The bassist couldn’t remember when the incident took place, but revealed that he’d kept the cross as a memento as he discussed the band’s legacy as presented in a new exhibition in their home city of Birmingham, England.
“I’ll never forget that,” Butler told Uncut (via Music-News.com). “I think it was in San Francisco. Somebody threw this massive bloody brass cross at us, about 18 inches. It hit me in the eye. Nearly blinded me. But I kept it.”