Interview with guitarist Stacey Blades of Let It Rawk / Ex - L.A Guns
Name: Stacey Blades
Birth date: 11/04
Place of birth: Calgary, Alberta - Canada
Favorite album of all time? Aerosmith - Rocks
What is the first CD or LP you ever bought? Kiss - Destroyer
A guitar: First Electric Guitar was an old Ibanez Les Paul copy! Great guitar Cherry Sunburst, damn I wish I still had it
Favorite musician: Randy Rhoads
Favorite band or group: Aerosmith
As you describe yourself ? Animated
Stacey, what are your most recently completed projects and what are you currently working on?
"Let It Rawk", new super group featuring Oz Foz, Jedd Duncan, Sean Mcnabb, Jaime St.James, Jimmy D'Anda, Scot Coogan and Robbie Crane.
How old were you when you first started playing? What inspired you to learn?
Started playing Piano at the age of 9. Then started on guitar at the age 11. Family was very musical.
Who were the bands or musicians who had the greatest influence on you?
Kiss, Aerosmith, Van Halen, Ozzy, Led Zepplin, Rush, Max Webster.
Up to this point in your career, what has been your most memorable moment?
So Many!! Playing with Whitesnake, Scorpions, Cinderella and hangin out with Jimmy Page Poolside at the Sunset Marquis Hotel in L.A. 2009.
You have been a member of a few famous bands... And what can you say about the days of the "L.A Guns"? What do you remember?
It's was great, so many good memories, making 3 albums with the late great Andy Johns. Many great tours as well.
Can you tell us a little bit about the new project "Let It Rawk"...
LIR is a new All Star band and stylized Sunset Strip themed show! It features Jaime St.James from Black N' Blue, Jeff Duncan from Armored Saint, Jimmy D'Anda from The Bullet Boys and Sean McNabb from Dokken. The band also features Oz Fox from Stryper, Scot Coogan from Ace Frehley and Robbie Crane formerly of Ratt and Vince Neil. We do songs from everybody's bands and also metal anthems from the decade plus new original material. There is a ton of buzz on the band and we are having an amazing time playing together!!The shows have been just great!! We currently have a new single out on iTunes and Amazon.com Called "American Rebels".
To end the interview, a phrase you want to leave...
Thank you, thank you, thank you!! say it 3 times!!