L.A. Guns credit Jason Green and Sin City Sinners for sparking Phil Lewis – Tracii Guns reunion
L.A. Guns have an e-mail list of people to which they forward titled the Never Enough News.
Today’s instalment has a “Backstage Pass Section” which states:
“Did you know….. On November 19th 2013, Tracii had just finished eating (grilled cheese and tomato soup….yum!) at Lucky’s in Hard Rock Hotel Las Vegas. Jason Green (Sin City Sinners Manager) was sitting at the next table and approached Tracii as he was walking out. He pitched a charity Toys for Tots event at Count’s Vamp’d with the Sinners. Phil Lewis was a surprise guest. This concert sparked the Tracii Guns and Phil Lewis reunion on December 20th 2013.”
Lewis and Guns officially reunited as L.A. Guns in December 2016 when Lewis resigned from the Steve Riley led L.A. Guns entity. The duo went on to release the critically acclaimed studio album The Missing Peace, which landed the #1 spot on the Sleaze Roxx Readers’ Top 20 Albums of 2017. Sleaze Roxx stated in part in that regard: “… 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.”