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The Great American, Grassroots, Rockin’ Road Warrior Dream

Here’s another excerpt from my upcoming book, which is a follow-up to The Boy Is Gonna Rock: Will Drum For Food:  Surviving the Nineties with Clubs, Campgrounds, Clinics, and Credit Cards This memoir focuses on the Nelson hey-day, on through a decade-plus … Continue reading

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Living with “Mr. More:” Celebrating 45 Years of Sobriety

Today marks my 45-year sobriety anniversary. Yes, it’s been a minute… but my sobriety is nothing I’ve ever taken for granted. I am forever grateful for how things unfolded for me way back in the day, and how I was able to jump … Continue reading

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Lampposts in the Moonglow: A Road Dawg Remembered

I wrote the following piece in ‘97. It’s a snapshot of tour life, featuring one of my dearest road warrior brethren: Ed “Munch” Miller… who we just lost last week. Munch and I started touring together way back in ’84, … Continue reading

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Are You Ready For This?: Finding Rare Vinyl for “Rich” People

It’s hard to believe that, on this day, 34 years ago, we lost Buddy Rich, one of the greatest drummers to ever roam the earth. I had the privilege of seeing him perform live on at least a dozen occasions, … Continue reading

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An Evening of Nunsense

Here’s a short preview from my upcoming book (working title) – Will Drum For Food: Surviving the Nineties with Clubs, Campgrounds, Clinics, and Credit Cards My last memoir, The Boy Is Gonna Rock, takes a deep dive into the wild ride … Continue reading

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New Solo Record Announcement: “The Boy Is Gonna Rock: Original Soundtrack”

Special Announcement! Friends, I’m thrilled to make this official: I have been deep into pre-production for a new solo record, which we are looking to release this Summer. It is the original “soundtrack” for my latest book, The Boy Is … Continue reading

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“The Boy Is Gonna Rock” – Chapter Six Excerpt

Although Black Sabbath was probably my overall favorite band growing up, Alice Cooper was my first true rock god hero. So when news hit that we were confirmed to open up for Alice on his “comeback” tour in fall of ’86, I … Continue reading

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“The Boy Is Gonna Rock” – Chapter Five Excerpt

Excerpt from Chapter Five: Boyz Are Gonna Rock Early in Chapter Five, everyone is gearing up for the Vinnie Vincent Invasion debut release. We talk about my dual life in Houston and La-La land, explore the cultivation of our “Wham … Continue reading

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New Book Announcement: “The Boy is Gonna Rock!”

Friends, this is the one many of you have been waiting for me to write: a very detailed and personal 12-chapter memoir about the entire Vinnie Vincent Invasion saga. Title page on my initial print-out copy for editing I was … Continue reading

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Zero Dark Forty: Celebrating 40 Years of Sobriety

September 14, 1976. We had just gotten through a very red, white, and blue summer, as we celebrated the country’s bicentennial. Gerald Ford was still in office, “Charlie’s Angels” ruled TV, and Boston’s debut album had just come out, so … Continue reading

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