Steve Riley is proud of everything that he’s recorded with L.A. Guns
L.A. Guns‘ long-time drummer Steve Riley was recently interviewed by Mitch Lafon for the Rock Talk with Mitch Lafon podcast. Riley‘s version of L.A. Guns which also features Kelly Nickels on bass, Scott Griffin on lead guitar and Kurt Frohlich on lead vocals will be releasing a new single titled “Crawl” tomorrow (on April 20, 2020) and a new studio album titled Renegades later this year.
Riley spoke about how important it was for him, Nickels, Griffin and Frohlich to make an album that really sounded like L.A. Guns and he pointed out (as transcribed by Sleaze Roxx):
“I’m very very proud of everything we did. Even the stuff when Tracii [Guns] was out of the band and the stuff when Phil [Lewis] was out of the band. I’m still proud of everything that we did. I’m one of those guys that will never put down what I recorded and say, “Wow! I wish we didn’t do that.” I’m really happy with everything that I recorded with L.A. Guns because for the time that it was recorded, it felt good and it was the right thing to me, and it felt all the way 100% good all the way through. So you’ll never hear me putting down anything that I did. Like I said, anything without Phil, anything without Tracii — I just like everything that I’ve done with L.A. Guns.”
Lewis did not handle the lead vocals on the L.A. Guns albums American Hardcore (1996), Wasted EP (1998) and Shrinking Violet (1999). The singers for those albums were respectively Chris VanDahl, Ralph Saenz (later on known as Steel Panther frontman Michael Starr) and Jizzy Pearl. Guns didn’t appear on a number of L.A. Guns albums including Rips The Covers Off (2004), Tales From The Strip (2005), Loud & Dangerous: Live From Hollywood (2006), Covered In Guns (2010) and Hollywood Forever (2012) as Stacey Blades handled the lead guitar duties on those five records. Both Lewis and Guns will not be appearing on the forthcoming new L.A. Guns album Renegades that will be released by Riley‘s version of the group later this year.
You can listen to the interview with Steve Riley by Mitch Lafon for the Rock Talk with Mitch Lafon podcast below:
Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon presents drummer Steve Riley (recorded April 2020). Steve discusses his new album Renegades that features singer Kurt Frohlich, ba…