Nobody plays rock 'n' roll quite like the pros do.
Devil City Angels definitely has no shortage of professionals in its ranks - namely Tracii Guns of L.A. Guns on guitar, drummer, Rikki Rockett of Poison, Rudy Sarzo of Quiet Riot and Ozzy Osbourne on bass, and singer Brandon Gibbs of The Gibbs Brothers and Cheap Thrill. With upwards of 100 million albums sold and countless packed arena and stadium gigs worldwide between them, these cats have certainly seen their fair share of rockstar excess and success, and now they've bonded together under one banner with a singular goal - to make kickass music. They accomplish that mission tenfold with their self-titled full-length debut for Century Media Records.
In 2014, longtime buddies Tracii and Rikki jammed at a Keith Moon and Jon Entwistle tribute show together with Devil City Angels' first bassist Eric Brittingham of Cinderella. Rocking on stage felt so good that they collectively agreed, "Let's start a band." So, Rikki rang Brandon with whom he'd built a relationship after producing music for him ten years prior. It was that simple.
The four musicians holed up in Southern California's Patagonia Studios within a month of that impromptu first gig. After recording the album with Brittingham, the bassist amicably split with the guys and Rudy stepped into the fold in the spring of 2015. But the band was as strong as ever.
"Our chemistry goes really deep," he says. "We grew up on the same styles of music, and we're all children of the Sunset Strip. Tracii and I had the same path musically, and we connected. It's the same with the other guys. We don't want to lose sight of that legacy, but we want to do something new too. I call it 'Modern Vintage Rock!'"
They know how to do that better than anybody, and they deliver with Devil City Angels. "There aren't enough straight-ahead rock 'n' roll bands," concludes Rikki. "We're proud of the work and believe in this. We're bringing it because there's a void."
"I hope people listen and feel enthused," Brandon leaves off. "There's a lot of lighthearted, heavyhearted, rip-your-face-off, fall-in-love, break your heart, chill out, and go-crazy in here. It's truly something for everyone."
Cat No: 9985672
Packaging: CD Regular
Be The First To Review This Product!
Help other Nerve Gas users shop smarter by writing reviews for products you have purchased.