Kurt Frohlich to handle lead vocals and play rhythm guitar for L.A. Guns feat. Steve Riley and Kelly Nickels
Two days ago, L.A. Guns featuring classic line-up members Steve Riley and Kelly Nickels announced that their lead vocalist for the upcoming M3 Rock Festival at the Merriweather Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland, USA will be former Faster Pussycat (the group spearheaded by three former original band members in 2006-07) singer Kurt Frohlich. Rounding out the line-up is lead guitarist Scott Griffin who previously played bass in L.A. Guns from 2007 to 2009 and again from 2011 to 2014.
Griffin posted a comment earlier today following one of his Facebook posts where he advised that Frohlich will be handling the lead vocals and playing rhythm guitar.
L.A. Guns feat. Riley and Nickels also posted the first band photo earlier today.
Sleaze Roxx interviewed Griffin back in late January 2019 and asked him how he ended up being part of the L.A. Guns line-up playing the M3 Rock Festival this year. Griffin replied: “Basically, Steve just called and asked. Simple as that. At first, Stacey was asked to play guitar, and I was gonna play bass. Or I was gonna play rhythm guitar, and Kelly was on bass. Or something like that. It all happened so fast. Very quickly, Stacey realized he couldn’t do it because he had too much time and money invested into his new, original band [Electric Radio Kings], so Steve asked if I wanted to play lead guitar instead. I said “Hell yeah, man!” I mean, who wouldn’t?
Let me say real quick though, I make my living playing music. I rarely ever say “no” to a gig. I know there are some people who may be thinking I’m trying to compete with Tracii, or get back at Phil, or something stupid like that. No way. I play music, that’s it. If some guy who sang with Jimmy Page or played guitar for Robert Plant told me he wanted to put together a band and call it Led Zeppelin, and wanted to know if I was interested in joining, the only questions I’d have would be “How much does it pay?” and “Do I get my own room?” A gig is a gig. At least in this band, there are two original/classic members, including one who owns 50% of the name. And I am even an alumni myself who helped write and record one of their best albums [‘Hollywood Forever’] with them. Hell, I was in Ratt with only one original member who owned only 33% — maybe even less — of the band name. This isn’t a rockstar/ego thing for me. It’s fun as hell sure, and better than digging ditches, but at the end of the day, it’s just a gig. And I live on gigs. I can’t afford to say no.”