L.A. Guns Begin Recording New Album, Former Members To Make Appearances
February 7, 2012
Last month L.A. Guns, featuring Phil Lewis, Steve Riley, Stacey Blades and Scotty Griffin, announced that they had signed a record deal with Cleopatra Records to release the follow-up studio album to 2005’s ‘Tales From The Strip’. The band wrote and pre-produced twenty songs and began the recording process on February 6th with producer Andy Johns and special appearances from former L.A. Guns members Mick Cripps and Kelly Nickels.
Said the band, “We got to play 20 new songs to Andy Johns, the guys from Cleopatra and our agent and they all seemed to like what they heard. On Monday we start tracking drums in a big old school studio for a few days and after that hours, days, and weeks, in the little studio with Bruce Witkin. We ran in to our old band mate Mick Cripps last night and he’s on board to play a few tracks, so thats him and Kelly, thats four fiths of the original band! How cool is that.”
A CD and vinyl release, as well as bonus tracks available only on iTunes, are set for early summer. A nine-month World Tour following the release is also currently being put together.
Singer Phil Lewis is said to be thrilled to get back in the studio and finally get a chance to record once again with Andy. “We’ve been waiting a long time to get back in and record. Our last album, ‘Tales From The Strip’, was incredibly well-received and we’re looking forward to putting out something even better! With today’s uncertain musical landscape it’s great to have a label like Cleopatra Records behind us. We’ve been friends with Brian Perera (Cleopatra Records owner and founder) for a long time, and are really looking forward to working together on this and many more projects with him in the future.”
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