TRACII GUNS Version Of L.A. GUNS Splits With Singer DILANA

A mere 71 days after announcing Dilana Robichaux as the band's new lead singer, L.A. GUNS has already parted ways with the former "Rock Star: Supernova" reality-TV show contestant and has replaced her with former BLACKLIST UNION frontman Tony West.

Although no reason was given for Robichaux's departure, she insisted on her Facebook page that she never quit L.A. GUNS. "Tracii [Guns, L.A. GUNS guitarist] walked out saying, 'Thank you, it was fun while it lasted,'" she said, before calling the band "a fucking joke" and claiming that she has already secured a publisher for a planned tell-all book that would include her version of what happened during her short-lived stint as the group's lead vocalist. "I have all the notes written n some recorded about this very fucked up L.A. GUNS tour," she wrote. "One day, you will understand!"

Commenting on Dilana's time with L.A. GUNS, Tracii tweeted, "It was truly the best L.A. GUNS I ever heard on stage, hands down. Sometimes the greatest art comes from the madness and this was the case here. I know Dilana is ripping on every aspect of the situation and I know that’s how she vents, so I am OK with it."

Fan-filmed video footage of L.A. GUNS' first live performance with Dilana, which took place on October 21 at Backstage Live in San Antonio, Texas, can be seen below.

Tracii started L.A. GUNS while still in high school in 1982. The original singer, Michael Jagosz, was replaced by Axl Rose. Signed to PolyGram in '87, the band's self-titled debut, with Phil Lewis replacing Rose, sold over a million copies, as did "Cocked and Loaded" (1989) and "Hollywood Vampires" (1991).

Tracii Guns' L.A. GUNS is not to be confused with the Phil Lewis-led version of the group, which is also continuing to record and perform under the L.A. GUNS moniker.


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