Former KISS guitarist Vinnie Vincent‘s previously announced shows in Memphis on December 7 and December 8 have been postponed until February 8 and February 9, 2019 in Nashville due to additional scheduling and logistical requirements by the promoter.

Promoter Derek Christopher said: “Vinnie is ready to rock and roll and is disappointed by the postponement, but we needed extra time to add and confirm additional guests for the show. We wanted to make sure it’s done right.”

For the February shows, Vinnie will be joined by an all-star band that will include Carmine Appice (VANILLA FUDGE, ROD STEWART, JEFF BECK, BLUE MURDER) on drums, and Tony Franklin (DAVID GILMOUR, JIMMY PAGE, THE FIRM) on bass.

Tickets for the December 7 show will be honored on the February 8 date, and tickets for the December 8 show will be honored on the February 9 date.

Tickets can be exchanged or refunded on

Vincent — who was a member of KISS when the band publicly “unmasked” in 1983 — has made several public appearances this year after spending the past two decades out of the public eye. He recently addressed rumors about his gender identity but declined to answer the question directly, explaining that he wanted to keep a mystique about the subject. He also said that he hopes to complete his autobiography “within a year.”

Vinnie joined KISS in 1982, replacing Ace Frehley. As the “Ankh Warrior,” he toured with the group in support of “Creatures Of The Night”, on which he played lead guitar on six songs prior to becoming an official member of the band.

Official Facebook Live videos of GUNS N’ ROSES performing in Monterrey, Mexico (November 3); Manila, Philippines (November 11); and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia during the fall 2018 leg of the band’s “Not In This Lifetime” tour can be seen below.

Since the “Not In This Lifetime” kickoff in 2016, GUNS N’ ROSES has performed an astounding 140-plus shows for over five million fans to date in stadiums, arenas, and as part of festivals worldwide. This year alone the band has played at 13 stadiums as part of their epic run along with five summer festival headlining slots across Europe. The European dates in 2018 have thrilled over 750,000 fans. Produced and promoted by Live Nation, the outing featuring one of the most legendary bands has become one of the most successful tours of all time.

GUNS N’ ROSES will rock the paradise city of Honolulu on its only U.S. date of 2018 — and its first show ever to take place in the state of Hawaii. One of the most ambitious tours in rock and roll history will play for thousands of fans at Aloha Stadium on Saturday, December 8.

Three-fifths of the classic GUNS lineup reunited in 2016 after last performing together more than two decades earlier. The “Not In This Lifetime” tour, which is now one of the highest-grossing in music history, launched in April of that year with a nightclub gig in Los Angeles and shows no signs of stopping.

Joining singer Axl Rose and guitarist Slash on the “Not In This Lifetime” trek are bassist Duff McKagan, drummer Frank Ferrer, keyboardist Dizzy Reed, guitarist Richard Fortus and second keyboardist Melissa Reese.

GUNS N’ ROSES‘ latest studio album, “Chinese Democracy”, came out in 2008 and featured only Axl from the classic lineup.

The last album on which Rose, McKagan and Slash appeared together was 1993’s covers set “The Spaghetti Incident?”

Welcome To The F’n Jungle Monterrey!

Posted by Guns N’ Roses on Saturday, November 3, 2018

It’s So Easy Manila!
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Posted by Guns N’ Roses on Sunday, November 11, 2018

November Rain in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Posted by Guns N’ Roses on Wednesday, November 14, 2018

WARRANT‘s longtime drummer Steven Sweet has been diagnosed with moderately aggressive prostate cancer.

A GoFundMe campaign has been started by his friend Glenn Noyes to help Steven raise $25,000 to cover the drummer’s medical expenses while he is unable to perform live and support his family.

A message on the GoFundMe page states: “My dear friend Steven Sweet, the drummer for WARRANT, has recently been diagnosed with moderately aggressive prostate cancer.

“He has an amazing emotional support group in place to help him beat this cancer in his wife Beth, two beautiful children, his bandmates, family, friends and fans.

“His positive attitude is a great start, but ahead he faces many medical hurdles and many months of post procedural time, not being able to perform live and support his family.

“We are reaching out to the drumming and music community to help Steven generate some funds to help him with the high costs of medical care, travel to treatment on the East coast and costs not covered by insurance. Treatments start this week so there is definite urgency to this.

“I’m asking all of you to help by contributing any amount, so Steven can hopefully put this behind him.

“Please forward and share this via all methods with anyone you know that is a friend, fan or has been associated with Steven.

“Thank you for reading,

Glenn Noyes

Although prostate cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer found in men and is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in men, it can also be one of the most treatable forms of cancer.

On average, approximately one in seven men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime.

Two years ago, Sweet underwent emergency surgery after his appendix burst. Four years earlier, he had a cervical spinal fusion operation.

WARRANT‘s latest album, “Louder Harder Faster”, was released in May 2017 via Frontiers Music Srl.