KISS Cover Band Guitarist Leaves To Start Vinnie Vincent Invasion Tribute Band
AKRON, OHCiting growing tensions between bandmates, Harvey Shapiroaka "VeeVee," the guitarist for KISS cover band Destroyerleft the group Monday to create VeeVee's Occupying Force, a Vinnie Vincent Invasion tribute band. "I felt I had hit a creative ceiling with the cover-band experience and was ready for the challenges of a tribute band," Shapiro said. "VeeVee's Occupying Force will debut Dec. 3 at Rubber City Lanes. We're opening for Second Sighting, my brother's Frehley's Comet cover band." As a part of his new band's act, Shapiro said he is contemplating suing Destroyer for $6 million over damage to his reputation following some badmouthing at the Rock 'N' Bowl.