L.A. Guns

Also known as L.A.Guns, LA Guns
Members of L.A. Guns: Adam Hamilton, Axl Rose, Chad Stewart, Chuck Garric, Jizzy Pearl, Kelly Nickels, Mick Cripps, Nickey Alexander, Paul Black (7), Phil Lewis, Scotty Griffin, Steve Riley, Tracii Guns
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.laguns.net, http://www.myspace.com/lagunsofficial

Discography of L.A. Guns:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 L.A. Guns 11 Audio 1988 Vertigo
2 Hollywood Vampires 12 Audio 1991 Polydor
3 L.A. Guns 11 Audio 1988 Vertigo
4 Cocked & Loaded 15 Audio 1989 Vertigo
5 Hollywood Vampires 12 Audio 1991 Polydor
6 Cocked & Loaded 15 Audio 1989
7 L.A. Guns 11 Audio 1988
8 Cocked & Loaded 13 Audio 1989 Vertigo
9 Hollywood Vampires 12 Audio 1991 Polydor
10 American Hardcore 12 Audio 1996 CMC International Records
11 L.A. Guns 11 Audio 1988 Vertigo
12 Rip And Tear 3 Audio 1989 Polygram
13 The Ballad Of Jayne 4 Audio 1991 Mercury
14 Cocked And Reloaded 14 Audio 2005 Mausoleum Records
15 Greatest Hits And Black Beauties 14 Audio 1999 Deadline Music
16 Cocked And Re-loaded 15 Audio 2001 Brilliant
17 Sex, Booze N' Tattoos 12 Audio 2007-11-20 Cleopatra
18 The Ballad Of Jayne 2 Audio 1991 Mercury
19 L.A. Guns 11 Audio 1988 Vertigo
20 Vicious Circle 16 Audio 1994 Mercury
21 Never Enough 2 Audio 1989 Polygram Records
22 Some Lie 4 Love 4 Audio 1988 Mercury
23 The Ballad Of Jayne 3 Audio 1991 Mercury
24 Cinderella 136 Audio 2002 Домашняя Коллекция
25 Some Lie 4 Love 4 Audio 1988 Mercury
26 L.A. Guns 11 Audio 1988-01-00 Vertigo
27 Cocked & Loaded 15 Audio 1989 Vertigo
28 Holiday Foreplay 5 Audio 1991 Polydor
29 Hollywood Vampires 12 Audio 1991 Polydor
30 Live! Vampires 8 Audio 1992 Vertigo
31 Vicious Circle 15 Audio 1994 Polydor
32 Live! A Night On The Strip 14 Audio 2000 Deadline Music
33 Hollywood Rehearsal 12 Audio 1997 Dolphin Entertainment
34 Singles Going Home Alone #1 2 Audio 2012-01-17 Matador
35 I Wanna Be Your Man 3 Audio 1990 Vertigo
36 The Ballad Of Jayne 2 Audio 1991 Polygram
37 Cocked & Loaded 15 Audio 1989
38 L.A. Guns 11 Audio 1988 Vertigo
39 Hollywood Vampires 12 Audio 1991 Vertigo
40 Cocked & Loaded 13 Audio 1989 Vertigo
41 The Roots Of Guns N' Roses 12 Audio 2008 Cleopatra
42 Hollywood Forever 10 Audio 2012 Deadline Music
43 Covered In Guns 13 Audio 2010 Deadline Music
44 Cocked & Loaded 13 Audio 1989 Vertigo
45 Vicious Circle 15 Audio 1994
46 L.A. Guns 11 Audio 1988 Vertigo
47 Hollywood Vampires 12 Audio 1991
48 Cocked & Loaded 15 Audio 1989 Vertigo
49 Cocked And Loaded 13 Audio 1989 Vertigo
50 Live At The Philidelphia Spectrum 1988 11 Audio Not On Label (L.A. Guns Self-released)


L.A. Guns is an American rock band whose music is frequently associated with the L.A. glam metal scene which grew up around the Sunset Strip in the 1980s, in particular the sleaze rock subgenre. Guns N' Roses, which once featured three of the original L.A. Guns members, was the most prominent exponent of this subgenre, generally preferring an anti-social image to elaborate make-up and costumes. Today two bands share and tour using the L.A. Guns name: One is headed by Tracii Guns, the founder of the original band, and the other is headed by Phil Lewis and Steve Riley, the singer and drummer of the most successful incarnation of the band.

During September 2002, founding guitarist Tracii Guns became very involved in Brides of Destruction, a new project with Mötley Crüe bassist Nikki Sixx. Guns saw the project as an opportunity to recapture the fan and street-credibility he had held in the late 1980s and signed on as lead guitarist for Brides of Destruction. In 2004, the new band embarked on a World Tour, and the future of L.A. Guns was in doubt until both Steve Riley and Phil Lewis told the Hairball John Radio Show that the band would continue despite Tracii Guns' involvement in Brides of Destruction.

They had gone through several guitarists since Tracii Guns departed in October 2002. With a new guitarist named Stacey Blades, L.A. Guns released the covers album Rips the Covers Off. The band recorded and released Tales from the Strip in August 2005. It is the only U.S> released L.A. Guns album not to feature Tracii Guns (there was also a Japan-only live album released in 1992)[1].

[edit] A second L.A. Guns forms (2005)

In 2005 a remastered set of demos, which were recorded around the time L.A. Guns wrote their first album (before Phil Lewis joined) was released, featuring Paul Black on vocals. The album was called Black List. The album featured much of the same material as the band's first two studio albums, which Paul Black had a considerable role in writing before being dismissed from the band. This was surprising to many L.A. Guns fans since Black was denied credit on the first two albums and the information was never made public until the Black List release. Soon after this, as the Brides of Destruction's second album did not maintain the success of the first, Tracii Guns put together a "solo" band and focused his attention on that.

The Tracii Guns Band featured former L.A. Guns members Paul Black, Nickey "Beat" Alexander and Tracii Guns, as well as Jeremy Carson, and Jason Saenz. The band soon began using the L.A. Guns name because it contained three founding members of the band.

In an odd twist on October 10, 2006, Phil Lewis joined Paul Black and Tracii Guns onstage at the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Cathouse, a Hollywood club run by Riki Rachtman and Taime Downe. The two frontmen dueted on the band's song "Rip and Tear".

Current line-up I (Phil Lewis band)

* Phil Lewis - vocals (1987-1995, 1999-present)

* Stacey Blades - guitar (2004-present)

* Scott Griffin - bass (2007-present)

* Steve Riley - drums (1988-1992, 1994-present)

[edit] Current line-up II (Tracii Guns band)

* Marty Casey - vocals (2008-present)

* Tracii Guns - guitar (1983-2002, 2006-present)

* Alec Bauer - guitar (2008-present)

* Jeremy Guns - bass (2006-present)

* Chad Stewart - drums (2007-present)


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