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Album Review: L.A. Guns – “Made In Milan”

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 4:45 PM (PST)

I did not expect to be reviewing an L.A. Guns record today as I had a lot going on, but hearing the scorching performance captured on Made In Milan, one of the most red hot live records I have heard in a damn minute, made me have to get hoppin’ on letting you all know this baby is bad news! I dare any rock fan worth their salt to pretend “Over The Edge” on here doesn’t knock you across the room and send your socks flying.

After more than a decade apart, Tracii Guns and Phil Lewis reunited under the L.A. Guns’ banner and have been kicking butt. The chemistry is on full display here and the recording has an lot of body and vibe to the sound. The performances absolutely smoke. You will feel like you are in the room with the guys. “Killing Machine” and “Sex Action” positively get your leg stomping with revved up delivery and throwback glam grit. The band sound like they are having a blast and in no way is this set dialed in. “Malaria” is another standout, guitar heroics aplenty that just remind you how people used to be able to really play and not just need deathcore smoosh riffs with two notes in every song. This is real hard rock, baby. The bass thump, the snarled yet sung vocals and the searing guitar ballsy blues influenced riffs paired with killer harmonies…it’s a real treat.

Of course you also get “The Ballad Of Jayne” for a great slower moment to break up the set and make you wish people held up lighters still instead of cell phones. Tracii is positively a maniac on this, giving one of the best performances of the dude’s career. If you are a fan of his work you will not want to miss this. Alessandro Del Vecchio captured the band on a very special hot streak and th solos and energy are fuckin’ glorious. This record is WELL worth your time and is out March 23rd on CD/DVD (yes, there is live concert footage of the night!), Blu-Ray, vinyl and MP3. Pick it up!

L.A. Guns part ways with new guitarist, announce replacement

Posted by Metal Dude on Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 3:55 PM (PST)

L.A. Guns‘ new guitarist Frankie Wilsey, who joined last month, is apparently not in the band anymore and has been replaced by Michael Grant of EndeverafteR. About the new lineup change, bassist Scotty Griffin writes:

“Is Michael our permanent guitarist? What happened to the last guitarist? Whose solo album is better, Paul’s or Ace’s? I can’t say… I’m just the bass player. But you heard it here first. Stay tuned.” In a separate post, he states, “Set up and ready to rock Illinois tonight! First show of the year, and first show with our newest member, Michael Grant of EndeverafteR on lead guitar!”

L.A. Guns’ last studio album, Hollywood Forever, was released last June on Cleopatra Records.

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L.A. Guns announce new guitarist

Posted by Metal Dude on Monday, December 17, 2012 at 8:12 PM (PST)

Long running L.A. hard rockers/heavy metallers L.A. Guns have the announced addition of guitarist Frankie Wilsey to replace longtime member Stacey Blades, who had been the band’s guitarist since 2004. They write:

“L.A. Guns are delighted to announce the new guitarist is our old friend Frankie Wilsey, who we first met back in 2007 when he was playing in Stephen Pearcy’s band, Arcade, on the Rock Never Stops tour. Frankie spent more time on our bus than his own, impressing us with hours of classic bootleg videos from the ’70s and ’80s. He was clearly a rock aficionado, truly a scholar and a gentleman. Frankie’s been playing guitar since 1977. He formed his first band, Head On, in San Francisco in ’81 and then went on to form the hometown Bay area champions Sea Hags in ’88. He moved to Los Angeles in the early ’90s, where he teamed up with Stephen Pearcy of Ratt and Fred Coury of Cinderella to form Arcade. In addition to lots of sessions in Los Angeles, Frankie recently toured with legendary singer John Waite and also had a residency in Las Vegas as Joe Perry in the definitive Aerosmith tribute band, Aeromyth. Frankie joins the band with Guns blazing, ready to tour the world and get involved in writing and recording new original material.”

Frankie also comments on joining the band, “I met Phil and Steve years ago, traveling down this road. Found out they’re blessed with classic rock style and a road warrior ethic that is rare in this weakling world of music. I have to say, I think this is a very good match up. Let’s hope the fans feel the same.”

L.A. Guns’ last studio album, Hollywood Forever, was released last June on Cleopatra Records.

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