Rocker’s Les Paul guitar stolen from tour bus outside Chicago Theatre

Written By By DIANA NOVAK Staff Reporter Posted: 03/15/2014, 09:12pm

A 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 with the Jimi Hendrix Experience, a tribute band dedicated to the music of the legendary guitarist, when his guitar and a leather vest were stolen from the bus, according to Wylde’s social media accounts.

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.

Along with the post was a photo of Wylde with the guitar, which has a distinctive pattern of blue concentric circles.

Wylde, who toured with Ozzy Osbourne for 20 years before founding metal band Blake Label Society, plays multiple guitars with the bull’s-eye design.

Wylde posted on his Instagram account that the “Pelham Blue” guitar, without a case, was stolen at 10:11 p.m. Fans wrote in the comments section that they were mobilizing to search pawnshops for the guitar.

The Jimi Hendrix Experience left Chicago and was playing in Ames, Ia. ,Saturday night.

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