Tracii Guns and Todd Kerns Launch New Band Blackbird Angels

July 18, 2023

Continuing to prove he’s rock’s hardest working musician, Todd Kerns (Slash, Toque, Age Of Electric, Heroes And Monsters) has started a new band with guitarist Tracii Guns (L.A. Guns) called Blackbird Angels. The debut album, “Solsorte”, will be released on September 8! The lead single, ‘Shut Up (You Know I Love You)’ is out now!

Guns says, “Todd and I have wanted to make a record for about 10 years now and we finally did it and it’s everything I hoped for. With the addition of Adam Hamilton, it’s pure magic. For live performances, Johnny Martin will play bass and Sam Bam Koltun will play guitar.”

Kerns adds: “I’ve always been a great admirer of Tracii’s. When he approached me about this project, we were still in the throes of the pandemic and I really felt this deep need to make as much music as possible while we were all facing such an uncertain future. The record turned out to not only be a cathartic experience, it became some of my favourite music I’ve ever been a part of. It’s raw, it’s real and it rocks. I’m super excited for people to hear it.”

“Solsorte” track listing:

01. Shut Up (You Know I Love You)
02. Mine (All Mine)
03. Worth The Wait
04. Coming In Hot
05. On And On/Over And Over
06. Only Everything
07. Broken In Two
08. Better Than This
09. Unbroken
10. The Last Song
11. Scream Bloody Murder

Blackbird Angels is:

Tracii Guns – Guitars
Todd Kerns – Vocals
Adam Hamilton – Drums
Johnny Martin – Bass
Sam Koltun – Guitar

A bit of a ‘supergroup’ going on here. Which of this style of bands is your favourite?


Written by Todd Hancock