Tracii Guns
American musician
Tracii Guns
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.
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Celebrated Stones, Zeppelin Producer Dies
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Veteran music engineer and producer Andy Johns died in Los Angeles over the weekend. He was 61. During his illustrious career, Johns -- whose brother and nephew, respectively, are fellow producers Glyn Johns and Ethan Johns -- worked on such classic albums as Led Zeppelin's "II," the Rolling Stones' "Sticky Fingers" and Joni Mitchell's "Shadows and Light," Variety.com reports. According to CNN, Johns was hospitalized late last month. The cause of his death is still unknown. Born in Surrey, England, Johns began his decades-long career as a tape operator at the famed Olympic Studios in London, where he worked on sessions for the Jimi Hendrix Experience's "Axis: Bold as Love." "In those days you could go into one studio and Joe Cocker was working, and then you're working with Jimi Hendrix in Studio One, or down the corridor Eric Clapton is doing something," Johns once said of his early Olympic Studios days, according to Billboard. "It was a serious center. A lot of t ...
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Music DVD/CD Reviews: Alice Cooper, LA Guns, Paul Rodgers, Brainstorm, Almah ... - Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
This is a live album from Tracii Guns' version of the band. There is, of course, a Phil Lewis, LA Guns' most well known singer, version of the group treading the boards as well. Tracii Guns' LA Guns are fronted by Jizzi Pearl of Love/Hate fame
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LA GUNS Featured On Latest 'Focus In The Mix With Denise Ames' Episode - Sep ... - Blabbermouth.net
Google News - over 5 years
Phil Lewis' LA GUNS is not to be confused with the Tracii Guns-led version of the group, which is also continuing to record and perform under the LA GUNS moniker. LA GUNS' latest album, "Tales from the Strip", was released in August 2005 in the US via
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Battle of the LA Guns - Rock AAA (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
LA Guns singer Phil Lewis says it's a shame to see a guitarist with the ability of Tracii Guns struggling to make an impact and running his version of the band's name into the ground. Both Lewis and Guns front different versions of the band under the
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MATT SORUM Interviewed By Brazil's ROCK FOREVER (Video) - Sep. 6, 2011 - Blabbermouth.net
Google News - over 5 years
Sorum and guitarist Tracii Guns (LA GUNS) spent time in Brazil in May working on the new album from KIARA ROCKS. They helped produce three new songs plus a new version of the previously released track "All My Steps". Tracii Guns and KIARA ROCKS
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LA Guns: "Tracii está arrastando o nome da banda na lama" - Whiplash! RockSite
Google News - over 5 years
Über Rock: Falando sobre o LA Guns por um momento, você com certeza leu minha resenha da versão de Tracii Guns do LA Guns e visto os comentários dele sobre só querer trabalhar com vocês novamente 'se fosse pelo preço certo'
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L.A. Guns Detail 'Acoustic Gypsy Live' - Rock Edition
Google News - over 5 years
In a press statement, guitarist Tracii Guns remarked, “[I was] terrified, as I hadn't played live acoustically for more than an hour since my Bancroft Junior High School guitar ensemble when I was 13 years old. I gathered up the guys I trust the most
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LA Guns: Acoustic Gypsy LIVE on CD - Hollywood Today Newsmagazine
Google News - over 5 years
New York, NY (HOLLYWOOD TODAY)8/16/11/— Favored Nations Entertainment is proud to announce the September 27th CD release of Acoustic Gypsy Live by LA Guns (Tracii Guns, guitar; Danny Nordahl, bass; Chad Steward, drums; Jizzy Pearl, vocals,
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Show Up! An interview with LA Guns guitarist Tracii Guns - Weekly Alibi (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
“The Ballad of Jayne” circa 1989—Tracii Guns is the one with short hair and ripped jeans tucked into cowboy boots. Responsible for this profound guitar work is maestro Tracii Guns. (That surname is not only the band's namesake, but also that of Guns N
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Life on the road is wearying for LA Guns - Quad City Times
Google News - over 5 years
Since 2009, Wilkinson's work includes singing for the rock quartet that was founded in 1983 by guitarist Tracii Guns. After briefly disbanding in 1985 to form the first lineup of Guns N' Roses, LA Guns re-formed later in 1985
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'80s Metal Stars Talk Nirvana's 'Nevermind' - Ultimate-Guitar.Com
Google News - over 5 years
Nikki Sixx (Mötley Crüe), Phil Collen (Def Leppard), Sebastian Bach (Skid Row), Sammy Hagar (Van Halen) and Tracii Guns (LA Guns) spoke to Spin.com about Nirvana's classic 1991 album "Nevermind", which will be reissued on September 27 in both standard
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What's Happenin': Tuesday, August 2, through Wednesday, August 17 - River Cities Reader
Google News - over 5 years
And now, with a lineup composed of vocalist Jizzy Pearl, guitarist Tracii Guns, bassist Jeremy Guns, and percussionist Doni Gray, LA Guns' pulse-quickening, ceiling-shaking rock anthems are being performed in a Midwestern tour that finds the band
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MATT SORUM Interviewed In Brazil – Part 2 - July 30, 2011 - Blabbermouth.net
Google News - over 5 years
Sorum and guitarist Tracii Guns (LA GUNS) spent time in Brazil in May working on the new album from KIARA ROCKS. They helped produce three new songs plus a new version of the previously released track "All My Steps". Tracii Guns and KIARA ROCKS
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Beats with your bumber cars - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Google News - over 5 years
11 ($20 to $40) Whitesnake only has one original member (singer David Coverdale), Skid Row is touring without singer Sebastian Bach, and LA Guns has split off into two bands with the same name, one featuring founder Tracii Guns (playing the fair Aug
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Ex-Integrantes do Guns n Roses gravam com Kiara Rocks em São Paulo - Jornal Floripa
Google News - over 5 years
O Brasil recebeu neste mês a presença de dois ex-integrantes do Guns 'n Roses, Matt Sorum e Tracii Guns. Matt é ex-baterista do Guns e do supergrupo Velvet Revolver, e Tracii foi o guitarrista da formação original do Guns n Roses e da banda glam metal
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L.A. Guns a Trieste - Il Friuli
Google News - over 5 years
Che poi assieme a Tracii Guns (ora chitarrista degli LA Guns) diede vita alla mitica band e dove lo stesso Tracii restò fino a quando decise di tornare coi suoi LA Guns e venne quindi sostituito con un certo Slash... Tra le leggende assolute del Glam
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Tracii Guns
    FORTIES
  • 2016
    Age 50
    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".
    More Details Hide Details Under the "L.A. Guns" name, Guns and Lewis plan to record a new album together. Welcome to the Jungle is a tribute album to Guns N' Roses, where Guns and Clarke play the guitar on each song.
  • 2013
    Age 47
    In 2013, Guns joined the band of the production "Raiding The Rock Vault" at the Las Vegas Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV.
    More Details Hide Details 2014 with Devil City Angels, featuring Brandon Gibbs (Cheap Thrills) vocals, Ricki Rocket (Poison) drums & Eric Brittingham (Cinderella) Bass.
  • 2012
    Age 46
    In 2012, Guns worked with Italian producer Pietro Foresti on the song "America Dreaming" with Italian band J27.
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  • 2010
    Age 44
    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).
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  • 2008
    Age 42
    It was announced in October 2008, that Steven Adler had formed a new supergroup with Tracii called Guns of Destruction.
    More Details Hide Details The band's lineup rounded up by Adler's Appetite and Enuff Z'nuff bassist Chip Z'nuff and singer Eric Dover of Sextus and formerly of Jellyfish and Slash's Snakepit. They were to make their live debut at the Key Club in Hollywood on November, 19 with "very special guests" in attendance. However the group was to be short lived and Dover soon announced that he was not involved in the project.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2005
    Age 39
    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.
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  • 2004
    Age 38
    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.
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  • 2000
    Age 34
    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.
    More Details Hide Details Tracii joined Quiet Riot in December 2005, a move that was to be short lived after he parted ways less than a month later.
  • 1999
    Age 33
    Also in 1999, Tracii released his debut album Killing Machine, which was later re-released in 2004 with the new title of All Eyes are Watchin.
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    In 1999, Tracii played a show in Hollywood, California with former Guns N' Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke, who produced the L.A. Guns album Shrinking Violet in the same year, as part of his solo band with the performance being released the same year as 99 Live.
    More Details Hide Details In 2002, Tracii contributed guitars on the Clarke's solo album Swag, with some of these tracks appearing on the 2007 compilation album Gilby Clarke.
    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.
    More Details Hide Details The album, named Live: A Night on the Strip, was released the following year. After the reunion, Mick and Kelly couldn't commit to the summer 2000 tour, so they were replaced by guitarist Brent Muscat and bassist Muddy, respectively. Ratt and L.A. Guns teamed up with Warrant for a remainder-of-the-summer tour, which L.A. Guns dropped off in August due to booking problems. Mick Cripps again rejoined the band briefly in late 2000 to record an album with the band, entitled Man in the Moon, which was released on Spitfire Records in April 2001. L.A. Guns released the album Waking the Dead, the last album to feature Tracii Guns, in August, 2002, produced by Andy Johns, to mainly positive reviews from critics and fans. The future of L.A. Guns was in doubt until both Steve Riley and Phil Lewis told the Hairball John Radio Show that the band would continue despite Tracii Guns' involvement in Brides of Destruction.
  • 1998
    Age 32
    Tracii and Steve picked Jizzy and quickly geared up to tour. L.A. Guns toured clubs with Jizzy in late 1998 and early 1999 when they released Shrinking Violet, produced by former Guns N' Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke.
    More Details Hide Details This release was followed shortly by Crypt's departure.
    Halfway through the band's 1998 Rock Never Stops tour, Ralph quit to form his own band, leaving Tracii to do another singer change.
    More Details Hide Details Joe Lesté from Bang Tango and Jizzy Pearl from Love/Hate were considered as candidates. Lesté would last a week.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1996
    Age 30
    In 1996, the new L.A. Guns released their fifth record, titled American Hardcore.
    More Details Hide Details They toured throughout 1996 and into 1997 where Tracii let Chris go and was replaced by singer Ralph Saenz. Tracii, Steve, Johnny, and Ralph toured for the remainder of '97 and in early '98 released the six song EP Wasted.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1983
    Age 17
    L.A. Guns was formed by Tracii in 1983 initially with singer Michael Jagosz, bassist Ole Beich, and drummer Rob Gardner.
    More Details Hide Details This lineup recorded the EP Collector's Edition No. 1 which would be the only release from the band with its current lineup and would be re–released as a bonus disc with compilation album Hollywood Raw. Following Jagosz' subsequent exit from the band, Axl Rose joined as lead singer. However, Rose soon left to form the band Hollywood Rose with childhood friend Izzy Stradlin and guitarist Chris Weber. Within a year, Tracii himself would join Hollywood Rose, taking Bleich and Gardner with him, leading to the formation of Guns N' Roses and effectively (and as it would turn out, temporarily) putting an end to L.A. Guns. Singer Paul Black reformed L.A. Guns, recruiting former Dogs D'Amour singer Robert Stoddard to be the new guitarist with the group, which was rounded out by Nickey "Beat" Alexander on drums and Mick Cripps on bass. Tracii (re)joined the group a short time later. The group's lineup would change with Black being replaced by Girl frontman Phil Lewis, bassist Cripps switching to guitar, replacing Stoddard, and former Faster Pussycat bassist Kelly Nickels joining the group. L.A. Guns recorded their eponymous first album that was released in 1988 on Vertigo Records, charting at number 50 on the Billboard 200. On the first album's supporting tour, Alexander was replaced by former W.A.S.P. drummer Steve Riley with the lineup being regarded as the Classic lineup of L.A. Guns.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1966
    Age 0
    Born on January 20, 1966.
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