Jerry Cantrell Recalls 1991 Van Halen Tour Pranks

Alice in Chains’ Jerry Cantrell recently sat down with Perth Now to discuss the band’s latest album as well as reminiscing on the 1991 tour with Van Halen:

“The very last show they got us really good. They covered the whole stage with upside down gaffer tape. They had the most unattractive strippers you could imagine come out and dance around and then they had the crew come out dressed as Little Bo Peep with sheep and lambs when we were doing “Man in the Box,” said Cantrell.

Cantrell continued explaining the cruel prank, “They left Sean with a kick drum and a snare drum, they left me with one cabinet and I think they may have taken Mike’s stuff completely off.”

Alice in Chains tour dates:
Nov. 9 -LONDON ALEXANDRA PALACE-LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
Nov. 10 -LEEDS 02 ACADEMY-LEEDS, UNITED KINGDOM
Nov. 11 -MANCHESTER ACADEMY-MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM
Nov. 13 -BIRMINGHAM 02 ACADEMY-BIRMINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM
Nov. 14 -GLASGOW 02 ACADEMY-GLASGOW, UNITED KINGDOM
Nov. 16 -NEWPORT CENTRE-NEWPORT, UNITED KINGDOM
Feb. 22 -SOUNDWAVE FESTIVAL-BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA
Feb. 23 -SOUNDWAVE FESTIVAL-SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
Feb. 28 -SOUNDWAVE FESTIVAL-MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA
Mar. 1 -SOUNDWAVE FESTIVAL-ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA
Mar. 3 -SOUNDWAVE FESTIVAL-PERTH, AUSTRALIA

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  • Boom

    The fucking Chains should’ve smashed the Van Halen Homos with the guitar in the side of the face. Fuck those clowns, Van Halen is and always was so highly overrated Boom feel. Sure they play the guitar all fancy but fuck them in the ass those hair metal cunts.
    Boom out!!

    • whisky

      Boom, I don’t think I’ve ever seen you write something that I disagreed with. You are The Man. Van Halen has always been pure SHIT. Fucking wankers…

    • BoomBap

      BoomBap say Boom is a fucking dickface.

  • GenXLady

    Didn’t AIC retaliate though? They came out butt naked, except for the frontal view, during a song or something like that? I feel like I have seen a picture of that somewhere.

    • whisky

      You saw it here. A few months ago. And VH’s prank was mentioned as well. It’s only news again because Jerry mentioned it again.

      • Boom

        Smart man the Whisky is.

        Boom think the Whisky a good motherfucker guy. Has Booms back he does.

        Boom a little tired now go find wife and fuck her.
        Boom out!!

        • BoomWifeIsSheep

          Baaaah! Boom…baaaah..baaaahhhh…come fuck my sheep ass like you always do. Baaahhhhhhh!!!

          • whisky

            Hey, troll, maybe we can find somebody to fuck your ass. Like a horse. You’d enjoy a 15 inch dong, wouldn’t you?

  • BoomWifeIsSheep

    Baaaah…baaaaaaahhhhhhhhh!!!

  • BoomWifeIsSheep

    Sheepy ass only need 6 inches, so you need fuck my sheep ass 3 times. 15 too much for sheepy. Maybe Boom mouth want Whisky little dick?

    Baaaahh….booom…baaaaaaaahhhhhhhh!!!