Danny Marianino Signs Don't Ever Punch a Rockstar at Zia Records Over the Weekend

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Sometime last week, he was driving down the 101 someone recognized him and started yelling at him through his car window. Once he caught Marianino's attention, he congratulated the musician for showing up in the Phoenix New Times -- all while the two were still speeding down the freeway.

A less Fast and Furious approach would have been to visit Marianino on Saturday, December 1, at the brand new Zia Records at 19th Avenue and Camelback, where Marianino signed copies of the self-published book.

The crowd of mostly tattooed, black shirt-wearing 30-something guys was mostly comprised of Marianino's friends, who stuck around for the majority of the signing.

Members of well-known local punk and metal bands, including The Father Figures, Landmine Marathon, Broloaf, were on hand, as well as some of the AZPunk crowd and the Midnite Movie Mamacita. Even if there was a tough guy vibe, everyone was in good spirits and some folks even brought their kids. And no, Danzig himself didn't show up to start trouble.

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Melissa Fossum
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