MAN, those Van Halen boys are mean!
Alice In Chains guitarist Jerry Cantrell recalls a prank war with Van Halen during a 1991 tour.
"The Van Halen guys got us like four times in one set. When we came out on stage, they had taken a bunch of three-foot strips of duct tape and put them all over the stage face-up. Within a couple of seconds we were all dragging around huge wads of duct tape.”
"They sent out some strippers – not very attractive ones – who stayed out there for a whole song. Then they sent out one of their techs in a Little Bo Peep outfit with some live sheep.”
"At the very end, we were playing ‘Man in the Box’ and their crew came out and started dismantling our entire set around us. They left Sean Kinney with a kick and snare, left me with one cab, they just unplugged Mike Starr.”
"And that was all in one set – I don't think anyone has ever topped that commitment to f**king with the opening act."