Former KISS guitarist Vinnie Vincent recently told Mike Brunn at the “May Metal Madness” event that he could have rejoined KISS when he was brought back into the fold to co-write “Unholy”, “Heart Of Chrome” and “I Just Wanna” for the band’s 1992 album Revenge.
“I think — I think… Those are very important two little words, because it’s me thinking this. But we formed this thing where we were… The Vinnie, Gene [Simmons] and Paul [Stanley]… The bond was getting there creatively. And we’re talking about at that time. In my humble opinion, in my heart of hearts, in my private world of my own mind, I believe that there was a moment where… Whoever was driving the car was gonna turn the wheel, but there was a moment where it could have easily happened where I would have been back in the band. But this is my opinion. Don’t take it as someone else’s opinion.”
He was asked if he’d have wanted to reunite with KISS at the time, “Yes and no. Yes in a big way, and, for my own little reasons, no. But yes in a big way. Of course, because we’re just a natural team. So, when you’re natural, it feels natural to you.
If you have a boyfriend or girlfriend, and they feel so great to you, and you have such a great relationship in a certain way, what, are you gonna look for someone else? This person works for me. They know me; I know them; and it’s a great marriage. But maybe there’s something there that doesn’t work. So, it didn’t happen. But it could have. And I mean it really could have.”