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August 8th, 1992: Montreal Riot
Axl being arrested for the similar St. Louis riot. Bill Turnbull/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images35/50

August 8th, 1992: Montreal Riot

This was the night that James Hetfield suffered his horrific pyrotechnics accident, forcing Metallica to unexpectedly truncate their Olympic Stadium set. Given the opportunity to save the night, Guns N' Roses instead waited for over two hours to take the stage, and then bailed due to sound problems — and Axl's sore throat — after playing only nine songs. In the riot that followed, more than 2,000 fans caused some $400,000 in damage to the stadium, and then spilled into the surrounding streets, where they smashed windows, looted stores, started fires and overturned several cars before finally being routed by hundreds of policemen using batons and tear gas.

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