Kelly Nickels advises that Mick Cripps declined invitation to be part of Steve Riley’s L.A. Guns
Former L.A. Guns classic line-up bassist Kelly Nickels announced his participation two days ago in drummer Steve Riley‘s version of L.A. Guns that will be playing the M3 Rock Festival in Columbia, Maryland, USA in early May 2019.
Nickels also announced via comments on Facebook that his former L.A. Guns bandmate Mick Cripps declined an invitation to be part of Riley‘s version of L.A. Guns. Nickels, Cripps, Riley, lead vocalist Phil Lewis and guitarist Tracii Guns are widely considered to be part of L.A. Guns‘ classic line-up that played on a big share of the band’s most widely known albums such as Cocked & Loaded (1989) and Hollywood Vampires (1991).
Nickels posted the following two succinct Facebook messages:
“Mick turned it down…”
“I called Mick last night, he declined…”
The bassist also shed some light about whether he might be a part of Lewis and Guns‘ version of L.A. Guns as he posted the following Facebook comment:
“Phil And Tracii don’t want me…”
L.A. Guns‘ “Rip And Tear” video:
Music video by L.A. Guns performing Rip and Tear. (C) 1989 Universal Records