Danny Marianino Punched Glenn Danzig, Wrote a Book About the Fallout

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Glenn Danzig, demonic rock-god and real-life comic character, has a way with words. Remember when he told L.A. Weekly's West Coast Sound he would've played Wolverine "less gay" than Hugh Jackman?

The dude gets under peoples' skin, which makes some people want to punch him.

Danny Marianino, frontman of hardcore North Side Kings, did just that in 2004.

NSK was scheduled to open for Danzig in Tuba City, but Dazing went on early, bumping NSK from the bill. Marianino confronted Danzig after the show, prompting the infamous YouTube clip.

The move made him Internet famous, and Marianino has received a deluge of hatemail over the years. Making lemonade from the poorly written, idiotic lemons, Marianino decided to compile it all in a forthcoming book called Don't Ever Punch a Rock Star.

"The book is not about the fight," Marianino says. "It's about the aftermath of years of hate mail and cyber bulling that continues even today, from emails I received to rumors online. It's a funny book and I plan on donating a portion to an organization that helps children that are experiencing cyberbullying. I'm a big boy I can deal with it, but I can't imagine a kid getting bullied at school and coming home to see even a hair of what my band and I had to deal with. [The book also contains] some stories about being in a small band and touring that are crazy."

Marianino has already set up a Facebook page full of scathing, yet hilarious quotes from the book, which "profiles a regular guys journey in music and learning to shrug off one of the most opinionated events in music history."

"The Facebook page is for fun and these are just samples about what I have been reading or being sent via email ever since Danzig has given ten different stories about what really happened," Marianino says, "Any musician and any kid that's a bit of a nerd or that's been picked on will really enjoy this book."

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Glen is famous, still. Dan still works as Burger King manager in the local Phoenix area. He is obsessed with himself and everything Glen. Danzig is still a legend. The punch was a setup.


I won't be buying his book.  Danny loses.


You are reading this. Danny wins.


North Side Kings, still undefeated.

Wayfaring Pilgrim
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Al I gotta say is, the dude should have hit Danzig a few more times, then stomped him while he was down just for good measure!

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