If there was a band synonymous with the infamous Sunset Strip it is L.A. Guns. Born into a scene that will never be replicated, L.A. Guns rode alongside Motley Crue, Guns n’ Roses, Ratt, Poison, Quiet Riot and co. in one of the biggest movements in music history. L.A. Guns are without a doubt Hollywood rock royalty.
The band was formed in 1986 and signed with Polygram Records in 1987, recording their first album that summer. This first album, titled L.A. Guns, went on to sell over 1,000,000 copies giving the band its first platinum award. Tours with AC/DC, Iron Maiden and Def Leppard followed. A compilation of the videos made from this first album also earned the band a gold video award. L.A. Guns went into the studio to record their second album, Cocked and Loaded, in the spring of 1989. It was a hit right away with the release of “Rip and Tear” as the first single and video. “Never Enough” and “The Ballad of Jayne” followed, pushing the album toward platinum status once again. The video compilation from this album earned the band its second gold video award.
A successful world tour followed. The band’s third album, Hollywood Vampires, was recorded in the fall of 1990. With the release of “Kiss My Love Goodbye” as the first single and video, and another successful world tour, the album gave L.A. Guns its third platinum album in a row.
Fast forward to 2020 and they’re truly on top of their game and enjoying an absolute resurgence in their long and distinguished career.
Heavily plugged into their loyal fan base, L.A. Guns (Steve Riley, Kelly Nickels, Scott Griffin, Kurt Frohlich) are now set to release a brand-new album, Renegades, which has already seen 3 smash singles; the title track, Crawl and Well Oiled Machine, (which gained a position and cover placement on Spotify’s esteemed ‘Hard Rock’ playlist).
With more than 30 years of noteworthy material, L.A. Guns have positioned themselves as true heroes of the rock ‘n’ roll genre, bringing their iconic L.A. sound to audiences around the world.