L.A. Guns featuring Phil Lewis and Tracii Guns hint that new studio album is finished
Great news for L.A. Guns fans as the band version featuring singer Phil Lewis and guitarist Tracii Guns strongly hinted yesterday that their latest studio album is now finished. The group has posted a slightly revised L.A. Guns logo with the words The Devil You Know.
The following message was posted on the Lewis and Guns led L.A. Guns‘ Facebook page yesterday:
It’s finished . It’s pissed off , it’s nasty and pure @laguns . #TheDevilYouKnow #laguns”
Back in July 2018, Guns spoke to Bravewords and revealed that the band’s upcoming studio album would be called Wasn’t Tomorrow Great and some of the song titles were “The Devil You Know”, “Loaded Bomb”, “Boom”, “Rage”, “Gone Honey” and “One More Season In Hell.” Given what has transpired of late with drummer Steve Riley scheduled to play the M3 Rock Festival in Columbia, Maryland, USA under the name L.A. Guns (Guns and Riley apparently own the name on a 50-50 basis), it could be that L.A. Guns featuring Lewis and Guns have decided to call their new studio album The Devil You Know.
“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.”