L.A. GUNS has recruited HOOKERS 'N' BLOW's Scott Griffin as the replacement for the recently departed bassist Adam Hamilton.In an exclusive interview with Glam-Metal.com, Griffin explained how he landed his new job: "Stacey (Blades, L.A. GUNS guitarist) basically got me the gig. I knew him through Mike Duda from W.A.S.P. The three of us did a one-off gig with Jizzy Pearl and Chris Slade at the Key Club. I was playing guitar. Stacey almost didn't ask me because he knows of me as a guitar player. But I had been telling him that I've been getting a lot of gigs playing bass. Then Adam dropped the news and luckily for me Stacey remembered that I play bass too and called me." Asked if he is a big fan of L.A. GUNS, Griffin replied, "I've always been a big fan. I was born and raised in L.A. and L.A. GUNS always represented that Hollywood street vibe in their image and music more than any other band. I'm dating myself, but I wore out two 'Cocked & Loaded' cassettes back in the day. And I had the debut album on vinyl on the original Vertigo label, if I remember correctly."
Read the rest of the interview at Glam-Metal.com. L.A. GUNS will hit the road beginning on April 12 in Canandaigua, New York. The group is continuing to tour in support of its latest album, "Tales from the Strip", which was released in August 2005 in the U.S. via Shrapnel Records. The CD, which was produced by Andy Johns (LED ZEPPELIN, THE ROLLING STONES), is said to be lyrically inspired by a historically significant rock scene that L.A. GUNS had a strong hand in creating.