In the video for “The One That You Hated,” former Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler takes on destructive relationships with his new band. “The lyrics are about two people that are no good for each other, but for whatever reason won’t break up,” says frontman Jacob Bunton. “Maybe it’s the sex, maybe it’s the convenience, maybe they’re just scared to move on and start over, but a lot of people seem to be attracted to the people that they hate. Love and hate are intimately linked within the human brain.”
Although it’s an early Adler track, “Hated” was one of the last songs the band recorded for their album. “One night Slash was at the studio and we played him a couple of the songs,” reveals Bunton. “When this song started playing, he was grinning ear to ear, so we knew either it’s a kick-ass song or it’s so bad we’re making him laugh.”
For Adler, the new project is an invigoration, a fresh breath of creativity. “I love the music we’re creating!” he says. “I haven’t been this excited about my band since the GN’R days.” “Hated” is the first single off the band’s debut album, Adler. No release date has been set.
While on a tour of Europe this month, L.A. Guns has been incorporating some tracks in the set list from the new record, HOLLYWOOD FOREVER, out June 5 on Deadline/Cleopatra Records. The cover art, final track list, and a sneak peek at one of the songs are now available.
You Better Not Love Me
Vine St. Shimmy
Dirty Black Night
Underneath The Sun
I Won’t Play
Requiem (Hollywood Forever)
Araña Negra (originally recorded by The Bicicletas)
Former L.A. Guns member Kelly Nickels makes a special appearance, playing bass on “Venus Bomb” and providing backing vocals on other tracks. Another highlight of HOLLYWOOD FOREVER is “Araña Negra,” which is sung entirely in Spanish. The album is the fourth L.A. Guns record produced by Andy Johns (Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, Van Halen).
The L.A. Guns spring European tour continues in Spain the first week of May, then brings the band back to the U.S. for summer club dates and festivals including M3
5/2 Sala La Boite Madrid, Spain
5/3 Sala Studio 54 Leon, Spain
5/4 Sala Acapulco Gijion, Spain
5/5 Sala Guardetxe San Sebastian, Spain
5/6 Music Hall Barcelona, Spain
5/12 M3 Festival Columbia MD
5/31 Prime Time Tap Oglesby IL (Phil, Stacey)
6/1 Off Road Ranch (Midwest Bike Fest) Norfolk NE (w/Dokken)
6/2 The Grove Lincoln NE
6/22 Bay City River Roar Bay City MI (w/Skid Row)
6/23 Columbia Music Hall Portsmouth OH (w/Skid Row)
6/24 Ripper Owens Tap House Akron OH
6/30 Buffalo Valley Music Festival Duluth MN (w/Dokken)
7/7 4th of July Town Celebration Enfield CT (w/Warrant & Skid Row)
7/14 Seboeis Stream Campground Howland ME
7/15 Asylum Portland ME
7/20 AWA Amphitheater/Casino Del Sol Tucson AZ (w/Skid Row)
6/21 910 Live Tempe AZ
8/10 Skogsrojet Festival Rejmyre, Sweden
8/11 KG5 Mariestad, Sweden
8/12 Harry B. James Stockholm, Sweden
8/24 Bergen Performing Arts Center Englewood NJ (w/Skid Row)
8/25 Ollies Point Amityville NY
On Tuesday April 24 Liberty N’ Justice with JK Northrup new CD Hell Is Coming To Breakfast comes out on Roxx Records. The CD features Jani Lane of Warrant, Jack Russell of Great White, Donnie Vie of Enuff Z’nuff, and many more great guest artists! You can pick the CD up directly from Roxx Records (www.roxxproductions.com). You can read the first two reviews of “Hell Is Coming To Breakfast” here and here! / plus a new interview with Justin Murr at: glitter2gutter.blogspot.com/2012/04/talkin-trash-withjustin-murr-of-liberty.html.
In other Liberty N’ Justice news on the same day as LNJ releases there new CD they are releasing a new single on iTunes. , Stayin’ Alive featuring Kip Winger and JK Northrup of XYZ/ King Kobra.
The track was mixed and mastered by CJ Snare of Firehouse. LNJ’s Justin Murr has this to say about the track. “This is one of the songs that will be on our soon to be released double CD “The Cigar Chronicles”. Whatever you think of when you hear the words “Stayin’ Alive” forget about it…. Kip kills this killer new version of a 70’s classic!” Check out: www.youtube.com/watch?v=v9Cjpn6a308.
In last bit of LNJ news, Justin Murr’s 12 year old daughter, Torrie Murr releases her first single “Hot Child In The City” on I-tunes on the same day as the other two releases! (www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yu8qaYttoA)