On Saturday night, February 18th, Hermans Hideaway hosted to a sellout crowd, L.A. Guns, brought to Denver by Wolf Pack Productions.
L.A. Guns got their start on Los Angeles’ Sunset Strip. The band was formed in 1986 and signed with Polygram Records in 1987, recording their first album that summer. This first album, titled “L.A. Guns”, went on to sell 750,000 copies and earned the band its first gold album award. Tours with AC/DC, Iron Maiden and Def Leppard followed. A compilation of the videos made from this first album also earned the band a gold video award. L.A. Guns went into the studio to record their second album, “Cocked and Loaded”, in the spring of 1989. It was a hit right away, with the release of “Rip and Tear” as the first single and video. “Never Enough” and “The Ballad of Jayne” followed, pushing album sales over 1,000,000 and earning the band its first platinum record award. The video compilation from this album earned the band its second gold video award. A successful world tour followed. The band’s third album, “Hollywood Vampires”, was recorded in the fall of 1990. With the release of “Kiss My Love Goodbye” as the first single and video, and another successful world tour, the album went on to sell 700,000 copies and earned the band its third gold album award.
Sharing the stage was three monster local bands, Johnny Got Rox, Kaos Conspiracy, Lotus Gait and Immortal Sÿnn, each bringing their own style and flavor to the show. Giving all that they had on stage, there was no doubt each band gained more fans and credit to their band. People came from as far away as 18 hours to see these legends of the Sunset Strip and were totally rewarded for their efforts with pure 100% American Rock and Roll.
Photos / Article by John Root