Jimmy Kay from Canada’s The Metal Voice spoke to current Vinnie Vincent singer Jim Cream about how he landed the gig with Vincent and Crean’s new solo album that will be released in Spring 2019.
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The Metal Voice asked Jim Crean how he got the job singing on two upcoming tour dates, Crean said, “Well initially Carmine Appice and Tony Franklin they were booked to play with Vinnie back in December and those dates got postponed, I guess Robert Fleischman was going to sing for him but that did not work out. So they were looking for a singer, so then Carmine had mentioned it to me and I submitted some demo tapes to Vincent management. Vinnie seemed to like it and that was really it. I have never met Vinnie, I don’t know him. I only got through his managers and lawyers, we got contracts and all that stuff all put together.”
Jim Crean has a new solo album coming out Spring 2019, to include guest such as Mike Tramp, Vinnie and Carmine Appice, Rik Fox, Rudy Sarzo and Tony Franklin
Robert Fleischman revealed he’d decided to quit Vinnie Vincent’s two comeback shows, which had originally been scheduled in Memphis, TN in December, but were moved to Nashville on Feb. 8 and
Former KISS guitarist Vinnie Vincent has recruited Jim Crean to handle lead vocals during his two comeback concerts on February 8 and 9 at the Rocketown Entertainment Complex in Nashville, Tennessee. Also appearing with Vincent will be drummer Carmine Appice(VANILLA FUDGE, ROD STEWART, JEFF BECK, BLUE MURDER) and bassist Tony Franklin(DAVID GILMOUR, JIMMY PAGE, THE FIRM).
A recording/touring musician for well over 35 years, Crean has released four solo albums on major labels, including his latest effort, “Insatiable”, which was issued through Carmine’s label Rocker Records.
The vocalist for the popular tribute band HAIR NATION, Crean has been rocking bars and nightclubs in the Buffalo area since the eighties. He has opened many a show for such national acts as Bret Michaels, SLAUGHTER and DOKKEN. Crean also makes a guest appearance on “Sinister”, the first joint studio album by Carmine and his drumming brother Vinny Appice, which was released in October 2017.