Former Guitarist with the rock band KISS and who also pursued a successful solo career.
He recorded his first tracks with a local band called The Younger Generation.
He left KISS after a year to start his own band, the Vinnie Vincent Invasion, which later became Slaughter.
His parents were both in a band, and released several records in the 1940.
He was the staff Composer for the show Happy Days, which starred Ron Howard.