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Guns N’ Roses Member Chris Pitman Deletes Coachella Tweets, Jokes About Media Blackout

Ethan Miller, Getty Images
Ethan Miller, Getty Images

Guns N’ Roses fans who’ve been wondering what’s the holdup with detailed information regarding the band’s upcoming live dates — and reunion with former members Slash and Duff McKagan — may be able to take comfort in the knowledge that even some of the guys in the band are getting tired of waiting.

Judging from utility player Chris Pitman’s social media accounts, members of the group have been sternly advised to continue the media lockdown — to the point that Pitman has been told not to say anything publicly about the band or its scheduled performances at this year’s Coachella Festival. Unfortunately, he received that call after he’d already said too much.

In a series of now-deleted tweets, Pitman told fans “We are playing at Coachella 2016, look out!” — only to return and add, “I was just informed by mgmt to not acknowledge anything about coachella, gnr, etc. So there, denied! #GamesForDays.” Scrubbing all mention of his tenure in GNR from his feeds, he quipped, “When I said ‘We are playing at Coachella,’ I meant me and my daughter like to play in the sand.”

Pitman, who’s been with Guns N’ Roses since 1998 and fills a variety of musical roles in the studio and onstage, has been rumored to be part of the 2016 lineup, although that’s yet to be confirmed. The veil of secrecy surrounding the shows is starting to look a little silly, though, and Pitman’s willingness to engage in a little public eye-rolling suggests we may be in for some good old-fashioned GNR drama whenever the band officially moves back into gear.

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