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|Vinnie's Pop Dreams Dashed
- Hardman Jones fails to find his footing in the music business
VINNIE JONES may have struck gold in Hollywood but despite all his efforts, has yet to score in the pop world.
Jones, currently on a high with the success of Guy Ritchie's Snatch, had hoped to team up with record big-wigs RCA to release his first single. But the industry giant knocked Vinnie for six when they shelved plans to release the single, a cover of the song Big Bad Leroy Brown.
The single, recorded with celebrated musician and TV presenter Jools Holland, didn't hit stores in December as intended due to fears it would become submerged in the rush for a Christmas no.1. And, despite plans to release it early this year, RCA have now ditched the idea altogether.
A record company source revealed that Vinnie was not on the RCA artist roster. "We were in negotiations with Vinnie and he had a couple of demos which we were listening to but we haven't signed him. It wasn't quite the right stuff for us."