Bobby Rock-Vinnie Vincent Invasion drummer on Eddie Trunk 8.15.2018

  • Published on Aug 18, 2018
  • Bobby plugs his book "the Boy is gonna Rock" and discusses what occurred behind the scenes with the Vinnie Vincent Invasion, Robert Fleischman, Mark Slaughter, and Dana Strum.
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Comments • 64

    THOMAS LIBERO 4 days ago

    Bobby is a great drummer, he can play a lot of styles and he is a true master of his instrument

  • Jeff Porcaro Groove
    Jeff Porcaro Groove 2 months ago

    this guy had it all...looks, body, HAIR, health conscious, and extreme independence skills...his 90s video was really good...if you can get past the image, he really had skills...should have been a bigger drummer. Too bad Vinnie didnt pay that much attention to detail for that first LP cover...lame back in 1986...VVI was HORRIBLE...that shit killed rock music.

  • shawn hapney
    shawn hapney 2 months ago

    It's impossible to not like Bobby Rock. Saw him in clinic during the Peavey Drum days and it was amazing sure like many others but he comes across very much a solid individual personally beyond his obvious strong physique. I think he'd be the same person even if he was skinny or overweight. And not intolerant of people who aren't exactly as healthy living as himself. I remember his one roadie looked like possibly a drug user, smoking a cigarette, helping set up his clinic. Most big health nut body builder types are intolerant of such people, judgemental in very borderline violent ways so that shows he knows and agrees to deal with the types of people who are the rock scene norm? Maybe? Good Interview. Kudos to Mr. Trunk for this. Of course.

  • October Sun
    October Sun 3 months ago

    Bobby's really cool I gotta get that studio stories! Great drummer!

  • Rocco Z
    Rocco Z 3 months ago +2

    Does Eddie always do this? Ask a 45-second question where he tells almost an entire story and then calls upon his guest to agree or disagree? That's essentially what he does this entire interview. Why not let Bobby tell the stories? He was there! What a waste.

  • Thirdgen83
    Thirdgen83 4 months ago +1

    I met Bobby in 1998. It was cool.

  • Ninja Milbrecht
    Ninja Milbrecht 6 months ago +1


  • mad4669
    mad4669 7 months ago

    Jesus Christ look at Mark.Slaughter, he looks like a 55 year old Native American
    Woman, all puffy and shit, he didn't age well...

  • Mick Obrien
    Mick Obrien 7 months ago +1

    2:35 ... Vinnie Vincent looks like Joan Jett in that picture... even Justine Bateman. You know, Family Ties.

  • Trulysarcastic44
    Trulysarcastic44 7 months ago

    As far as Vinnie being so kind to Paul and Gene, they're rich, Kiss sells out stadiums. No surprise that he'd suck up to them.

  • Music Universe
    Music Universe 8 months ago +1

    Excellent Video

  • Splintercell01
    Splintercell01 8 months ago +1

    I remember when the 2nd VVI album came out and Love Kills was just climbing the charts from the beginning, at this time for the new people out there you would sit for hours sometimes waiting with your finger on the pause button to catch and record that one song you didn't have and I remember doing this for Love Kills and I listened to it again and again because there was something special about the whole feel of it and I thought VVI was surely the next big thing; even though the locals where I lived thought the band was awful. I plan to buy and read this book as soon as possible , I just wish Vinnie had stepped back a bit and listened to people more because if he had this might have given him some measure of redemption with the whole KISS issue.

  • David Banks
    David Banks 9 months ago +2

    I can see why Bobby is a writer! Very interesting to listen to
    Love it

  • Vinnie Moreno
    Vinnie Moreno 9 months ago

    A great drummer.

  • Martin Wray
    Martin Wray 9 months ago +2

    I wasn't a hair band fan at all, but these 2 albums were just incredible. Great songs and Vinnie absolutely rips. I've been playing guitar for more than 30 years and it's still mind boggling what he did on these records.

    • Kzoo Detector
      Kzoo Detector 6 months ago

      LOL @ "Hair band." Eddie's gonna blow his top.

  • ZachAttack84
    ZachAttack84 9 months ago +1

    There definitely was some kinda tempo manipulation on Boyz Are Gonna Rock, if you play guitar along with it you'll notice it's tuned UP half a step, which no one does (it also says this in the guitar tab book), so it seems like that song at least was very slightly sped up or had the tempo changed

  • ZachAttack84
    ZachAttack84 9 months ago +2

    $500 a week in 1986 was chump change? that's what I make now after taxes

    • Robert Patterson
      Robert Patterson 5 months ago

      In 2018 dollars that would be equal to $1,153 a week, or almost 60k a year. Not exactly chump change.

    • Trulysarcastic44
      Trulysarcastic44 7 months ago +1

      Some people have no perspective

  • Adam Taylor
    Adam Taylor 9 months ago +3

    When restrained by a zealous producer, Vinnie Vincent was simply amazing. Left to his own devices, he was unhinged, toxic and self destructive.

  • Peter Principles
    Peter Principles 9 months ago

    Bobby Rock is a great guy. Here is my interview with him from last month:

  • Jose M. Tamez
    Jose M. Tamez 9 months ago

    I'm halfway into reading the book and it was hard to put down. I don't care what Brock says, he got dogged by that freak wacko and was seriously taken advantage of abused. There is absolutely nothing that can justify having a drummer play heavy metal to a fucking drum machine. Bullshit!

  • Christopher Rousseau
    Christopher Rousseau 9 months ago +1

    Not a VV fan at all, but I will still pick this book up. Sounds like a good read, and Bobby seems like a smart and cool dude.

    • Jon Campbell
      Jon Campbell 9 months ago

      Not a VV fan? Well, that is your problem.

  • Blimpus
    Blimpus 9 months ago +1

    Saw Bobby and Lita open for Halestorm and I gotta say, you have to see this guy live. Bobby Rock is a bad ass drummer.

  • Johnny Ripple
    Johnny Ripple 9 months ago +3

    I was fortunate enough to take drum lessons from Bobby in the early 90's.
    Super nice, down to earth guy.
    But he would not take people who didn't practice!!
    Hard worker.

  • Michael R.
    Michael R. 9 months ago +3

    I always thought that Bobby should have stuck with Mark and Dana and did the Slaughter gig. He seems to have found success on his own. But being that young, I don't know how he was confident enough to turn down the Slaughter gig.

  • JokersWild45
    JokersWild45 9 months ago +2

    No, he MAY have been a good musician, but he sure as hell can't play any longer. That was pretty obvious trying to watch him play with Gene at Gene's Vault deal in Nashville. And if I remember right, VSO is Variable Speed Oscillation. I really have never been a fan of VV. I did go listen to "Boys Are Gonna Rock" and the solo that he plays in that does NOTHING for the song. It's just a jerk me off, look how fast I can play solo. But now I need to go listen to this "Ashes to Ashes" and see how that compares to Kingdom Come.
    Okay, after hearing that song, parts of it definitely have a "Still of the Night"/Zep vibe, but the vocal delivery reminds me more of Ian Gillan from Deep Purple. I wouldn't really compare it to Kingdom Come, which was much slower, and far more "Zeppelin-ish" than "Ashes."

      JACKSON AXE 9 months ago +1

      He lost his way after KISS.
      Listen to Creatures of the Night by KISS. It's phenomenally melodic guitar soloing. Check the credits, though. I don't think VV played the whole album. Saint and Sinner was one of my favorites. The KISS album Lick it Up is also a great example of his abilities.
      His shredding phase was unmusical to me. Though, That Time of Year has some great chords and vocal melodies.
      I can't disagree on his current abilities.

  • Michael R.
    Michael R. 9 months ago +13

    While I think that Paul Stanley is a delusional egomanic these days. In his prime, he was nearly untouchable as a lead vocalist. Anyway, I mention this...because Paul once described Vinnie as looking like the 'Gerber Baby'...and sure enough, in the VVI band photo that flashes up during this interview, Vinnie does look like the Gerber Baby. I think that it is a combination of the pout, his nose and that particular wig. hahah I love it. People love to bag on Vinnie, but he really was THAT good...both as a player and a writer. If he had played his cards better and had actually listened to those who were interested in helping him progress his career, Vinnie Vincent would be regarded as an all time guitar great today. Sure, we as fellow players understand how good he was. But the general public see him as a temporary Kiss member who had a flash in the pan of a solo career. VV is a prime example of wasted talent and potential...simply because he would not take direction from anyone or let anyone else help him. He thought that he knew best..but he obviously did not.
    ..I'm still a fan of his work. But the dude is strange cat.

    • Tommy Nikon
      Tommy Nikon 3 months ago

      I'm just gonna bag on your ass....somehow fixated on Stanley. Who gives a fuck...I HATED KISS. Anytime you NEED makeup to sell your've already lost me. Besides...I was playing that caliber of music (EASY) fucking high-school.

    • Thirdgen83
      Thirdgen83 4 months ago

      You're crazy. His playing was not that great.
      He was a self-indulgent, one-trick pony.

    • mad4669
      mad4669 7 months ago

      Max Views Paul sucks, Kiss always was and always will be a cartoon band

    • Marsha Craven
      Marsha Craven 8 months ago

      +ändrew Salter You are absolutely right and that speed thing has ruined rock music in many ways. Not style...feel or art

    • Marsha Craven
      Marsha Craven 8 months ago

      Most of those guys are balding and wear wigs eventually. Youd be surprised to find out who and how many

  • bobowrath sovine
    bobowrath sovine 9 months ago +7

    I saw Bobby live in 1991. He was in the Nelson Twin band, they were opening for Cinderella but the real reason I went was to see George Lynch for my first time in Lynch Mob as 3'rd on the bill. Bobby did a drum solo which has to be about as kick ass as a rock drum solo could ever be. Fred Coury in Cinderella did a drum solo afterwards and it was pointless.

  • 1992YR
    1992YR 9 months ago +3

    The 1st Vinnie Vincent record is easily the best out of the two. I do like on the 2nd album Vinnie shows he can play more than just a tons on Ya Know' I'm Pretty Shot.

  • Ebony Lady
    Ebony Lady 9 months ago +3

    Yes, it's Bobby and he's still playing with the great Lita Ford. Joan Jett was my favorite in the Runaways so I would love for Bobby, Lita and Joan to get together and blow the roof out and I'm off to get this book!

  • gretsch in the studio
    gretsch in the studio 9 months ago +5

    Can't wait to read this book! He was my favorite drummer growing up. I watched The Zen of Drumming 2 VHS till it wouldnt play anymore and actually got to meet Bobby at a clinic in KY in 1996. Chops, power, skill, creativity and independence to the max along with health and spiritual sides.

  • scoopaway1
    scoopaway1 9 months ago +2

    Much respect. Sounds to be a good dude.

  • Funk Enstein
    Funk Enstein 9 months ago +2

    Trunk shouldn't have stopped the interview, it sounded like there was a lot more to talk about.

    • Metalfavs
      Metalfavs  9 months ago +2

      You need to get the book for the rest.

  • Carlos Alberto Velázquez Zúñiga

    Who is the guy in the photo between Mark Slaughter and Bobby Rock? Is that Robert Fleischman?

    • emt5330
      emt5330 8 months ago

      That's probably Dana Strum on the left

    • da man
      da man 9 months ago

      Yes that is Robert circa 2018👍

    • da man
      da man 9 months ago

      Slaughter and Fleishman were never in the band together

    • DNice
      DNice 9 months ago +1

      Carlos Alberto Velázquez Zúñiga Yes.

  • Dolores5000
    Dolores5000 9 months ago +2


  • Daniel Sansone
    Daniel Sansone 9 months ago +15

    He endorsed peavey drums at one point. He also does Latin type percussion. A friend told me he met him at a drum clinic in the 90s and was mind blown to see him play 4 different rhythms with each appendage. Underrated as far as ability goes

    • Tommy Nikon
      Tommy Nikon 3 months ago +1

      I caught him in the 90's also at a clinic in Seattle. He did it at my clinic....called it 4 way independence, "The Octopus".

    • Ryan's vlogging it
      Ryan's vlogging it 9 months ago +1

      Yeah was it at the omini hotel off of 82nd street Indy cause I went to it

    • Jose M. Tamez
      Jose M. Tamez 9 months ago +3

      Daniel Sansone - probably one of the most underrated drummers in the business. Having studied at Berklee and learning jazz, latin, and four way independence, you can see this in action here called the monster pattern. Very impressive!

    • headlesssoldier
      headlesssoldier 9 months ago +5

      ha ha. Im a guitar player who loves drummers. I went to his clinic at a local music store. What I was so impressed with was how accomplished he was. If you ever went through a drum machine and listened to the preset patterns from all of the different styles, ..he was like that! Everything was so clean and had the nuance. Really a fine player

  • Chad D.
    Chad D. 9 months ago +6

    My copy literally came in the mail today😂

  • AngryAgain
    AngryAgain 9 months ago +7

    "Ashes to Ashes" is my favorite song on the 2nd album. I think it was too heavy to ever be embraced by radio in 1988. Even if they did a video and single for it I don't think radio would have played it. Interesting story he tells here about that song.

    • John Crawford
      John Crawford 9 months ago +1

      AngryAgain ashes to ashes and love kills, my two favorite vvi songs

  • gagslv
    gagslv 9 months ago +30

    Great interview. Bobby came across as a genuine good guy.

  • Don Wells
    Don Wells 9 months ago +7

    VVI!!! Let Freedom Rock and Burn are kick ass songs !!!!!

  • Dan Eden
    Dan Eden 9 months ago +11

    Got the book the second I heard it was out. Great read for VVI fans.

    • Dan Eden
      Dan Eden 9 months ago +1

      Looks like Eddie read it too...