Southern Salutes Rock for Monday, June 10th!

Michelle Southern: Weekdays 2pm-7pm

by: Michelle Southern

We’ve got a couple of good ones today!

Check out some rock history for today:

June 10, 1971 – The Red Rocks Amphitheater in Denver bans rock concerts for 5 years when chaos ensues after police fire tear gas into the crowd at a rowdy Jethro Tull concert.  The band keeps playing, although many of them couldn’t even see their instruments through the haze.  28 people were hospitalized.  Jethro Tull had a rowdy concert? HA!

June 10, 2010 – Slash is tackled by a fan in Milan while playing the classic solo in the middle of “Sweet Child O’ Mine”.  He handles it perfectly and even continues the song after changing guitars.  He says, “What’d I say? Rowdy crowd for sure. But amazing! The guy who nailed me didn’t take me down but he busted my poor [guitar]. Ah well, it was a kick-ass rock show in the first order!” Check out the video below!
Slash Tackled by Fan While Playing Sweet Child O’ Mine – Live in Milano, Italy

Live in Milano, Italy in 2010.  At 3:43 you can see a man from the crowd rush Slash and trash his solo, and his guitar!