News Segment


April 9, 2004

L. A. Guns emerged on the scene as an L. A. supergroup in the late 80’s and struck gold with a series of albums that appealed to metal fans but were steeped in the time honored tradition of rock and roll. Vocalist Phil Lewis has long been one of rocks great frontmen, possessing a distinctive voice that at times reveals his British heritage. Having much more in common with groups such as the Stones, AC/DC, and the New York Dolls than most bands from the metal scene, L. A. Guns are one of the few bands from this era who have maintained a healthy fanbase and tour schedule. “Rips The Covers Off” is a tongue and cheek reference to the songs on the album which are like a sound track to the lives of the members of L A Guns. Covering songs by Led Zeppelin, Rose Tattoo, David Bowie, Iggy Pop, and Aerosmith to name a few, the boys knock these songs out with as much fire and energy as if they had written them. produced by Andy Johns – this album is killer!

The Track listing and original artist details look to be set as the following:

Rock ‘n’ Roll Outlaw – Rose Tattoo
Nobody’s Fault – Aerosmith
Custard Pie – Led Zeppelin
Until I Get You – Hanoi Rocks
Wheels of Steel – Saxon
I Just Wanna Make Love To You – Foghat
Moonage Daydream – David Bowie
Marseilles – Angel City
Tie Your Mother Down – Queen
Hurdy Gurdy Man – Donovan
Search and Destroy – Iggy Pop

Courtesy of Mascot Records