RIP ... Classic L.A. Guns drummer Steve Riley Dead at 67

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LovePowerFromTheMamaHead wrote: Fri Oct 27, 2023 11:29 am
alleyrulez wrote: Fri Oct 27, 2023 11:24 am
gtshark1 wrote: Fri Oct 27, 2023 11:10 am Phil cane out with a very brief statement today amd pointed out they were never truly friends.

What an ass...
from what I could tell from that statement, it seemed it was due to the fact that Riley was a private person and mostly kept to himself.

the headline definitely makes it sound worse than it is.
Phil released the following statement via his personal Facebook page: "Very shocked to hear about Steve Riley's passing today. He was a good guy and an excellent drummer. We toured the world together many times and countless adventures both good and bad. Unfortunately we were never truly friends in 30 years I never once visited his house and apart from band stuff we never hung out or went to dinner together. I think he valued his privacy and kept work and family very much separate.


Definitely not as bad as the headlines. A rather nice statement all things considered

I would've worded it a touch differently, but nothing to get mad about. You could argue that Steve was stealing from the IP Phil and Chicken created and cost them money, even if "legally" he wasn't. So yeah, not bad all things considered.
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RIP Riley
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Pretty shocking to hear this. Wasn’t Riley a member of a version of Steppenwolf early in his career? Dude has been in the national music game a LONG time. I recall the video from a couple of years ago either at M3 or something similar. It was a drum cam of Riley and when he played had these bizarre sounding sounds coming from his mouth when he played. Not sure if that was something he was always known for.
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“Phil released the following statement via his personal Facebook page: "Very shocked to hear about Steve Riley's passing today. He was a good guy and an excellent drummer. We toured the world together many times and countless adventures both good and bad. Unfortunately we were never truly friends in 30 years I never once visited his house and apart from band stuff we never hung out or went to dinner together. I think he valued his privacy and kept work and family very much separate.”


Maybe because the problem is you Phil?
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Phil, leave out the personal stuff and keep it classy.

You sound like a bitter loser.
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Did you know that the last time Eddie Trunk saw Steve Riley was when Eddie Trunk hosted M3 in 2021? Eddie Trunk posted it on Eddie Trunk's Twitter page.
https://twitter.com/EddieTrunk/status/1 ... 4502200742
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gtshark1 wrote: Fri Oct 27, 2023 11:10 am Phil cane out with a very brief statement today amd pointed out they were never truly friends.

What an ass...
Can't you read the article instead of just the headline?

What an ass...
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Wednesday 13 Fan wrote: Sat Oct 28, 2023 1:19 am
gtshark1 wrote: Fri Oct 27, 2023 11:10 am Phil cane out with a very brief statement today amd pointed out they were never truly friends.

What an ass...
Can't you read the article instead of just the headline?

What an ass...
Never looked at any headline. Read the statement from LA GUNS Facebook page and posted here before the "headline/article" was even referenced.
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Mister Freeze wrote: Fri Oct 27, 2023 1:16 pm
LovePowerFromTheMamaHead wrote: Fri Oct 27, 2023 11:29 am
alleyrulez wrote: Fri Oct 27, 2023 11:24 am

from what I could tell from that statement, it seemed it was due to the fact that Riley was a private person and mostly kept to himself.

the headline definitely makes it sound worse than it is.
Phil released the following statement via his personal Facebook page: "Very shocked to hear about Steve Riley's passing today. He was a good guy and an excellent drummer. We toured the world together many times and countless adventures both good and bad. Unfortunately we were never truly friends in 30 years I never once visited his house and apart from band stuff we never hung out or went to dinner together. I think he valued his privacy and kept work and family very much separate.


Definitely not as bad as the headlines. A rather nice statement all things considered

I would've worded it a touch differently, but nothing to get mad about. You could argue that Steve was stealing from the IP Phil and Chicken created and cost them money, even if "legally" he wasn't. So yeah, not bad all things considered.
If it was legal, then he wasn’t stealing anything.
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Any public comment at all from Tracii Chicken?
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Learn from Steve that smoking is beyond stupid in the covid era. I mean the majority have called Steve the Cryptkeeper for years. RIP Steve Riley
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Blackie made a nice and classy statement.
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'He lit up the room when he walked in". His playing stands out on the first album. I lost interest in LAG without him
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That sucks man...R.I.P.
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TumblingDice wrote: Sat Oct 28, 2023 10:32 pm 'He lit up the room when he walked in". His playing stands out on the first album. I lost interest in LAG without him
He didn't play on the first album.
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gtshark1 wrote: Sat Oct 28, 2023 12:12 pm Blackie made a nice and classy statement.
Can you copy and post it please.
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RIP. Just remembered Riley was one of the first rock stars I met. Signing event for WASP's first album and tour. Blackie and Randy were there and some black haired dude nobody knew but expected to be Tony Richards.

One of the fans asked "Tony" why he had changed hair color. He answered that "Tony has left the band, I am the new drummer Steve". That's how we found out that they had a new drummer. Chris? Not sure if the story was real but Blackie said he missed their flight from Paris 😀
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SchenkerFan wrote: Sun Oct 29, 2023 12:47 am
TumblingDice wrote: Sat Oct 28, 2023 10:32 pm 'He lit up the room when he walked in". His playing stands out on the first album. I lost interest in LAG without him
He didn't play on the first album.
Riley didn’t play on the first LA Guns record?
Who did?
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Nate S Axel wrote: Fri Oct 27, 2023 11:29 pm Did you know that the last time Eddie Trunk saw Steve Riley was when Eddie Trunk hosted M3 in 2021? Eddie Trunk posted it on Eddie Trunk's Twitter page.
https://twitter.com/EddieTrunk/status/1 ... 4502200742
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LovePowerFromTheMamaHead wrote: Fri Oct 27, 2023 11:29 am
alleyrulez wrote: Fri Oct 27, 2023 11:24 am
gtshark1 wrote: Fri Oct 27, 2023 11:10 am Phil cane out with a very brief statement today amd pointed out they were never truly friends.

What an ass...
from what I could tell from that statement, it seemed it was due to the fact that Riley was a private person and mostly kept to himself.

the headline definitely makes it sound worse than it is.
Phil released the following statement via his personal Facebook page: "Very shocked to hear about Steve Riley's passing today. He was a good guy and an excellent drummer. We toured the world together many times and countless adventures both good and bad. Unfortunately we were never truly friends in 30 years I never once visited his house and apart from band stuff we never hung out or went to dinner together. I think he valued his privacy and kept work and family very much separate.


Definitely not as bad as the headlines. A rather nice statement all things considered
No, that was not a nice statement. This would be a nice statement:

"Very shocked to hear about Steve Riley's passing today. He was a good guy and an excellent drummer. We toured the world together many times and countless adventures both good and bad."

This was not the time to go out of your way to mention he never invited you over to play cards or anything. What the fuck.
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Metal Judge wrote: Sun Oct 29, 2023 2:15 am
gtshark1 wrote: Sat Oct 28, 2023 12:12 pm Blackie made a nice and classy statement.
Can you copy and post it please.
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DangerZone wrote: Sun Oct 29, 2023 6:05 am
SchenkerFan wrote: Sun Oct 29, 2023 12:47 am
TumblingDice wrote: Sat Oct 28, 2023 10:32 pm 'He lit up the room when he walked in". His playing stands out on the first album. I lost interest in LAG without him
He didn't play on the first album.
Riley didn’t play on the first LA Guns record?
Who did?
Nickey Alexander a.k.a. Nickey Beat was the drummer on the first LAG album. Steve joined right before the album was released in 1988.
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I called Nickey that night (Friday?) after I found out about Steve. He answered the phone by saying: "That motherfucker was totally lying about his age!" :lol: :lol: :lol:
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always dig his drumming. RIP Steve
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IN MEMORY OF …
Steve Riley talks L.A. Guns, Keel and W.A.S.P. history in never-seen-before interview with 80's Metal Recycle Bin
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I know I'm in the minority, but I thought the Riley's LA Guns album that came out a couple years ago was actually better than the last 2 or 3 Phil/Traci LA Guns records.

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MetalSludgeCEO wrote: Tue Oct 31, 2023 12:29 pm IN MEMORY OF …
Steve Riley talks L.A. Guns, Keel and W.A.S.P. history in never-seen-before interview with 80's Metal Recycle Bin
#steveriley #laguns #rileyslaguns #wasp #keel #steppenwolf #80smetalrecyclebin #traciiguns #phillewis #kellynickels #blackielawless #chrisholmes #randypiper #metalsludge
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