Throughout the history of rock, there have been many accidents that have happened on stage, sometimes with disastrous consequences for artists.
Luckily, Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine) and Slash (Guns N ‘Roses) were saved from “blowing themselves up” when they performed alongside Ozzy Osbourne on the main show of the 2015 Voodo Music Experience.
That’s right, in case you didn’t know, Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello and Guns N ‘Roses guitarist Slash were about to say goodbye to this world after an Ozzy-related pyrotechnic explosion six years ago.
Morello has related the story in a new interview with Howard Stern for SirusXM. This particular show was a set of the show known as “Ozzy and Friends”, in which the vocalist surrounded himself with well-known musicians with whom he had worked or had met throughout its history. At this particular concert, the singer also featured his former Black Sabbath partner, Geezer Butler.
During the interview, Morello shares the story to Stern: “There’s a crew guy gesticulating wildly. He’s apoplectic and I can’t hear him because it’s super loud and we’re like ‘What?’ He must have been afraid or had been scolded that you can’t come across the stage for any reason, but he’s trying to convey what’s really a very important message to us. So finally, he can’t stand it and he runs over and says, ‘You’re sitting on the pyro.'”
Morello said the guy came over to tell them the important news that they were sitting in the fireworks and about to turn them into the human soup.
Keep going for the full interview below: