Lick My Label



A LESS-THAN-FAVORED NATIONLet’s play a little game. Which of the following does not belong?

  • Steve Vai
  • Petrucci/Rudess
  • Allan Holdsworth
  • L.A. Guns
  • Eric Johnson
  • Marty Friedman
  • Vernon Reid

See what I did there? I didn’t even put the obvious choice last, but it’s still just as fucking obvious that L.A. Guns stick out like a boner in gym shorts on the shred-heavy roster of Favored Nations, the label owned by Steve Vai. But apparently Favored Nations will release a new L.A. Guns album come April.

For anyone keeping track, this is the version of L.A. Guns that actually includes the band’s namesake Tracii Guns, not the Phil Lewis-led version that claims the other guys are imposters.

If MetalSucks ever receives a prestigious award the first band I’ll thank will be L.A. Guns (both versions) for providing us with excellent headline fodder throughout the years.


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