Glenn Danzig: 'I Allowed' North Side Kings Frontman To Hit Me

Glenn Danzig tell about the widely circulated video clip from 2004 where North Side Kings singer Danny Marianinho confronts Glenn backstage.

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In the May 2011 issue of U.K.'s Metal Hammer magazine, Glenn Danzig was asked about the widely circulated video clip from 2004 (see below) where North Side Kings singer and frequent Soulfly collaborator Danny Marianinho confronts Glenn backstage because Danny's band didn't get to play at one of Danzig's gigs before Glenn shoves him and ends up getting punched out by Marianinho. To this day, there are those who are surprised that someone with Danzig's martial-arts training should have been so easily knocked down. "I allowed it to happen", Glenn told Metal Hammer. "Why? Because there are always those looking to goad you into hitting them so they can sue you. It happens to public figures all the time. It's a way of life." Speaking to Spin magazine in 2007, Danzig elaborated on his reasons for avoiding a full-on physical altercation with Marianinho. "No one asks, 'Why did you push him instead of nailing him right in the face?' 'Cause there's a camera rolling!'" he said. "I have so many friends who've lost tons of money from that setup, punching people and getting sued. One of my guys a long time ago worked for Guns N' Roses and he told me, 'You're lucky you've never been sued.' He said Duff McKagan would go into these clubs, and a guy would have a friend there with a camera: 'Hey, Guns N' Roses pussy!' [Strikes fist against palm, mimicking a punch] And they'd walk out. Next day, million-dollar lawsuit." When asked about the incident in a 2006 interview with KNAC.com, Danzig said, "I know they (the North Side Kings) milked it (the video) for all they could. But that was two years ago. I don't know how much good it ended up doing for them. Are they even still around? The only people who keep bringing it up are you people (music hacks). And, yes, I am sick of talking about it. But the people who have always liked me probably still like me, the people who hate me probably still hate me. It didn't change anything." In a July 2004 statement to Blabbermouth.net, Danny Marianinho explained the circumstances that led to his confrontation with Danzig. "North Side Kings were to play with Danzig [on July 3, 2004] in Tuba City, Arizona", he said. "To make a long story short, the whole show was a disaster and a few bands got bumped off. Mr. Danzig (or his management??) refused to push back the original scheduled time slot so North Side Kings and Rapid Fire would have to play 'after' his set. Whatever - we agreed to play later because we drove 6 hours and didn't feel like going home without playing." "Needless to say, as soon as Danzig was finished, the venue turned on the lights and Danzig's crew and the staging company began to take the stage apart almost instantly. I confronted Mr. Danzig backstage while he was signing autographs and told him I thought he was an asshole because of his 'rock star' attitude and no consideration towards the FEW other bands that got bumped off tonight. In a fit of rage he turned around and slammed me into the wall yelling 'F-ck you, motherf-cker,' trying to be a big, tough guy in front of his fans. I, in self-defense, punched him in the face, knocking him out as he was attacking me again. He went down, bleeding from his mouth, eyes rolled back, and in shock that he got knocked to the floor so quickly." "A friend happened to tape the entire incident and this is all documented. Many witnesses saw him attack me, and I did what any man would do." "It was unfortunate that this went the way it did - and I hoped Glenn Danzig learned a valuable lesson tonight: Do not lay your hands on anyone unless you can handle what may happen." "I apologize for nothing, except for the poor little kids that had to witness this big asshole get his ass kicked in a matter of seconds..."
Thanks for the report to Blabbermouth.net.

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    scrymusic
    Maybe Danzig was lookin to sue him instead of vice versa. Either way... I am still a fan and always will be. This shit happened 7 yrs ago.. let it be people. Karma already got this north side queen when his house burnt down due to his stupidity.. and he was jsut pisses off because his band was not good enough to fill a slot.
    chas.michalski
    North side pussys Iif you asked me Glenn Danzig will eat your daughters **** lick tour wife's ass hole while you watch and then chop off your head off he didn't hurt you because he would kill you as trained in martial arts disk wad posting that video um gonna post a vid me spraying cum on your wife
    Hallucinosis242
    Glenn never "turned around" and didn't "slam him into a wall" and was not "attacking him again". Danzig was the headliner and sometimes things don't always go as planned? How 'Late' was it, how late could the venue and the workers stay? How long were the other bands sets going to be? Lots of variables. Plus, Danny stated... "I confronted Mr. Danzig backstage while he was signing autographs and told him I thought he was an ******* because of his 'rock star' attitude." Then Danny stated... "I, in self-defense, punched him in the face, knocking him out as he was attacking me again." Sounds a little Embellished & Fictitious if you ask me, I mean I did see the video? Unless there's more to it... Ok, I'm in a band, I'm the singer. Now how is the singer of the band in charge of what happens in the venue, he can control this? If I'm the headliner and some other singer gets in my face, in front of my fans, slandering me by calling me an '*******' because of my 'rockstar attitude'? Well, I just might push that guy out of my face, no, I would. I'm built like a brick shithouse, 5'7" and 230 pds, if I push you or get pissed you'll know it. This is we (band: 'Lost Dimension')...
    Now, did he let it happen? Probably not. I'm pretty sure he didn't expect the guy to full on body side swipe his face from 8ft away either? I don't think Glenn was going to hit him at all, he pushed him away from him because he was being an ******* first. He put up his hand at the last second, after realizing this guy was lunging at him. If Glenn 'Owned' the venue, then it probably would've been a different story. If there is a lot more to this story that 'hasn't' been told, why hasn't it then? Cheers!
    marcusvolk
    Fuck this guy...North Side Kings...dumb name and stupid music. I certainly hope the SOULFLY that he has worked with isnt the SOULFLY I am thinking about.
    gorczynskir1
    THEY SHOULD HAVE JUST LET THE TWO GO AT INSTEAD OF BREAKING THEM UP RIGHT AWAY THEN MAYBE TO THIS DAY IT WOULD HAVE BEEN A MUCH MORE INTERESTING STORY
    Eternal Decay
    I think the whole point of this article is to point out that Danzig didn't hit the guy in the first place because the camera was rolling, not to say he let literally let himself get knocked on his ass.
    rechris06
    Yeah I could see what Danzig was saying,but i am gonna be on his side anyway. I don't know what the northsidekings is, but they sound like a band of "hardcore" douchebags.
    someguysomewher
    Let it happen?? lmao poor ass excuse. If you're worried about getting sued you don't shove someone because that is assault and can get you sued. BTW according to the slugger Danzig called the cops after the incident and tried to have the other guy arrested. Since douche bag started it and assaulted the guy by shoving him. The cops refused to charge the slugger and asked the slugger if he wanted to press charges on Danzig. The slugger refused. Danzig learned his lesson though and at future shows had his body guard push around opening acts and staff. Glenda is a coward plain and simple, not for this incident but for this one http://www.metalunderground.com/news/det...
    Hallucinosis242
    Pretty Wild if ya ask me... If you watch our video. At least after I watched it just now. The 1st video recommendation is a Danzig(Misfits set)at Metaltown 2013. Now that's classic...
    thegrip
    if Danzig 'allowed' him to hit him, he would have been ready for the punch and wouldn't have gone down like that
    juxtinzane
    yea, i bet danzig comes back from mexico with the shits cause he wanted diarrhea.
    scawti
    I am a Danzig fan, but he shoved the guy for no good reason and was clocked for it. He didn't let anything happen, but provoked it to happen.
    AmericanZero13
    Oh man, if Danzig starts saying he let this guy get a good swing in, my opinion of him WILL change because of this. He was right, people who loved him still do, and vice-versa...but don't start saying you let this happen! That guy's huge, he'd knock anyone out...just admit you bit off more than you can chew, happens to everyone...
    Jesus_Dean
    The whole thing looks fake. Reminds me of WWF or WWE. Danzigs knees were always giving way and he hadn't been hit yet.
    Eifler121
    emphaticleech wrote: That was not a punch. It was a slap. And it looked like Danzig fell on purpose.
    Yeah, and it looks like he gets right back up if you peek through the crowd. However, Danzig DID deserve to get hit. The guy was just talking.
    AmericanZero13 wrote: Oh man, if Danzig starts saying he let this guy get a good swing in, my opinion of him WILL change because of this. He was right, people who loved him still do, and vice-versa...but don't start saying you let this happen! That guy's huge, he'd knock anyone out...just admit you bit off more than you can chew, happens to everyone...
    That guy is pretty much just fat. He might be strong, but even if he is, Danzig's arms are almost as big as the other guy's without being chubby. All in all, I think Danzig intended to fight the other guy at first, or thought he'd just back down, but then thought twice about it. If he didn't initially plan on fighting the guy, he wouldn't have pushed him like that.
    MattGrimm666
    Have you seen Danzig? He's short and fat. There's a lot more to this story than what was told, even after all these years, and it earned Danzig a bad reputation through the Hardcore and Metal scene
    spfx5150
    The North side king should have tea bagged Danzig after he went down.