Find Part 1 Here and Part 2 Here
Two L.A. Guns? Sadly there was a split in the band when Tracii Guns left to work with Brides of Destruction and then formed a completely separate band under the L.A. Guns moniker. This makes sense since he was the one who created L.A. Guns and it does bear his name. The other version of L.A. Guns was “owned” by Steve Riley somehow and there was a great deal of acrimony between the two camps.
Each of the bands kept recording and touring until Tracii disbanded his group in 2012. Phil’s version of L.A. Guns made a cover record titled “Rips the Covers Off” (excellent cover of Moonage Daydream) and produced “Tales from the Strip” and “Hollywood Forever” during this time.
As one of the early Sunset Strip sleaze bands L.A. Guns has worked hard over the years to remain relevant. Whether fans were hearing about their many lineup changes, the feuding or the new albums being released, all throughout the late nineties and early 2000s L.A. Guns were still making headlines in the music world. When many of our favorite hair bands have long since given up the fight it has been rewarding to be an L.A. Guns fan throughout all the years.
There’s not a whole lot more to say about the 2 L.A. Guns bands other than both of them had an astounding amount of members come and go. Come back tomorrow to find out all about the one and only L.A. Guns of today!