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Glenn Danzig’s Alleged ‘Rock Star Moment’ Brings “Fun Fun Fun Fest” To A Halt, Statement And Footage Available

Glenn Danzig brought last night’s (November 04th) “Fun Fun Fun Fest” in Austin, TX to a screeching halt. Apparently Danzig held up the performance with a laundry list of demands, pushing his Danzig Legacy set dangerously close to the venue’s curfew.

When he and his band eventually did take to the stage he was verbally combative with festival organizers. The power was later turned off mid-set, allegedly due to curfew concerns, causing a near riot.

A posting made by the festival organizers has been circulating around the net regarding the incident and can be read below:

“Hi. I book the fest. Those that are hating could NOT be more wrong. Yes, someone has your money and ripped you off. His name is Glenn. Stop by his house in LA with some kitty litter in trade for your refund, but we still had to pay him and he didn’t deserve it after what he pulled. Here is how it went down…check the timeline:

-glenn flies in this morning and says he has a cold and doesn’t want feel like playing the show. he demands french onion soup and vitamins brought to his hotel suite. he wants to soup now and wants it hot. we get it.

-glenn says it’s freezing in austin and he can’t go on. says it’s going to be 28 degrees tonight and he won’t perform (keep in mind, it’s currently 71 and sunny with a night forecast of maybe 50+). he says we have to move the show/festival inside if we want him to play (obviously, that’s not possible).

-we rent stage heaters (no other bands, public enemy, mcd, passion pit, etc need or want heaters on stage…it’s warm up there and not cold out) for glenn per demand, as well as bring in an onsite doctor to make him happy and be there if his cold doesn’t go away.

-agents and managers assure us he’s going to play now.

-glenn’s band/crew arrive before him in the afternoon and load gear. they said it all works, they get up the danzig banner, check lights, are happy.

-glenn arrives at 7:45 (half hour before showtime, they go on at 8:15 exactly and have a 90 min set…park curfew by the city/police is 10pm sharp)…when he arrives, he says he’s not going to play. says he doesn’t like how the banners are hung on stage and doesn’t like the lighting or stage size (all this was advanced in email and phone well in advance and the band/crew loaded in mid day and were happy with it and said it would work…stage wasn’t small at all). he wouldn’t leave his trailer to go look at the stage, though, so the lighting company drew up specs for him to look at of the stage lighting 50 feet from his trailer and brought it to him to look over and prove him wrong.

-in the meantime, glenn’s bodyguard gets pushy (literally) with murder city devils manager and tells them they can’t have their friends watch MCD from stage and wants them to cut their set. kicks them off stage and gets physical with the band and stafff….oh, also danzig says he’s just as big as slayer and slayer is playing a bigger stage on sunday and that’s bullshit and wants to play the same stage slayer is playing…or won’t play. makes him look bad.

-it’s now 8:15 and time for them to go on. the band is ready, corpse make ups done, guitars tunes. glenn says he’s not playing and that it’s too cold outside. he said big stages should have windscreen so wind can’t blow on him from the side. the stage managers then goes and gets tarps and tarp the entire side of the stage so now wind will hit him.

-it’s now 8:40. we explain that it’s cutting into the set and he’s going to have cut the 90 min set if he doesn’t play soon, as park curfew is 10. he says he doesn’t feel like playing. says “i got a deathbug. if i go on stage and get sick, i’ll die. i’m not getting sicker for this show” (NOTE: he totally looks and seems fine…no coughing, no paleness, no vomiting, just some balding and a gut, from what i can tell). we get the Dr and he says he can do a b12 shot or anything he needs if he feels bad…danzig says he only treats illnesses naturally, so won’t do that. we finally get him to agree to play and have already informed his crew that it’s only 60 mins (9pm at this point) and they start cutting some songs from the set list, so they can still do misfits, but obviously didn’t cut enough.

-they went on almost and hour late due to the HANDS DOWN biggest rock star moment we’ve ever dealt with and then he tries to start a riot and blames the fest, the city, the cops and everyone, but himself. goes backstage and tries to fight a few ppl and get in the van and leaves.
the end….

we’re bummed to. we wanted to hear Skulls.”

Meanwhile, fan-filmed footage of the incident and its aftermath can be seen below:


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    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zfD7agP1yxw

      glenn danzig is a pussy. the misfits (and danzig’s) time has come and gone, they’re nothing more than a shirt that kids buy at hot topic without knowing shit about the band. the people that are upset at their set getting cut short shouldn’t be chanting against the organizers and promoters, they should be chanting to glenn to shut the fuck up in between songs and play music. i thought danzig/misfits were a punk band? the ramones could have played 20 songs in the time glenn spends whining.

      just because you were one of the first in a genre doesn’t mean you’re the best or entitled to shit.

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    • MustardTiger     November 5, 2011 at 1:46 pm

      Danzig should tour with “Axl and Roses”, that way they never have to play a single show as they will be arguing over who’s opening for who.

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    • robichaud1     November 5, 2011 at 3:20 pm

      Danzig’s one of those guys about whom I can’t over-think. I like most of his stuff, his old solo stuff is great, Misfits needs no explanation… but as a person, he does seem like a real dick.

      At least with Oasis, they’re assholes AND I hate their music.

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    • You didn’t get the note? He is in fact a rock star and should be treated as such. Just shocked he didn’t demand his usual red skittles to go with the onion soup.

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    • I can’t say im surprised…as big as slayer? Glenn, seriously…get over yourself. I will not deny i am a fan of his music for the most part, although anthing past Danzig 4 has been completely unlistenable. Misfits, Samhain, and to this day how the gods kill is one of my favorite albums. Not much needs to be said about where his talent used to be. But hearing stuff like this just makes me realize he’s just a douche who once had a good thing going. I won’t be breaking the piggy bank anytime soon to cash it on a Legacy ticket, he doesnt deserve my money (or lack there of), but i won’t change how i feel about the old records. However, Any time i hear about what Glenn has done lately that equates to “shitty rock star moment”, i just watch the vid of danny of nsk dropping him like a sack of potatoes, and it makes me smile every time. I guess in the end, its a love/hate.

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      • tenwestchaser     November 6, 2011 at 9:01 am

        I wiith everything you just said…except his newest album is actually really good. If you like the old stuff, there’s no reason to not give it a shot (if you haven’t already). He really did make a big attempt at creating what could have easily been Danzig 5, instead of that electronic crap he gave us at that time.

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    • Glenn is a Grade A ASSHOLE! I had the displeasure of seeing danzig a few months ago. I wasnt there to see them and I didnt watch their set. After the show my friends who were there to see danzig for some reason and I went by the busses to see if we could meet danzig. That fucking tool wouldnt get his fat ass off of his bus to meet his fans who paid money to see his dumbass sing. He had his body guard take whatever fans wanted signed up on the bus and the body guard brought it back. Other members of danzig were cool enough to come out and meet the fans but glens fuckin ass stayed on the bus. WHAT A FUCKING TOOL! That asshole will never get anymore of my money ever again. FUCK GLEN DANZIG!!!

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    • I am laughing my balls off right now. Danzig’s definitely made some awesome contributions, but this dude can throw a tantrum. Especially awesome timing given MetalSucks recent four-day Danzig defense thing. Awesome.

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    • philapsychosis     November 8, 2011 at 3:32 am

      They had Ted Leo and Paint it Black there already, shoulda just told that dick bag to take a hike and have TV Casualty play. They’re better than anything thos old farts would trot out anyway

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    • MyBowelTrigger     November 9, 2011 at 4:09 pm

      I almost hit Glenn Danzig with my car one night in Clinton, IA. He was crossing the street on a red light, with traffic coming at him, heading towards Village Inn. I had been doing better things at the time and was heading home, and nealy slammed into him. He just stared me down, continued to walk. I guess the world owes something to him for writing “Mother.” Next time, im not hitting the brakes. I think the world would be a little better with one less has been rockstar.

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