone who overreacts to trivia, like proclaiming TROLL ACCOUNT to a comment about IMDB.

Lazy is Ace Frehley.

Anything else I can clarify for you?
You asked if the Internet Movie Data Base is a spy tool.

Hardly trivial.

If Ace is lazy for being ghosted 1 time because he chose not to be there, what does that make Gene Simmons who chose not to play about 75 times?

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Re: Vinnie Creatures Interview

Post by TheSpoiler » Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:37 am

battra wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:34 am
You asked if the Internet Movie Data Base is a spy tool.

Hardly trivial.
You missed the point. I won't bother explaining again.
battra wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:34 am
If Ace is lazy for being ghosted 1 time because he chose not to be there, what does that make Gene Simmons who chose not to play about 75 times?
The boss?

BTW, Ace was ghosted more than once - Destroyer, S4 of Alive II, Psycho Circus - and he also didn't play on some tracks on Unmasked (and possibly Dysnasty).

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Re: Vinnie Creatures Interview

Post by battra » Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:59 am

TheSpoiler wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:37 am
battra wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:34 am
You asked if the Internet Movie Data Base is a spy tool.

Hardly trivial.
You missed the point. I won't bother explaining again.
battra wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:34 am
If Ace is lazy for being ghosted 1 time because he chose not to be there, what does that make Gene Simmons who chose not to play about 75 times?
The boss?

BTW, Ace was ghosted more than once - Destroyer, S4 of Alive II, Psycho Circus - and he also didn't play on some tracks on Unmasked (and possibly Dysnasty).
You said there were layers...later, but no I don't believe you. As you can see, you're not exactly winning a truth telling contest here.

So, Ace is lazy for being ghosted once because he didn't choose to be there....

But Gene is the Boss because he chose not to be there?

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Re: Vinnie Creatures Interview

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battra wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:59 am

You said there were layers...later, but no I don't believe you. As you can see, you're not exactly winning a truth telling contest here.
What the fuck are you on about, batty? Provide some quotes.

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Re: Vinnie Creatures Interview

Post by battra » Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:43 am

TheSpoiler wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:12 am
battra wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:59 am

You said there were layers...later, but no I don't believe you. As you can see, you're not exactly winning a truth telling contest here.
What the fuck are you on about, batty? Provide some quotes.
"I was referring to Elleneff's history of "involving himself" in Vinnie's personal life. The IMDB part was just there because Elleneff mentioned it."

This wasn't in the thread, so it's a layer of the story.

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Re: Vinnie Creatures Interview

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battra wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:43 am
TheSpoiler wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:12 am
battra wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:59 am

You said there were layers...later, but no I don't believe you. As you can see, you're not exactly winning a truth telling contest here.
What the fuck are you on about, batty? Provide some quotes.
"I was referring to Elleneff's history of "involving himself" in Vinnie's personal life. The IMDB part was just there because Elleneff mentioned it."

This wasn't in the thread, so it's a layer of the story.
So what don't you believe me about? Please be concise, this is getting boring.

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Post by battra » Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:50 am

TheSpoiler wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:48 am
battra wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:43 am
TheSpoiler wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:12 am
battra wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:59 am

You said there were layers...later, but no I don't believe you. As you can see, you're not exactly winning a truth telling contest here.
What the fuck are you on about, batty? Provide some quotes.
"I was referring to Elleneff's history of "involving himself" in Vinnie's personal life. The IMDB part was just there because Elleneff mentioned it."

This wasn't in the thread, so it's a layer of the story.
So what don't you believe me about? Please be concise, this is getting boring.
Anything you say.

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Re: Vinnie Creatures Interview

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battra wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:50 am
TheSpoiler wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:48 am
battra wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:43 am
TheSpoiler wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:12 am
battra wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:59 am

You said there were layers...later, but no I don't believe you. As you can see, you're not exactly winning a truth telling contest here.
What the fuck are you on about, batty? Provide some quotes.
"I was referring to Elleneff's history of "involving himself" in Vinnie's personal life. The IMDB part was just there because Elleneff mentioned it."

This wasn't in the thread, so it's a layer of the story.
So what don't you believe me about? Please be concise, this is getting boring.
Anything you say.
Excellent, let's move on.

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Re: Vinnie Creatures Interview

Post by Doose » Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:37 pm

One other thing Mike should ask about: Vinnie has claimed multiple representatives from Gibson were at the Birthday and Christmas shows, but I don't think they've appeared in any photos or promoted they were there. Is Vinnie working with Gibson?

Tommy appeared at NAMM today to promote his new signature Epiphone. The price isn't too bad - $849 through Guitar Center.

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Re: Vinnie Creatures Interview

Post by Eddie Van Hazel » Thu Jan 16, 2020 8:23 pm

In one of the Xmas party shots, I noticed a nice sunburst Les Paul sitting on a stand.
I wondered if that was the one he received from Gibson..(?)

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Re: Vinnie Creatures Interview

Post by missingdiver » Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:11 pm

Thanks so much Mike! Creatures was my first concert as a kid and this era is fascinating. I love hearing how musicians became famous or infamous lol.

I can’t believe how much you sound like Eric Carr as well Mike! I mean like spot on!

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Re: Vinnie Creatures Interview

Post by SecretlyFrehley » Thu Jan 16, 2020 9:22 pm

Does he say anything new in this interview?

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Post by mbrunn » Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:08 pm

Doose wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 6:37 pm
One other thing Mike should ask about: Vinnie has claimed multiple representatives from Gibson were at the Birthday and Christmas shows, but I don't think they've appeared in any photos or promoted they were there. Is Vinnie working with Gibson?

Tommy appeared at NAMM today to promote his new signature Epiphone. The price isn't too bad - $849 through Guitar Center.

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You will get the proof you are looking for when I release the Q&A from the Christmas party in a few weeks.

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Re: Vinnie Creatures Interview

Post by ace_frehley » Thu Jan 16, 2020 11:54 pm

Doose wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:27 am
Not even 6 minutes into it, and profanity, ego ("Years from now people will say, 'Wow, I was with Vinnie Vincent'."), combative about the facts, etc. Hard to listen to, honestly. I think Mike was trying to keep it straight forward and honest, but Vinnie is a nutjob.
Exactly!

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Re: Vinnie Creatures Interview

Post by SecretlyFrehley » Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:48 am

mbrunn wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:08 pm
You will get the proof you are looking for when I release the Q&A from the Christmas party in a few weeks.
Will anyone who pre-ordered it get two copies?

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Re: Vinnie Creatures Interview

Post by mbrunn » Fri Jan 17, 2020 7:03 am

SecretlyFrehley wrote:
Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:48 am
mbrunn wrote:
Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:08 pm
You will get the proof you are looking for when I release the Q&A from the Christmas party in a few weeks.
Will anyone who pre-ordered it get two copies?
Better yet, I’ll make it free for everyone on YouTube 😉

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