After a Phoenix Punk Socked Glenn Danzig, Things Were Never the Same

Glenn Danzig: He went down for the count in Tuba City.
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Glenn Danzig: He went down for the count in Tuba City.
Ten years ago, writer Tom Reardon had a front-row seat to see the punch heard 'round the punk world. Reardon was playing bass for Phoenix punk act North Side Kings, which was in Tuba City, Arizona, to open for Danzig, the metal band fronted by former Misfits singer and punk icon Glenn Danzig. After Danzig pulled numerous rock star moves that ultimately left North Side Kings a long way from home with no place to perform, NSK singer Danny Marianino confronted the diminutive but muscle-bound dark lord of rock. Push came to shove, and Danzig wound up on the ground as someone filmed the proceedings. It didn't take long for the video to go viral on YouTube and Marianino to achieve a certain level of infamy. Read more about the encounter and its aftermath from someone who witnessed the whole thing.
 
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az_west2001
az_west2001

Beautiful follow through on that punch!

1wayfaringpilgrim
1wayfaringpilgrim

A Phoenix punk socked Danzig??  That man deserves to be called something better than punk.  Like hero maybe?

viciousroadie
viciousroadie

writing an article in the third person about yourself punching someone ten years ago, kudos to you for continuing to milk that one and only claim to fame for over a decade. get over yourself, he's like three feet tall. you gonna cold cock a girl in a wheelchair for an encore?

 
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