Los Angeles riot police were called in to intervene at a free
AUDIOSLAVE show on Hollywood Boulevard last night (18MAY05) when fans broke down barriers and started fighting each other.
Thousands gathered outside the Hollywood + Highland complex to
watch the band's street performance for TV show Jimmy Kimmel
But after waiting for 90 minutes for the supergroup to appear
and then facing interruptions as Kimmel broke for commercials,
the fans became restless.
And when the group started playing KILLING IN THE NAME OF - a hit for guitarist Tom Morello's former group RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE - the fans became unruly and barriers keeping them apart tumbled.
One bystander says, "It was really frightening. All of a sudden
there was this commotion and the riot police arrived. It didn't
last long but a lot of people feared that this could have become
a much bigger incident.
"It was quite fitting that the gig took place on the eve of the
new Star Wars release because these guys looked like