Issue 42 Interview With Stacey Blades

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Issue 42 - Interview With Stacey Blades Published By Alchemist Publishing Firenze, Italy Rock Legend News Founded By Londa R. Marks October 16, 2014 Chief Editor & CEO: Londa R. Marks Concept, Graphics & Design: Londa R. Marks Content & Contributors: Some entries are from Wikipedia, the user-contributed encyclopedia which may not have been reviewed by professional editors and is licensed under an Attribution-ShareAlike Creative Commons License. If content is factually incorrect or highly offensive you can edit articles at Wikipedia use of data and may include other wiki’s, stock photos, private archived photos, stock illustrations, social news aggregators, contributor photos, RSS news feeds, print syndications, submitted news tips & information and similar sources. Magazine, graphics, installments, editing & website designed, developed, coded at Londa R. Marks Studio in Firenze, Italy. * Over a Million World Wide Readership/Viewers Since 2016 * Londa R. Marks Founder/Administrator of: Pete Way Facebook Group Headquarters & General Contact: Rock Legend News L.R. Marks Studio 50123 Firenze, Italy Email: Website: Facebook: Twitter: YouTube:

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Stacey Blades (born Bryan

L.A. Guns studio albums Rips

4, 1968) is a guitarist original-

Strip, Covered in Guns, and

Todd MaClachlan; November ly from Toronto Canada, who

has played with such bands as Fraidy Katt, Roxx Gang, Supercool, L.A. Guns, Let It Rawk,

and Ratt. He has played on the

the Covers Off, Tales from the

Rockstar in 2009.

Hollywood Forever, and the

L.A. Guns live album Loud and Dangerous: Live from Hollywood. He authored a book

Confessions of a Replacement ROCK LEGEND NEWS


Interview With Stacy Blades September 21, 2014 By Londa R. Marks | Metal Music Interviews Published By Rock Legend News, Firenze, Italy and Tempi, Rome, Italy

Rock Legend News: Stacey, you have a unique style and sound. What has been your approach to music; has there been someone or something in particular that has profoundly influenced you? Stacey Blades: I was and still am way into Randy Rhoads. I also very much into Neal Schon. I get a lot of my melodic style from him. There is so many players that I grew up listening to. Hendrix, Page, Alex Lifeson... Just tried to borrow and get inspired by their playing. Rock Legend News: You seemed to be a good match with Roxx Gang and were with them for about 8 years. What is the story with that band; why did you leave, or what did happen? Stacey Blades: The first few years were great in that band.There were a lot of control issues in that unit. That got old after a while. By the late nineties the band turned into this swamp hillbilly thing which I didn’t get so I was pretty much done by then. A great band though for sure Rock Legend News: You replaced Tracii Guns in L.A. Guns and contributed much to the writing of the albums giving it a fresh perspective which the fans seemed to have appreciated. Was it difficult for you to replace Tracii or how did you feel about filling that position? Stacey Blades: It was a great opportunity and I thought I really fit the band and gelled well with them. The fans really embraced me, it was fuckin great! Rock Legend News: You have worked with legendary producer Andy Johns. In fact, you were the last artist he worked with. What was that experience like and how has that shaped what you do? ​Stacey Blades: I loved working with Andy. He was a mentor, friend and colPAGE 4 ROCK LEGEND NEWS

league. I was gutted when he passed away. I will always cherish my time with him and we made some amazing music together. Andy and I had the same style of humor so we were always joking around being silly. It was so great to record guitars with him. I learned a lot about tone and recording techniques. He is sadly missed! Anytime I would start shredding he would stop me and go “there you go again with the widdley widdlies!” LOL! Rock Legend News: You joined with Jamie St. James of Black ’N Blue, Oz Fox of Stryper and others in a super band called, Let It Rawk. The song, American Rebels, is a big hit; and a dip into the 80’s. What do you think about the return of hard rock? It’s really starting to happen again don’t you think? Stacey Blades: As long as people like big chorus’s, hooks great melodies and killer musicianship there will always be a demand for great hard rock!! Rock Legend News: Tell us about your next project? Can we expect to see you here in Europe any time soon? Stacey Blades: I’m really focused on Let It Rawk right now. I really love this band! Amazing guys, great musicians! Ron Keel and I are starting an acoustic Duo this fall called Keel Blades. I’d love to have Let It Rawk tour Europe!! ROCK LEGEND NEWS




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