Since leaving L.A. Guns last December, guitarist Stacey Blades has been busy, partnering with music and tech companies, creating his own online community, and working on new music.
Stacey’s ten years with L.A. Guns cemented him as a must-watch guitar player, and his final record with the band, HOLLYWOOD FOREVER, earned him critical acclaim for his exceptional fretwork. To that end, he was asked to work with Soundtrack Loops, a producer of loops, samples and synth patches for TV and film production. Jason Donnelly, co-founder of the company, says, “”We’re tracking guitar riffs and solos in different keys, tempos, and genres. Stacey is extremely versatile. We just finished the first set and we’re psyched to announce them later this month.”
Stacey has also partnered with a great new app for the guitar community, SixString. The app allows users to upload and showcase images, audio, video, and gig info while the community can applaud and comment on the posts. “SixString is happy to be partnering with Stacey Blades to promote his new ventures via the app. As one of our first pro partners, along with Zakk Wylde, Pete Thorn and Gary Hoey, Stacey is interacting with fans of his guitar prowess and sharing content you won’t see on other fan pages.” Grab the app for free and become a fan of Stacey at: www.sixstring.com.
In addition to becoming a go-to studio guitarist – he has reunited with legendary producer Andy Johns to record with a singer from New Orleans – and looking for some great new recording and live opportunities, Stacey will be playing live with Jaime St. James (Black ‘N Blue), Juan Croucier (RATT) and Pete Holmes (Black ‘N Blue) as The Hard Rock All Stars. “I’m looking forward to working with old friends and new, and now that I’m available to do that, I invite people to be in touch!” said Stacey.
In order to connect personally with the amazing fans that have supported him for some many years, Stacey has redesigned and relaunched his online profiles, and is inviting people to connect with him online to get all the news, and stay in touch. His main website is www.staceyblades.com and the interactive Facebook fan page is facebook.com/staceybladesmusic
ABOUT STACEY BLADES:
Stacey has been a rocking since childhood, but got his professional start with Roxx Gang in 1992. In eight years with the band, he recorded four albums, three videos, and one greatest hits album. He joined L.A. Guns in 2003, and for a decade, Stacey enmeshed himself in the band, becoming a greater addition with every album and every tour. From the amazing TALES FROM THE STRIP to 2012’s critically-acclaimed HOLLYWOOD FOREVER, Stacey showcased his well-honed brand of guitar playing and songwriting. With L.A. Guns, Stacey has shared the bill with Alice Cooper, the Scorpions, Dokken, Skid Row, and more. He’s been around the world, and on the bill of many prestigious music festivals including M3 (of which a live DVD of the show was released in January 2013.) In April of 2009, Stacey wrote and published a very revealing and often-humorous autobiography, “Snake Eyes–Confessions of a Replacement Rock Star.”The book received high marks from fans all over the world. In 2010, Stacey also released his first ever solo instrumental album, “Symphonic Slam.” It is a remarkable collection of rocked-out classical numbers by Strauss, Bach, Handel, Beethoven and more.