L.A. GUNS guitarist Tracii Guns has issued the following update:
"L.A. GUNS had a fantastic 2007 covering a lot of new territories and making thousands of new friends all over the world. I believe Paul Black (vocals) has really brought the essence of what L.A. GUNS is all about to the live show. Now it is time to record a brand new record for all of our fans and for ourselves as a band. As of now it looks like we will be heading up to Canada in April/May to record the new stuff in a very secluded location so we have no distractions and can actually get it done.
"The band recently stopped by BC Rich/Kustom headquarters to check out what's new for 2008 well, I am proud to say that Rock Clouser 'Mr. Batman' has finished the new Gunslinger which I had originally put together with Bernie Rico in 1987. IT IS AMAZING and true to the original, the only difference is a slightly smaller headstock which actually looks even better then the original headstock. I have two brand new prototypes and they are smokin!!!
"On the Kustom front James Brown master amp builder and electronics wizard has spent the last 20 years or so developing the ultimate punch you in the face to rip your heart out sweetness amplifier. I tested it twice in 2007 and cannot wait til mine are delivered. The new amp is called the double cross and I am positive that no one will ever build a better tube amplifier for guitar ever!!!"
The L.A. GUNS version featuring Tracii Guns on guitar, Jeremy Guns on bass, Chad Stewart on drums and Paul Black on vocals 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.