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Bobby is a great drummer, he can play a lot of styles and he is a true master of his instrument
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.
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.
Bobby's really cool I gotta get that book...love studio stories! Great drummer!
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.
I met Bobby in 1998. It was cool.
Jesus Christ look at Mark.Slaughter, he looks like a 55 year old Native AmericanWoman, all puffy and shit, he didn't age well...
2:35 ... Vinnie Vincent looks like Joan Jett in that picture... even Justine Bateman. You know, Family Ties.
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.
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.
I can see why Bobby is a writer! Very interesting to listen to Love it
A great drummer.
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.
LOL @ "Hair band." Eddie's gonna blow his top.
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
$500 a week in 1986 was chump change? that's what I make now after taxes
In 2018 dollars that would be equal to $1,153 a week, or almost 60k a year. Not exactly chump change.
Some people have no perspective
When restrained by a zealous producer, Vinnie Vincent was simply amazing. Left to his own devices, he was unhinged, toxic and self destructive.
Bobby Rock is a great guy. Here is my interview with him from last month: peters-principles.com/2018/07/04/10-questions-with-bobby-rock/
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!
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.
Not a VV fan? Well, that is your problem.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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 shit.....you've already lost me. Besides...I was playing that caliber of music (EASY)....in fucking high-school.
You're crazy. His playing was not that great. He was a self-indulgent, one-trick pony.
Max Views Paul sucks, Kiss always was and always will be a cartoon band
+ändrew Salter You are absolutely right and that speed thing has ruined rock music in many ways. Not style...feel or art
Most of those guys are balding and wear wigs eventually. Youd be surprised to find out who and how many
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.
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.
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!
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.
Much respect. Sounds to be a good dude.
Trunk shouldn't have stopped the interview, it sounded like there was a lot more to talk about.
You need to get the book for the rest.
Who is the guy in the photo between Mark Slaughter and Bobby Rock? Is that Robert Fleischman?
That's probably Dana Strum on the left
Yes that is Robert circa 2018👍
Slaughter and Fleishman were never in the band together
Carlos Alberto Velázquez Zúñiga Yes.
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
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".
Yeah was it at the omini hotel off of 82nd street Indy cause I went to it
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 thexvid.com/video/yrZdilS1U-I/video.htmlm51s called the monster pattern. Very impressive!
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
My copy literally came in the mail today😂
"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.
AngryAgain ashes to ashes and love kills, my two favorite vvi songs
Great interview. Bobby came across as a genuine good guy.
VVI!!! Let Freedom Rock and Burn are kick ass songs !!!!!
Got the book the second I heard it was out. Great read for VVI fans.
Looks like Eddie read it too...