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Vinnie Moore

Vinnie Moore

BiographyMoore was born in New Castle, Delaware. Only a couple miles from fellow musicians George Thorogood-(and The Delaware Destroyers) and Dony J Tusso-(Soul Window / Bagg of Pennies). He began his professional career at age of 12 and played clubs and bars until Shrapnel executive Mike Varney discovered him via a demo and bio that Vinnie submitted to a talent contest, in which Varney headed for a popular guitar magazine. Vinnie naturally won because of his unmatched guitar skills. And, the fact that the woman on the magazine's A&R staff just wouldn't have it any other way, because they thought that he was just "too cute". His connection to Varney led to an opportunity to appear in a Pepsi commercial in 1985, (only Vinnie's hands appeared in the commercial as his guitar playing is heard. Following this, Moore recorded his first solo album, Mind's Eye, released on Shrapnel Records and featured Tony MacAlpine on keyboards. The album received several awards from guitar magazines and sold over 100,000 copies.Vinnie Moore played lead guitar with the heavy metal band Vicious Rumors on their debut album, Soldiers of the Night. The album features Moore's solo-song, "Invader", which was in the style of Van Halen's "Eruption". The shred guitar craze of the late eighties led to more releases for Shrapnel. Moore also began performing with other hard rock and heavy metal bands. He joined Alice Cooper's band for a tour and then appeared on the Hey Stoopid album. Moore released two instructional videos on guitar playing. He has been the lead guitarist for UFO since June 2003, releasing the studio album 'You Are Here' the following year in 2004.On August 5, 2013, Moore joined the stage to perform live with Peter Frampton on Frampton's Guitar Circus concert at Musikfest in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.Solo albums1986: Mind's Eye1988: Time Odyssey1991: Meltdown1996: Out of Nowhere1999: The Maze2000: Live! (live)2001: Defying Gravity2006: Collection: The Shrapnel Years (compilation)2009: To the Core

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