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L.A. Guns

Formed: 1983
From: Los Angeles, CA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest L.A. Guns News

Below is our complete L.A. Guns news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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L.A. Guns Ripped Off While Performing In Dayton

According to Bring Back Glam, the L.A. GUNS version featuring Tracii Guns on guitar, Jeremy Guns on bass, Chad Stewart on drums and Paul Black on vocals had their wallets stolen while they were on stage performing last night (Thursday, December 6) at McGuffy's in Dayton. Ohio. However, it appears that a suspect was quickly apprehended before he was able to leave the venue and the stolen goods were presumably recovered.

For more information on what exactly went down, visit Bring Back Glam.

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L.A. Guns Announce North American Tour Dates

The Tracii Guns version of L.A. GUNS, consisting of Tracii on guitar, his son Jeremy on bass, Paul Black on vocals and Chad Stewart on drums, has announced the following tour dates:

November
30 - Crowbar - Johnson City, Tennessee

December
1 - The Sound Garden - Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
5 - The Lighthouse - Imperial, Pennsylvania
6 - McGuffys - Dayton, Ohio
7 - Shakers - Cambridge, Ohio
8 - The Monkey Bar - Huntington, West Virginia
9 - Zakks - Murfreesboro, North Carolina
11 - Johnny B - Whitby, Ontario
12 - ADC Perfomance Center - Southbridge, Massachusetts
13 - Brighton Bar - Long Branch, New Jersey
14 - Jaxx - Springfield, Virginia

January
4 - House Of Blues - Hollywood, California
5 - Canyon Club - Las Vegas, Nevada
10 - House Of Blues - San Diego, Californa More...

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L.A. Guns Part Ways With Bassist

L.A. GUNS frontman Phil Lewis has issued the following update:

"Dear friends, it is with enormous regret we announce the departure of our good friend Adam Hamilton [bass]. Adam has been offered a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to pursue his dreams as a producer. From this point on he will become a full-time studio rat chained to a recording console but I suspect he will still wear a bit of eyeliner. Adam, we wish you well mate, you have stuck with us through very good and a few extraordinary bad times, you will always be a brother and we all thank you for the amazing music you have contributed, Thank you for your commitment to the band and the fans, it's been nothing but pleasure touring the world with you, Your sharp sense of humor that got us through some very sketchy times will be missed. You can show off all those backstage laminates with pride in your studio and know that you are the very essence of rock and roll and a lifetime behind a mixing board will never take that away from you. We all eagerly look forward to the sonic delights you are soon to create and give you and your family our blessings and want you to know you will always be a part of our L.A. GUNS family."

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Original L.A. Guns Members To Tour The UK

Original LA Guns members Tracii Guns, Nickey Alexander and Paul Black are to tour the UK early in '07. They'll be appearing at:

January 16 - London Camden Underworld
January 17 - Milton Keynes Woughton Centre
January 18 - Cardiff Point
January 19 - Dudley JB's
January 20 - Nottingham Rock City
January 21 - Bradford Rio
January 22 - Crewe Limelight

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Rose Tattoo's Pete Wells Dies

Christie Eliezer of Billboard.com reports: Pete Wells, slide guitarist and one of the founders of Australian power blues band Rose Tattoo, died in a Sydney hospital early yesterday morning (March 27). He was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2002 and had spent the last five weeks in the hospital. According to friends, he was due to turn 60 this year.

Wells emerged in 1966 playing bass in the Brisbane blues band Head. He moved to Sydney and joined heavy metal band Buffalo. The band's "Volcanic Rock" was the first Australian metal album to go gold; the act also scored an overseas deal with Vertigo.

In 1976 he switched to slide guitar, formed the seminal Rose Tattoo and went on to hire lead singer Angry Anderson. They became one of Australian's main street outlaw bands and found a loyal following in the United Kingdom, Germany and France. Wells' original concept for the band was for all the members to sport bright orange hair, tattoos, shaved eyebrows and black T-shirts and jeans.

Rose Tattoo's influence later became apparent on U.S. rock combos like Guns N' Roses, who covered its track "Nice Boys (Don't Play Rock'n'Roll)," Motley Crue and L.A. Guns.

Australian acts such as the Beasts of Bourbon, Paul Kelly and Tim Rogers staged benefit concerts for Wells in Sydney and Melbourne last September. A memorial service will be held Friday (March 31) in Sydney.

Read the full article at Billboard.com.

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