Vinnie Vincent Offers $250 ‘Speedball Jamm’ CD Re-Release
Vinnie Vincent has announced a staggeringly expensive re-release of his 2002 instrumental album Speedball Jamm.
The CD is available for pre-order on the former Kiss guitarist's website for $250. The listing makes no mention of bonus tracks or deluxe packaging, but does promise purchasers will also receive a limited-edition autographed 8"x10" photo and a "big" guitar pick. It also states that the discs will ship in February 2020.
Julian Gill of Kiss FAQ (via Kiss Related Recordings) describes the 71-minute Speedball Jamm as "an analog transfer of a Vinnie warm-up session, with some very wild shredding."
The fact that discs aren't ready to ship yet could cause flashbacks for fans who say they were burned by Vincent after sending him between $120 and $300 for the planned but never delivered 1997 six-cassette box set The Vinnie Vincent Archives.
Vincent performed a Speedball Jamm-themed birthday bash at S.I.R. studios in Nashville back in August, and has announced a two-day Merry Metal Christmas event at the same venue for Dec. 14 and 15.
After nearly two decades out of the public eye, Vincent resurfaced in January 2018. Six months later he announced a comeback concert, which was postponed and then canceled amid much finger-pointing. Since his return, in addition to the birthday event, Vincent has shared the stage with both Gene Simmons and Four by Fate.