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Harley Flanagan stabs Cro-Mags member at CBGB Fest

Saturday, July 7, 2012 6:13 AM PT


Last night's CBGB Festival show at Webster Hall in New York City was shut down following a violent incident purported to involve Cro-Mags founder and ex-bassist Harley Flanagan.

The show was slated to feature Vision of Disorder, Cro-Mags, and Sick of It All. However, shortly before Cro-Mags were to take the stage at 8:15 PM, Flanagan, 42, reportedly rushed into the venue's VIP section and at the end of the resulting melee, one person had been slashed with a knife, and another bitten.

According to the New York Post, security was able to subdue Flanagan, who suffered a broken leg amidst the chaos. Police handcuffed him to a chair and removed him from the venue.


Harley Flanagan
photo from Boweryboogie.com


Among the victims was current Cro-Mags bassist Michael Couls, who suffered cuts to his arm and stomach. Neither injury was deemed to be life-threatening.

The show was promptly shut down, with Cro-Mags singer John Joseph telling the audience, "You can all thank Harley Flanagan for ruining the night for everyone."

Festival organizers issued the following statement:

"We are saddened to learn about the events that occurred last night at Webster Hall. Our primary concern is always the safety and experience of New Yorkers, music fans and the general public. Naturally we will fully cooperate with law enforcement while hoping for the speedy recovery of those injured.
Live music can be incredibly uplifting, empowering and positive. We don't feel the actions of one person should overshadow four amazing days and nights of events that include Saturday's historic and unprecedented free concerts in Times Square and Central Park."





Update #1 (7/8/2012 10:26 AM): Cro-Mags frontman John Joseph has issued the following statement:

"We as a band are truly sorry for the way it all turned out in every regard even the ex-member whose family is now effected by his choices. Our prayers go out to them as well as Mike C., and the others who were hurt, but it was 'his' choice to come to our concert with a hunting knife, standing by our dressing door. Who knows what his actual intent was, obviously he wasn't there with it to cut bread for a peace offering as he was heard saying outside he was putting an end to us playing without him. Let's move on now and stop the trash-talking. Keep that PMA - that's what we are all about. There's bigger issues on planet earth that need solving and if any group of people can work towards that it is this community of intelligent people. God Bless."


96 comments


anonymous
7/7/2012 6:24:11 AM
pssy. murder em next time

7/7/2012 6:28:16 AM
they're lucky the audience didn't tear down the venue

anonymous
7/7/2012 6:33:38 AM
HAHAHAHAHHA, this is awesome

7/7/2012 6:38:40 AM
fckIN HARDCORE!!!

anonymous
7/7/2012 6:50:41 AM
harley flanagan is a gay! 43 acting like 15

anonymous
7/7/2012 6:55:48 AM
Do dudes in hardcore bands ever grow up?

anonymous
7/7/2012 6:59:30 AM
Hope he gets throat fcked in the Jail hospital.

anonymous
7/7/2012 7:02:38 AM
I heard Hollywood Undead was gonna jump the Cro Mags after the show but I guess Harley got there first.

anonymous
7/7/2012 7:06:46 AM
Haryley is just depressed that Cro-Mags only had one good CD and he is responsible for the shit they have become now. Good way to pent that depression Haryley, fantastic stuff.

7/7/2012 7:16:54 AM
Question is... Do you put this on a resume?

anonymous
7/7/2012 7:21:45 AM
"We are all okay. I guess when you're a racist with a swatstika tattoo and your wife leaves you for a black man and no one will play music with you because of YOUR shitty attitude Mr Flanagan - you resort to ruining shit for everyone by stabbing your replacement. Cro-Mags will make up the show with S.O.A.I. We apologize. PMA always wins!"

anonymous
7/7/2012 7:24:13 AM
Between this and Blood for Blood dudes in hardcore bands need to quit sticking things where they don't belong.

7/7/2012 7:29:41 AM
LOL at anyone being surprised that these unhinged, over-the-hill hardcore "lifers" end up doing something insanely stupid just to show their frustration at the fact they dedicated their lives to something so ultimately pointless

7/7/2012 7:39:56 AM
what a dumb gay

anonymous
7/7/2012 7:43:52 AM
lol gay

7/7/2012 7:54:33 AM
Flanagan, 42, reportedly rushed into the venue's VIP section and at the end of the resulting melee, one person had been slashed with a knife, and another bitten. <--this made me LOL, but Loyd put the nail in the coffin.

anonymous
7/7/2012 7:54:59 AM
further proof that all musicians are fcked up manchildren

anonymous
7/7/2012 8:09:37 AM
sages are stoked

anonymous
7/7/2012 8:16:14 AM
Harley's the man

anonymous
7/7/2012 8:16:31 AM
he looks like a broke ass john cena gettin wheeled off by the cops.. what a lil bitch he aint hard.

anonymous
7/7/2012 8:21:47 AM
Why would anyone even attend such a terrible show?

anonymous
7/7/2012 8:38:42 AM
I Am Harley Flanagan

anonymous
7/7/2012 9:14:00 AM
Just when I thought washed up hardcore dads threw in the towel..they pull a stunt like this and redeem their selves...not.

anonymous
7/7/2012 9:19:34 AM
"LIIIIFFFEEE...LIFE IS A STRUGGGGLLEEE"

anonymous
7/7/2012 9:24:50 AM
shit show deserved a shut down

anonymous
7/7/2012 9:43:37 AM
Here's the book of poetry he had published when he was 9.

http://www.vol1brooklyn.co m/2009/12/07/new-york-city -hardcore-poetry/

anonymous
7/7/2012 10:00:16 AM
Who?

Harley Race > Harley Flanagan

anonymous
7/7/2012 10:00:56 AM
AND ON A MUCH MORE IMPORTANT NOTE...
#FreeRandyBlythe
t.co/fQQqsWMB

7/7/2012 10:15:40 AM
i heard buddha pushed harley up against a wall and held his arms down while telling him to put the knife down

7/7/2012 10:18:05 AM
anonymous3 hours ago
Haryley is just depressed that Cro-Mags only had one good CD and he is responsible for the shit they have become now. Good way to pent that depression Haryley, fantastic stuff.

WHAT? JESUS! to type like that means you think like that * puts headphones on and screams FRANKS AND BEANS*

anonymous
7/7/2012 10:27:20 AM
whats the over/under on how much dust harley was on when he did this

anonymous
7/7/2012 10:31:07 AM
mr. flanagan should start a new band, 'got knived'

7/7/2012 10:32:16 AM
Harley Keiner would have killed them all.

7/7/2012 10:42:02 AM
dude's just jealous buddha is getting all the attention

7/7/2012 10:50:58 AM
hardcore man-children.

anonymous
7/7/2012 11:30:55 AM
ever heard any one say "hardcore man"? nor have I. "hardcore kids" stuck for a reason. shitty music for childish brains. grow up tuff guy

anonymous
7/7/2012 11:38:50 AM
I guess Hard Times are coming his way, amirite?

7/7/2012 11:41:36 AM
Wait...isn't this the guy from Stone Temple Pilots?

7/7/2012 11:41:51 AM
dont ya just love the fact that all the bitch ass pssy comments were done "anonymous"?!!!?!!!
man the fck up or shut the fck up!

anonymous
7/7/2012 11:46:25 AM
^ shut up you wretched c*nt

anonymous
7/7/2012 12:29:56 PM
HARLEY'S WAR.

anonymous
7/7/2012 12:30:46 PM
Greg Anderson is not stoked.

anonymous
7/7/2012 1:13:20 PM
so, how much for attempted murder?

anonymous
7/7/2012 1:16:28 PM
I'm just stoked to hear that VOD are playing again.

anonymous
7/7/2012 1:19:08 PM
boxofficequeen: dont ya just love the fact that all the bitch ass pssy comments were done "anonymous"?!!!?!!!
man the fck up or shut the fck up!

So boxofficequeen is your real name? You're still anonymous, turd burglar.

anonymous
7/7/2012 1:38:27 PM
Artery records will NOT be signing him.

anonymous
7/7/2012 2:29:01 PM
people who take this website seriously pissing and whining about all of these anonymous username posts... 8\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ \\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\ D
open wide scene queens!!!

anonymous
7/7/2012 6:14:31 PM
Jeff Gunnels is NOT stoked (or maybe he is, what do I know).

7/7/2012 6:36:27 PM
Lol what an idiot. Bitter much? VOD id the only band worth seeing at this show anyways.

anonymous
7/7/2012 7:00:17 PM
uo harley is true hardcore OG

anonymous
7/7/2012 7:19:59 PM
to the guy who posted earlier, prove to me cro-mags made more than one decent album. you fcking can't, it's impossible.

anonymous
7/7/2012 7:22:25 PM
I am a fan of anyone who tries to murder the gays in Cro-Mags

anonymous
7/7/2012 9:29:18 PM
White Devil

anonymous
7/7/2012 9:35:05 PM
If she doesn't know who Cro-Mags are shes just the right age for you bro

anonymous
7/7/2012 10:20:01 PM
Why is this poor guy being arrested and prosecuted????
He saw the singer of Blood for blood holding a girl against the wall back stage and acted in her defence I heard.

anonymous
7/7/2012 10:30:24 PM
Angel Dust. Way to go Francis

anonymous
7/7/2012 10:33:25 PM
^shut up^

anonymous
7/7/2012 10:37:05 PM
Disappointed to read that no one died.

7/7/2012 10:52:56 PM
ive always liked hatebreed's under the knife, just sayin

anonymous
7/7/2012 11:24:30 PM
From a second story window is not stoked

anonymous
7/8/2012 3:27:49 AM
NYHC LES OG. Too bad he wasn't able to get to JJ and rip out every hair plug on his bitch ass head

anonymous
7/8/2012 6:24:29 AM
Harley/CRO-MAGS interview

vistafanzine.blogspot.com

7/8/2012 10:30:19 AM
Dude does not know how to play Knifey Spooney at all.

anonymous
7/8/2012 12:33:58 PM
i remember when i first saw harley in the video for "we gotta know" i thought. "oh how nice, these guys let a retarded midget in the band. good on 'em"...

7/8/2012 1:22:02 PM
I swear this stupid incident is the highlight of this shit band's two decades of gay musical career. Must have been a paid PR stunt. Go figure gays.

7/8/2012 3:38:44 PM
At the gayot who keeps bitching about them only putting out one good cd,that little accomplishment is WAY more than you will ever achieve in your pathetic existence you call a life.Besides Age of quarrel and Best wishes are two really good albums.

anonymous
7/8/2012 5:30:50 PM
I am Harley Flanigan.

anonymous
7/8/2012 6:27:51 PM
Hardcore has to be the shittiest genre with so many 'tough' guys.

40 years old
still 'sturggling' xHxCx style
no one understands their pain
hard life

fcking idiots

anonymous
7/8/2012 6:52:07 PM
Hardcore is starting to become hardcore again, time for the hipsters to be flushed out..

anonymous
7/8/2012 7:08:18 PM
harley flanagan, fckin' gay again.

7/8/2012 8:54:42 PM
25 ta life is stoked

7/8/2012 8:55:14 PM
http://www.indiegogo.com/H arleysArmy?c=home Check out this fundraiser for Flanagan. Absolute killer. what a big fckin crock of shit.

7/8/2012 10:59:42 PM
i dont see what the big deal is. harley was clearly just making sure the new guy was paying his dues.

anonymous
7/9/2012 5:46:38 AM
harley stabligan

anonymous
7/9/2012 6:34:55 AM
Harley was just upset because he found out hes the real father of iwresteledac*ntonce

anonymous
7/9/2012 6:49:29 AM
"Hardcore has to be the shittiest genre with so many 'tough' guys.

40 years old
still 'sturggling' xHxCx style
no one understands their pain
hard life

fcking idiots"


Youre obviously stupid and have no idea about hardcore. Do your research before you shit talk. Every genre has stereotypes. Bands like CroMags were super influential in the 80s. Crossover bands like this changed music and never took credit.

anonymous
7/9/2012 11:50:43 AM
^ don't get your flat bill hat ruffled buttercup.

anonymous
7/9/2012 11:51:52 AM
"effected" by his choices."effected" by his choices
"effected" by his choices."effected" by his choices."effected" by his choices."effected" by his choices.guy graduated the top of his camp good days classes... wee-todd!!!"affected" this is why nobody can take new york hardcore seriously these days.

anonymous
7/9/2012 11:57:41 AM
snoopy2's bitch-ass used to post as "deez_nutz"
gay fcking c*nt

anonymous
7/9/2012 12:02:18 PM
john joseph is nodding in approval yelling "OH!!!! -YEAH!!!"

anonymous
7/9/2012 12:16:07 PM
I think you're all forgetting the most important fact in all of this....you are all gays, I miss the old Lambgoat, and this is not /b/.....
Also who the fck are the Cro-Mags?!

7/9/2012 4:01:24 PM
Emmure should be on this

7/9/2012 6:27:45 PM
fck THAT gay ASS BLOODCLOT. I WILL KICK HIS ASS UP AND DOWN BOWERY IF HE EVER GETS THE BALLS TO FIGHT ME. fck DMS, fck NYHC, fck INTERNET THUGS, AND fck THE FAKE HOE-MAGS. I STARTED THAT BAND AND ILL FINISH THEM TOO

anonymous
7/9/2012 6:59:28 PM
^Lighten Up....Francis^

anonymous
7/9/2012 7:03:14 PM
No Seriously...Light one up. and zone the fck out and put on "The Age of Quarrel" It's a classic. OS NYHC forever

anonymous
7/9/2012 7:25:45 PM
Whatever happened to DMS anyway

anonymous
7/10/2012 4:21:56 AM
Yo this Harvey Flanagan.. I did this to get into DMS. On the orders of Jimmy Gestapo.

anonymous
7/10/2012 11:49:15 PM
I don't think I've ever seen a group of (grown men?) use the word "gay" as much as is used in this thread.

anonymous
7/11/2012 4:40:16 AM
HARD TIMES, HARD TIMES, SEEMS IM BEING FORCED INTO A MOLD. FORCING ME IM GROWING COLD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

anonymous
7/11/2012 5:14:46 PM
If the aids don't get you, Harvey flannigan will.

anonymous
7/13/2012 12:32:01 AM
"Harley is a straight up little bitch man, kill you dead Mr. Flanagan"
-Danny Diablo

6/28/2013 12:37:50 PM
Still lolling at this unbelievable gayry one whole year later

anonymous
12/9/2014 5:15:09 PM
Mike Couls is a piece of shit.....he ripped off CAL and turned his back on his hometown scene....He is a follower not a leader.... Tuff guy hardcore gay...

anonymous
12/9/2014 5:22:00 PM
I saw him try to hit on a on this really young girl at a show in Atlanta "she had to be no older then fifteen" he was trying to get her to go to the bands tour van to smoke weed.... She told him that she was straight edge and I don't think so.....she laughed at him when she was walking away.... So funny...yeah he is a dork.....

anonymous
12/9/2014 5:23:42 PM
Agreed,he is a joke...

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