The L.A. GUNS version featuring guitarist Tracii Guns has parted ways with vocalist Paul Black. An as-yet-undisclosed replacement singer with "blond" hair has already been found and will be officially announced soon. The band has also enlisted a new guitarist, Alec "Big Al" Bauer.
L.A. GUNS recently spent time at a Canadian studio recording its new album, tentatively titled "Pretty in Black", with producer Steve Thompson.
On the topic of whether the new CD recordings will be scrapped now that Paul Black has been dismissed from the group, Tracii said, "I have a singer up here that actually wrote most of the new songs. He was just supposed to help but, now he's gonna have to sing as well. At least I can now guarantee the record will sound amazing FOR REAL!"
Paul Black reportedly co-wrote most of L.A. GUNS' fan favorites from the band's classic self-titled debut album for Polygram Records. The group (with Paul Black on vocals) released a CD titled "The Black List" in 2006, which was a collection of previously unreleased recordings of L.A. GUNS standards from 1986 and 1987.
The L.A. GUNS version featuring Tracii Guns has been confirmed for this year's Rocklahoma festival, which will be held July 9-13, 2008 at the Catch The Fever Festival Grounds, four miles north of Pryor, Oklahoma.
Tracii Guns' L.A. GUNS, which features Jeremy Guns on bass and Chad Stewart on drums, is not to be confused with the Phil Lewis-fronted group, which is also continuing to record and perform under the L.A. GUNS moniker.
GlamMetal.com's 34-minute interview with Paul Black conducted earlier this spring can be viewed below.