L.A. Guns drummer Steve Riley states Tracii Guns doesn’t want anything to do with him
Two hot topics surrounding L.A. Guns drummer Steve Riley are his desire to do a reunion with his former W.A.S.P. bandmates Blackie Lawless, Chris Holmes and Randy Piper and the two versions of L.A. Guns whose only apparent common member is singer Phil Lewis.
Riley was recently interviewed by Metal Sludge and stated the following about doing a W.A.S.P. classic lie-up reunion: “…I’m still good friends with just about everyone I’ve ever played with. I’m good friends with Blackie (Lawless), Chris (Holmes) and Randy. So when this opportunity came up, I was like, yeah, let’s do it. It could be a blast to play some WASP songs. That’s one of the untapped things thst hasn’t happened. There are very few of them from the 80s, a reunion with the original WASP with me, Blackie, Chris Holmes and Randy Piper. It hasn’t been tapped yet, and I’m still holding on for it. I never say never. I hope it does happen. I think a lot of fans would love to see something like that.”
With respect to his former L.A. Guns bandmate Tracii Guns and whether he has seen him since 2013, Riley stated: “I haven’t, bud. I haven’t even seen him at all. He has used me as some sort of a crutch to be pissed off at and (as) the reason why he is not with the band, and he doesn’t want to have anything to do with me. And you know what? It’s OK. I don’t give a shit. If he feels that way, that’s fine. I don’t have any beef with Tracii Guns, man. Everything’s cool with me because I’m doing all right.”
You can read the rest of the interview at Metal Sludge.
W.A.S.P.‘s “Blind In Texas” video:
W.A.S.P. – Blind In Texas OFFICIAL video in HQ and lyrics included!! The song was released on their “The Last Command” album on November 9, 1985. The Last Command is still W.A.S.P.’s highest charting album, peaking at No. 47 on the Billboard album chart.
L.A. Guns‘ “Electric Gypsy” video:
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