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|Born||May 4, 1963|
|Died||April 6, 2010 (aged 46)|
|Genres||Hard rock, glam metal|
|Instruments||Bass guitar, vocals|
|Associated acts||Pretty Boy Floyd, Rattlin' Bones|
Vincent Charles Pusateri (May 4, 1963 – April 6, 2010), best known by his stage name Vinnie Chas, was an American musician. Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, he moved to Washington State as a child and while growing up there, he went to Bethel High School and were in several bands with childhood friend Jerry Cantrell. In 1987, Chas joined Hollywood-based hard rock band Pretty Boy Floyd as their bassist. He died on April 6, 2010 in Vancouver, Washington and is laid to rest in Spanaway, Washington.
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