Home Rock Music Man From Viral GLENN DANZIG ‘Punchout’ Video Releases Tenth-Anniversary Version Of His E book

Man From Viral GLENN DANZIG ‘Punchout’ Video Releases Tenth-Anniversary Version Of His E book

Man From Viral GLENN DANZIG ‘Punchout’ Video Releases Tenth-Anniversary Version Of His E book


It has been 19 years since NORTH SIDE KINGSDanny Marianino stepped into Web infamy along with his supposed one-punch “knockout” of punk legend Glenn Danzig in Tuba Metropolis, Arizona. It was eight years after that incident that Danny, assaulted with barrages of messageboard hate mail, determined to take these misspelled missives and switch them into comedy gold. And, thus, “Do not Ever Punch A Rock Star: A Assortment Of Hate Mail And Different Loopy Rumors” was born. In it, Danny collected and re-printed the worst of the grammatically challenged invective and turned insult to artwork.

Within the 10 years since that independently revealed e-book hit the cabinets, Danny has gone on to develop into a prolific author, authoring a number of different books, together with his collaboration with Australian artist Mick Lambrou, the hysterical “It Blows My Thoughts”. However you understand how the Web goes — they solely needed to listen to about one factor. Danny, being the accommodating bloke that he’s, gave it to them.

DiWulf Publishing Home has teamed up with Whole Gavone Publishing to deliver forth the expanded, Tenth-anniversary version of “Do not Ever Punch A Rock Star”, replete with a ton of latest pictures, new tales, a foreword from Gloria Cavalera, and, after all, more unusual hate mail. This new version continues in Danny‘s inimitable, self-effacing voice. His skill to show what may have been a disastrous second into an uplifting story of escaping infamy, of rising above a style’s (very actual and really deep-seeded) antipathy, and turning into a beloved determine is much more evident with a decade’s price of perspective. Spend two minutes speaking to Danny: you may discover him a real, affable, and witty man whose positivity and smile are infectious. He is only a good Italian boy from Jersey.

Danny‘s latest model of his oldest e-book actually permits the reader to see the person behind the YouTube clip and provides some perception into how demented and rabid some folks can develop into when they’re behind the security of a keyboard or a cellphone. It additionally exhibits the power and willpower it takes to shake off a lot vitriol and emerge unchanged. Briefly, it exhibits the big dimension of Danny‘s coronary heart and provides the reader a LOT of guffaws alongside the best way.

Again in 2012, Dan Stone, the videographer who filmed the incident, instructed Decibel journal that he didn’t intend for the video he captured of Marianino and Danzig‘s altercation to be uploaded to YouTube and get seen tons of of 1000’s of occasions.

In line with Stone, he was current backstage on July 3, 2004 in Tuba Metropolis, Arizona the place NORTH SIDE KINGS have been to play with DANZIG. He was on the venue your entire time, capturing off-the-cuff footage for a deliberate DVD. On the tail finish of DANZIG‘s set, Stone started to arrange his video digicam and put together to shoot NORTH SIDE KINGS‘ subsequent efficiency. When the home lights got here on and followers began exiting the venue, Stone shortly packed up his gear and went backstage to search out out what was happening.

“After I obtained there, I noticed Danzig signing an autograph and Danny ready to speak to him,” Stone instructed Decibel. “The 2 of them began speaking, and issues obtained just a little heated, so I figured, ‘Let’s examine the place this goes.’ I had no thought of what was about to occur, thoughts you. I simply imagined I would get some footage of Glenn Danzig and Danny speaking — two guys from Jersey yelling at one another. A push and a punch later, the scene became whole chaos. I instantly turned my digicam off and stashed it in my bag. I walked down this hallway towards the exit as nonchalantly as potential, and Danny was pinned to the wall by a safety guard. As I handed by him, I whispered, ‘I’ve obtained the entire thing.’ At that time, there was completely no intention of doing something with it — it was only a bizarre second caught on video.”

Over time, Stone‘s video achieved a kind of mythic standing in steel circles, with some folks suggesting “that we deliberate the entire thing forward of time,” he instructed Decibel. “Danzig even accused me of doctoring the footage in an interview with Revolver in 2005 — he advised that it was ‘creatively edited.’ Properly, if you happen to watch the video, it is clearly one steady shot. The one post-production work carried out on the unique video was the place I added some titles to elucidate what was happening, like, ‘That is not a blade in Danny‘s hand.’ Ever since that, folks have minimize that half off and posted the uncooked footage to YouTube. There aren’t any cuts within the uncooked video — that is the whole lot.”

Marianino instructed Decibel journal that he didn’t notably get pleasure from being often called the man who knocked Glenn Danzig out, however he additionally got here to embrace his half in an odd little chapter of rock ‘n’ roll historical past.

Requested how he may’ve reacted in another way if he had an opportunity to revisit the expertise, Marianino mentioned, “I would not have even acknowledged Danzig or tried to have that dialog with him, particularly after he talked right down to my guitar participant’s ex-wife. I remorse that the state of affairs occurred in any respect. However I do not remorse hitting him — he had it coming. He can inform each story he needs to inform, nevertheless it’s an open e-book. I do not see what the massive deal is. I feel this could’ve went away for him if he had simply admitted that he fucked with an enormous man who obtained one over on him. It occurs — everyone loses a struggle. Even when he had simply put his hand out and expressed that he was conscious of the state of affairs and he was sorry, the entire night would’ve been completely totally different for him and for me. I do not plan to ever go to any present or occasion the place Glenn Danzig is performing. If he is studying this: Don’t fret about handing my image out to each safety guard with a be aware that claims ‘Eject him instantly.’ I by no means need to see the man once more and I by no means will.”

In a Could 2012 interview with LA Weekly, Danzig was requested concerning the extensively circulated video clip the place Marianino confronted Glenn backstage as a result of Danny‘s band did not get to play at certainly one of DANZIG‘s gigs earlier than Glenn shoves him and finally ends up getting punched out by Marianino. To this present day, there are those that are stunned that somebody with Danzig‘s martial-arts coaching ought to have been so simply knocked down. “That was him making an attempt to get me on digicam punching him so he may sue me or some shit,” Danzig mentioned. “I neglect what it was. When everybody was breaking it up, he coldcocked me. What are you going to do?” He added, “These have been his guys with the digicam. Nobody is aware of that. Properly, again then they did. It was a setup.”

Within the Could 2011 situation of U.Okay.’s Steel Hammer journal, Glenn acknowledged concerning the incident, “I allowed it to occur. Why? As a result of there are at all times these seeking to goad you into hitting them to allow them to sue you. It occurs to public figures on a regular basis. It is a lifestyle.”

Talking to Spin journal in 2007, Danzig elaborated on his causes for avoiding a full-on bodily altercation with Marianino. “Nobody asks, ‘Why did you push him as an alternative of nailing him proper within the face?’ ‘Trigger there is a digicam rolling!” he mentioned. ‘I’ve so many pals who’ve misplaced tons of cash from that setup, punching folks and getting sued. Considered one of my guys a very long time in the past labored for GUNS N’ ROSES and he instructed me, ‘You are fortunate you’ve got by no means been sued.’ He mentioned Duff McKagan would go into these golf equipment, and a man would have a pal there with a digicam: ‘Hey, GUNS N’ ROSES pussy!’ [Strikes fist against palm, mimicking a punch] And so they’d stroll out. Subsequent day, million-dollar lawsuit.”

When requested concerning the incident in a 2006 interview with KNAC.COM, Danzig mentioned, “I do know they (the NORTH SIDE KINGS) milked it (the video) for all they might. However that was two years in the past. I do not understand how a lot good it ended up doing for them. Are they even nonetheless round? The one individuals who preserve bringing it up are you folks (music hacks). And, sure, I’m sick of speaking about it. However the individuals who have at all times preferred me most likely nonetheless like me, the individuals who hate me most likely nonetheless hate me. It did not change something.”

Picture courtesy of Danny Marianino / Dan Stone

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Posted by DiWulf Publishing Home on Monday, June 19, 2023



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