L.A. Guns

L.A. Guns

L.A. Guns is the name of two glam metal groups from Los Angeles, California. One group is led by Guitarist Tracii Guns while the other version is led by Vocalist Phil Lewis & Drummer Steve Riley. The group was initially formed in 1983 and was composed of guitarist Tracii Guns, singer Axl Rose (who left to form Hollywood Rose and was replaced by Michael Jagosz), bassist Ole Beich and drummer Rob Gardner. The group disbanded in 1984 when Tracii Guns and Axl Rose decided to merge both L.A. Guns and Hollywood Rose to form the first lineup of Guns N` Roses.

Articles with L.A. Guns

L.A. GUNS – The Devils You Know

In the ‘80’s, L.A. Guns cemented themselves as soldiers of the Sunset Strip, playing the legendary clubs and helping create the scene, myths, legends and historical aura that live on through DVD’s, documentaries and biographies.  And they can still say they got played on MTV, when it was cool. With their 2017 reunion release The… Read more »


L.A. GUNS Bring The Strip to Cincinnati

On Friday April 5, Riverfront Live hosted a jammed evening with two bands from California’s warm, Western shores.  The Darbies and L.A. Guns brought the goods, with the young blood starting the evening in up and coming fashion. The youth gone wild from L.A. started the show with four guys keeping the music of the… Read more »


Photos – L.A. GUNS Live! in Cincinnati

Photos – L.A. GUNS Bring The Strip to Cincinnati CLICK HERE to read a review of the show.


L.A. GUNS – The Devil You Know

L.A. Guns carry the distinction of being a survivor of the Sunset Strip era, coming to prominence during the MTV generation.  Over the years and decades they’ve released new material with various lineups, touring consistently.  Though many of their counterparts faded away, they rejuvenated their sound with returning guitarist Tracii Guns on 2017’s The Missing… Read more »


L.A. GUNS To Release “Made in Milan” March 23rd

After more than a decade apart, Tracii Guns and Phil Lewis reunited under the L.A. GUNS’ banner and in 2017, released arguably the most critically praised album of their catalog, “The Missing Peace“. Landing at #12 Top Record Label Independent Current Albums, #17 Top Current Rock Albums, and #47 Top Current Albums on the Billboard… Read more »


Photos – LA GUNS, JACK RUSSELL’S GREAT WHITE, WARRANT, RIVERDOGS Live!

Photos – LA GUNS, JACK RUSSELL’S GREAT WHITE, WARRANT, RIVERDOGS Live! CLICK HERE to read a review of the show.


L.A. Guns- The Missing Peace

How many of your favorite bands that debuted in the 80’s are still putting out new music? Sure, there are a handful, but those numbers are fairly low. Well, after years of lineup changes, and even two bands using the same name for a period of time, L.A. Guns are back with The Missing Peace… Read more »


LA GUNS RETURNS! New song “Speed”, now available from Frontiers Records s.r.l.

As the revival of the classic ‘80s hard rock and heavy metal scene continues unabated here in the 21st century, one reunion has been at the top of the wishlist of many a fan for a long time: the songwriting combination of Tracii Guns and Philip Lewis under the L.A. Guns banner. What once seemed… Read more »


L.A. Guns to Release “The Missing Peace” on October 13th via Frontiers Music Srl

As the revival of the classic ’80s hard rock and heavy metal scene continues unabated here in the 21st century, one reunion has been at the top of the wishlists of many a fan for a long time: the songwriting combination of Tracii Guns and Philip Lewis under the L.A. Guns banner. What once seemed… Read more »


L.A. GUNS Live! – At The Whisky a Go Go

Dateline, March 3rd, 2017, Sunset Strip, Hollywood, CA.  Inside the legendary Whisky a Go Go, the floor swells with what might seem like an over capacity crowd.  The typically diligent security at the Whisky, which ordinarily keeps the crowd from blocking the red walkways, have clearly given up on even trying to influence the maintenance of those… Read more »