When: Fri., Nov. 7, 9 p.m. 2014
Until recently, two separate bands were touring simultaneously as 1980s hard rockers L.A. Guns, both with valid claims to the name. Founding guitarist Tracii Guns led one version, longtime vocalist Phil Lewis the other. And that’s maybe the least weird bit of the band’s byzantine backstory. To wit, the band once counted Axl Rose as a member and briefly merged into the original, pre-Slash version of Guns N’ Roses. Since 1983, L.A. Guns have had more lead singers than Spinal Tap had drummers. These include a dude named — we kid you not — Jizzy Pearl. Anyhoo, Lewis’ version plays Venue Nightclub in South Burlington this Friday, November 7, with local rockers Justice.