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Phil Lewis

LA Guns frontman: trust us over line-up changes

September 10, 2018 // 0 Comments

LA GUNS singer Phil Lewis says fans should trust him and guitarist Tracii Guns to employ “the best players available” as the number of musicians who’ve been in various iterations of the band approaches the half-century. Guitarist Michael Grant was sacked from the Sunset Strip outfit this year and replaced by Johnny Monaco, who only lasted 12 shows. Some estimates had Monaco as member 49. Adam Hamilton, a former bass player with LA Guns, has now returned as guitarist. “I think it’s pretty much accepted now that if it’s me and Tracii playing together, then that’s LA Guns,” Lewis, 61, tells the latest episode of White Line [read on]

Rose Tattoo to be kings of rock’s monsters, says LA Guns frontman

August 29, 2018 // 0 Comments

LA Guns singer Phil Lewis has predicted veteran Australian band Rose Tattoo will go “gangbusters” when they play a Caribbean cruise on a rare trip to the US in February. The Angry Anderson-fronted originators of biker rock are taking part in the Monsters Of Rock Cruise out of Miami on February 24 as part of a bill made up largely of eighties hair metal bands. The Tatts have just announced their new drummer is Jackie Barnes, son of another Australian rock legend, singer Jimmy Barnes LA Guns are one of the most storied of all Sunset Strip acts and Lewis tells the White Line Fever podcast the Tatts are “not that well known at all but the [read on]

LA Guns singer: We dangled promoter from seventh floor balcony

June 1, 2018 // 0 Comments

FRONTMAN Phil Lewis has apparently admitted LA Guns threatened the life of a promoter’s business partner in Australia during a disastrous 2011 tour. The glam metal outfit has just returned from a trip Down Under that appears to have gone without a hitch – much unlike an earlier visit which, Lewis said, saw them stranded in Melbourne with no way home. “We ended up getting the promoter’s partner and we literally did, we hung him off a balcony, from the hotel, from the seventh floor window, until he came up with the 10 grand, so we could change our flights,” Lewis told the White Line Fever podcast. “Or else we would have been [read on]