BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION guitarist Tracii Guns has posted the following message on the band's official web site:
"I just got back from Europe with the BRIDES. This was by far the most fun i have ever had in Europe. We traveled by van and I was able to finally see everything I possibly could on our own clock. Italy was just unreal.
"Now for the burning question.
"Yes, I am joining QUIET RIOT for all of 2006. We are going to record a record and support it by touring the world.
"How did this end up happening, you may ask? Well, it's very simple really.
"Randy Rhoads started QUIET RIOT with Kevin DuBrow. I never had the pleasure of meeting Randy, but I did meet Kevin when I was 14 years old at Freedom Guitar in Hollywood and that was the first time I have ever been star-struck in my life. QUIET RIOT was the big fish at that time in Los Angeles.
"When I was 17 and going to college, QUIET RIOT came out with 'the huge record' and that's all i listened to until MÖTLEY CRÜE's 'Shout at the Devil' came out. All of the guys in QUIET RIOT — Kevin, Frankie [Banali], Carlos [Cavazo] and Rudy [Sarzo] — have always known of my love of their band, so at this time Frankie and Kevin took a stab and asked me if I would like to join the band. I didn't even have to think about. I committed at least one year of my time to QUIET RIOT and possibly more in the future.
"What is going to happen to the BRIDES?
"Right now, the future of the BRIDES is not clear. We have not broken the band up, but we also will not be working or playing in 2006. The BRIDES is constantly a work in progress and I would feel alot better about the band if Nikki [Sixx] were to return, but I don't think that's going to happen anytime soon, so for now, it is what it is. The BRIDES have the most loyal fans a band could ever want, even without Nikki, and all of us do not take them for granted, and as soon as it is possible to give more back to the fans, I KNOW WE WILL."
BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION's video for the track "White Trash" has been posted online at Yahoo! Music. The clip was shot on August 20 at the Lake Castaic mobile home storage facility.
"White Trash" comes off the band's sophomore album, "Runaway Brides", available now on Shrapnel Records.
The follow-up to last year's "Here Come the Brides", "Runaway Brides" was recorded in part at a studio in Malibu, California with producer Andy Johns, who has previously worked with guitarist Tracii Guns on the L.A. GUNS' "Waking the Dead" album (which Guns has referred to as "my favorite L.A. GUNS record."). Johns was reportedly involved with the album during its early recording stages but ended up leaving the project due to unspecified differences with Guns and the rest of the band.