Ace Von Johnson has contributed a few songs for the next L.A. Guns (feat. Lewis and Guns) album
L.A. Guns (featuring Phil Lewis and Tracii Guns) and (on hiatus) Faster Pussycat guitarist Ace Von Johnson was recently interviewed by Mitch Lafon and co-host Alan Niven (ex-Guns N’ Roses and Great White manager) on the Rock Talk with Mitch Lafon podcast.
The version of L.A. Guns spearheaded by lead vocalist Phil Lewis and guitarist Tracii Guns along with Von Johnson, bassist Johnny Martin and drummer Scot Coogan recently released a new single titled “Let You Down.” Only Lewis, Guns and former L.A. Guns member Adam Hamilton play on the song.
Von Johnson was asked whether the single was a stand along track or whether there an album coming up to which he replied (as transcribed by Sleaze Roxx):
“There’s definitely an album’s worth of material written and I’ve heard pretty much most of it in various stages of production. I think really anything beyond that, I don’t know whether I can comment too much on, but you know, what I was told formally is that it’s a stand alone single that may be on the next record, it may not be. It’s sort of up in the air right now. I think it’s something that we all really gravitated to as a song. Everybody across the board including management and what not, and it seemed like, you know, ‘Let’s just put something out.’ And you know, why not? Everybody’s kind of at home. I think that it’s a great lead single to start off with towards the third record in the reunion chamber here and I am happy to be a part of this band.
I’ve contributed a couple of songs. Whether they make it onto the album or not is not up to me but I know, last I heard at least, they were intended on going on so we’ll see. Again you know, its just a bit… It’s not my decision to make. I’m really happy with the stuff that I’ve heard. It’s always interesting. I kind of roll my eyes whenever I see people “poo poo” the reunion or whatever you want to call it because it’s like, it’s a guy that’s working in close proximity with all these people for months of the last two years of my life. It’s interesting when someone, somebody’s like, ‘Well, I’ve actually never met them but let me tell you how I know more than you do [laughs].’ It’s really, everything works really well in this band and I really look forward to putting my little mark on the next record, and seeing it through, and I think that everyone will be really excited with it, especially those who liked this first single.”
Interview with Ace Von Johnson on the Rock Talk with Mitch Lafon podcast:
L.A. Guns‘ (feat. Lewis and Guns) “Let You Down” lyric video: