Remember that crazy evening when Metallica played live at Monsters Of Rock in Russia and that entire performance became one of the craziest performances in the history of metal?
Well, of course, you do. Drummer Lars Ulrich has talked about the infamous gig which was reported to have been cherished by 1.6 Million people live.
When asked whether the numbers are real or made up, Lars said:
“Listen, it may go up by 100,000 people each year! I heard at the time it was around half a million. Whatever it was, it was a f*ck-load of people.
“It was a very transitional time in Russia’s history and part of what was going on was the government were negotiating to bring music in and so on.
“They brought AC/DC and Metallica to come to play and there was a lot of excitement, but they weren’t really used to hosting rock shows. So if you watch the videos on YouTube, you’ll see how many soldiers were there.
“There were helicopters hovering over the audience. It was an incredible blend of enthusiasm and energy and chaos, and it was a complete cluster f*ck. 1.6 million may be a little ambitious, but as I say, there were a lot of f*cking people. It was a pretty crazy day.”