Tag: Steve Riley
L.A. Guns ‘Live In Concert’ DVD set for release February 12th as the band replaces their replacement guitarist
L.A. GUNS will release a new concert DVD, "Live In Concert", on February 12 via Cleopatra Records. The DVD contains footage of the band's uncut M3 Rock Festival performance on May 12, 2012 at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland with songs not included in the HDNet live broadcast. Also included are behind-the-scenes, studio and interview extras as well as three studio music videos from their latest album, "Hollywood Forever". The accompanying CD provides the audio tracks for the M3 concert.
In the bonus material, documentarian Jack Foster interviewed Phil Lewis, Steve Riley, Stacey Blades and Scotty Griffin about songwriting, collaboration, and the band's history. In-studio footage throughout the recording process was also captured, including clips of legendary record producer Andy Johns (LED ZEPPELIN, THE ROLLING STONES, VAN HALEN). Former L.A. GUNS member Kelly Nickels makes a special appearance as well.
"Live In Concert" track listing:
Live At The M3 Rock Festival
1. Sex Action
2. Never Enough
3. You Better Not Love Me
4. Sweet Mystery
6. Sleazy Come, Easy Go
7. Electric Gypsy
8. The Ballad Of Jayne
9. Rip N Tear
10. You Better Not Love Me
11. Araña Negra
12. Requiem (Hollywood Forever)
The Making Of Hollywood Forever
13. The Beginning
15. Writing Songs
16. Working Together
17. Time Crunch
18. Phil s Songs
19. Hot Rods & Strippers
20. Treasure Chest
21. Vinyl Spider
22. Hot Take
L.A. GUNS' new "Requiem (Hollywood Forever)" video can be seen below. The song comes off L.A. GUNS' new album, "Hollywood Forever", which was released on June 5, 2012 via Cleopatra Records.
L.A. GUNS spent a few days in Los Angeles shooting three videos to support the record. Videos for "Araña Negra" and "You Better Not Love Me" were also filmed. Videographer Jack Foster was behind the lens for the shoot at the legendary Circus Disco in Hollywood. With an LED logo in the background, the band meshed theatrics with its expected rock energy on the big stage. Later, additional scenes were filmed in L.A.'s colorful Little Mexico and the landmark Hollywood Forever cemetery.
L.A. GUNS last month announced the addition of guitarist Frankie Wilsey (Sea Hags/Arcade) to the group's ranks, but apparently he is no longer a member, and has been replaced by Michael Grant from ENDEVERAFTER. Grant will make his live debut with L.A. GUNS this weekend in Chicago and Detroit.
Due to "extenuating circumstances and musical differences," guitarist Stacey Blades announced his departure from L.A. GUNS in early December.
L.A. Guns upcoming tour dates:
17 - Viper Alley - Lincolnshire, IL
18 - Small's - Hamtramck, MI
19 - Soaring Eagle Casino - Mt Pleasant, MI
26 - Tiki Bar - Costa Mesa, CA
8 - Amos Southend - Charlotte, NC
9 - Ziggy Rock Club - Winston Salem, NC
13 - Dirty Harry's Outback - Daytona Beach, FL
14 - Rockers Gone Wild Pool Party - Fort Lauderdale, FL
15 - Jake's Tavern - Sarasota, FL
16 - Monsters Of Rock Cruise - Fort Lauderdale, FL
23 - Whisky A Go Go - West Hollywood, CA
L.A. Guns have announced the addition of guitarist Frankie Wilsey to the group's ranks. The band released this statement: "We first met [Frankie] 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 [L.A. Guns] with guns blazing, ready to tour the world and get involved in writing and recording new original material."
Says Frankie: "I met Phil [Lewis, vocals] and Steve [Riley, drums] 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 matchup. Let's hope the fans feel the same."
Due to "extenuating circumstances and musical differences," guitarist Stacey Blades announced his departure from L.A. Guns last week.
When you think of L.A. Guns, sleazy, dynamic, Hollywood rock n' roll comes to mind. Amazing albums like the first 'L.A. Guns', as well as 'Cocked & Loaded,' and 'Hollywood Vampires,' had the band all over the radio and television, as well as touring the world with the biggest bands in rock and heavy metal. The band have released their new album 'Hollywood Forever' on Cleopatra Records and with it, have made a significant and relevant rock album that lives up to all other L.A. Guns releases. I had a chance to talk with a true gentlemen of rock, L.A. Guns drummer Steve Riley about a number of topics, including the new album, getting the whole dual L.A. Guns mess behind him with Tracii Guns ending his version of the band, working with legendary producer Andy Johns, the state of the music business, the gig when he knew L.A. Guns had "made it", playing with W.A.S.P. and where he stands with the band today, meeting his idol, an epic jam session with Slash, John Entwistle and Frank DiMino from Angel as well as upcoming tour dates and a 2-DVD set. Check out the conversation below.
Special thanks to Deborah Brosseau at Spinner PR
‘Hollywood Forever,’ which features the awesome new track, ‘You Better Not Love Me,' brings forth the best of that L.A. Guns sound we all know and love. The album is the fourth L.A. Guns record produced by the legendary Andy Johns (Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, Van Halen, Cinderella, Chickenfoot and many more), and he definitely brings out the best in the boys on this one.
Former L.A. Guns member Kelly Nickels makes a special appearance on the album, playing bass on ‘Venus Bomb’ and providing backing vocals on other tracks. The true L.A. Guns lineup of Phil Lewis, Steven Riley, Stacey Blades and Scott Griffith are making this latest offering a big success. Order 'Hollywood Forever' here: http://itunes.apple.com/us/preorder/hollywood-forever/id524457881
L.A. Guns will release their new album, 'Hollywood Forever,' on June 5th via Deadline/Cleopatra Records. L.A. Guns finished mixing 'Hollywood Forever' last month. They started tracking in early February with legendary producer, and old friend, Andy Johns, who's worked with a who's who of rock royalty (Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, Cinderella, Van Halen and Chickenfoot, as well as the last three L.A. Guns albums).
Footage of Phil Lewis, Steve Riley, Stacey Blades and Scotty Griffin performing the track 'You Better Love Me' (from the upcoming Hollywood Forever album) on April 20th at Rathaussaal in Telfs, Austria can be seen below.
A CD and vinyl release, as well as bonus tracks available only on iTunes, is set for release on June 5th. A nine-month world tour following the release is also currently being put together. Check out the album version of 'You Better Love Me' here
Blackie Lawless of W.A.S.P. shares stories of touring with Metallica & Armored Saint, firing early drummer Tony Richards and more in Part 7 of ’30 Years of Thunder’ postings
Blackie Lawless of W.A.S.P. has posted part seven of an expected fifteen in the '30 Years of Thunder' series of stories from the beginnings of W.A.S.P. up to today. In part seven, Blackie writes of their record label, Capitol/EMI, demanding the firing of drummer Tony Richards, who was replaced by Steve Riley (now in L.A. Guns). He touches on the early tours of the U.K. and Europe, being banned in Ireland and guitarist Chris Holmes being knocked out by a rump roast. He also talks U.S. tours with Krokus, Kiss, Quiet Riot and Iron Maiden, with one specific three band bill that W.A.S.P. did with Armored Saint and Metallica. There is a great Cliff Burton story involved in that memory, and here comes the PMRC!
On September 21st 1982, W.A.S.P. played their first show at the Troubadour in Los Angeles.
On September 21st 2012 W.A.S.P. will begin the “30 Years of Thunder” anniversary Tour starting in the United Kingdom and continue Worldwide!!
This World Tour will be the biggest spectacle W.A.S.P. have ever created. The two hour show will consist of three parts. A one hour set contain songs from the first four albums. The second set will be a 25 minute shortened version of “The Crimson Idol” complete with the movie accompaniment. A third set will consist of material from the New Studio Album, older material and everything in between. This show will see multiple video screens, pyrotechnics, and elements from the early W.A.S.P. shows and Blackie’s moving microphone stand “Elvis”!
Blackie's entertaining and enlighted posts, will take you back to the beginnings of W.A.S.P. Read them all at the link below.
Read the latest entry #7, 'The New World Disorder' here: www.waspnation.com
Read all the previous entries here: www.waspnation.com/30yearsofthunder