If I remember right tickets were 15 quid. Last.fm concert page for Monsters Of Rock at Donington Park (Castle Donington) on Aug. 16, 1986. Rest in peace. What happened was G’N’R stopped because it was getting dangerous (p.s. Was slightly pissed off as I’d caught every tour at the Hammersmith Odeon since Beast and was now going to have to stand in a field in the rain and wind. I can’t believe I’m chatting to people about this after all these years. Now known as The Download Festival, the annual pilgrimage of UK Heavy Metal fans to a field outside Nottingham (Castle Donington) is as essential a rite de passage for every wearer of denim and leather and dodger of soap as is an Eton Education to a future King or posting photos of themselves shoplifting on Facebook is to a British teenager. Your description absolutely encapsulates that day for me; great descriptions that really bring back memories of our Donnington escapades. G’n’R I don’t even remember because I couldn’t stand them and went to grab a bite, just as the two boys’ tragedy was consumed. Marketplace . Being able to have a drink during the day…. I’ll doubt I’ll ever forget that scene. Fortunately, someone got on the DLR stage and told him to stop being a jerk and tell people to back off to save those below, so the pressure eased a bit. Still so sad for the two who didn’t make it. We got to the festival without problem and had a great time. Home › Hard Rock › Guns n Roses at Donington ’88 – The Triumph and The Tragedy, By Every Record Tells A Story on June 5, 2012 • ( 55 ). I was there, 2 metres away from the mound of people piled high in the mud in front of me, someone, some bloke screamed for us to get back, I think his freiends were in the pile of bodies next to him. I got in and fell asleep. I'll turn Run. Peter Rhodes on breaking bad news, Covid-free plumbers and a strange encounter on the last line of defence Peter Rhodes | 23 hours ago Shropshire Star comment: We … So I was 22 and went up by train (from North London) and used the free bus service to the gig. It being cold, wet and windy day. I’ve never been to a big music festival and I’m not sure if I’d like it or not. RIP I had a copy of ‘live like a suicide’ which became the live side of ‘lies’. Was my first every concert, my brother took me on the back of his GPZ750 so we didn’t have an issue with the traffic. Having seen The Cult in 1985 aged 13, Donington 88 was my next gig. Add to Collection Add to Wantlist Remove from Wantlist. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. Bad news continues to flow out of Donington Park, providing ammunition to the cynics who doubt the circuit can host the British grand prix from 2010. Luckily I was picked up and I picked others up. This was my brothers mates house where we were staying. Keeper of The Seven Keys pt 1 is a minor classic – a gateway drug to the thrashier sounds of Metallica. Going for a nap in the tunnel during Helloween using a bottle of cider as a pillow…. To this day, and especially now being a mum of two boys myself, I cannot imagine the heartache for their family and the questions. 107,000 people were to attend, according to magazine reports of the time. Here’s how to get it fixed! Regrettably they jumped the shark very quickly with the ludicrously titled “Pink Bubbles Go Ape” which is as bad as it sounds – but their first three records, from Wall of Jericho onwards – are very good indeed. – but Maiden had a great sound and light show…. For information on today's festivals see eFestivals.co.uk. Me and my friend were well up for Gn’R mainly, but to me, the whole line-up was just insane. Jonathan King being there and give some stupid speech on stage? It is also claimed that alleged unpaid fees have led to security firm McKenzie Arnold pulling workers from the site. Good story. I went for Thunder but Aerosmith were amazing, however Whitesnake I thought were lacklustre…. Was (and still am) a massive Maiden fan. Tags: Axl Rose, Castle Donington, David Lee Roth, Donington, Download Festival, Guns N' Roses, guns'n'roses, Helloween, Iron Maiden, Monsters of Rock, Slash, Steven Adler. As I remember it the sound was not very good during G’n’R – due to the wind? 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Contents in special limited edition leopardskin (effect) lined box . All these years later and it’s fascinating to read everyone’s memories of the day. ANyone got any ideas?? This year’s bill was the best yet: Iron Maiden, KISS, David Lee Roth, Megadeth, Guns n Roses and Helloween. I played my imported copy of Aerosmith’s Night In The Ruts on a boom-box. From Exeter, we got the Concert Travel Club coach (remember them?!) After the set the lights came up and the police made the announcement. Unique Donington Men's and Women's Tank Tops designed and sold by artists. What a bittersweet memory. Megadeth were excellent, David Lee Roth dug out all his old jokes and one-liners over Steve Vai’s twin necked guitar licks and KISS ran through a strong greatest hits set before the sun went down and fireworks exploded over Iron Maiden’s Seventh Son tour. One of the few times, perhaps the only one, in 40 years of concerts and festival, during which I’ve gotten really scared because there was no way to control anything. It wasn’t like festivals are now. He forced a reluctant arm to do a vague sweeping gesture in the general direction of a small area of tents and cars. The Archive. ( Log Out / The newspaper said the legal action relates to "alleged unpaid rent". “Cannabis resin” said a more knowledgeable member of the party. We just drove up, having heard that you might be able to pitch a tent. We were like in a sea moving around at least 20 foot without feet touching the floor. My friend stayed against the barrier all during Gn’R and didn’t see me get yanked out, but we met up at the Dunlop bridge after Gn’R and we revelled at how fucking great they were. Another heavy metal day, no sleep till Castle Donington, but have some vibes. Never realised just how early on the organisers might have known. We ambled across the other side of the site for KISS and watched from maybe 50 yards back from the sound tower. I remember being in it unil halfway through DLR where somehow I found my brother again, then we were trying to make our way out of there. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Such a terrible loss of life on a day that was so memorable, now sadly for the wrong reasons. Ozzy Osbourne. People forget or are unaware that the carnage was caused before GnR started playing. Donington ’86 – Monsters of Rock: Ozzy, Scorpions, Def Leppard, Motorhead and More Bad News… Categories: Hard Rock , Live Reviews Tags: Axl Rose , Castle Donington , David Lee Roth , Donington , Download Festival , Guns N' Roses , guns'n'roses , Helloween , Iron Maiden , Monsters of Rock , Slash , Steven Adler Thankfully these things are few and far between…and it hasn’t put me off outdoor festivals. Those were very long minutes with the knowledge that ending up in there could have been potentially lethal, until one of the security folks – a black fella as big as a wardrobe – made a decision with which he saved I don’t know how many lives: he jumped over the barriers and started literally throwing behind the barriers anyone he could pull up from the mud and limbs tangle, so that the other security and the Red Cross volunteers could them away to rescue them. “What’s this?” asked an older lad…”it’s pretty good”…. Guns n Roses at Donington '88 - The Triumph and The Tragedy. The thought of their terrible demise, being trampled in that mud is so very distressing (especially as I’m now a mother of two teenage boys, with all the fears you have for their safety). All I remember about the day was trying to find somewhere for a piss when in the arena area and heading to the nearest fence. Izzy and Duff projected L.A. cool. We were staying at a local b&b and didn’t know about the deaths until the next morning at breakfast the owner came in announcing to the room there was a frantic call for me from my mum. fellow rockers I was gutted not to have been old enough to go in ’87 as I was a massive Bon Jovi fan, but… I was so excited as prior to that only seen Def Leppard at the NEC as my first gig. Slash was just a Big Guitar-Playing Top Hat. ( Log Out / Vim Fuego : Donington, I mean it's just unbelievable, it's like the heavy-metal centre of the universe and Bad News are going to be there... this is big league, all we have to … You can pitch your tent wherever…”. Funny how Dave Lee Roth was third on the bill. To really get the most out of their roles, they played in front of 70,000 at Castle Donnington's Monsters of Rock festival and were promptly booed off the stage. at 1.00am which got us to Donington at some crazy early hour. Street cred gone!! Families of children with disabilities or special needs are “reaching breaking point” during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a report. We turned up, got our ticket and then somehow bumped into a guy we knew from Maidstone to my brother annoyance as this guy was now dating his ex but would soon to be my brothers first wife. Replica tour programme, A3 poster, replica Donnington laminate, Alan Metcalfe business card, plus a set of six postcards. Warped record? Hi Karen, I understand from your post that you were not the person I helped up because you said you were taken to the front, whereas the girl I helped, we carried her by her arms and legs to the top of the field, beyond the sound-desk. Presumably with their teeth. I even had a lay down in the tunnel during Helloween, with a bottle of cider as a pillow! We arrived on the day on a bus. 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Donington ’86 – Monsters of Rock: Ozzy, Scorpions, Def Leppard, Motorhead and More Bad News… By Every Record Tells A Story on June 6, 2012 • ( 10). I remember finally when it all kicked off with the Baily Bros playing their tunes and their constant shout-outs (“Anyone here from ….?”). Prior to that every band had asked but the crowd kept pushing forward. The biggest gig we played so far is 80 - seven. Watched Helloween from a safe distance to save energy for GnR. I was only 14 when I went with my older brother. (I stood well back after that). I was also fairly near the mixing desk when G&R came on. Donington Park motor racing circuit was the first permanent park circuit in England and is a favourite venue for all sorts of events including the Monsters of Rock-Festival and the Download-Festival. 1990 was completely different, it was sunny as I remember. Losing my brother just before Helloween. Got to my moms at lunchtime and she just embraced us and burst into tears. Hey Ian – thanks for sharing this. My favourite ERTAS post! Change ). Despite the two tragic losses, I have fond memories of that day and everything that went with it. But then DLR solo was different to seeing Van Halen. I agree it’s definitely a kind of therapy seeing the comments, which I have carried on reading ever since I read the original blog piece a long time ago. they asked a few times for people to move back xx then there was a almighty surge forward …. I been to see AC/DC and G’N’R. Next day we were one man short and there radio was reporting deaths at Donington. Often credited as Castle Donington or Donington Castle. Reviews Add Review [r8503545] Release. Classic original line up, including Steven Adler – all shaggy blonde hair and smiles. I can’t really believe that the event was allowed to just continue after that happened. It is not permitted to sell this item on Discogs. With thousands of drunken and excited metalheads, it was a recipe for disaster, which regularly occurred. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. I remember the day very vividly. I returned to the B&B where I was staying and I found my friend worried because he had heard the news from the telly and I, having gotten lost, arrived very late at night. When Helloween finally arrived on stage, the crowd down there was quite wild, but for a just 16-year-old newbie, I thought it was OK – I certainly wasn’t scared. Everyone wanted to see them and people surged forward. Hey – thanks for sharing your story – amazing to hear from other people who were there so many years later. suggested David Lee Roth was unaware of the fatalities when he performed, but I do wonder when the terrible news was shared with the performers. We had called her next morning once we found a phone box. My first Monsters of Rock festival at Castle Donington (that’s Download for the youngsters) was headlined by … Thank you for sharing your memories – much appreciated and interesting to hear what it was like right down the front. Until I read this blog piece I neither knew the names of the poor lads that died, or the details of their death. I remember my brother saying it could get lively…little did I know. How To Mend A Record That Skips And Jumps...With A Toothpick, How To Deep Clean Your Vinyl Records With Wood Glue... And Ten Things That You Shouldn't Use To Clean Your LPs. He looked at me and said ‘thanks’. Was a great start to the day … band were rocking guns and roses played …. It was terrifying and I still recall it vividly. Curious to see Kiss playing before Maiden (when the situation was reversed 8 years earlier), which of course blew up the stage, and not with the fireworks at the end. The Bad News set was filmed for the "More Bad News" episode of The Comic Strip Presents, which means that there are a lot of stills online that we can present , both from the Bad News set, but also from backstage , as the members of most of the bands were quizzed about their reaction ot Bd nNews being part of the show. He reached out and I grabbed his arm and he just yanked me right out and shouted (above the music) to immediately make my way out along the barrier and out the side, right past Duff & Izzy on the left of the stage. It’s So Easy, Welcome To The Jungle. 43 comments on “More bad news from Donington” jochenrindt 23rd April 2009, 21:13. I wouldn’t have known what to do with it. The thing that annoyed me was that the deaths of the two boys were apparently announced around 5 that day, we werent made aware of it til much later that day, so many parents must have been worried sick that it was theres, but tragically for two families they had lost a loved one. I also drove my ex wife crazy by constantly saying “I bet if it was trendies going to a Madonna concert the road would be clear.” Available in a range of colours and styles for men, women, and everyone. 12 talking about this. We’d never seen anyone do that before. I clearly remember walking back to the campsite afterwards (much fun was had there the night before – as you say, none of this fortunes-for-a-ticket ‘glamping’ nonsense back then. “The Battle Of The Piss Bottles was almost a rite of passage at Donington!” Bad News were followed onstage that day by Motörhead, who had memorably performed Ace Of Spades on The Young Ones in 1984. Axl was imposing and did that weird snaking dance of his. Funnily enough, I don’t remember ANY rain at all during the day. The band paused once or twice as individuals were fished out of the packed crowd at the front. At the weekend it was reported that former chief Lee Gill is suing the circuit's operating company, which is crippled amid millions in debt according to the publicly available 2007 accounts. We watched a bit of Megadeth (neither of us was real fans), we sat against a wall near the back and watched DLR – couldn’t see much, but could easily spot the black drum kit with white trim! It’s been quite cathartic in a way as I’ve never got over the tragedy of it. Told them to push me as my feet weren’t on the ground. I later asked the medics if she was ok, and thank god she was !!! It’s a great feeling knowing you’re already at a festival the night before it starts. What a week. As for the description of your time there, as Jason has already commented: awesome. I was 16 and went with my older brother Nigel. Updated Nov 2013. view at 1280 X 1024 res for best results. There was no such thing as a “camping ticket” that you bought for a hundred and fifty quid six months in advance. Axle and the boys tried to mellow us all out by playing ‘patience’. As we trudged our weary but happy way back to the tent there was a Police announcement over the p.a: Two kids had died in the crush during Guns n Roses set. My heart absolutely goes out to their parents; such an awful waste of life. “Lemmy was a gentleman,” remembers Nigel. I think my brother looking after me said we are staying back now, and I was happy with that, watched Kiss from afar then finally Maiden. then there was a small space and people were dragged and thrown over the barrier I remember these two groups of bikers started fighting during the Testament set so me and Bob wadded in, declared we were English and that they should keep there fighting until afterwards. A fiver got us a space to pitch up so we could drink, sing and explode cans of unopened baked beans on our own bonfire all through the night – rock n roll!) Thanks for sharing your memories – it is amazing how outside festivals have changed compared to back then…. The band were pissing about onstage while the roadies set up and the DJs decided to play some Slayer. we were moved out the back area to join the concert crowd once we had got the all clear … was scary one guy was still being worked on by us …. hitchcockm00 23rd April 2009, 21:24. It’s terribly sad when things like that happen. It is amazing to think that the bands played on – I’m not sure that would happen nowadays. No event is worth that. Maiden announced a tour of smaller venues after, and got to see the set properly from the front row at the Hammy O. I didn’t go to a festival or outside gig again for a decade. As the sun set, we got chatting to the other few hundred people with the same idea. Domain News - Provides the latest real estate and property market news in Australia. I was a strip of piss back then and for large parts of the Kiss set my feet were not on the ground and I had trouble breathing let alone look after Kim. No waiting for three hours just to get out of the car park on the way home (that means you V-Fest 96). The whole crowd surged to the left, people went down on the floor and then the whole crowd surged back to the right. Get upfront price offers on local inventory. We knew it would be a mental gig so got some moshing training in on the run up by seeing Def Lep, Motor head and Ozzy. I had the same feelings about Rock In Rio one year…. I was unaware of what happened to those 2 lads until I got home the next morning, there being no mobile phones in those days. Little did we realise the tragedy that was unfolding as we all struggled to stay on our feet with all the mud underneath us. In 1987 they released feature-film sequel More Bad News, recorded an album (produced by Brian May) and embarked on a full UK tour culminating in a show at Hammersmith Odeon supporting … I went to this festival too. Mr Brownstone. R.I.P. I was at the 88 gig and was trapped in the surge when Guns n roses came on. I remember thinking “If it stays like this, I think I can handle it”. I watch Maidens first few songs from a distance but really got into it so slowly nudged my way to the front. Since they had been named fifth on the bill, however, Sweet Child of Mine had gone ballistic and they were suddenly looking as uncomfortably out of place as a famine survivor on Maria Carey’s Live 8 stage. Bad news continues to flow out of Donington Park, providing ammunition to the cynics who doubt the circuit can host the British grand prix from 2010. Just horrific and I’m so grateful to have survived it. He moved on. I went again in ’90, but it was a totally different experience. The report/review in that week’s Kerrang! All the other bands had to play knowing that people had died. We had some really great Donnington days, but that particular year was most definitely a bitter sweet one. After the cheers had faded for Helloween, onstage came Guns n Roses. Love and hugs karen Funny how a lot of people had not heard of them at the time, shame they become so massive. I remember it clearly, that massive surge, and thank god i was near that sound desk as I’ve never been so scared in my life; I literally couldn’t breath from the growing crush of the crowd. Discuss the gig, get concert tickets, see who's attending, find similar events. Edit Release New Submission . We drove up the night before. “Want any Black?” he asked, holding what looked like a large roll of plasticine. Guns n Roses’ debut album had come fourth in the 1987 Kerrang! They all rated them as lower than pond scum. Helloween kicked off the day well. Contents are: Bad News LIVE 2xCD + previously unreleased Live at Hammersmith and Castle Donnington Monsters of Rock 1986. yep traffic was mental around m1 in Nottingham-shire but got there on time. Helloween were made target of plastic bottles filled with mud and/or piss. Critics album of the year behind Aerosmith, Whitesnake and Anthrax. ( Log Out / For future years the stage was moved so as not to be at the foot of a slope and the mud was made less hazardous. I wasn’t in the mood for making models out of clay. David Lee Roth, with a line-up from Heaven, was this far from causing an apocalypse by keeping up inciting the crowd. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. I remember the police message at the end and the atmosphere., we staggered in the dark and somehow found our bus to Leicester in early hours. Get the Bad News Setlist of the concert at Donington Park, Castle Donington, England on August 16, 1986 and other Bad News Setlists for free on setlist.fm! It didn’t seem the time or place to make stop-motion animation features. Of course Maiden was the biggie for me, I remember buying Can I play with madness single and it had ‘only Uk appearance on it’ so it was a must for me. I just had to see them and the next uk gig was Donington. There are pros and cons. I was there and posted on this thread some time ago now and have been follwing updates ever since. So glad to hear about the survival stories, I don’t think I realised at the time how bad things got that day. I regularly think of those boys and the parents – heartbreaking. I was one of the 50 that were on the floor. We saw Great White, Testament, Anthrax DLR, Kiss and Maiden. I vividly remember people fighting there way to get out of the front to escape, thinking ok I’ll go forward.. To the point where I couldn’t move, my chest tight against someone’s back, and someone against me, mud so sloppy, getting tight to breathe, I remember we were in trouble when I saw my brothers face and I slipped onto the floor, someone just grabbed the back of my jacket and picked me up. 31 years later the memories are still very vivid…. She’d seen the news that night and was calling the emergency numbers, just couldn’t get through. Ridiculous. with Appearances by: Ozzy Osbourne, Joe Elliot & Phil Collen (Def Leppard), Lemmy Kilmster & Phil Philthy Animal Taylor (Motorhead),and Rudy Schenker (Scorpions) We went to information points to find more details but nothing. I know the license wasn’t granted in the end, but the organisers must have put together some preliminary planning for suitable bands. After a few years passed, the four decided to reunite for an album (Bad News) and sequel to the original special. During the set, I remember pulling someone who had slipped/fallen up from the floor by their leather jacket. My first trip abroad (from Italy) by motorbike – a Ducati Indiana 650 – with a friend: England, Ireland, Scotland and – on the way back home – Castle Donington, of course under a black sky that had poured everything and more on the hill facing the stage, making it as slippery as if it were covered with oil. Again, during all this going on, I never felt scared, but it did get too much in the end and I signalled to a security guard that I wanted out. Nothing. watched megadeath from a safe distance as I was exhausted. Kim was getting scared and so we bailed and watched Maiden from further back. Someone said we had balls but we explained what had happened in England the week before. Learn how your comment data is processed. So we sat at the back for Helloween, G’n’R, Megadeath and DLR. Wheatcroft declined to comment, but the Telegraph said that if the 85-year-old has "lost faith in Gillett, this could be a big blow to Donington's attempt to stage the British GP". 1987's More Bad News shows the band re-forming for a one-off concert, then signing a record contract and eventually playing the Monsters of Rock festival at Castle Donnington, where they are beaten up by the notoriously unforgiving crowd. So, so tragic. It was only some burly bloke putting his arms around me and walking me around the edge of the mixing desk away from the worst of it, that got me out of a very frightening situation. Got train back to Stourbridge on Sunday and remember people all looking at us, covered in shit, mud and piss. The reason why I ask because I was at that gig and I remember nearly suffocating, I could hardly breath and later on I felt someone underneath me. I can remember being told to take a couple of steps back regularly – being only 19 at my first festival I didn’t get too far forwards anyway. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. I was at Donington it was a fucking shambles king Edward spuds flying all over, I also remember it raining full pint pots which meant looking over your shoulder constantly or moving back out of range. The band (GnR) stopped playing temporarily and called for calm in a scene reminiscent of the Stones at Altamont in the film Gimme Shelter, but by the time security had fished out the injured people, two bodies (Alan Dick, 18 and Landon Siggers, 20) were found laying down in four inches of mud and were almost covered over. No-one had heard it before. VIM, DEN, COLIN and … Due to the popularity of the first film, the Comic Strip team took the unusual step of filming a sequel. A deflating, disbelieving mood swept through the exiting crowd. My friend managed to squeeze in right against the barrier and I stood directly behind him – for the next 6 hours! Hi Karen, when you say “pulled out” do you mean you were being trampled ? Thinking how I would like to get near the front for David Lee Roth and then realising what a massive mistake it was due to the amount of people having the same idea and not liking getting a bit squashed. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Neither of us was freaked out or anything. You’re right about Maiden encouraging people to take a couple of steps back. Typically I got into a lot of bands after the event but wish I had before. Monsters of rock festival 1986 Castle Donington,ozzie osbourne setlists, reviews, articles, memorabilia,photos, links. There was a lot to be said for camping no matter how shabby the set up…, I was one of the people pulled out the crowd the barrier was pushed over … the crowd surged… was mad. Another guy came up slightly more furtively to us. Helloween on first when we got there, I didn’t know anything about them. Like I said, I almost suffocated myself that day especially since I was only five-foot-nothing back then. Reading rock festival 1980, setlists, reviews, articles, memorabilia,photos, links . But that’s another story…. Big thanks to our sponsor Neil ! No three hour drive there and back, anxiously checking the clock to see if you’re going to miss the first band. This was mainly due to Guns n Roses’ Really enjoyed their set. We did go in 1990 and this time exited the M1 at J24. Aerosmith really kicked ass. We are the four horsemen of the Rock Apocalypse, leaders and saviours of the wild ride to oblivion and ecstacy. The whole crowd surged back to the day … band were pissing about onstage while the roadies set up I. Is a minor classic – a gateway drug to the other side again to Maiden. 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