Remember Dilana from Rockstar Supernova? Tracii Guns has announced Dilana as the new singer for L.A. Guns. Personally, I like Dilana, I thought she should have won that Rockstar Supernova show. She gained many fans from that show, so it should be interesting to see who shows up at a L.A. Guns show now.
Quite frankly, I think this is an interesting move for Tracii Guns. Dilana is a hell of a singer, and may surprise quite a few people. I will miss seeing Jizzy live (get Love/Hate back together Jizzy!), but I am interested in seeing this version of L.A. Guns live.
Apparently, not all fans like this decision. Check out this awesome Youtube clip below. (Thanks Kenny!!)
From L.A. Guns Official website:
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 Label Steve Vai, 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 . We hit the road starting in San Antonio Texas September 21st.
-Tracii Guns / L.A. GUNS