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L.A. Guns
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Group Members Tracii Guns
Phil Lewis
Michael Grant
Johnny Martin
Gavin Purcell
Past Group Members see L.A. Guns band members
Music Genre (Text) Hard rock
glam metal
Origin Los Angeles, California, United States
Year(s) Active 1983–present
Record Label PolyGram
Vertigo
Polydor
CMC
Spitfire
Shrapnel
Sanctuary
Favored Nations
Official Websites laguns.net
Associated Acts Guns N' Roses
Hollywood Rose
Girl
W.A.S.P.
Motley Crue
Contraband
Brides of Destruction
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L.A. Guns are an American hard rock band from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1983. As of 2014, the lineup consists of Phil Lewis (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), Steve Riley (drums, percussion, backing vocals), Kenny Kweens (bass guitar, backing vocals), and Michael Grant (lead guitar, backing vocals). The first incarnation of the group was formed by Tracii Guns in 1983 and merged with fellow Los Angeles group Hollywood Rose to form Guns N' Roses in 1984. In 1985, the group was reformed by Guns and singer Paul Black adding Mick Cripps and Nickey Alexander. Black would soon be replaced by former Girl singer Phil Lewis while former Faster Pussycat bassist Kelly Nickels was added to the group. Later, Alexander would be replaced by former W.A.S.P. drummer Steve Riley with this being known as the "classic lineup" of L.A. Guns. They achieved moderate chart success in the late 1980s and early 1990s. However, the group went through numerous lineup changes (with Riley being the most consistent member) and failed to regain mainstream attention.

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