For the 60s band 'The Gun' please see: The Gun
Gun (1987-1997, 2008-today) is a hard rock band from Glasgow, Scotland. They started out as 'Blind Allez' and then ‘Phobia’, finally settling on the name 'Gun' on signing a record deal with A&M. Early gigs saw them touring with their fellow Scots Simple Minds whilst at the same time selling out their own headline shows. Gun are perhaps best known for their energetic arena rock version of the classic dance song "Word Up", a top 40 hit in nations such as Germany, New Zealand, and the U.K.