RILEY’S L.A. GUNS bassist Kelly Nickels, who was a member of L.A. GUNS‘ “traditional” incarnation, spoke to Waste Some Time With Jason Inexperienced in regards to the out-of-court decision which was reached in April 2021 within the authorized dispute over the rights to the L.A. GUNS identify. Underneath the phrases of the settlement settlement, guitarist Tracii Weapons and singer Phil Lewis are persevering with to function underneath the L.A. GUNS trademark, whereas drummer Steve Riley and his bandmates from the opposite model of L.A. GUNS are actually working underneath the brand new identify RILEY’S L.A. GUNS.
Relating to the disparaging feedback that Lewis and Weapons have made about RILEY’S L.A. GUNS in latest months, Nickels stated: “The explanation we do not ever say something detrimental about them is that I do not need the followers to assume that the whole lot about L.A. GUNS is detrimental. I can not have that facet being detrimental and this facet being detrimental. I do not need all of it to be detrimental in regards to the band; there must be a optimistic facet about it. That is why we’re not gonna take the time and be concerned in [a war of words].
“[RILEY’S L.A. GUNS is] a pastime at this level,” Kelly clarified. “We get collectively each few weeks; we do a present. We’re simply attempting to have enjoyable and play music and songs that we labored on which might be a part of our historical past. We wanted to maintain L.A. GUNS within the identify someway, or else we have now nothing. And for Steve, who’s been within the band [for] 30-something years, to stroll away from that… he would not do it. We might reasonably not do it. So we labored it out. We put ‘RILEY’S‘ in it. We had been all cool with that; we do not care. A minimum of the followers know. That is what’s occurring now. We’re right here [playing] tonight with GREAT WHITE,” he added, referencing one other group which has gone by way of a authorized dispute over its identify]. “There’s lots of bands it occurs [to] after…
Ex-L.A. GUNS Bassist KELLY NICKELS Would not Need