Twinmusix chat with Phil Lewis from L.A Guns about their Australian tour and more.
What can fans expect from your Australian tour?
This will be the first time Tracii and I will be peforming together in Australia, we have both been there individually except we have never played together. In our shows we will be expected to do certain songs and hopefully we will be able to play some songs from our new record "The Missing Piece".
How do you pick what you were going to play on stage?
We find out how long we are playing for and choose the best song. We pick the songs we think the Audience will like.
If you could have any band play one of your songs which band would it be which song and in your style or theirs?
Paul McCartney play "The Ballad of Jayne" in their style or Rod Stewart play "rip and tear".
What was your recording process for Missing Pieces?
It was very different from the traditional way of recording. Where you go into the studio and they record what you play.
This record was very produce and directed, there was stuff going on all over the place. We were mixing on laptops, putting edits together in Scotland and trying to make the deadline. Tracii and i did a couple of songs together at his house. I did most of my vocal recordings with Mick Davis in New York.
This album was heavier how did your fans respond to it?
Our fans and critics responded very well Tracii does love his metal.
You have played shows Alice Cooper can you tell us the story about being on tour with him?
I dressed up as Clockwork Orange, Alice really liked my outfit and was amused by my performance, so he invited us to play his annual charity event "Court Christmas pudding" in Phoenix. We were honoured to play at the event, and by no means we were allowed to swear. Alice had also invited Johnny Depp that night and "The Hollywood Vampires" did a performance. After the show all the performers did a mandatory meet and greet and there were about 2000 people.
Johnny Depp to his credit stayed the whole time and didn't complain once and I was there crying like a baby, except Johnny Depp was quite the man and stayed the whole time, he was quite a pro.
What is your view on platforms like Spotify and YouTube?
It's opened up all kinds of access to new music, the most obscure demos and live demos of very specific songs, but it doesn't generate much money for the artist.
You just brought out made in Milan live can you tell us more about this?
We played a show in Milan and Frontier put on the event. All the bands played in the Frontier film, the bands played over the two or three days and they put together the DVD.
Anything else you want to announce to your fans?
We look forward to the Australian show and hope our fans enjoy the show.
Press Release - https://www.twinmusix.com/la-guns
Tickets - https://www.ontourpresents.com/laguns