August 8, 1992

Aug8On this day in 1992, opening for Guns N Roses at a show in Montreal, James Hetfield of Metallica was injured by the pyrotechnics, which burned the entire left side of his body.

Metallica couldn’t continue, and Guns N’ Roses cut their set short after just 15 minutes when Axl Rose claimed he was having throat problems.

A riot ensued at Olympic Stadium as fans were not pleased.

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