L.A. GUNS Confirm DILANA As New Vocalist - "The Final Straw Was Her Audition, Where She Completely Took Control Of The Environment"
September 29, 2011, 5 years ago
DILANA (aka Rock Star: SUPERNOVA contestant Dilana Robichaux) was rumored to be joining L.A. GUNS, and according to an update from Metal Sludge, guitarist Tracii Guns has confirmed she has in fact joined the band.
Guns has issued the following statement:"Dilana is the new singer for L.A. Guns after an incredible amount of scrutiny and mixed opinions the final straw was her audition, where she completely took control of the environment by injecting a type of soul into these old new songs that I have never heard before. The first tune we jammed on was the Otis Redding classic 'These Arms Of Mine', and even a very skeptical Jeremy looked up at me and mouthed 'Holy Shit' to me and I had the same feeling. Then we ran through 'One More Reason', 'Never Enough', and of course 'The Ballad Of Jayne', and it was an awakening of just how professional and soulful of a singer Dilana is. After getting responses from the label, my agent and manager - who are all really into a drastic positive change for L.A. Guns and myself - we all feel this is a ballsy and risky change that we all collectively feel good about. I expect there will be some changes in the live setlist and I hope we can get straight into writing mode ASAP and record some fresh rock n' roll, also ASAP.-Tracii Guns / L.A. Guns
Previous L.A. Guns singer Jizzy Pearl quit the band earlier this month and offered the following explanation: "After an amazing two years in L.A. Guns I have decided to move on. This decision was not based on anger or animosity - I have nothing but respect for Tracii and the guys. They can and will carry on better than ever. I wish all good luck and good music in the future."
On September 27th, L.A. Guns released Acoustic Gypsy Live (with Jizzy Pearl on vocals). The tracklisting is as follows:
‘One Way Ticket’
‘It’s Over Now’
‘Over The Edge’
‘These Arms Of Mine’
‘The Ballad Of Jayne’
‘Rip And Tear’