Jerry Cantrell Thought His Guitar Was Stolen—He Actually Just Misplaced It

By Katrina Nattress

April 11, 2024

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On Tuesday (April 9), Jerry Cantrell alerted fans that his G&L Rampage “Blue Dress” guitar was “stolen from his car in either LA or San Bernardino/Highland” on social media. The next day, the Alice in Chains co-founder admitted that the beloved instrument wasn't actually stolen after all. He just misplaced it.

“We found the d**n thing. There it is,” Cantrell said in a video posted to social media, pointing to the guitar. “God, what a relief. It was misplaced over the weekend during transit between photo shoots and the studio. I’m working on a record right now, and I really thought this thing had gone missing. So, thankfully it was just misplaced.”

“It’s so amazing to me, everybody’s outreach and support and a willingness to get the word out. I’ve been through a stolen guitar thing before with an EVH and it took me 18 years to get it back. So many of my brothers like Zakk [Wylde] and [Tom] Morello and [Billy] Corgan have similar stories, and I was worried to death that this thing was gone over the weekend," he added. "So, I think the headline here is how important this guitar is not only to me, but to everybody else. And it just makes me feel very f**king special to have so many great people in my life and so many people care."

“So happy to cry wolf. It was misplaced. I hope you understand my concern. The thing is okay. There it is. And we will be rocking together very shortly for you," Cantrell concluded his message.

Watch his full message below.

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