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For Those About to Rock: Monsters in Moscow (1992)

A video containing live performances by AC/DC, Metallica, The Black Crowes, Pantera and E.S.T. in the Tushino Airfield in Moscow, during the implosion of the Soviet Union.


Wayne Isham


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Credited cast:
AC/DC ... Themselves
Phil Anselmo ... Self (as Pantera)
The Black Crowes ... Themselves
Rex Brown ... Self (as Pantera)
Dimebag Darrell ... Self (as Pantera)
Kirk Hammett ... Self (as Metallica)
James Hetfield ... Self (as Metallica)
Brian Johnson ... Self (AC / DC)
Metallica ... Themselves
Jason Newsted ... Self (as Metallica)
Pantera ... Themselves
Vinnie Paul ... Self (as Pantera)
Chris Robinson ... Self (as The Black Crowes)
Rich Robinson ... Self (as The Black Crowes)
Chris Slade ... Self (AC / DC)


A video containing live performances by AC/DC, Metallica, The Black Crowes, Pantera and E.S.T. in the Tushino Airfield in Moscow, during the implosion of the Soviet Union.

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This is unofficially the largest audience ever. Unknown numbers are documented because of so many people entering the free show that it was impossible to keep count, but is expected to have been over a million people by the time headliners AC/DC took stage, making them the musical artists playing to the higest amount of crowed members of all time. See more »

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A Historical Event and a One of a Kind Gig Captured for Posterity
29 June 2020 | by Screen_O_GenicSee all my reviews

In 1991 when the Soviet Union collapsed some of Rock's greatest bands performed a one of a kind gig to commemorate the historical event. And what a gig it was. With over a million people estimated to be in attendance, the largest in history, the concert lived up to its promise. Thrilling, entertaining and with over an hour of great music, "For Those About to Rock: Monsters in Moscow" documented when history and music converged resulting in one unforgettable triumph of musical artistry and the human spirit. Kicking things off is Pantera hitting their stride as they began their ascent to being Metal Gods with the "Cowboys from Hell" era as they unleash their headbanging assault never letting up throughout. Local band E.S.T. follows and while predictably no match for their Western counterparts they ably play some fine solid Hard Rock. The organizer fell of the boat when it was decided The Black Crowes were to perform as their Southern-fried boogie is way out of place in the lineup and they sure slowed down the show. Nevertheless the boys were pros as they added a soulful retro slant to the proceedings. Metallica was in the zone as they proved they were the best Metal band of the time with their flawless performances of their classics where power and beauty coalesce in perfection. Capping off the momentuous event is battle-hardened veterans AC/DC where they belt out their high decibel Hard Rock in glorious energy and power with matching inflatable dolls and fireworks to end the historic show in a moving and stirring grand finale. Excellent camera work and good sound add icing to the cake and interspersed with the performances are interviews with the band members and the audience as they react to being a part of one of the most violent and decisive eras in world history. I remember seeing this in VHS back in the day drove me to headbang and scale my room like a lunatic showing the power the music had on my then teenage head. Viewing it now I no longer torture my neck and my room but the sheer dynamism and influence of these powerful songs remain and it brings me back to that great time when life was much better and Rock was everything. One of the best Rock concerts caught on film this is one every Rock fan should view and one that should immediately see a DVD/Blu-ray release. "Metal Up Your A**"!

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14 October 1992 (USA) See more »

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