Mark Slaughter

Mon
25
May

MARK SLAUGHTER on Totally Drive Radio


Totally Driven Radio, the weekly radio podcast heard live every Thursday night from 8 - 11 pm Est time on the Totaally Driven Entertainment Radio Network, hosted by Bay Ragni and Nick Wilkinson covers the world of sports and entertainment each week, as well as bringing you celebrity guests interviews.

Totally Driven Radio spoke with Mark Slaughter the former Lead Singer of the Vinnie Vincent Invasion, and long time lead singer of Slaughter to discuss a ton of topics like:

Mark hangs out with us for over 25 minutes...

**The story behind the song Fly to the Angels
**If people have said to him, that they can’t listen to that song anymore, because it relates to someone
**if it was tough for him to perform early on
**his first full length solo album he released “Reflections in the Rear View Mirror”
**How he is being hands on, and doing everything himself independently with the solo album
**that he was offered the Jack Russell’s spot in Great White, and also tried for the Velvet Revolver spot
**his recent appearance on “That Metal Show”
**he discussed the “real” reason, not the “Hollywood” version of why he wasn’t on the first VVI Album
**What if Vinnie Vincent called him today, to record some songs with him?
**any plans for solo acoustic shows, music
**any solo dates to support the solo album

You can listen here to his full interview here https://youtu.be/0fuGkXMOE3c

Go to Mark’s Site for dates, news & more http://www.markslaughter.com/

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Fri
24
Apr

MARK SLAUGHTER On 3 Sides Of The Coin


In Episode 123, April 21, 2015. Mark Slaughter Gives the Not So Pretty Details on Vinnie Vincent. What was the very first comment Vinnie Vincent made to Mark? What was the first comment Gene Simmons said to Mark when Slaughter toured with KISS? Who got the Vinnie Vincent Invasion their record deal? How did Slaughter get their record deal? How did Vinnie treat Mark on stage? Just what kind of a person is Vinnie Vincent? And of course... did Vinnie Vincent save KISS?

A couple revelations by Mark Slaughter:

Vinnie hears Mark sing for the very first time and says "That's bullshit." "That sounds like shit."

Before a show in Philadelphia, Vinnie tells Mark, "You really sounded like garbage last night and if you don't pull it together you're not singing on the record."

Follow Mark Slaughter online at www.MarkSlaughter.com and order his brand new solo album Reflections In A Rear View Mirror.

https://youtu.be/sUdT3jQdZsw?t=1405 23 minute mark the interview begins.

Since launching a year ago Three Sides of the Coin has been viewed or listened to over 1,000,000 times. In the last year, Three Sides of the Coin has been joined by special guests including former KISS lead guitarist Bruce Kulick, the Black Veil Brides' Andy Biersack, Frank Munoz associate producer for Ace Frehley's Anomaly album, award winning songwriter Adam Mitchell, Ed Kanon (Peter Criss' drum tech), and Kevin Valentine (drummer on KISS' Psycho Circus album). Three Sides of the Coin was recently picked (October 2013) as a 'What's Hot' podcast by Apple's iTunes.

In the early '90s, Michael Brandvold launched the fifth ever website on the Internet devoted to KISS, KISS Otaku. He was the first to build, launch and maintain Kissonline.com (KISS' official web presence). Tommy Sommers has spent many years on the record show circuit selling memorabilia and meeting many KISS fans.

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Thu
16
Apr

Decibel Geek Podcast - MARK SLAUGHTER


MARK SLAUGHTER ON NEW SOLO ALBUM, TOURING STORIES (KISS, IRON MAIDEN), AND THE END OF THE VINNIE VINCENT INVASION (AUDIO)

Decibel Geek podcast hosts Chris Czynszak and Aaron Camaro recently interviewed Mark Slaughter for a talk about his new solo album, Slaughter, touring with KISS, and his days working with now-reclusive guitarist Vinnie Vincent in the Vinnie Vincent Invasion. A few excerpts follow:

On the autobiographical nature of his new solo album, 'Reflections in a Rearview Mirror:'

'As records go by in all of our lives, they really are the soundtrack of our lives and that's really what I was trying to do with this record; to make a record that is not only a soundtrack to where people would identify with it, but I used a lot of sounds that were part of my life. My dog is snoring on the first track. My mom, who is no longer with me and my father who is no longer with me are on the record.'

On the decision to put out his first solo album and the reaction from Slaughter bandmate Dana Strum:

'I really didn't get into  it real heavy. I was just recording and recording and then I had [producer] ) Michael (Wagener) do it and I said 'Y'know what, I'm gonna put some stuff out' and he kinda discounted it just as 'Y'know, whatever.' He recorded a record with Vince (Neil), you know he's doing stuff. So, it's me just being an artist.'

On memories of a summer shed tour that Slaughter, promoting their debut album 'Stick it to Ya', opened for KISS in 1990:

'There's something about the air at nighttime in the summertime. You've got your beer, you've got your friends; it is magical and I miss that. A week before we got back with them (KISS), Stevie Ray Vaughan had that helicopter crash. It was Alpine Valley. Literally, that was a week before. So, I get  up onstage and you could see the charred lawn where he died. Right before 'Fly to the Angels' I said, 'Look, I'd like to dedicate this next song to Stevie Ray Vaughan. This is 'Fly to the Angels' and the whole place, 20,000 people... there wasn't one lighter that wasn't in the sky. I still get goosebumps to this day where I go 'Wow.' It was almost like a religious experience at that point.'

On his first discussion with Gene Simmons when Slaughter showed up at pre-tour rehearsals in Lubbock, TX in 1990:

' It was so funny. Gene, the first day, he said 'Listen, we are not going to discuss Vinnie Vincent ever on this whole tour.' And I said 'Okay, Gene.' And then 5 minutes later he goes, 'You know what really bothers me (laughs)....I think we were both were in agreement that Vinnie's a very talented guy but stood in his own way.'

On Vinnie Vincent being misunderstood as just a shredding guitarist from the 80's:

'I'll never forget when we were on tour with Iron Maiden and I was talking guitar player talk with him and I go 'I love Jeff Beck' and he starts playing this Jeff Beck stuff and I'm like 'you've got to be kidding me' and the next thing you know Dave Murray and all the guys from Iron Maiden and their techs are standing on the outside of our dressing room watching him play this stuff and going 'Mate, why don't you play like that?' and Vinnie goes, 'Because it's boring.' He was just trying to be recognized with the shredders.'

On the strain in the studio regarding direction for Vinnie Vincent Invasion followup (and Mark's debut), 'All Systems Go:'

'I sang that record twice. I sang with Vinnie the way the he wanted me to do it and I sang with Dana after Vinnie left.'

On the rumors over many years that Vinnie Vincent was kicked out of his own band:

'I had to sign a Leaving Member Agreement with Chrysalis as well as Dana and Bobby due to the fact that Steve Stevens left Billy Idol. Jeff Aldrich, who is the A&R guy for Chrysalis said 'We cannot afford to lose our talent if these people leave. We need to have them sign an agreement that they will record 4 songs and we will have the option to pick up their option under the premise of the record agreement that was done between the artist they're signed under. In other words, in Vinnie Vincent's record deal; when we were done in 1988, when I walked off the stage and never saw him again, we had to record 4 songs for the label which we did in 1988, going into 89 on New Years Eve we were in the studio; Tim, Blas, Dana and I. 'Fly to the Angels' is one of those songs. We do the songs, we give it to Bud Carr, who managed Kansas. We take it to the record label and they go, 'We're definitely picking up Mark's option.' They had already dropped Vinnie because they had disagreements. They didn't like him and he didn't like them and that was done. They, basically, by picking up my option, gave me his record deal.'

'Vinnie refused to do radio interviews. He wouldn't walk up a set of steps. He said 'Is there an elevator? I'm not walking up those steps' It was a long set of steps and maybe he would've been too winded. I don't know what the issue was but I walked I walked up those steps and I did the interview. I was out there meeting people and I was shaking hands and I was doing what arists like Bonnie Raitt, who's a heritage artist, who's done this her whole frickin' life of meeting people and being an entertainer, never stopped doing.'

'I called Mike (Bone) [Chrysalis Records president] at one point when Vinnie and Dana got into it and Vinnie pulled me down, with his manager at the time, and said 'Are you gonna be in my band or are you gonna go with Dana?' I said I'd rather be in the gutter with Dana.'

'In Sacramento, Dana and I were at the bar during the day at soundcheck having a soda and MTV was on and the 'Love Kills' video came on. I looked up and I just said 'Can you fuckin' believe that?' it said 'The Vinnie Vincent Invasion (featuring Mark Slaughter).' I was like 'Wow, okay.' I knew I had the interest of the label at that point. I'll never forget that Dana said 'And of all fucking times, this is the most publicity that the band's got and it's over tomorrow.'

On Tracii Guns being a candidate for Slaughter:

'He called me when we were done; when Vinnie was over. He said 'You know how I play, you know how good I am.' And I said 'I do know, Tracii. But you know here's milk and cookies which is me and Mr. vampire Hollywood. You know one of these things is not like the other. Not saying that there's anything wrong with that but there is a little bit of a different image so to speak. In my mind I was thinking more of just a guys-next-door band and not trying to get too deep into an image.'

Links to Episode Below:

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Tue
14
Apr

One On One With Mitch Lafon - MARK SLAUGHTER


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In episode 102 of One On One With Mitch Lafon, Mitch is joined by American Rock Icon George Thorogood who discusses his upcoming tour with Brian Setzer, his love of Montreal, opening for the Rolling Stones in the early '80s, his storied career and more. Also, SLAUGHTER's Mark Slaughter joins Mitch to talk about his new killer solo rock album 'Reflections In A Rear View Mirror', looks back at his days with the Vinnie Vincent Invasion, talks about his special bond with Slaughter bassist Dana Strum, Slaughter's upcoming summer tour, taking care of his voice as he agesand much more. This episode is co-hosted by former GUNS 'N ROSES manager, Doug Goldstein.

For more about GEORGE THOROGOOD visit: http://www.georgethorogood.com and on Twitter: @thorogoodmusic

For more about MARK SLAUGHTER visit:  http://www.facebook.com/markslaughterofficial and on Twitter  @markslaughter33

MARK SLAUGHTER PULL QUOTES:

(speaking of his solo album comapred to a Slaughter album) "You still have to be what people expect you to be." "I didn't want to do the Mark Slaughter Polka record."

This Episode of One On One With Mitch Lafon is brought to you by the Heavy Montreal Festival taking place on August 7th, 8th and 9th at Parc Jean Drapeau in Montreal. This year featuring Lamb Of God, Slipknot, Korn, Faith No More as well as '80s artists Dokken, Lita Ford and Warrant. Visit:   http://www.heavymontreal.com

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Mon
13
Apr

Double Stop Podcast - MARK SLAUGHTER

 
This week on The Double Stop is vocalist Mark Slaughter.

Mark (Slaughter, Vinnie Vincent Invasion) discusses his career - from starting in Xcursion, to joining Vinnie Vincent Invasion - to striking out (and finding huge success) with Slaughter. He goes into detail on the first two Slaughter records and discusses his new solo record - Reflections In A Rear View Mirror.

https://soundcloud.com/thedoublestop/ep-55-mark-slaughter-slaughter-vinnie-vincent-invasion
http://thedoublestop.com/ep-55-mark-slaughter-slaughter-vinnie-vincent-invasion-solo/

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Tue
03
Feb

MARK SLAUGHTER Releases Debut Solo Album

SLAUGHTER has sold more than 5 million records worldwide.  The group has had numerous top hits on the Billboard charts such as, Fly To The Angels, Up All Night, Spend My Life, and Mad About You.  They also won the 1991 American Music Award for “Favorite New Artist.”
 
Slaughter has toured with KISS, OZZY OSBOURNE, POISON, DAMN YANKEES, and countless others.
 
Reflections In A Rear View Mirror
 
The debut album from Mark Slaughter, will take you on a Rock N’ Roll journey like no other. Mark delivers 11 diverse songs on the debut, each with a story of its own.
 
On March 18, 2014 Mark Slaughter released Never Givin' Up, his first-ever solo track. This song captures the Rock N Roll anthems of yesterday with a Military Message that salutes all who have faced adversity.
 
Reflections In A Rear View Mirror
Mark Slaughter - All Instruments, Except Drums
Mark Goodin - Drums
Michael Wagener - Mixing, Mastering
 
Purchase via: www.markslaughter.com
 
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Thu
24
Jul

MARK SLAUGHTER Recording First Solo Album - Michael Wagener Miixing/Mastering

Mark Slaughter In Studio With First Ever Solo Album - Michael Wagener Miixing/Mastering
 
 
Mark Slaughter, lead singer of the multi-platinum band Slaughter, is in the studio recording a collection of songs that he wrote for his first-ever upcoming solo release.  
 
With the chance to work with legendary producer Michael Wagener at the helm mixing and masterging the record, Mark is playing all instruments on the album with the exception of drummer Mark Goodin.  His guitar playing rivals the greats out there and his vocals are spot on with a musical range that is par-excellence. Still in the band Slaughter and continuously touring with his band, Mark had years of music creativity stored up and has now decided it is time to share it with the world!
 

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MARK SLAUGHTER
The band Slaughter sold more than five million records worldwide, with  numerous Top 30 hits on the Billboard Charts with tunes such as "Fly To the Angels" and "Up All Night.” The band hit the road playing to stadiums and arenas, touring the world with bands such as KISS, Poison, and Ozzy Osbourne, and more.
 
Before the formation of his own group Slaughter, he fronted a local band Xcursion before joining the Vinnie Vincent Invasion in 1987,  with a huge hit song "Love Kills" that appeared on the Nightmare Before Elm Street 4 movie soundtrack in 1988. After that band disbanded in the late 1980s, two of its members, Dana Strum along with Mark, formed the group Slaughter.
 
Mark Slaughter was born in Las Vegas, Nevada on the 4th of July, and has worked as a voice-over actor and composes music for television, movies and sports outlets, with credits including music compositions for Fox Sports, along with voice over ventures in productions like Batman Beyond, Bloodsport, and Animaniacs.
 
This Spring Mark released a new single, “Never Givin’ Up,” his first ever solo track, to rave reviews on radio stations across the country. And with legendary music producer Michael Wagener Mixing and Mastering it, Mark played all instruments on the track with the only exception being drums that were tackled by Mark Goodin.
 
The tune salutes the military and all who have served, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Red Circle Foundation that assists families of the US Special Operations Forces.
 
Slaughter helped co-found a new band, Scrap Metal, which consists of other platinum-selling singers such as Gunnar Nelson (Nelson), Kelly Keagy (Night Ranger) and Eric Martin (Mr. Big).
 
In addition to the Red Circle Foundation, Slaughter actively participates in charity work including with St. Jude's hospital.
 
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Michael Wagener is a music producer, mixer, and engineer from Hamburg, Germany, best known for his work with many top hard rock and heavy metal bands in the late 1980s. Wagener's works have sold over ninety-four million albums worldwide. Wagener was the original guitarist for the German band Accept. When he turned 18, he was drafted into the German army and was stationed 350 miles away from home. This made it difficult for him to practice with the rest of the band and hence he quit the band. After completing his military service, Wagener began working as an audio engineer in Hamburg in 1972. Through a friendship with singer Don Dokken, Wagener moved to Los Angeles. In 1981 he produced the first Dokken album, and would go on to produce such seminal albums as Skid Row's self-titled debut, which sold five million copies in the US alone. Wagener also mixed Metallica's 1986 classic Master of Puppets. He also engineered the single version of Janet Jackson's "Black Cat," his only pop collaboration.
Wagener has produced or mixed platinum selling albums by Mötley Crüe, W.A.S.P., Overkill, Accept, Great White, Stryper, Poison, Keel, Alice Cooper, Extreme, Megadeth, Janet Jackson, Ozzy Osbourne, Dokken, Metallica, White Lion, and Skid Row.
 
 
Mon
23
Jun

ROCKEYEZ AUDIO INTERVIEW WITH MARK SLAUGHTER OF SLAUGHTER

RockEyez Audio interview with Mark Slaughter of Slaughter
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiyympghenE
 
We talk about Mark’s first solo single “Never Givin Up”
WITH PROCEEDS GOING TO MILITARY RED CIRCLE FOUNDATION!
We also talk about a full length Mark Slaughter release.
 
                                      
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Wed
04
Jun

MARK SLAUGHTER RELEASES FIRST SOLO MATERIAL, "NEVER GIVIN UP"

MARK SLAUGHTER RELEASES FIRST SOLO MATERIAL, "NEVER GIVIN UP"
WITH PROCEEDS GOING TO MILITARY RED CIRCLE FOUNDATION!
 

Nashville, TN. - This Spring Mark Slaughter released a new single, 'Never Givin' Up,' his first ever solo track outside of his multi-platinum band Slaughter, to rave reviews on radio stations across the country. And with legendary music producer Michael Wagener Mixing and Mastering it, Mark played all instruments on the track with the only exception being drums that were tackled by Mark Goodin.
 
Picking up traction on the charts, the tune salutes the military and all who have served, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Red Circle Foundation that assists families of the US Special Operations Forces.
 
It's available at Amazon, iTunes, and Google.
 
 
MARK SLAUGHTER - The band Slaughter sold more than five million records worldwide, with  numerous Top 30 hits on the Billboard Charts with tunes such as "Fly To the Angels" and "Up All Night.' The band hit the road playing to stadiums and arenas, touring the world with bands such as KISS, Poison, and Ozzy Osbourne, and more.
 
This Spring Mark released a new single, 'Never Givin' Up,' his first ever solo track, to rave reviews on radio stations across the country. And with legendary music producer Michael Wagener Mixing and Mastering it, Mark played all instruments on the track with the only exception being drums that were tackled by Mark Goodin.
 
The tune salutes the military and all who have served, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Red Circle Foundation that assists families of the US Special Operations Forces.
 
Before the formation of his own group Slaughter, he fronted a local band Xcursion before joining the Vinnie Vincent Invasion in 1987,  with a huge hit song "Love Kills" that appeared on the Nightmare Before Elm Street 4 movie soundtrack in 1988. After that band disbanded in the late 1980s, two of its members, Dana Strum along with Mark, formed the group Slaughter.
 
Mark Slaughter was born in Las Vegas, Nevada on the 4th of July, and now makes his home in Nashville.  He has worked as a voice-over actor and composes music for television, movies and sports outlets, with credits including music compositions for Fox Sports, along with voice over ventures in productions like Batman Beyond, Bloodsport, and Animaniacs.
 
Slaughter formed a new band, Scrap Metal, which consists of other platinum-selling singers such as Gunnar Nelson (Nelson), Kelly Keagy (Night Ranger) and Eric Martin (Mr. Big).
 
In addition to the Red Circle Foundation, Slaughter actively participates in charity work including with St. Jude's hospital.
 
 

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