Newsted Says Metallica Played Riot Makeup Show Despite Losing Money

02/04/2013
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(Classic Rock) Metallica returned to the scene of their infamous 1992 concert riot because of "integrity and a man's word," says former bassist Jason Newsted.

And he admits he's only just begun to realize just how important those gestures are to the band's army of fans.

The thrash giants were midway through a double-header tour with Guns n'Roses when the drama took place at Montreal's Olympic Stadium. Frontman James Hetfield suffered severe burns and was nearly killed after being caught in a pyro explosion, leading to the band cutting their set short. When GnR also cut their set, with Axl Rose complaining of a sore throat, furious fans took to the streets of the Canadian city and staged a riot. Aftermath scenes showed overturned cars, looted shops and vandalised buildings.

But Newsted wants people to remember that Metallica returned to Montreal the following year to make it up to fans, even though they lost money in the process. more on this story

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