Tracii Guns: Next L.A. Guns Album Will Be ‘Different’

July 4, 2024

L.A. GUNS guitarist Tracii Guns recently did an interview with the On The Road To Rock podcast and said the band’s new album will be out in March 2025! It will be L.A. GUNS’ first album after reuniting with Cleopatra Records.

“The record’s done. It’s off to Phil (Lewis, L.A. GUNS singer) now to do his magic.”

As for what you should expect with the sound? “It’s different than the other records. That’s the thing about L.A. GUNS, is I never know what’s gonna come out. I don’t know what mood I’m gonna be in or whatever, but I’m really proud of what I was able to record. And all the management and Phil and the guys, they’re freaking out, like, ‘Where’d this shit come from?’ So, yeah, I’m always most excited about L.A. GUNS. It’s the complete playground for me. I love it.”

L.A. GUNS’ latest album, “Black Diamonds”, was released in April 2023. It’s the fourth studio album since the reunion of the band’s core of Lewis and Guns. It followed the well-received studio albums “The Missing Peace”, “The Devil You Know” and “Checkered Past”, plus the live release “Made In Milan”, and a covers EP “Another Xmas In Hell”.

In April 2021, a settlement was reached between drummer Steve Riley and Guns & Lewis over the rights to the L.A. GUNS name. The outcome? Guns & Lewis continue to operate under the L.A. GUNS trademark, while Riley and his bandmates were allowed to perform and record under the name RILEY’S L.A. GUNS. Riley died last October at the age of 67.

L.A. GUNS formed in 1983 and have sold over six million albums. Their song “The Ballad Of Jayne” that went to No. 33 on Billboard’s Hot 100 and No. 25 on the Mainstream Rock chart. Since reuniting, Tracii and Phil have been full speed with L.A. GUNS, which currently includes members Johnny Martin (bass) and Ace Von Johnson (guitar).

Right on. Looking forward to hearing more L.A. Guns. Definitely an underrated band!


Written by Todd Hancock