KISS - VINNIE VINCENT Must Forfeit Royalties For Fees

June 16, 2012, 3 years ago

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According to Law360 via KISS News, former KISS guitarist Vinnie “Vinnie Vincent” Cusano must fork over royalty payments to the band's frontman Gene “Gene Simmons” Klein to cover attorneys' fees stemming from a lost legal battle against the singer, the Ninth Circuit ruled Thursday, rejecting Cusano's arguments that the payments were protected from garnishment.

The appeals court ruling affirms a California federal court's decisions arising from Cusano's royalty dispute with Klein. In his 1997 complaint, Cusano claimed that KISS wasn’t paying him all the royalties that were due to him for songs.

Vinnie Vincent played on KISS' Creatures Of The Night (1982) and Lick It Up (1983) and is credited on Revenge (1992).

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