After leaving (or getting fired from -- depends who you ask) Kiss in 1984, guitarist Vinnie Vincent put together his own outfit shortly thereafter called the Vinnie Vincent Invasion. Filling the bass slot in Vincent's band was Dana Strum, a veteran of the L.A. metal scene who had also acted as a talent scout of sorts for both Ozzy Osbourne and Kiss, helping to recruit both the late-great Randy Rhoads and Jake E. Lee for Osbourne's band, and none other than Mr. Vincent himself for Kiss (and his subsequent replacement in the band, Mark St. John), with the muscle-bound Bobby Rock handling the drums. The trio set out to find a suitable lead singer, and was impressed by an audition tape from a newcomer, but the applicant failed to include a name or contact info. With a record contract with Chrysalis waiting in the wings, the band hired one-time Journey singer Robert Fleischman to impersonate the unknown singer's vocal style (which bore more than a passing resemblance to Led Zeppelin's Robert Plant). But just one look at the group's promo pictures at the time clearly showed that Fleischman didn't fit in with the group's dolled-up image.