In an age where no instrument or gear is safe from the hands of thieves, Slipknot’s guitarist Jim Root is now the latest victim of an on-tour theft.
The guitar, his Fender Telecaster signature guitar, was stolen from the band’s jam room backstage while Slipknot were performing in Portland. He posted the news to his personal Instagram account earlier today.
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This sadly seems to be a recurring situation for many bands, with horror stories like the incident involving Iwrestledabearonce, who lost almost 20K worth of equipment in the theft. Or how about Foxing, who had their entire trailer stolen, which contained basically all of their instruments and gear, earlier this year. Melbourne locals, Belle Haven, whom are currently touring the states with Sleepwave and Norma Jean, recently had a few items stolen, yet thankfully it wasn’t irreplaceable objects.