In a recent interview with Sleaze Roxx, original L.A. GUNS vocalist Paul Black talks about a possible L.A. GUNS reunion. An excerpt from the chat follows:
Sleaze Roxx: There is also talk of you, Tracii Guns, Mick Cripps and Nickey Alexander touring as an original version of L.A. GUNS. How close is this to materializing?
Paul Black: "It looked good at first. Then it looked like it wasn't gonna happen. Now it looks like it's happening again. The dates haven't been confirmed and we haven't even rehearsed 'cause Tracii's on tour. But I talked to Tracii yesterday and he's looking forward to all of us playing together again. JETBOY is planning to play with us if we do it and now the ZEROS and a lot of other bands want on the bill. We might just do one show in Hollywood and one in San Francisco. Or we might not do it at all, we'll see."
Sleaze Roxx: Do you think it might confuse fans if there are two versions of L.A. GUNS on the road at once?
Paul Black: "Well, it's not exactly touring. It's a short trip. We were only talking about seven shows from here to Seattle. But now we're thinking just one show here in Los Angeles and one in San Francisco. Doing these shows is about kicks and the fans. Mick and Tracii asked me to bury the hatchet and sing with them again for some shows in August at the House of Blues. At that time I didn't know there was another L.A. GUNS playing out. We found out soon after though that they were gonna play L.A. at around the same time as us, so we chose to hold off. We haven't played these songs together on stage for almost 20 years, so it's a rare event. We're not competing with them. With all that's happened between us (Tracii, Mick, Nickey, Robert and me) this reunion is very unusual and it's a unique opportunity for L.A. GUNS fans to hear and see where it all started since this is the lineup that created the classic songs from the first record. Maybe it will confuse people. I don't know. But I'm sure by the time it happens, if it happens, people will figure it out. Most of the feedback I've received about this possible tour is that it's remarkable that this is happening. It's a one-time event and it doesn't take away from the L.A. GUNS of today. Hey, it's all rock & roll."
Sleaze Roxx: If the original members do reform do you think new material might be written?
Paul Black: "It's strange to me that we're even talking again, let alone write and play together. But, since the door has been opened Tracii and I have actually talked about it. Why not? We wrote some pretty good songs for the first record and nothings been bigger than that. It would be interesting to see what we come up with today. Maybe we could put something on the charts again."
Read the entire interview at SleazeRoxx.com.