L.A. Guns guitarist and former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Tracii Guns recently spoke to Guitar World to share exclusive details about his brand new project, Sunbomb. Also, he unveiled that he copied a Black Sabbath song’s structure in the new album’s song ‘Take Me Away.’
As you probably know, Tracii Guns collaborated with Stryper frontman Michael Sweet for his new project entitled Sunbomb. The duo released their debut studio album, ‘Evil and Divine,’ on May 14, 2021. The album got very positive reviews from both fans and music critics.
During his interview, Guns highlighted he was a huge metal music fan since he was a little boy, adding that Def Leppard and Black Sabbath significantly contributed to his career. Also, he mentioned that in his recent project, Sunbomb’s album, he preferred to produce works as a part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal.
Therefore, it isn’t surprising that Tracii Guns followed the steps of Black Sabbath while working on the songs in ‘Evil and Divine.’ He admitted that he ripped off the structure of ‘Black Sabbath’ in ‘Take Me Away’ by using the same low key, and the band’s self-titled song’s traces can be found in the key of G.
Guns said in his interview that:
“‘Take Me Away’ is a direct structure theft from the song ‘Black Sabbath.’ I never hide where I get ideas from… I came up with a riff that has movement and with an early ’80s guitar sound. It’s fatter, bigger and… it’ll change your mood in five seconds. The arrangement’s the same, but I think Black Sabbath is in the key of G and this is the key of as low as my guitar would go.”
You can listen to the songs below.