Andrew Dice Clay Brought Guns n’ Roses Back Together


Iconic comedian has always been bigger than life, but now he explained that like the Machavallian character he is, he laid the groundwork for the upcoming Guns n’ Roses reunion at Coachella.

Dice called comedian and columnist Jeffrey Gurian this week, and told his friend that over a series of months he connected with Gn’R members Axl Rose, Slash and Duff McKagen, as well as road manager Tom Mayhew and helped to grease the wheels to get the reunion underway.

Back in February 2015, Slash surprised the music world by tweeting @AxlRose wishing him a Happy Birthday. According to Dice, he helped make that tweet happen when he told GnR road manager Tom Mayhew, who he’s been friends with for nearly three decades that they need to get Slash to tweet something good about Axl.  Soon after, the infamous birthday tweet.

Dice says he’d run into Slash when he was performing in Australia and told Slash that Guns had millions of fans who would love to seem them get back together.  He also opened for Axl at the Hard Rock in Vegas, and told Axl that it was time for the band to get back together.  A few months later, Duff McKagen came to see Dice’s son’s band, previously known as L.A. Rocks, now Still Rebel. Dice says Duff told him Still Rebel was ready to break out. Dice, in return, mentioned to Duff that he thought Guns should get back together.

And now the band is set to reunite at Coachella and Slash and Axl will be on stage together for the first time since 1996.  So maybe it is just a coincidence, or maybe Dice really is the force that brought together the most sought after reunion of the year. So thank Dice, Guns N Roses fans. Cause he may have made this happen.

Gn’R and Still Rebel aren’t the only ones having a big year.  Andrew Dice Clay has a huge year ahead of him too, with a giant role in Scorsese’s Vinyl debuting February 14th on HBO, and a new Showtime series debuting on April 17th called Dice. Read more about Dice, his new series, and how he got the role in Vinyl and the more on the GnR story in Jeffrey Gurian’s Weekly Column out today.

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  1. Marc south jersey

    January 18, 2016 at 11:28 am

    I lost some respect for dice that he’s friends with gurian. I’m with vic, he a douche

  2. galactictraveler

    January 18, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    Now we know who to blame .

  3. deliciousv

    January 18, 2016 at 3:36 pm

    Everybody who talks to these pricks has told them the same thing for years! But sure, Dice fixed it.

  4. lethargicj

    January 18, 2016 at 4:25 pm

    Don’t believe a word after the Duff part. Duff is too smart to ever say Dice’s kid’s shitty band is ever going to break out.

  5. HelenFreeman

    January 18, 2016 at 5:45 pm

    Wow sounds like Dice and his son just got the “plug” of the year!

  6. Jim nooten

    January 18, 2016 at 10:25 pm

    Dice should have his kid’s awful band renamed the Widowmaker , a tribute to the walking dead Gurian

  7. MWJ

    January 18, 2016 at 10:58 pm

    Of course he did, if he can put the 80’s back together he’ll have a career again.

  8. Facts

    January 19, 2016 at 1:06 pm

    Great reporting, learn how to spell Tom Mayhue’s name correctly

  9. elephant_droid

    January 19, 2016 at 5:56 pm

    GNR’s playing Vegas before Coachella and I just got 2 floor seats. Yes, LAS Vegas, Ronnie.
    Thank you, Dice?