Guns N’ Roses touring members, backing vocalist Roberta Freeman and multi-instrumentalist Teddy “Zig Zag” Andreadis, recently recalled the infamous GN’R/Metallica 1992 riot in Montreal.
You can check out the conversation with Appetite for Distortion :
Teddy: “I’ll never forget we were down in the dressing rooms, I was sitting there with Slash… you can hear them going crazy…”
Roberta: “I was so scared… Teddy, you don’t remember what happened… the girls, the horn section… we got left behind. The limos got you, and Slash, and Axl, and Duff, and Matt out. And Dizzy out. And the girls were left behind and we had to wait it out.”
Teddy: “I didn’t know that.”
Roberta: “It just sounded like they were going to beat the doors down and get backstage and kill us… it really felt like Armageddon.”
They both went on to detail that Axl and the band themselves had no idea they were left behind. When asked how they feel their version of GN’R compares to others, Teddy replied:
“I think Roberta will tell you that we thought that our incarnation of the Guns band was the best.
“We had the singers, we had the horns and everything was done live… I thought we had the best band. There’s all these different incarnations of the Guns N’ Roses now, and you know it’s fine, but ours was something special.”