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Dilana Out of LA Guns

The Tracii Guns + Dilana partnership lasted just over two months. It's amazing to me, but it seems Dilana is out as singer of LA Guns. She posted on her Facebook that the rest of the LA Guns tour was canceled... then Tracii started posting about saving the dates and then later he mentioned having Tony West of Blacklist Union singing for the band.

It sort of sounds all financial - maybe times were too rough and it just didn't make financial sense for Dilana to stay on the road with the band. Then again, Dilana also posted on her Facebook that the tour was pretty messed up (she used harsher words) and she has notes about it all.

Whatever the case, Tracii is adamant about going on with his version of the band and continuing the current tour. I guess we'll have to wait and watch for details.



Reader Comments (23)

Phils has his stuff together. His "version" of guns rocksn and has a consistent lineup. They tour constantly.....

Sorry Traci, you lose.
December 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKixchix
Hang it up already Traci...Phil's version is the only version that matters and the one that gets the most attention. Do something different for petes sake and give up this notion of continuing as LA Guns. It's just not working....
December 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJeff
He never shoulda hired that miserable twat in the first place. Tony West is a good dude and a damn good singer. He shoulda got the gig all along. Check out his Blacklist Union stuff on YouTube and iTunes. You WONT be dissapointed. Tracii really should stop though. His version is the B team.
December 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKenny Ozz
Tracii is, and always was, a complete and udder joke. He was never liked even by his own peers back in the day,up until now even.He's burnt every bridge he crossed.Go away already,NO ONE CARES ABOUT YOU ANYMORE!
December 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJimbo
is anybody surprised this lineup didnt work either
December 11, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterglamrockerarchie
tracii should give the L.A.GUNS name up. he s just embarrassing himself.
December 11, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterbumblefootboy
As a huge LA Guns fan, I can only hope Tracii starts a new band and gives up on this ridiculous drudging of the LA Guns name. Or, you could try to join another band. Enough of this carousel of Tracii's misadventures - you're just making an ass out of yourself.
December 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMEWIZEMGIC
Tracii is a joke...WHO thought this was going to work...I laughed when I first heard....Now another New voice? The only voice that will be remembered is PHIL LEWIS!! And yes, I'll be in Chicago next week to see the real band..WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!
December 11, 2011 | Unregistered Commentercoop
Like everyone has said....Tracii is a joke now and NOBODY cares about his "version" anymore. Phil's version IS LA Guns...always has!
December 11, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterKixRules
Okay, MetalKidz! What th...???

First off, whatever you think of Guns, he's one of the greatest, most talented and gifted guitarists from the 80's L.A. Scene. In fact, I dare say, he's way more talented than our beloved Slash, who, let's be honest, has a fairly Generock sound by comparison.

Call me crazy, and I'm sure you will, I actually think Guns is the Jeff Beck of Glam Metal. I saw the original L.A. GUNS 5 times
and HE was the reason I was point blank standing right in front of the stage. And where was I standing? Right in front of him, of course.

As much as I love Phil's version, it's Guns whose name is on the door, so he's entitled to the name as much as anyone. I just wish both of these idiots would bury the hatchet and reform, though, I guess cuz Guns is such a jack*ss coupled with the fact that it's
not financially sustainable to put the original band back together as they probably make more individually with the current "arrangement".

As far as Dilana goes, that was a total display of lack of judgement on Guns part to ever hire her in the first place. Perhaps West will more than foot the bill even tho he ain't Phil.

Of course, there is a way Guns could trump Phil. Put out an L.A. GUNS album better than any of Phil's or better yet, put one out even better than their old sh*t!

p.s. Kenny! Love ya but watch the "T" word, please, bro. Rock On!
December 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
If you are laughing at my claim that Guns is the Jeff Beck of 80's Glam Metal, watch their incredible performance on their DVD, "The Hollywood Years: Cocked & Loaded". I think you will be pleasantly surprised. You'll see what I mean about calling Guns the Beck of Glam. What a maniac! What an original!
December 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
No one is questioning his talent - we're responding to the question of whether he should go on as LA Guns wannabe. He should not. A band is a combination of talent and personalities. If he had not walked on the band to do Brides -then maybe I'd cut him some slack on the LA Guns name. Move on and do another solo album instead of being a total loser crybaby and carrying om with the LA Guns name. He can still play the songs, but do something original on your own or as another band. Who's the issue - Phil, Steve, Marty, Paul, Jizzy, Dilana (and countless other band members) or Tracey? I think the majority has spoken. PEACE OUT
December 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMEWIZEMGIC
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December 12, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkids T shirts
people thought that david lee roth was the problem in that band, too. he was ridiculed, vilified, and demonized by the VH members and later by some of his solo band musicians. Roth maintained that he WASN"T the problem in VH, but that he has mostly babysitting two bi-polar drug addict brothers and the musicians in his solo band simply thought they were his equal whowanted roth's share of the pie.

Nowadays, as sammy hagar has basically confirmed, he had a similar experience as roth while he was in VH and several musicians (most particularly Vai and Sheehan) have completely back-tracked on their rants against roth- who, BTW stayed true. Vai recently stated that he created some of his best music with roth and this partnership was the most beneficial to his career. He boldly claims that EEAS is, by far, the best glam album of the 80's.

So let's allow the Stevie Rachelle's and the MWM's of the world jump on a popular bandwagon and 'prove' their positions by pointing out all the "disgruntled" musicians in Traci's LA Guns; which by last count is at 40. I do not purport to be an expert or an Insider in the LA Guns camp, but in the world of VH, hindsight is 20/20 and it was (is) David Lee Roth who stayed the course and history is now very much kinder to and about him as are many of his former co-workers and confidants.
December 12, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterfletch
Fletch, yes we will see. Additionally, as a huge DLR fan, I always thought Eddie was the issue in the VH camp (but never doubted his unquestionable talents). As a fan of LA Guns since the 80's, I'd hardly call it a bandwagon opinion, but understand your need to vent at me to support your stance. I think Tracii is awesome too, but don't think he should carry on as LA Guns - again, offering my opinion on the question at hand. As in most cases, there is never a clear right or wrong - just the perspective you choose to rationalize your decision. I don't need you or Stevie to come up with my opinion, but appreciate you lumping him in during your apples to oranges comparison. .
December 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMEWIZEMGIC
Mewize! We don't agree all the time, nor, Metalord knows, do Fletch and I always agree, but I'm with Fletch, more or less, on this one.

Let's also use Motley Crüe and Sixx A.M. as an example. How is it okay for Sixx to go off and do Sixx A.M. but not okay for Tracii to go off and do Brides of Destruction?

And if Roth can rejoin Van Halen, I would think Tracii and Phil could get back together. But I don't think there's enuff bux in it, unfortunately, as the brand, L.A. GUNS, has become the equivalent of two former heavyweight boxers winding up in the WFF. Both look like clowns.

Imagine if Tracii, Phil and the rest of the original line-up had always delivered stuff on par with their first couple of albums. They would still be rolling along and maybe, just maybe, they would have wound up a poor man's Crüe. That would have been enough to allow them to sock away at least a couple of mil a piece AND kept their brand relevant. Instead, we gotta listen to two bastard child versions, BOTH of which are lame, in terms of any quality of new output.

Sorry, Mewize, even if what he does with it sucks, Guns deserves to do what ever the hell he wants with the name, as it's his just as much as it is Phil's, perhaps more so, as, like I said before, his name is literally in the band name, which was an intentional nod to his leadership and towering talent!
December 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
I wish Stevie would come over and give us his opinion since we haven't heard from him in awhile. Can one of you pull him in? I've never been able to get his attention.
December 12, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Tracii should put together a new lineup of Brides of Destruction, and carry on with that name. Give up the ghost with L.A. Guns already.
December 13, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterRob Rockitt
BA HA HA HA HA HA......what a joke!
December 13, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterkari
Hey guys lighten up. Tracii hired Phil for LA Guns. Tracii is LA Guns. I just saw them Tracii's version last Wednesday and the show was AWESOME! They seemed to be having a great time so I was a little shocked to see that a few days later Dilana was gone. I would think that the guy who started the band and whose name is part of the band has more rights to use the name than a guy he hired to be in the band. I say let both of them use the name and I can see them twice as much!!
December 14, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterbrophdog

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