Former Guns N’ Roses drummer Steven Adler, former Guns N’ Roses/L.A. Guns guitarist Tracii Guns, former collaborator of a former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Eric Dover, and former Guns N’ Roses appreciator Chip Z’Nuff have formed a new supergroup, Guns of Destruction. Aside from being a redundant reminder of the obvious – that guns, y’know, destroy things – the name is a reference not only to Guns N’ Roses and L.A. Guns, but to Brides of Destruction, the last supergroup no one cared about that featured Tracii Guns.

It might also be a really sad way to try and invoke Appetite for Destruction, an  album that 75% of this band made no contribution to but really, really enjoy.

Blabbermouth tells me that the band will make their live debut on November 19 at the Key Club in Los Angeles. Chip Z’Nuff has hinted that there will be “special guests” at the show; since all the former members of Guns N’ Roses that anyone cares about are not in this band and actually have important (e.g., paying) shit to do, I’m guessing these guests will include Gilby Clarke, and, um, that’s it. I mean, between Adler and Guns, this band has already burned its bridges with half the D-list hair metallers out there.

I’m not being snarky when I say that if I lived in L.A., I would definitely attend this show. I can’t promise, however, that everything I said before, during, and after the show wouldn’t be snarky.

Look for this band to release its debut album in the winter of ’09 and break up in the summer of ’09.


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