When Brides Of Destruction formed at the turn of the century, they were labeled as just another supergroup. And why not?
Ringleaders Nikki Sixx (ex-Motley Crue) and Tracii Guns (ex-L.A. Guns) were from the has-been hair metal era. However, when
they realeased Here Comes The Brides in 2004, they shocked the world with quality sunset-strip style music with a slight taste
of post-grunge make-over.
Brides of Destruction originally started around 2002, when rock
veterans Tracii Guns and Nikki Sixx joined forces with Adema drummer Kris Kohls, keyboardist Adam
Hamilton, and unknown Los Angeles vocalist London LeGrand in a project called 'Cockstar'. Hamilton quickly
left, and was replaced by utility rhythm guitarist John Corabi, who'd served a brief '90s tour of duty as Mötley
Crüe's shouter. The band was then rechristened Brides of Destruction, and some initial demos were recorded. However,
by early 2003, both Corabi and Kohls had departed. A reconfigured lineup of vocalist LeGrand, sole guitarist
Guns, bassist Sixx, and session drummer Scott Coogan were on hiatus for much of early '03, stymied by
side gigs and the fluid nature of the project itself, but by that summer they were back in the studio and entertaining label
interest. They eventually signed with Sanctuary, which issued Here Come the Brides' straightforward mix of hard
rock and post-grunge in Japan that December. The label set a U.S. street date for early March '04, and the Brides
announced plans to tour that summer. Their follow-up, Runaway Brides, was released in 2005 on the Shrapnel label.
~ Johnny Loftus, All Music Guide