Slash Stunned By Guns N’ Roses Tragedy: ‘He Was Crying’

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Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash discussed a tragedy at a GNR show in the late 80’s in a new Kerrang interview.

“I didn’t really know Monsters Of Rock, which was what they called the Donington event back then. We got the gig and helicoptered out to soundcheck and it didn’t sound all that great. So I remember not being all that into it. Then the next day we go up there and I didn’t really have any expectations, but there was a lot of fucking people.

The reaction the second we walked out on stage was unbelievable. So we had this amazing 40-minute set, or whatever it was, and it was really a huge high point. Then afterwards, we went to this bar, drinking – this little hotel we were at – I don’t remember if we were sleeping there, or why we were there, but there were tons of kids there and it was a scene in itself.

I ran into our tour manager at the bar and he was crying. That’s when I found out that two kids had been trampled to death when we were playing. There was a bizarre shift from complete euphoria to going to this depressed state. The positive memory of the gig got washed away. It was heavy.”

The Guns N’ Roses fan podcast Appetite for Distortion has uploaded a new episode: We are honored to have Tommy Stinson back on the show. In May he will embark on the North American leg of the Lemonhead’s tour, but he has so much more planned. Cowboys in the Campfire, Bash & Pop, solo record, autobiography, Guns N’ Roses, your fan questions…we discuss all!

Also joining us as co-host is Jenna from Philly, a listener of the AFD who won the chance to interview Tommy!

Listen to “Ep. 107 – Tommy Stinson talks Lemonheads, New Music, and Russia” on Spreaker.