Comedian Andrew Dice Clay Claims Credit for Guns N’ Roses Reunion
Since the Guns N’ Roses reunion there have been numerous members of the entertainment industry who have claimed credit for reuniting the band. First we had Steven Tyler who claimed to have told Axl to reunite the band, Fred Durst and now comedian Andrew Dice Clay. Dice Clay opened for Guns N’ Roses and Metallica in 1992 at the Rose Bowl and the comedian introduced GNR at the Revolver Golden God Awards and the Joint in Vegas. Dice Clay was present at Guns N’ Roses first reunion show at the Troubadour in April of 2006. In his recent Instagram post he took a swipe at Steven Tyler for claiming credit for the reunion.
it appears Dice Clay’s son who is also in a band truly believed his Dad was the only man who could reunite Axl and Slash. Check out his recent post on instagram concerning the reunion.
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This isn’t the first time Dice has told the story as he was interviewed by Rolling Stone about a year ago and said the following:
“There was a lot of excitement in the room. I wanted to be at that first show because honestly I really … I don’t know how to say this, because I don’t want to take credit for anything, but I was very aggressive in trying to help this band get back together. These are guys that I’m hanging with since, I think, ’89. They came to see me at the Wiltern, and that’s how we all became friends. We’ve always bonded beautifully. I’ve always had pure love for the guys and their music.
My son, Max, who’s the drummer in a band called Still Rebel, would say to me, “Dad, you know you’re the only one that can really put this band together. There’s no agenda. You just love the guys.” Every manager tried. Every attorney tried. Every agent tried. But the reason I got aggressive about it was because last year, when Axl was still working with the new band, he was at the Hard Rock Hotel, and I opened for him for the last show they did. That was a lot of fun.
Then I did an Australian tour. I was in town in Sydney about a half hour and I see Slash having breakfast. We’re out on this big porch at the top of this hotel and I walked over to him and said, “You mind if I smoke?” And the guy looks and he goes, “Hey, Dice!” And I said, “All right, listen. Whatever the problems were 20 years ago, whatever it might have been, we’ve got to put that to rest, because you guys peaked rock & roll. You’re all around and you’re the greatest band.” And he was saying really good stuff about Axl, so that was a good sign to me.