Alice In Chains Announce Shows With Guns N’ Roses


Alice In Chains will be the opening act for Guns N’ Roses for their first reunion shows at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on April 8th and 9th. These will be Alice In Chains’ first performances of 2016. Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan joined Alice In Chains as an additional guitarist on their 2006 reunion tour, and has had a long time friendship with the band.

While Axl Rose, Slash, and Duff McKagan will be part of Guns N’ Roses’ lineup for the Las Vegas shows, Izzy Stradlin has announced he is not performing with GNR in April.

Wall Street Journal reporter Neil Shah is reporting that sources have told him that a new Izzy Stradlin Twitter account is indeed the legendary Guns N’ Roses guitarist. He tweeted, “Two sources tell me that @IzzyStradlin999 is real.” Further confirmation appears to have come just minutes ago, with Stradlin tweeting a new video of himself playing guitar, and also tweeting Alternative Nation.

The first tweet from the @IzzyStradlin999 account on February 22nd read:

“Izzy Stradlin fact.. At this point in time , I`ve no involvement in the upcoming April 2016 GNR shows.”

Watch the video Stradlin just tweeted of himself performing “Sunshine” by Jonathan Edwards below.

Stradlin has also tweeted Alternative Nation.

GNRevolution have shared a timeline of Izzy’s Twitter account:


1) Never before seen selfie of Izzy.


2) Proof of my 10 years+ track record as far as Izzy news goes. (Source)

3) I’ve confirmed Izzy hasn’t been “hacked” as he answered 2 security questions through email and later phoned me.

4) Izzy asked his friend Paul about his career on Twitter and Paul replied. No fans would know about @N3LSA.

5) Izzy asked Bernard Fowler to share a photo of them backstage. The photo was shared on Twitter, but fans had already seen the photo months ago and claimed it verified nothing.


6) The partner of Rick Richards (Georgia Satellites/Izzy Stradlin) has said on Facebook “IzzyStradlin999 is legitimately on Twitter.”.


1) Izzy tweeted a Youtube video entitled “YO SOL AXL ROSE” which was a spanish GNR cover band. Fans questioned why Izzy would choose to post such a video. [Now deleted]

2) Izzy tweeted an Abraham Lincoln meme questioning the authenticity of “quotes on the internet”. [Now deleted.]


3) Izzy tweeted to Rick Nielsen that he’d bought a computer, opened a Twitter account, and had quit avocado farming. Now deleted, but it lead to some funny fanart on social media:



4) Izzys tweets were disappearing almost immediately after fans started talking about them on the message boards.

5) The always media shy Izzy has sent multiple tweets to Rolling Stone, Ultimate Classic Rock and Loudwire but none have run his original statement about not being involved in the Guns N Roses shows in April 2016.


6) The associate editor of Rolling Stone, Andy Greene, has been unable to verify that the account is genuine. His “bullshit detector” was at 99.5% but the following day he was “much less skeptical”. Izzy has deleted all tweets to Andy Greene.


7) Izzy doesn’t follow a single member of Guns N Roses on Twitter.

8) No GNR band members past or present follow Izzy on Twitter.

9) Izzy claims to have started the “verification” process on Twitter, but their is still no blue tick. [Tweet now deleted]


10) Izzy tweeted the below “Stradlin Identity” meme which had been posted on saying it should settle the real/fake debate once and for all [Tweet deleted, but here’s the pic he shared]


11) Izzy tweeted his and Steven Adlers recording of “Do You Love Me” – Source

12) All of the “proof” is debatable.

  • Felonious Punk

    Who the hell thought this was a good idea? AIC and GnR go about as well together as onions on a hot fudge sundae…

    • John Smith

      AIC did open for Kiss back in the day.

    • Corndog

      Are Alice the onions, or the hot fudge?

      • Pink Taco

        great question. + points.

    • Pink Taco

      it’s a good opportunity for AIC. GNR has had a variety of openers on their 1991- 1992 tour – Blind Melon / Body Count / Faith No More / Motorhead / Nine Inch Nails / Skid Row / Soundgarden / The Smashing Pumpkins. Most of those don’t fit to me. Especially NIN and Smashing Pumpkins..

    • Corine

      Alice opened for GnR back in 2006 on their European tour. They probably all thought it was a good idea, otherwise they wouldn’t do it again.

      • Martha Bartha

        But that was when they had the original lead singer.


    What the h e ll ?! . No! What are you thinking ,AIC ?

    • Felonious Punk

      They’re thinking $$$$$$$$$$$$$

  • Nikdik

    I have a feeling this GNR reunion is going to be a total disaster and end prematurely.

  • Danielle Prentice-Holbert

    What are the other people that commented thinking !!! First off Duff is really good friends with AIC and if anything AIC will put off a way better show than GNR!!! GNR should be opening up for AIC!!!

  • Bram

    Alice will be stealing the show 🙂

    • dakotablue

      Did the Chains ever tour with Guns in the earrly ’90s?

      • Bram

        I don’t think so, I do know Duff has played a couple songs with them though in like 2006 or 2005

        • dakotablue

          OK, thanks. Love your Layne avatar btw.

          • Bram

            Thank you

    • Martha Bartha

      And she’ll be arrested!

  • Raj

    Alice in Chains! Yeah, they will be hitting the payload opening for Gunners.

  • GhastlyFuckFace

    I like AiC more than GnR, but…they really aren’t that far off in sound. I don’t see the issue. It’s an opener that makes sense.

    Now as for Axl’s vocals…oh my lanta. How will they pull this off?

  • dakotablue

    Wow, this story is huge–have to confess tl;dr a lot of it. And I suppose we’re back to the “who’s gonna drum for GnR” thing again. SEAN KINNEY is AWESOME, btw..

  • Martha Bartha

    That’ll be a good fuckin Double Bill.