In a new interview with Las Vegas Weekly, Alice In Chains singer/guitarist William DuVall discussed opening for Guns N’ Roses at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. DuVall recalled Alice In Chains and Guns N’ Roses being forced to avoid Nicki Minaj’s vomit backstage.
“The backstage compound, where our dressing rooms were, there was this big spot on the floor and everyone was like, ‘What is that?’ Someone from the arena said, ‘There was a big party in here last night and Nicki Minaj threw up right there.’ It was like pink and had glitter it in. It was like, ‘Wow, this place is brand new. They’re still putting dry wall up in certain places, and there’s already been a party massacre.'”
He also discussed the impact of Guns N’ Roses’ reunion, “It’s extremely rare for a rock band, particularly an American rock band, to do that level of business so that in and of itself was amazing. It transcended rock, even transcended music and became like a sporting event to be in a place of that size. The scale of it was really a trip. It was remarkable, we loved playing places of those sizes.”
Alice In Chains opened for Guns N’ Roses for several ‘Not In This Lifetime’ North American tour dates.