BlogMay 24, 2014 11:05 AM ET

Crowbar frontman Kirk Windstein goes off after fan climbs on-stage

Crowbar fan on stage

On Thursday, May 22, Crowbar was performing at Maryland Deathfest in Baltimore, MD when a fan climbed onto the stage, briefly dancing before being tackled by security. The tackle nearly knocked over Crowbar frontman Kirk Windstein, who subsequently stopped the band's set and made the following statement:

"Stop this fucking song! I'm so sick of this shit. You've got motherfuckers like Randy Blythe — nicest motherfucking guy in the world. Some asshole goes into his office, fucks his fucking world up, and the guy almost goes to prison in a foreign fucking country. [Pointing at audience] Who does what for a living? Do I go into your office and fuck your computer up? No. You know why? I respect you and I love you. Thank you. A lot of people think I'm a dick, go suck one, motherfucker. This is about respect. My eyes are closed, I'm playing my goddamn heart out. You could have broken every fucking tooth in my mouth. Thank you, security."

Video footage of the incident can be seen below.



This morning, Windstein issued the following:

"In regards to the fan jumping onstage during our set at Maryland Death Fest. The MDF organizers/venue do not allow fans to run on stage uninvited. That's their policy. They had barriers and security in plain sight to prevent that. If someone chooses to go against their policy, I have no control over that and at a show like this I'm not expecting anyone to run onto the stage, especially during Planets Collide. So I'm rocking out, my eyes are closed and then I guess security tackled the fan into me. I was already on edge having driven 15 hours straight through the night without sleep to play the gig. We had no back up guitars or techs with us so If we broke a guitar or even a string, the set would have been seriously delayed or ended. At shows WITHOUT security or barricades if you decide to run on stage or dive off it, at least be respectful, get up and dive off and try not to hit into the band or break their gear and try not to break your neck or the neck of someone else. Thanks for understanding!"

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anonymous 5/24/2014 8:35:52 AM

kicking that kid in the head was pretty uncalled for. also that venue fcking sucks anyway.


anonymous 5/24/2014 8:37:18 AM

fat whiney bitch


truthstar 5/24/2014 8:37:43 AM

WOW WHATA dck *TURNS DRAKE BACK ON*


truthstar 5/24/2014 8:39:00 AM

IMA COME FUUUCK YO COMPUTER UP AND THE WINDWOS 98 TOO


zerofender 5/24/2014 8:44:19 AM

He has a point. There is nothing wrong with raging just don't hurt anybody or mess up the band's equipment. I would be mad too if I had my eyes closed while feeling a song and got knocked over.


anonymous 5/24/2014 8:46:02 AM

What a little bitch. Guess this dudes never been to a real hardcore show.


anonymous 5/24/2014 8:50:01 AM

that kick in the head was a complete dck move. be happy your humpty dumpty ass didn't get knocked over. you got bumped in the leg and went on a rant and kicked the dude in the head. whiney bitch.


anonymous 5/24/2014 8:54:01 AM

zerofender posted 5 minutes ago He has a point. There is nothing wrong with raging just don't hurt anybody or mess up the band's equipment. I would be mad too if I had my eyes closed while feeling a song and got knocked over. He wouldn't have gotten ran into if the security guard hadn't tackled the person into him.


falling_down 5/24/2014 8:56:15 AM

I'm not superman, bro!


anonymous 5/24/2014 9:05:11 AM

The kid would've never bumped into him if security didn't tackle him.


anonymous 5/24/2014 9:41:34 AM

this dude is old as fck and needs to retire if he's going to throw fits on stage like a 7 year old fat kid. don't compare yourself to randy blythe either. no one listens to crowbar


anonymous 5/24/2014 9:52:26 AM

if he's worried about being the next Randy Blythe, then why would he kick the guy in the head?


anonymous 5/24/2014 10:00:59 AM

These dudes rode on a distant ripple of hxc's impact 20 years ago and now they owe their big second wind to another ripple via dumbass hxc kids who don't understand what a bunch of fcking posers they always were. This incident just drives home that point. Crowbar sucked then, they suck now, this dude is a fat whining pssy, and they can all sck a dck... Especially during planets collide.


anonymous 5/24/2014 10:11:26 AM

He's not comparing himself to Randy he's saying WTF, it's a metal show bro. Who the fck jumps on stage unless invited? This ain't some hip hop show. fcking everybody listens to Crowbar, ever since Phil wore his fcking band tshirt in the I'm broken video. Oh yeah Phil you might remember his band? Pantera? Remember their gutiar player? What happened to him?


malachi 5/24/2014 10:42:09 AM

People who get on stage should be executed. Watch the band and stop making it about yourself. No one wants to see you dancing and no one wants to catch you. Stop being fruitcakes.


anonymous 5/24/2014 11:09:17 AM

"People who get on stage should be executed"


anonymous 5/24/2014 11:16:30 AM

Id sue that fat fck if he kicked me in the head..what dckwad


anonymous 5/24/2014 11:28:06 AM

Thoroughly in his right to do what he did - the c-ckwad getting onstage could have shived him.


anonymous 5/24/2014 11:29:22 AM

This is the reality of the post LOG lawsuit world we now live in. Don't wanna get kicked in the head? Stay off the fcking stage, jerk. No one wants anyone injured or anyone from the band having to go to jail because of it.


anonymous 5/24/2014 12:03:05 PM

What a fcking scumbag! It's a metal show pssy! The kid would not have hit him if the fat biker security guard wouldn't have tackled him. It's not your office you outdated piece of shit! It's the fans. No fans, no band. If this was Devil Wears Prada, no would be defending the singer. They would be calling him a pssy bitch.


anonymous 5/24/2014 12:33:27 PM

fcking gay ass vocalist kicking the dude in the head, no one gives a fck about your band washed up fat fck


anonymous 5/24/2014 1:24:42 PM

I have to laugh, if they were washed up, why are they still going for $4500.00 a show? Why do people still buy their albums?


anonymous 5/24/2014 1:25:31 PM

Scott Vogel is not stoked


anonymous 5/24/2014 1:31:14 PM

Scott Vogel is not stoked


anonymous 5/24/2014 5:56:13 PM

Crowbar sucks dck anyways. Vocalist looks like a fat turd and is a whiny little bitch. Don't have guitar techs? Too bad fix that shit yourselves. Drove 15 hours? Too bad, you tour for a living. Annoyed at a fan stage diving? Get the fck over it. It's a show. It happens. Stop acting like a little bitch.


anonymous 5/24/2014 6:02:38 PM

fck everyone in this comment section. Crowbar is heavier than all of your favorite bands. End of discussion.


anonymous 5/24/2014 6:47:35 PM

Is that drummer wearing gloves? hhahah. Why?


cervical_lancer 5/24/2014 7:30:56 PM

Stock up on supply for your "office" and stop crying about a business trip. Suck my dck.


anonymous 5/24/2014 8:38:28 PM

fck THIS OLD FAT GOOFY LOOKIN fckTARD AND HIS STUPID ASS OVERRATED BAND, I CANT BELIEVE HE BROUGHT THE OFFICE ASPECT INTO IT....AND IM THINKING WOW U FAT GOOFY fck UR IN THE LIVE MUSIC BIZ WHERE KIDS WANT TO GET WILD AT SHOWS AND JUMP ON AND OFF STAGE HAS ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO DO WITH A fckING OFFICE JOB, fck CROWBAR


anonymous 5/24/2014 8:54:19 PM

All parties involved are huge gays. Also, this is the first time i heard Crowbar..and man... they suck. Skip a meal you fat, back peddling fruit.


anonymous 5/24/2014 9:02:09 PM

At least be respectful and don't assault fans of your band while they are being restrained by security and pose no threat to you. gay.


anonymous 5/24/2014 9:05:55 PM

Homie in the jorts definitely kills a dozen donuts in his office daily.


anonymous 5/24/2014 9:14:27 PM

So they apparently make $4500 a show but can't afford backup guitars or techs or a driver to make that 15 hour drive for them?


anonymous 5/24/2014 9:16:58 PM

So they apparently make $4500 a show but can't afford backup guitars or techs or a driver to make that 15 hour drive for them?


anonymous 5/25/2014 12:28:45 AM

So they apparently make $4500 a show but can't afford backup guitars or techs or a driver to make that 15 hour drive for them?


anonymous 5/25/2014 1:17:49 AM

he's just mad acacia strain did it better


anonymous 5/25/2014 2:41:38 AM

If your fat ass didn't want to be knocked into thenmaybe spy out should start playing with oh I don't know YOUR EYES fckING OPEN?!! Then maybe you could of avoided that situation.


gorillatriscuits 5/25/2014 6:04:12 AM

fck CROWBAR AND fck KIRK. FAT DUMB SHIT KICKS KIDS IN THE HEAD. YOU fckING TOOL.


anonymous 5/25/2014 6:12:02 AM

How do they think This Is Hardcore is going to go? I smell bad vibes


anonymous 5/25/2014 8:20:03 AM

Well fcking said Kirk.


anonymous 5/25/2014 8:54:20 AM

Crowbar is better than almost all of the stupid shit I see on this website everyday, and you goddamn elitist hardcore fcks with your stage diving and bro-time can fck right off. fck that fan for being an idiot and fck you too.


brokenhero 5/25/2014 10:30:01 AM

crowbar is good but what a bitchmade move


anonymous 5/25/2014 6:52:29 PM

Crowbar is playing This Is Hardcore in July. He is gonna love the stage mosh.


anonymous 5/26/2014 12:35:13 PM

I wonder how theyre going to react during this is hardcore


anonymous 5/26/2014 12:52:54 PM

^^ If the venue allows stage diving then he said he has no problem with it


anonymous 5/26/2014 1:56:51 PM

"At shows WITHOUT security or barricades if you decide to run on stage or dive off it, at least be respectful, get up and dive off and try not to hit into the band or break their gear and try not to break your neck or the neck of someone else. Thanks for understanding!"


Drifter 5/27/2014 6:19:19 AM

...so people don't even like Crowbar now? What the fck do people listen to that they think is heavy now, exclusively Meshuggah rip off bullshit?


RickRock 5/27/2014 8:08:44 AM

Meh...I don't see what the big deal is.


anonymous 5/27/2014 9:26:58 AM

The security guard's aggressive tackle almost took his knee out. Otherwise the kid would have just jumped back in the crowd. That 3 minutes of video put me to sleep even with the kid jumping on to the stage. He should have learned to keep his feet off of people from Randy Blythe. If the kid had got brain damage from that kick it would cost him big time.


anonymous 5/29/2014 4:13:01 PM

plenty of people like crowbar kirk windstein is just as shocked as everybody else that suddenly the hardcore scene is showing mad love for crowbar. as far as ive ever known crowbar is a sludge band haha people dont do sick stage dives to sludge bands. poor little kirk windstein just isnt used to this behavior at his shows


anonymous 5/30/2014 9:43:24 AM

calm down fat boy, he was jumping to get away from the sound of your shitty "sludge" band...


anonymous 16 days ago

These commenters are either intentionally trolling or your little kids who've never had to work for yer shit, and those of us metalheads in our 40s & 50s, our bodies aren't super bendy anymore, we brake when we stub a toe! 🫶🏼🤘🏼🤜🏼


anonymous 14 days ago

Some of you have zero respect! Y'all think it's ok for a fan to run on stage and it's NOT!!