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Iron Maiden

David Lee Roth
Guns N 'Roses
Bailey Brothers

Neal Kaye

Castle Donington Raceway.

Derbyshire .UK.
August 20th 1988.

" don't fuckin' kill each other "

Axel Rose addresses the audience during the Guns N' Roses set.....

Recordings and setlists.


  • A Little Time
  • Halloween
  • Dr. Stein
  • Future World
  • Eagle Fly Free
  • I'm Alive


Video aud shoot and BBC wFM

Michael Kiske - Vocals
Kai Hansen – Guitar
Michael Weikath – guitar
Markus Grosskopf – Bass
Ingo Schwichtenberg –Drums


Guns N' Roses

1. It's So Easy
2. Mr. Brownstone
3. You're Crazy
5. Paradise City
6. Blues Jam
7. Welcome To The Jungle
8. Patience
9. Sweet Child Of Mine



Looking for better quality cover art


David Lee Roth

  • Bottom Line
  • Ain't Talking About Love
  • Just Like Paradise
  • Knucklebones
  • Hot For Teacher
  • Hot Dog and A Shake
  • Skyscraper
  • Goin' Crazy
  • Yankee Rose
  • Panama
  • Californai Girls
  • You Really Got Me
  • Jump


Looking for cover art

Kiss on stage © Eddie Edwards


  • Cold Gin
  • Black Diamond
  • No no no
  • Firehouse
  • Crazy Nights
  • Calling Dr Love
  • Tears are falling
  • I love it loud
  • Strutter
  • Shout it out loud.

fm tracks

Full Setlist

  • Deuce
  • Love Gun
  • Fits Like A Glove
  • Heaven's On Fire
  • Cold Gin
  • Black Diamond
  • No No No
  • Firehouse
  • Crazy Crazy Nights
  • Dr Love
  • Tears Are Falling
  • I Love It Loud
  • Strutter
  • Shout It Out Loud
  • Lick It Up
  • Rock And Roll All Night
  • Detroit Rock City
A complete audience video of this set exists on Youtube, but is marred by lots of crowd movement and noise.


There seem to be muitiple versions perporting to be Kiss's set circulating, but nearly all have differing set lists, this may be due to confusion between venues, as there were also European Monsters Of Rock shows held in 1988 which featured Kiss ,as well as a 1996 Monsters of Roick setlist mislabeled as 1988.

The FM set is probably from the BBC broadcast.

Iron Maiden

1. Moonchild
2. The Evil That Men Do
3. The Prisoner
4. Wrathchild
5. Infinite Dreams
6. The Trooper
7. Can I Play with Madness
8. Heaven Can Wait
9. Wasted Years
10. The Clairvoyant
11. Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
12. The Number of the Beast
13. Hallowed Be Thy Name
14. Iron Maiden
15. Run to the Hills
16. 22 Acacia Avenue
17. 2 Minutes to Midnight
18. Running Free (less)



We don't know if this the audience footage taken off the screens (as featured on youtube ) or the real thing , can anyone help ?

Can we get a witness ?

We need more info on this and the other Donington festivals, most especially more photos and personal recollections so c'mon head bangers, get yer photos out and fire up what's left of the aging brain cells .Send your recollections and scans to us NOW ! !! Contact us


Watch this space for more Monsters of Rock pages to be added in the next month or two - we will eventually go up till 1996, meanwhile if you have material from any years up to 1996 , send it along and we will add it as we build the pages.

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