27 Years Ago Metallica and Guns N’ Roses Shared The Stage For Freddie Mercury!

Lars Ulrich Posts Instagram Photo from the Freddie Mercury Tribute Show from England

Metallica’s Drummer Lars Ulrich posted an Instagram post from the 1992 Freddie Mercury Tribute Show from Wembley Stadium in London, England. The event took place on April 20, 1992. Sharing the bill with Metallica included Guns N’ Roses, Roger Daltry, Joe Elliot David Bowie, Extreme and the members of Queen amongst others. Check out the post below!

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27 years ago today, we were beyond psyched and humbled to be a part of the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert for AIDS Awareness at Wembley Stadium in London. We kicked off the festivities with Sandman, Sad & Nothing and later, JH played Stone Cold Crazy with Queen and Tony Iommi! Incredible day with incredible tributes to Freddie from a wide range of artists including bands like Guns Nโ€™ Roses, Def Leppard and Extreme and a load of guest singers like George Michael, Lisa Stansfield, David Bowie, Annie Lennox, Robert Plant, Elton John, Roger Daltrey and many more! Unbelievable vibes everywhere on this special occasion. #wanna ๐Ÿ“ธ by @rosshalfin

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In May of 1992 Guns N’ Roses and Metallica announced a joint co-headlining tour that would start in July of the same year. the co-headlining tour was frought with riots, cancellations and late starts along with some cities who said no to the tour coming to town. The tour was also noticeable because Metallica Frontan James Hetfield received third degree burns while performing in Montreal. The long wait in between sets and Axl cutting Guns N’ Roses set short resulted in a riot.

I’ve assembled a retrospective of the Metallica-Guns N’ Roses tour below! Were any of you guys lucky enough to see the tour? What were your thoughts on it? Let me know below in the comments section.


  1. Oran

    Hi again!

    Sorry, I meant to add to my little story above but the site was blocking me thinking I was a robot or something. I found a way around that though.

    Anyway, so the night before the Zippo incident, Guns played an AMAZING set. Axl took a little while to go on but not like the one I mentioned. It’s hard to remember details from that far back, but all the bands were amazing; GNR, Metallica and Faith No More. I was in HEAVEN. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Just wanted to add that. ๐Ÿ™‚


    1. admin

      Thanks for sharing!

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