As we reported last week both Michael Grant and L.A. Guns had announced that Grant was out of the band. Sure, there was a bit of this-n-that about how that actually happened. But the end result was the same and the question on everyone's mind was whether L.A. Guns would replace Grant or continue on with only one guitarist (Tracii Guns).
The answer was provided via Tracii Guns' Instagram, where he stated:
"I would personally like to welcome @johnnymonaco to @laguns. He’s a very sophisticated musician, a great friend and I can’t wait to share the stage with him."
We're all interested in seeing how this lineup works for the band. Johnny Monaco has spent many years in the spotlight as guitarist and singer for Enuff Znuff. So he's no babe in the woods when it comes to the world of music. The headlines in the metal world have been filled with the news of Grant's "firing" as well as speculation about how the band would handle the situation moving forward. Johnny Monaco has some big shoes to fill- Grant was definitely a talented guitarist, but I think his history over the years proves that he's definitely up to the job.
Welcome to L.A. Guns Johnny!