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L.A. Guns To Release ‘Live In Concert’ In February
L.A. GUNS will release a new concert DVD, “Live In Concert”, on February 12 via Cleopatra Records. The DVD contains footage of the band’s uncut M3 Rock Festival performance on May 12, 2012 at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland with songs not included in the HDNet live broadcast. Also included are behind-the-scenes, studio and interview extras as well as three studio music videos from their latest album, “Hollywood Forever”. The accompanying CD provides the audio tracks for the M3 concert.
For the bonus material, documentarian Jack Foster interviewed Phil Lewis, Steve Riley, Stacey Blades and Scotty Griffin about songwriting, collaboration, and the band’s history. In-studio footage throughout the recording process was also captured, including clips of legendary record producer Andy Johns (LED ZEPPELIN, THE ROLLING STONES, VAN HALEN). Former L.A. GUNS member Kelly Nickels makes a special appearance as well.
“Live In Concert” track listing:
Live At The M3 Rock Festival
01. Sex Action
02. Never Enough
03. You Better Not Love Me
04. Sweet Mystery
06. Sleazy Come, Easy Go
07. Electric Gypsy
08. The Ballad Of Jayne
09. Rip N Tear
10. You Better Not Love Me
11. Araña Negra
12. Requiem (Hollywood Forever)
The Making Of Hollywood Forever
13. The Beginning
15. Writing Songs
16. Working Together
17. Time Crunch
18. Phil s Songs
19. Hot Rods Strippers
20. Treasure Chest
21. Vinyl Spider
22. Hot Take
L.A. GUNS spent a few days in Los Angeles shooting three videos to support the record. Videos for “Araña Negra” and “You Better Not Love Me” were also filmed. Videographer Jack Foster was behind the lens for the shoot at the legendary Circus Disco in Hollywood. With an LED logo in the background, the band meshed theatrics with its expected rock energy on the big stage. Later, additional scenes were filmed in L.A.’s colorful Little Mexico and the landmark Hollywood Forever cemetery.
L.A. GUNS last month announced the addition of guitarist Frankie Wilsey to the group’s ranks.
Due to “extenuating circumstances and musical differences,” guitarist Stacey Blades announced his departure from L.A. GUNS in early December.
Blades played on four L.A. GUNS albums: “Rips The Covers Off” (2004), “Tales Trom The Strip” (2005), “Loud And Dangerous: Live From Hollywood” (2006) and “Hollywood Forever” (2012). He also authored a book, “Confessions Of A Replacement Rockstar”, which was published in 2009.
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