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L.A. Guns

L.A. Guns is the name of a hard rock group formed in Los Angeles, California, of which two rival incarnations currently exist due to numerous line-up changes. The first incarnation of the group was formed, by Tracii Guns, in 1983 but disbanded in 1985 following its merger with fellow Los Angeles group Hollywood Rose, becoming the first lineup of Guns N' Roses. The same year, the group was reformed by Guns and singer Paul Black adding Mick Cripps and Nickey Alexander. Black would soon be replaced by former Girl singer Phil Lewis while former Faster Pussycat bassist Kelly Nickels was added t ...read more

L.A. Guns is the name of a hard rock group formed in Los Angeles, California, of which two rival incarnations currently exist due to numerous line-up changes. The first incarnation of the group was formed, by Tracii Guns, in 1983 but disbanded in 1985 following its merger with fellow Los Angeles group Hollywood Rose, becoming the first lineup of Guns N' Roses. The same year, the group was reformed by Guns and singer Paul Black adding Mick Cripps and Nickey Alexander. Black would soon be replaced by former Girl singer Phil Lewis while former Faster Pussycat bassist Kelly Nickels was added to the group. Later, Alexander would be replaced by former W.A.S.P. drummer Steve Riley with this being known as the "classic lineup" of L.A. Guns. They achieved moderate chart success in the late 80's and early 90's. However, the group went through numerous lineup changes (with Guns being the only consistent member) and failed to regain mainstream attention.

The "classic lineup" of the group would reunite in 1999 and began recording new material. However, the group continued to change lineups and Guns eventually left to form the hard rock supergroup Brides of Destruction with Nikki Sixx of Mötley Crüe in 2002. L.A. Guns continued without Guns, bringing in guitarist Stacey Blades, however, following his decision to put Brides of Destruction on hiatus in 2006, Guns formed The Tracii Guns Band. The group's lineup consisted of former L.A. Guns members Black, Alexander as well as Jeremy Guns (though the lineup would eventually change), with the group eventually changing their name to L.A. Guns. Both groups continue to record and tour under the L.A. Guns moniker.

To date, L.A. Guns have released nine studio albums – L.A. Guns (1988); Cocked & Loaded (1989); Hollywood Vampires (1991); Vicious Circle (1995); American Hardcore (1996); Shrinking Violet (1999); Man in the Moon (2001); Waking the Dead (2002) and Tales from the Strip (2005), two extended plays – Cuts (1992); Wasted (1998) as well as a number of live and compilation albums. « hide

Similar Bands: Motley Crue, Faster Pussycat, Hanoi Rocks, Guns N' Roses, Bang Tango

LPs
Hollywood Forever
06/05/2012

3
3 Votes
Tales From The Strip
2005

3.6
10 Votes
Waking The Dead
2002

3.5
11 Votes
Man In The Moon
2001

2.8
6 Votes
Shrinking Violet
1999

2.3
4 Votes
American Hardcore
1996

1.6
8 Votes
Vicious Circle
1994

3.4
9 Votes
Hollywood Vampires
1991

3.3
18 Votes
Cocked & Loaded
1989

3.9
27 Votes
LA Guns
1988

4
26 Votes
EPs
Wasted
1998

3
1 Votes
Cuts
1992

2.8
2 Votes
Holiday Foreplay
1991

I Wanna Be Your Man
1990

Collector's Edition No. 1
1985

Live Albums
Acoustic Gypsy Live
2011

Hellraisers Ball: Caught in the Act
2008

2
1 Votes
Loud and Dangerous: Live from Hollywood
2006

Live: A Nite On The Strip
2000

3.1
4 Votes
Live! Vampires
1992

Compilations
Covered in Guns
2010

20th Century Masters – The Millennium Collection
2005

3.5
1 Votes
Rip The Covers Off
2004

3.3
3 Votes
Ultimate L.A. Guns
2002

Cocked & Re-Loaded
2000

3.8
3 Votes
Greatest Hits and Black Beauties
1999

Best Of: Hollywood a Go-Go
1994


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