Scott Griffin (musician)

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Scott Griffin
LA Guns Scott Griffin (bassist) 2011 Surf City.jpg
Griffin performing in 2011
Background information
Genres Hard rock, heavy metal, glam metal
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter
InstrumentsBass, guitar
Associated acts Ratt, L.A. Guns, The King Mixers, Hookers N' Blow

Scott Griffin is an American musician who is best known as a former bassist for L.A. Guns and Ratt. [1] In 2007, Griffin was announced as the bassist for L.A. Guns, having previously played in Dizzy Reed's cover band Hookers N' Blow, replacing Adam Hamilton. [2] From 2015 until April 1, 2016, Griffin was the bassist of a revamped version of Ratt, led by drummer Bobby Blotzer. [3]

After one of Griffin's side-projects, The King Mixers, were offered a residency in Las Vegas in 2009, [4] he left the group and was replaced by former Beautiful Creatures bassist Kenny Kweens. [4] [5] In 2011, he re-joined L.A. Guns, [6] but departed the group once again in September 2014. [7]

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References

  1. "YOU'RE FIRED! Bobby Blotzer axes Scott Griffin from Ratt, bringing in former member Robbie Crane". Metal Sludge.
  2. "L.A. GUNS: New Bassist Announced". Blabbermouth.net. April 2, 2007. Archived from the original on June 6, 2011.
  3. "Video: New RATT Lineup Performs In St. Petersburg". Blabbermouth.net. November 7, 2015.
  4. 1 2 "L.A. GUNS Parts Ways With Bassist, Announces Replacement". Blabbermouth.net. July 5, 2009. Archived from the original on July 8, 2009.
  5. "Kenny Kweens Joins L.A. Guns". Hard Rock Hideout. July 5, 2009.
  6. "L.A. GUNS Rejoined By Bassist SCOTTY GRIFFIN". Blabbermouth.net. January 10, 2011. Archived from the original on September 10, 2012.
  7. "L.A. Guns Split with Bassist, Reunite with Bassist". MetalSucks . Retrieved September 22, 2014.