L.A. Guns have started recording new album
Great news for L.A. Guns as the sleaze rock veterans have reportedly started recording a new album with new guitarist Johnny Monaco having recently joined guitarist Tracy Guns, lead vocalist Phil Lewis, bassist Johnny Martin and drummer Shane Fitzgibbon in the group.
The following message was posted on Frontiers Music Srl‘s Facebook page yesterday:
If you got the L.A. GUNS newsletter on Sunday, then maybe you caught this little nugget at the very bottom…. Who’s excited?!?!
#LAGuns #StudioTime #NewAlbum
L.A. Guns‘ new album will follow up to the critically acclaimed The Missing Peace album, which landed the #1 spot on the Sleaze Roxx Readers’ Top 20 Albums of 2017 and which was named the #1 album of 2017 for three out of 13 Sleaze Roxx writers.
Sleaze Roxx stated the following with respect to The Missing Peace taking top honours in the Sleaze Roxx Readers’ Top 20 Albums of 2017: “Was there any doubt? Not only did L.A. Guns take the Sleaze Roxx readers’ #1 spot, they more than doubled the amount of votes of the nearest challenger with a total of 790 points. Never in the history of the Sleaze Roxx Readers’ Top 20 Albums yearly polls has a band dominated so much to take the top spot. To put things into perspective, in 2016, Metallica grabbed the top spot with 430 points while in 2015, Def Leppard took the honours with 455 points. Only Ratt‘s Infestation in 2010 has ever obtained more points (817) than L.A. Guns‘ total for 2017. Funny enough, most of the criticism that I received this year for the Sleaze Roxx’s Top Ten Albums of 2017stemmed from L.A. Guns‘ exclusion from that year-end list. I can only conclude that the Sleaze Roxx readers have responded in a strong way [laughs]! In any case, it’s no surprise to see L.A. Guns‘ The Missing Peace as the Sleaze Roxx readers’ choice for the top album of 2017. The chemistry between singer Phil Lewis and guitarist Tracii Guns is undeniable. Add arguably the “best” parts of each musician’s previous band — the solid rhythm section of bassist Johnny Martin and drummer Shane Fitzgibbon from Tracii Guns‘ band and ace guitarist Michael Grant from Lewis‘ previous L.A. Guns incarnation — and you have arguably the best L.A. Guns studio album since Cocked & Loaded and the sleaze rockers’ best finish by far on a Sleaze Roxx year end list.”