Rocker’s Les Paul guitar stolen from tour bus outside Chicago Theatre
By DIANA NOVAK Staff Reporter March 15, 2014 9:00PM
Heavy metal rocker Zakk Wylde's custom-made Les Paul guitar was stolen Friday night from a tour bus outside the Chicago Theater while Wylde was performing as part of the Experience Hendrix tour, an all-star tribute to the music of Jimi Hendrix.
Updated: April 17, 2014 6:52AM
A custom-made Les Paul guitar belonging to a musician who played the Chicago Theatre Friday night was stolen from the band’s tour bus parked outside.
Heavy metal rocker Zakk Wylde was performing as part of the Experience Hendrix tour, a tribute featuring an all-star list of guitarists to the music of Jimi Hendrix, when the “Pelham Blue” guitar and a leather vest were stolen from the bus, according to Wylde’s social media posts.
A Chicago Police Department spokesman confirmed the theft from the 100 block of North State Street.
“This Les Paul went missing last night in #Chicago if you know its whereabouts please message @ZakkWyldeBLS ASAP” was posted to the Jimi Hendrix Experience’s Twitter account on Saturday.