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L.A. GUNS Announce New Drummer

L.A. GUNS guitarist Tracii Weapons has introduced the addition of drummer Shawn Duncan to the group’s ranks. Duncan joins L.A. GUNS because the substitute for Shane Fitzgibbon, who had performed with the band from 2016 to 2019 and once more from 2021 till his newest departure.

Duncan has recorded with and/or appeared on stage with plenty of notable exhausting rock musicians over time, together with Dizzy Reed (GUNS N’ ROSES),Jack Russell and Mark Kendall (GREAT WHITE),Gilby Clarke (GUNS N’ ROSES),Frank Hannon (TESLA) and Rudy Sarzo (OZZY OSBOURNE, WHITESNAKE, QUIET RIOT).

Final November, Coogan, a veteran session drummer who has additionally performed with Ace Frehley, LYNCH MOB and Lita Ford, accused L.A. GUNS singer Phil Lewis of “conjuring up” a cause for his exit from the group. Particularly, he denied Lewis‘s assertion that Coogan stop L.A. GUNS as a result of he “did not have a studio” the place he may lay down the drum tracks for the band’s newest album, “Checkered Previous”, leading to L.A. GUNS‘ choice to enlist longtime engineer Adam Hamilton to play on the report as a substitute.

As for the actual cause he left L.A. GUNS, Coogan mentioned: “To be trustworthy, the explanation I made that call is as a result of I’ve moved on. I get pleasure from taking part in with Tiffany and Stephen Pearcy. And there was confusion about these dates that got here up with L.A. GUNS. As a result of I used to be informed we weren’t gonna tour till New 12 months’s. And so I had dates deliberate. After which they mentioned, ‘Oh, it’s important to do these exhibits.’ And I mentioned, ‘I am unable to.’ So there was all that. After which the best way that that was dealt with — I am not gonna say any names or something, however the best way it was dealt with, I simply received an actual dangerous style in my mouth. And I mentioned, ‘You realize what, guys? I am gonna bow out and do what I am doing now,’ which is the Tiffany band and Stephen Pearcy. And I am very blissful — I am very wholesome and blissful doing these two gigs proper now. And I did not need to return and have issues be bizarre with L.A. GUNS. So I simply determined to stop.”

L.A. GUNS not too long ago introduced a 40-date U.S. tour for this spring, summer season and winter. The trek will kick off on June 1 in Liverpool, New York and can run via New 12 months’s Eve in West Hollywood, California.

“Checkered Previous” was launched final November by way of Frontiers Music Srl. The hassle marked L.A. GUNS‘ third album for the reason that 2016 reunion of the band’s core members Lewis and Weapons. It follows 2017’s “The Lacking Peace” and 2019’s “The Satan You Know”.

In April 2021, a settlement was reached between drummer Steve Riley and Weapons and Lewis over the rights to the L.A. GUNS identify. Below the phrases of the settlement settlement, Weapons and Lewis proceed to function beneath the L.A. GUNS trademark, whereas Riley and his bandmates from the opposite model of L.A. GUNS will now function beneath the brand new identify RILEY’S L.A. GUNS.

L.A. GUNS was shaped in 1983 and have bought over six million data, together with 1988’s “L.A. Weapons” and 1990’s “Cocked And Loaded”, each of which have been licensed gold. “Cocked And Loaded” contained the hit single “The Ballad Of Jayne” that went to No. 33 on Billboard‘s Scorching 100 and No. 25 on the Mainstream Rock charts. From the mid-’90s to the mid 2000s, L.A. GUNS continued to tour and launch new music. Following their profitable efficiency at SiriusXM‘s Hair Nation pageant in September 2016, L.A. GUNS went into the studio to report the critically acclaimed “The Lacking Peace”, which was the highest-selling launch for Frontiers Music Srl in 2017. Their twelfth album, “The Satan You Know”, was launched in 2019 to the identical essential acclaim. Since reuniting, Tracii and Phil proceed to tour all over the world with L.A. GUNS, which at the moment contains Johnny Martin (bass) and Ace Von Johnson (guitar).

[email protected] to personally welcome @shawnduncan007 into the @laguns household ❤️

Posted by TRACII GUNS on Thursday, Might 26, 2022

Wanting ahead to this! Hope to see a few of you on the market! #LAGUNS #SonicSlam

Posted by Shawn Duncan on Thursday, Might 26, 2022

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