So far it’s been rave reviews for Metallica and Guns N Roses and their respective tours (I can personally attest to an awesome Metallica gig at the new Coliseum back in April). 25 years ago, however, was an entirely different story.
Both Metallica and Guns ‘n’ Roses were firing on all cylinders back then thanks to two mega-successful albums. So the idea of teaming both of them on tour was a no-brainer.
On paper, it was a dream tour. In real life, it turned out to be anything but. It all came to a rather grisly head on August 8, 1992 when James Hetfield was severely burned by a pyro effectduring a show in Montreal.
Once Axl cut GNR’s set short after getting onstage late, boy didthe shit hit the fan!Weeks later, Hetfield was back on stage doing this thing.
Hi, I'm Pete Rizzo, early morning elixir for your weekends.
I love music and I love talking about it. I grew up listening to bands like Rush (best band on the planet!), Van Halen (Diamond Dave all the way), AC/DC (Bon rules!) and Genesis (the Gabriel years). But my true love is progressive rock and heavy metal. The louder, crunchier, more bombastic and self-indulgent, the better!
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