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1992.09.11 - Foxboro Stadium, Foxboro, USA

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1992.09.11 - Foxboro Stadium, Foxboro, USA

Post by Soulmonster on Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:46 pm

Date:
September 11, 1992.

Venue:
Foxboro Stadium.

Location:
Foxboro, MN, USA.

Setlist:
01. Welcome to the Jungle
02. Mr. Brownstone
03. Live and Let Die
04. Attitude
05. It's So Easy
06. Double Talkin' Jive
07. Civil War
08. Patience
09. Nightrain
10. Out Ta Get Me
11. You Could Be Mine
12. November Rain
13. Sweet Child O'Mine
14. Knockin' On Heaven's Door
15. Don't Cry
16. Paradise City

Line-up:
Axl Rose (vocals), Gilby Clarke (rhythm guitarist), Slash (lead guitarist), Duff McKagan (bass), Dizzy Reed (keyboards) and Matt Sorum (drums).

Next concert: 1992.09.13.
Previous concert: 1992.09.09.
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Re: 1992.09.11 - Foxboro Stadium, Foxboro, USA

Post by Blackstar on Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:58 am

Preview from The Boston Globe, September 10, 1992:

GUNS N' ROSES ROLL IN TO FOXBORO
Copyright Jim Sullivan, The Boston Globe, 9.10.92

"The train," says a confident-sounding Wendy Laister, "is absolutely back on the tracks."

Laister is the tour publicist for Guns N' Roses, and the train she refers to is the Guns N' Roses/Metallica tour. This train -- which has been rumbling and rattling through the football stadiums of North America this summer and is slated to stop at a sold-out Foxboro Stadium tomorrow afternoon -- has been derailed twice.

The first time, just before their July 31 date in Foxborough, it was a comparatively quiet derailment. Guns N' Roses singer Axl Rose had strained his vocal cords and was advised by a throat specialist not to sing or speak for a week. Two shows were postponed, one was canceled. These shows weren't without their consequences -- it caused numerous headaches and plan changes -- but these things happen. And, remember, July 31 was the night of a major Boston- area deluge.

The second derailment was a bit more spectacular. It happened Aug. 8 before 53,000 fans at Olympic Stadium in Montreal. Metallica singer-guitarist James Hetfield suffered severe burns to his left hand and both arms about an hour into their set during a flashpot mishap. Guns N' Roses, still at their hotel, were called to the stadium to start their show early. It was the show's first date since Rose's throat problems. As it turned out the sound mix was poor and Rose again strained his still-tender vocal cords trying to sing through the din. After 55 minutes, Rose and the band bailed.

And some of the fans -- news reports put it at about 2,000 -- went on a rampage. Trash cans and cars were overturned. Store windows were broken. Riot police were called in. Tear gas was employed. Twelve arrests were made. Ten people were treated for minor injuries.

Because of Hetfield's injury, the show went off the road for two weeks. They returned to duty Aug. 25 in Phoenix, with Metal Church guitarist John Marshall filling in for Hetfield, who still sings lead. Coincidentally, it's Marshall's second stint as a Metallica fill-in; he subbed for Hetfield when the singer broke his wrist on an earlier tour.

So what can we expect tomorrow in Foxborough?

"Things are going exceptionally well," says Roxanne Youssef of Guns N' Roses' label, Geffen. "No problems, knock wood. From what I know there have been no problems. On the Guns N' Roses front, Axl's voice is fine. The relationship between the two bands is really good. Metallica waited for us when Axl had throat problems and we waited for them when James got burned."

"Coincidentally, the two-week hiatus gave Axl's voice a chance to heal," adds another Geffen voice, Bryn Bridenthal.

The show, a triple bill, has been moved up because of a midnight curfew imposed by the city of Foxborough. "The reason is the shows have been running very, very late," says Foxboro Stadium general manager Brian O'Donovan. "I certainly think it's unfair to expect the residents to be bombarded after midnight and the town had the same sentiments and they imposed a curfew of 12 midnight. But they also said you can start two hours earlier."

The doors open at 2:30 p.m. Faith No More's set is slated for 4:30-5:15. Metallica is due 5:45-8:00 and Guns N' Roses for 9:15 or 9:30 to midnight. Of note: The hour-and-15 to hour-and-a-half break between the co-headliners' performances is perfectly normal, stresses Laister, because of the time it takes to rip apart and assemble two complete sets.

"Actually," she adds, of the notoriously late Guns N' Roses, "in a couple of places we've been a couple of minutes early. It's really amazing."

At the stadium, O'Donovan says, "Everything is pretty upbeat. We're confident things will go well. We've been tracking them since they restarted in Phoenix and everything has been going smoothly. For us, obviously having set up the stage before, it gives it an advantage."

O'Donovan says the stadium will increase its normal level of security. ''What we hope to have," he says, "is a good concert, but our tolerance for any behavior that will impact the rest of fans is very limited."

The tour, which would have wrapped up Saturday if there had been no hitches, has 11 more dates after Foxborough.


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Re: 1992.09.11 - Foxboro Stadium, Foxboro, USA

Post by Blackstar on Mon Apr 23, 2018 7:00 am

Review from The Boston Globe, September 12, 1992:

GUNS VS. METALLICA: A HIGH-SCORING DRAW
Copyright Jim Sullivan, The Boston Globe, 9.12.92

FOXBOROUGH -- As Metallica was roaring down the home stretch at Foxboro Stadium -- evoking a veritable battleground with the pyrotechnic antiwar song ''One," I couldn't help but recall the old tale about the time Jerry Lee Lewis and Chuck Berry played a double bill and Lewis ripped the joint up, destroyed his piano, and then sauntered offstage, saying to Berry, "Top that!"

Last night's Metallica/Guns N' Roses double bill was like that on a grander scale. And did Guns top Metallica? Call it a high-scoring draw. The bands share a love of pyrotechnics and a hatred of war. Metallica is all-out fierce, not particularly rock star-like; Guns N' Roses has more variety -- more mood swings -- and is into the rock star thing, every bit the descendants of the Rolling Stones.

The vast majority of these shows has gone off as planned, but the specter of disaster always looms. Last night was rowdy; there were a few fights, and a sizable number of ejections. But according to Foxboro general manager Brian O'Donovan, not much more happened than what was expected. And the notoriously tardy Guns N' Roses was only five minutes late, hitting the stage after the video guys splashed the bare chests of flashing young women up on the screen. Axl Rose and company tore into "Welcome to the Jungle" and the stadium was rocking.

That's Guns for you: sexist and stupid one minute, and yet capable of pulling off an impassioned "Civil War," a hammer-down punk rocker called ''Attitude," and a gorgeous medley of "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds," ''Wild Horses," and "Patience." They are a bunch of contradictions, but they played a terrific show last night. The Slash and Axl tag-team is a formidable one.

It is possible to make too much of this, but realize this, too: both Guns N' Roses and Metallica got to where they are today -- respectively at the peaks of the hard rock and heavy metal mountains -- by breaking with the genre traditions of the mid-80s. There's a lot of show biz and razzle dazzle now, but there remains a no-nonsense attitude about the music. Both bands attached themselves to the spirit of punk rock, and recognized that the once-bright light of hard rock and metal had grown dim.

Metallica -- fronted by the leonine singer James Hetfield -- is known for their symphonic lightning-fast trash, but their latest music is informed by a growing use of melody, by the odd slower passage, while still being laced with ferocity. Anger and sadness are the emotional cornerstones of what Metallica does in songs such as "Enter Sandman," "Nothing Else Matters," and "The Unforgiven." Last night Hetfield was free of guitar, having been burned in a pyro accident earlier on the tour. And Metal Church's John Marshall ably filled in. This gave the wiseacre chatterbox singer more opportunity to run about the stage and good-naturedly bait the sold-out crowd with comments such as "They look tired and weak and ready to go home."

Metallica's 2 hour and 15 minute set went like clockwork. They're a top- of-the-line rock machine: consistent, powerful, getting better with age.

Guns N' Roses is too ragtag to be called a machine -- they work without a set list or a safety net -- but that's part of their charm. Rose said, "I wish every night could be this good," and while you might chalk that comment up to usual rock blather, my gut feeling is he was right. Their 2 1/2-hour set kept building all night and the pensive, poignant songs such as "November Rain," "Sweet Child of Mine" and "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" packed as much punch as the slam-bam rockers. Rose, often acting like an animal sprung from his cage, must have run six miles and he sang his lungs out.

This is one damn fine rock band, adept at negotiating peaks and valleys. They share a camaraderie on stage that feels genuine. They are a gang and they let you join them for a night.
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