L.A. Guns was formed in 1983 by guitar player Tracii Guns and, then unknown singer, Axl Rose on lead vocals.
The team of Guns and, former Girl singer, Phil Lewis have sold 6 1/2 million records, including 1988's L.A. Guns and 1990's Cocked and Loaded, both of which were certified Gold. Cocked and Loaded contained the hit single "Ballad of Jayne" that went to #33 on Billboard's Hot 100 and #25 on the Mainstream Rock charts.
From the mid-90's to the mid 2000's, L.A. Guns continued to tour and release new music.
Following their successful performance at SiriusXM's HairNation Festival in May of 2016, L.A. Guns went into the studio to record the album, The Missing Peace, which was released in October of 2017 and quickly became the highest selling release of 2017 for Frontiers Records.
L.A. Guns are currently in the studio recording the follow up album to " The Missing Peace ". “The Devil You Know” is the band’s twelfth studio release, featuring the new singles “Stay Away” and “Rage”. They will begin touring for the album beginning in the spring of 2019.
The current lineup features founding member, and lead guitar player, Guns, who has reunited with Lewis on vocals, along with Shane Fitzgibbon on drums, Johnny Martin on bass and Ace Von Johnson on guitar.