L.A. Guns

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Hair / Glam Metal (Heavy Metal) band from Los Angeles, California (USA).

L.A. Guns is an American rock band whose music is frequently associated with the L.A. glam metal scene which grew up around the Sunset Strip in the 1980s, in particular the sleaze rock subgenre. Guns N' Roses, which once featured three of the original L.A. Guns members, was the most prominent exponent of this subgenre, generally preferring an anti-social image to elaborate make-up and costumes.

L.A. Guns was formed in 1983 by guitarist Tracii Guns and drummer Rob Gardner. Over the next couple years it would evolve into what became the original version of Guns N' Roses. Tracii Guns would depart that band in 1985 and launch a new version of L.A. Guns. Throughout the years, a large number of musicians would pass through some version of the band (of which, at times, there have been two) and no single member would be consistently present at all times. The band's longest-serving and best-known members are Tracii Guns, drummer Steve Riley (who joined the band in 1987 and is the closest thing to a constant member, having been in the band from 1987 until 1992, and again from 1994 until 2016), and vocalist Phil Lewis. The L.A. Guns name is owned by both Tracii Guns and Steve Riley and both musicians have led their own versions of the band. Riley and Lewis led L.A. Guns from 1999 until 2016 while Guns had a second version of the band from 2006 to 2012. In 2016, Lewis and Guns formed a new version of the band, while in 2018 Riley announced he had his own version which included one-time bassist Kelly Nickels. In 2020, Lewis and Guns filed a lawsuit against Riley over the trademark to the L.A. Guns name.
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834 144-4 L.A. Guns - L.A. Guns album art L.A. Guns L.A. Guns (Album) Vertigo 834 144-4 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
838 592-2 L.A. Guns - Cocked & Loaded album art L.A. Guns Cocked & Loaded (Album) Vertigo 838 592-2 US 1989 Sell This Version
#89-51 L.A. Guns - High Voltage - L.A. Guns Christmas Special album art L.A. Guns / Mr. Big L.A. Guns / Mr. Big - High Voltage - L.A. Guns Christmas Special(2xLP, Transcription) Westwood One Radio Networks #89-51 US 1989 Sell This Version
P2 49485 L.A. Guns - Hollywood Vampires album art L.A. Guns Hollywood Vampires (Album) Polydor P2 49485 Canada 1991 Sell This Version
91-33 L.A. Guns - Off The Record Specials With Mary Turner album art Mary Turner (4), Nils Lofgren / L.A. Guns Mary Turner (4), Nils Lofgren / L.A. Guns - Off The Record Specials With Mary Turner(2xLP, Transcription) Westwood One 91-33 US 1991 Sell This Version
PHCR-2094 L.A. Guns - Live! Vampires album art L.A. Guns Live! Vampires (Album) Vertigo PHCR-2094 Japan 1992 Sell This Version
P2 23158 L.A. Guns - Vicious Circle album art L.A. Guns Vicious Circle (Album, EP) Mercury P2 23158 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
0607686205-4, none L.A. Guns - American Hardcore album art The L.A. Guns* American Hardcore (Album) CMC International Records 0607686205-4, none Malaysia 1996 Sell This Version
BLCK-85964 L.A. Guns - Hollywood Rehearsal album art L.A. Guns Hollywood Rehearsal (Album) Digital Uni BLCK-85964 Japan 1997 Sell This Version
LA 99282 L.A. Guns - Shrinking Violet album art L.A. Guns Shrinking Violet (Album) Perris Records LA 99282 US 1999 Sell This Version
3057242 L.A. Guns - Live! A Night On The Strip album art L.A. Guns Live! A Night On The Strip (Album) Deadline Music 3057242 France 2000 Sell This Version
CLP 0864-2 L.A. Guns - Cocked And Re-Loaded (Millenium Edition) album art L.A. Guns Cocked And Re-Loaded (Millenium Edition) (Album) Deadline Music CLP 0864-2 US 2000 Sell This Version
6622-2 L.A. Guns - Man In The Moon album art L.A. Guns Man In The Moon (Album) Spitfire Records, Spitfire Records, Spitfire Records 6622-2 Brazil 2001 Sell This Version
74321 97010 4 L.A. Guns - Waking The Dead album art L.A. Guns Waking The Dead (Album) Spitfire Records, Spitfire Records 74321 97010 4 Russia 2002 Sell This Version
SH 11812 L.A. Guns - Tales From The Strip album art L.A. Guns Tales From The Strip (Album) Shrapnel Records SH 11812 US 2005 Sell This Version
SH-1185-2 L.A. Guns -  Loud & Dangerous (Live From Hollywood) album art L.A. Guns Loud & Dangerous (Live From Hollywood) (Album, Comp) Shrapnel Records SH-1185-2 US 2006 Sell This Version
CRIDE 91 L.A. Guns - Hellraisers Ball (Caught In The Act) album art L.A. Guns Hellraisers Ball (Caught In The Act) (Album) Secret Records Limited CRIDE 91 UK & Europe 2008 Sell This Version
CLP 2778 L.A. Guns - '86 Demo Sessions album art L.A. Guns '86 Demo Sessions (Album) Cleopatra CLP 2778 US 2009 Sell This Version
A 755007 L.A. Guns - Extended Versions album art L.A. Guns Extended Versions(CD, Album) Sony Music Custom Marketing Group A 755007 US 2010 Sell This Version
FN2740-2 L.A. Guns - Acoustic Gypsy Live album art L.A. Guns Acoustic Gypsy Live(CD, Album) Favored Nations, Jibboom FN2740-2 US 2011 Sell This Version
2M083 L.A. Guns - Hollywood Forever album art L.A. Guns Hollywood Forever (Album) 2M Producciones 2M083 Argentina 2012 Sell This Version
CLP 2086 L.A. Guns - Toronto 1990 album art L.A. Guns Toronto 1990 (Album) Deadline Music CLP 2086 US 2015 Sell This Version
CLP 2083 L.A. Guns - Boston 1989 album art L.A. Guns Boston 1989 (Album) Deadline Music CLP 2083 US 2014 Sell This Version
IROND CD 17-1922 L.A. Guns - The Missing Peace album art L.A. Guns The Missing Peace (Album) Frontiers Music SRL IROND CD 17-1922 Russia 2017 Sell This Version
FR LP 936, FR LP 936R L.A. Guns - The Devil You Know album art L.A. Guns The Devil You Know (Album) Frontiers Music SRL FR LP 936, FR LP 936R 2019 Sell This Version