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Slash Recalls The Tragic Stage Accident He Lived With Guns N’ Roses, It Made Him Emotional


In a new appearance on Kerrang Magazine, Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash recalled the tragic stage incident they lived in 1988’s Monster of Rock festival and revealed how it felt him.

In 1988, one of the unfortunate stage incidents happened during the Guns N’ Roses set, which was marked as the Donington tragedy, and two young fans died in a crush while GN’R performing on stage.

During his conversation with Kerrang, Slash was asked about those days. He said the following words:

“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.”

He continued: “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.”

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