L.A. Guns, not to be confused with Riley’s L.A. Guns, have announced that this summer they’ll release Cocked and Loaded Live, not to be confused with Cocked and Loaded (1989), Cocked & Re-Loaded (2000), Live! Vampires (1992), Live! A Night on the Strip (2000), Loud & Dangerous: Live from Hollywood (2006), or Acoustic Gypsy Live (2011).
The album was recorded during a November 2020 performance, streamed live from Las Vegas, during which the band played Cocked and Loaded in its entirety.
You can listen to the first single, “Malaria,” below. It is not to be confused with the live recording of “Malaria” from Made in Milan (2018), which was recorded during an April 2017 performance, at the Frontiers Rock Festival in Italy, during which the band played material from across their catalogue.
Cocked and Loaded Live comes out on July 9 on Frontiers Music Srl. Pre-order it here.
L.A. Guns have a new album, Checkered Past, not to be confused with this album, Cocked and Loaded Live, due for release in November. Their most recent single, “Let You Down,” was released last May, not to be confused with this May.
L.A.G. founder/namesake/guitarist Tracii Guns and Stryper’s Michael Sweet have teamed up for a new project, Sunbomb, not to be confused with Sex Bob-omb. Their debut album, Evil and Divine, comes out on May 14. Listen to the most recent single, “Better End,” here.
L.A. Guns, featuring Phil Lewis and Tracii Guns, have released a new live album, "Cocked & Loaded Live". As the title implies, the performance celebrates the band's treasured second album, "Cocked & Loaded". "Cocked & Loaded Live" will precede the release of a brand new studio album from Lewis, Guns, and company, which is due this fall. More details on that in the coming weeks.
As everyone knows at this point, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has dealt a difficult blow to the entire live music business. While artists, road crews, venues, and fans all collectively eagerly await a return to normalcy, artists have gotten busy bringing live music to fans' living rooms. While they had just commenced work on an upcoming new studio album, in November 2020, L.A. Guns wanted to get together and do one of the things they love most, which is play a 'live' show. The band announced a special gig at the Fremont Country Club in Las Vegas, NV that would celebrate the 31st anniversary of their beloved album, “Cocked and Loaded”.
L.A. Guns, aka Phil Lewis, Tracii Guns, Ace Von Johnson, Johnny Martin, and Scotty Coogan, thus performed a one of a kind show which was streamed worldwide to fans in the comfort of their own homes. The band performed all the classic proper studio tracks from Cocked & Loaded and, as usual, delivered a killer show. Picking right up where they left off from their previous incessant touring cycles and relieved to finally be onstage again, the band tore through all the classic album tracks that fans know and love. From "Rip and Tear” to "Never Enough” to "The Ballad of Jayne” to "I Wanna Be Your Man" and “Malaria,” this was a primal, visceral performance. And while celebrating a milestone in their career, the band also acknowledged the present and played “Speed” from their more recent album “The Missing Peace”.
"Cocked & Loaded" remains a gem of a truly special and unique era in hard rock music. These incredible and killer renditions of timeless songs captured in a moment and setting that none of us will not soon forget are now preserved for all to enjoy again or for the first time.
Tracklist: 1. Slap In The Face 2. Rip And Tear 3. Sleazy Come Easy Go 4. Never Enough 5. Malaria 6. The Ballad Of Jayne 7. Magdalaine 8. Give A Little 9. Speed 10. 17 Crash 11. Showdown (Riot On Sunset) 12. Wheels Of Fire 13. I Wanna Be Your Man
Line-up: Tracii Guns Phil Lewis Scot Coogan Ace Von Johnson Johnny Martin
Long running hard rockers L.A. Guns have announced the release of their new studio album, "Checkered Past" on November 12, 2021.
Written and recorded during late 2020 and early 2021, "Checkered Past" sees Tracii Guns, Phil Lewis, and company continuing with the darker lyrical tone of the preceding studio albums, "The Devil You Know" and "The Missing Peace", while incorporating their classic rock influences into the mix. Heavier songs are mixed with bluesier, boogie inducing tracks and dark, introspective ballads, often harkening back to the first three albums the band made, but also pushing the band forward. When fans absorb the album as a whole, they'll see that the tracklisting is divided up into 'sets' or 'suites', where a sonic style is explored across multiple songs before moving on to the next, making for a remarkable listening experience.
Feeling inspired and excited like they did when they first started out, but with many years of wisdom and experience under their belts, and most importantly, a renewed and stronger creative and personal relationship, Guns and Lewis are maintaining a creative peak that started with "The Missing Peace". "Checkered Past" shows a band invigorated and ready to bash you over the head, as well as “wow” you with some epic, slower songs, and even make you dance a bit to some rock 'n roll.
Since their self-titled debut in 1988 to the widely praised comeback albums "The Missing Peace" and "The Devil You Know", L.A. GUNS, led by Tracii Guns and Phil Lewis have always delivered solid rock ‘n roll to their fans. This current incarnation of the band has been touring non-stop, with a notable break coinciding with all other touring bands, and the cohesiveness of the unit, not to mention Phil’s stunning and unique vocals and Guns’ mind-bending guitar playing, are on full display here. A must hear and listen for all fans of the band, both new and old.