Tracii Guns

Born Jan 20, 1966

Tracii Guns is an American guitarist best known as the founder of glam metal group L.A. Guns as well as the supergroups Brides of Destruction and Contraband. He was also very briefly involved in the formation of the first lineup of Guns N' Roses but eventually left the group and was replaced by guitarist Slash.… Read More

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1966 Birth Born on January 20, 1966.


1983 17 Years Old L.A. Guns was formed by Tracii in 1983 initially with singer Michael Jagosz, bassist Ole Beich, and drummer Rob Gardner. … Read More


1996 30 Years Old …  In 1996, the new L.A. Guns released their fifth record, titled American Hardcore. … Read More
1998 32 Years Old 1 More Event
Halfway through the band's 1998 Rock Never Stops tour, Ralph quit to form his own band, leaving Tracii to do another singer change. … Read More
In September 1999, the classic lineup of Tracii Guns, Steve Riley, Phil Lewis, Kelly Nickels, and Mick Cripps prepared to reunite. L.A. Guns set out on the reunion tour in October 1999 and recorded a live album in their hometown of Hollywood, enlisting Gilby Clarke as producer. … Read More
2000 34 Years Old Tracii was also in Poison for a short time in early 2000, when C.C. Deville departed the band for a month over a dispute over his new band opening for Poison that summer. … Read More
2004 38 Years Old In 2004, Tracii featured on the album The Roots of Guns N' Roses, the album featuring the original demos by Hollywood Rose, on tracks remixed by Gilby Clarke.
2005 39 Years Old In the fall of 2005, Tracii was planning on collaborating with Adler's Appetite in a project titled "Guns N' Roses Revisited", with a tour of Asia planned. However, it never happened due to Guns N' Roses singer Axl Rose threatening to file legal action. In 2007, Tracii guested on the debut album Dopesnake by Hollywood Roses along with Mick Taylor formerly of The Rolling Stones, Phil Lewis and Paul Black both also of L.A. Guns, Gilby Clarke formerly of Guns N' Roses and Rock Star Supernova, Fred Coury of Cinderella and formerly of London, Teddy Andreadis, Pat Travers and Hollywood Rose founder Chris Weber.


2008 42 Years Old It was announced in October 2008, that Steven Adler had formed a new supergroup with Tracii called Guns of Destruction. … Read More
2010 44 Years Old After performing together at the "Giving 2010" benefit event on May 3, 2010, Guns formed the cover band "Carnival of Dogs" with Matt Sorum (Velvet Revolver, Camp Freddy, formerly of Guns N' Roses and The Cult), Franky Perez (Solo, Scars on Broadway, DKFXP, Apocalyptica) and Phil Soussan (formerly of Ozzy Osbourne, Billy Idol and Vince Neil).
2012 46 Years Old In 2012, Guns worked with Italian producer Pietro Foresti on the song "America Dreaming" with Italian band J27.
2013 47 Years Old In 2013, Guns joined the band of the production "Raiding The Rock Vault" at the Las Vegas Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV. … Read More


2016 50 Years Old In the summer of 2016, Guns teamed up with Phil Lewis for the first time in 14 years for a handful of shows under the name "L.A. Guns' Phil Lewis + Tracii Guns". … Read More
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