Aside from all of the electrifying new bands and albums cropping up in music today, there's also been somewhat of an exciting revival brewing as of late. The classic rock and metal music of the '80s and early '90s that was a crucial component in many a music lover's formative years is still alive and thriving once more, and at the forefront of this rock and roll resurgence are "sleaze rockers" L.A. Guns.
Although spawning forth from Hollywood's glam rock scene of the 1980s, L.A. Guns always touted more of a dangerous and sexy edge than some of their contemporaries. Clad in their signature rock and roll regalia, the band quickly became heroes of the Sunset Strip in Hollywood, and came out swinging with a succession of albums, planet-spanning tours, and mega-hits like the songs "Sex Action," "Electric Gypsy," "No Mercy," "The Ballad of Jayne," and many more now-classic, well-loved songs that took the rock world by storm.
However, sometimes band members find themselves dealing with the the complications that regular relationships can face as well. L.A. Guns hit their own bumps in the road along the way, including personnel changes and even various formations of the band with only certain classic line-up members on board. But the world just can't keep a good band down, let alone a song writing partnership as dynamic and brimming with chemistry as that between L.A. Guns frontman Phil Lewis and guitarist Tracii Guns. The bond forged over three decades that resulted in millions of records sold was simply too strong to completely leave in the rear-view, and in 2016 it was announced that Lewis and Guns would perform a handful of shows together for the first time in 14 years. Bringing on bassist Johnny Martin, drummer Shane Fitzgibbon, and guitarist Michael Grant to round-out the reborn L.A. Guns, that initial handful of shows lead to more shows, and then naturally lead to the recording of a brand new album.
Due out on October 13, The Missing Peace will be the eleventh studio album for the band, and the first studio release in a decade and a half to feature duo Phil Lewis and Tracii Guns.
"The Missing Peace is truly an album by definition," explained L.A. Guns founding member and lead guitarist, Tracii Guns in a press release, "It's a collection of music that I have been working on for about 12 years with various styles of rock music. From blues to classical influences, these are all hard-hitting songs."
Guns then added: "L.A. Guns fans are in for a treat."
Available for pre-order now via iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, and Spotify, the forthcoming album's first single, "Speed," as well as an accompanying video, were released by Frontiers Records on July 12. But L.A. Guns lovers can also get a 'piece' of The Missing Peace immediately as pre-orders will instantly receive digital downloads of the songs "Speed" and "Sticky Fingers" so order yours today.
L.A. Guns on tour:
Sept. 1 - Litchfield, MN - Meeker County Fair
Sept. 2 - Sioux City, IA - Anthem @ Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
Sept. 23 - Lawnton, OK - Comanche Nation Fair
Sept. 30 - Macul, Santiago, Chile - Santiago Rock Festival
Oct. 6 - Salt Lake City, UT - Liquid Joe's
Oct.7 - Denver, CO - Herman's Hideaway
Oct. 14 - Sacramento, CA - Holy Diver
Oct. 27 - Knoxville, TN - The Open Chord
Oct. 29 - Tremont, IL - Rock N Skull Fest
Dec. 14 - Houston, TX - Proof Bar
Dec. 31 - Los Angeles, CA - The Whisky W/Faster Pussycat
Jan. 27 - Anaheim, CA @ The Parish - HOB Anaheim (Namm Event)
Feb. 10 - San Juan, Puerto Rico - Shannan's W/Loudness
Feb. 11-16 - Miami, FL - Monsters of Rock Cruise
Feb. 16 - Jacksonville, FL - 80's In the Park @ Lexington Hotel
Feb. 17 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room