Former L.A. Guns bassist Kelly Nickels denies that he was asked to rejoin Lewis – Guns line-up
Shortly after Sleaze Roxx posted an article quoting comments from L.A. Guns frontman Phil Lewis in an interview with the White Line Fever podcast about former classic line-up members Mick Cripps (guitar) and Kelly Nickels (bass) being asked but declining to rejoin Lewis and guitarist Tracii Guns in the band, Nickels has responded with four words in a Facebook comment.
Nickels, who played in L.A. Guns from 1987 to 1995 and in 1999 and 2000, posted the following succinct comments on Sleaze Roxx‘s Facebook post of the article: “We were not asked….!!!”
Wikipedia states the following about Nickels‘ time in L.A. Guns:
“By the late-1980s, he had joined L.A. Guns. He remained with the group throughout their most commercially successful period. In addition to playing bass throughout his tenure with the group, he also sang lead vocals on the L.A. Guns song “Nothing Better To Do,” from their 1994 album, Vicious Circle. However, he left the band shortly after this album was released. By the end of the 1990s, he was back in L.A. Guns, only to leave again in 2000.”
Nickels currently works at The Montauk Salvage Company, which states on its website: “The Montauk Salvage Company was founded by former L.A. GUNS bassist Kelly Nickels and artist Scott Hewett in 2014. We offer stunning one-of-a-kind custom illustration and state of the art computer graphics. From logo design to full wall murals and everything in-between. If you can dream it, we will work with you from concept to design and bring your ideas to life. We also work with found and salvaged items. Please feel free to contact us for custom design work, or if you need any further information on any of our art pieces for sale.”