L.A. Guns was formed in 1983 by guitar player Tracii Guns and, then unknown singer, Axl Rose on lead vocals.
The team of Guns and, former Girl singer, Phil Lewis have sold 6 1/2 million records, including 1988’s L.A. Guns and 1990’s Cocked and Loaded, both of which were certified Gold. Cocked and Loaded contained the hit single “Ballad of Jayne” that went to #33 on Billboard’s Hot 100 and #25 on the Mainstream Rock charts.
From the mid-90’s to the mid 2000’s, L.A. Guns continued to tour and release new music.
Following their successful performance at SiriusXM’s HairNation Festival in May of 2016, L.A. Guns went into the studio to record the album, The Missing Peace, which was released in October of 2017 and quickly became the highest selling release of 2017 for Frontiers Records.
L.A. Guns are currently in the studio recording the follow up album to ” The Missing Peace “. “The Devil You Know” is the band’s twelfth studio release, featuring the new singles “Stay Away” and “Rage”. They will begin touring for the album beginning in the spring of 2019.
The current lineup features founding member, and lead guitar player, Guns, who has reunited with Lewis on vocals, along with Shane Fitzgibbon on drums, Johnny Martin on bass and Ace Von Johnson on guitar.
Ven is an LA native who began toying with fronting a rock band a few years before he formed Venrez with Jason Womack, in the summer of 2009. When Ven and Jason met, they made a pact to make music full time and never stop. This has now carried over 10 years with 4 released studio albums and tours with the likes of Alice Cooper, Slash, Buckcherry, Hardcore Superstar, Michael Schenker and punk legend Richie Ramone to name a few. Ven says Venrez has created a new genre he calls Epic Alt Rock. In your face, raw rock n roll music with intelligent lyrics that contain important lessons and messages, along with the killer two part harmonies between him and Jason on backing vocals
Jason Womack is the former bassist and a co-song writer for Juliette Lewis and the Lick’s and has brought his genius to Venrez from day one. Jason makes one guitar sound like 3, with a style second to none and in addition adds superb harmony as the backing vocalist for Venrez. Jason writes all the music for the band and has produced all the albums to date.
It is no coincidence that Jason has been recognized for his talent. Not only is he the second-in-command for Venrez, but he also fills in for notable bands such as Fuel in his off time. He is also a dedicated husband and father of two boys.
It is not a stretch to say that Jason is an essential member of the band. Ven and Jason are a perfect musical match, and the true heart and soul of Venrez. All eyes are on Jason, eagerly awaiting what he comes up with next.
All the way from France, Victor Singer is the drummer for Venrez. This young talented drummer brings a fresh and new sound to the band. He drives the group with his unique energy behind the kit, and his powerful playing always keeps the intensity at its highest.
Seeking to master his craft at its finest, Victor studied with some of the most important drummers in the world such as Thomas Lang, Gregg Bissonette, Rod Morgenstein, etc. His musical background and his education at the Berklee College of Music made him a versatile musician who can play anything from Pop to Jazz and everything in between.
Growing up listening to bands such as Rage Against The Machine, Foo Fighters, The Red Hot Chili Peppers & Led Zeppelin, Victor’s heart truly belongs to rock- and Venrez was the perfect match for him.
Gabe Maska is the newest addition to Venrez, coming to Los Angeles from Brazil to follow his dreams of playing music in the rock scene. Since his arrival, Gabe has made a name for himself as a bass player for the Whiskey’s house band Royal Distortion. He has also been selected multiple times to perform in the Ultimate Jam nights, which showcases the best of the best artists in Hollywood.
There is no doubt that despite him being a newbie, he fit right in the rhythm section of Venrez with his phenomenal talent. His unique groove was the missing ingredient the band has been looking for, and we are all excited to see what he’s got.
Armed with big choruses, blazing guitar solos, and powerful melodies, WILDSTREET is a sex-fueled rock n roll explosion beckoning the glory days of 80s arena rock.” – Twelv Magazine –
Wildstreet began in 2006. Over the course of the next 7 years, the band released two EPs & two music videos which have received well-over 4,000,000 youtube views. Wildstreet’s songs have appeared on National/International TV networks including: MTV, VH1, Oxygen, TBS and in a THQ Video game.
The band toured non-stop from 2009-2013, and appeared at the largest US music festivals: including SXSW, M3 rock festival, and headlined the side stage at Rocklahoma for 5 years straight. The band was also their region’s winner in the Best Buy/Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands for Rockstar Energy’s Uproar Festival, sharing the bill with Avenged Sevenfold, and Three Days Grace. They opened for a number of well-known bands including The Bouncing Souls, Twisted Sister, Michael Monroe, Crashdiet, Kix, LA Guns.
In 2017, Wildstreet performed select US dates and returned to Rocklahoma to headline the side stage for the 6th time. They concluded the year co-headlining Irving Plaza for the release party for their latest single ‘Raise Hell.’ In December, they were handpicked by Los Angeles rockers ‘Dorothy’ to open for the New York City date of their ‘Freedom Tour’ at Bowery Ballroom. They have begun recording their new LP, Wildstreet III, in New York City with producer Kyle Paas. They have also confirmed their first European tour in 2019. (Details will be announced soon!)