the main issue was the big Polygram contract Kiss signed on a few days ealier, a multimillion deal.
What came out of it was the Elder fiasco.It took months and lot of money to record it and that,plus the fact that the record-difficult to promote in the usual kiss audience-tanked, already put a rift between the label and the band.
A official announcement of Ace leaving would have meant the chance for the label do rework the contract with more favorable angles on their side.
That's why Vinne was said to be temporary replacement.Ace already left for good, but was kind enough to take part of this promo conference as well as the promotional Euro tour.
To put icing on the cake,later Kiss sued their record label for the cutout bin practice.They asked for millions , and got 500k instead.
When Creatures didn't sell enough-same for the american leg of the tour- Polygram demanded for the contract to be reworked,rightfully so.
Please note that Kiss was wihtout an official manger anymore-so much for G&P marketing savy who,at the time, couldn't say Ace and Peter would slow down their growth anymore .
When the tour was announced, on this side of the pond i think Kerrang made a big announcement with Vinnie's photo on the back cover.
Yet th article stated th t nobody was sure about Ace wherabouts( apart from him producing WASP debut album, and that dind't happen).
Pics of Vinnie surfaced on a big Kerrang! cover story , but other magazines's news just reported about the replacement without any pics.
A small pic come on the back of the "hardrock 83" compilation record.
The first Extra Kerrang! showed a feature on kiss with Pics of Vinnie playng live with the makeup(a very cool pic) and without.
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