Posted in metal | music | pictures on June 11, 2012

by BBG

Danzig at Bonnaroo 2012 (photo by Dana (distortion) Yavin)

I'm guessing that I am shocking no one (considering the fiasco at Fun Fun Fun last year) that (as MetalSucks points out) Danzig went after a photographer who shot pictures of him at Bonnaroo this weekend. Three videos of Danzig stopping the show to confront the photographer is below.

Stay tuned for more pictures from Danzig's set, as well as more sets from Bonnaroo (first day HERE). Should I go hide now?


Danzig runs off stage, goes after camera man at Bonnaroo

Glenn Danzig vs. Nashville Cream @ Bonnaroo

Glenn Danzig jumping off stage trying to attack photographer

North Side Kings vs Danzig



Comments (77)

First but not the only to say....he is an asshole.

Posted by Anonymous | June 11, 2012 2:47 PM


Posted by Anonymous | June 11, 2012 2:47 PM

anyone who still has a coke scooper pinky nail is an asshole.

Posted by Anonymous | June 11, 2012 2:50 PM

What an angry little man.

Posted by Tastic | June 11, 2012 2:51 PM

um, can someone explain why he gets so upset that people want to take photos of him?

Posted by Anonymous | June 11, 2012 2:52 PM

Seriously, Glenn, what world do you live in? You're a public figure in 2012, and you expect people not to take pictures of you? Learn to chill out and laugh at yourself a little bit, and people will like you a whole lot more. You'll be 57 years old in a few days, for crying out loud. Stop being so self-conscious. When you're getting to that age, we don't mind that you've turned into a fat little troll with a scary frog face.

Posted by Jeremiah | June 11, 2012 2:57 PM

small man, big mouth

Posted by Anonymous | June 11, 2012 2:58 PM

Sigourney Weaver meets Rosie O'Donnell.

Posted by Justin Alexander | June 11, 2012 2:58 PM

That North Side Kings video was crazy!! Actually felt anxiety when Glen got jacked in the face. DAAAAMN!!! And I actually like Danzig/ Misfits.

Posted by Anonymous | June 11, 2012 3:01 PM

he doesn't wish to be portrayed in an unflattering manner,some photographs my mis-interpret his good looks and heroic stature .. therefore he prefers to pick the ones he likes... as of late the number of photos he likes has decreased considerably almost to the point where even if he hasn't seen the photos being taken he knows the laws of probability are longer in his corner and wishes to abort any opportunities for unflattering photos to be produced..

Posted by Anonymous | June 11, 2012 3:04 PM

I saw the "Danzig Legacy" tour in Chicago last Fall. The whole night was pretty fun, especially when I got to see an unexpected performance by Youth of Today! Everyone was really cool and exciting--except Glenn Danzig. He was just an uptight douche who didn't seem like he was having a good time at all. I'm glad I got to see it, but geesh--he would be a lot less of a joke if he would loosen up and just be cool.

Posted by Jeremiah | June 11, 2012 3:04 PM

he's very hands on with his quality control methods

Posted by Anonymous | June 11, 2012 3:05 PM


Posted by Anonymous | June 11, 2012 3:06 PM

all the while, people are photographing and video-ing this..haha

Posted by Anonymous | June 11, 2012 3:08 PM

I think this is the first time this has ever happened (and especially as a Danzig fan), but I agree with all the above comments.

Posted by Anonymous | June 11, 2012 3:08 PM

North Side Kings video is funny. Danzig needs to fucking chill!!

Posted by Anonymous | June 11, 2012 3:08 PM

he's sporting a coke nail

Posted by Anonymous | June 11, 2012 3:09 PM

3:01 & 3:08 - welcome to the internet. I'm glad that your parents have finally given you access. You'll find many videos of your favorite musicians from years past here.

Posted by The Internet. | June 11, 2012 3:10 PM

Jack White let himself go...

Posted by Anonymous | June 11, 2012 3:16 PM

brian peppers with a coke nail.

Posted by Anonymous | June 11, 2012 3:21 PM

What's up with all the douche hats in the crowd?

Posted by Lemmy | June 11, 2012 3:21 PM

Currently charging $35 for a Danzig Legacy shirt on this tour. Criminal!

Posted by Anonymous | June 11, 2012 3:22 PM brings you to a page where you can buy stuff for your dad for fathers day. I was expecting way less.

Posted by Anonymous | June 11, 2012 3:32 PM


Posted by Anonymous | June 11, 2012 3:32 PM

He was high on bath salts and wanted to chew the guy's face off,

Posted by Anonymous | June 11, 2012 3:32 PM

3:16: I dunno, that looks pretty good for Jack White. No longer looking like an AIDS patient.

Posted by Anonymous | June 11, 2012 3:57 PM


Posted by Anonymous | June 11, 2012 4:21 PM

Damn that pic sucks.

Posted by Anonymous | June 11, 2012 4:22 PM

FOCKER PONCH FOCE - My new band name

Posted by Doo Doo Brown | June 11, 2012 4:34 PM

Danzig is such a little focker...

Posted by Anonymous | June 11, 2012 4:45 PM

Funny how Danzig starts the fight and then goes down faster than a cheap hooker.

Posted by Steve | June 11, 2012 4:56 PM

Danzig is actually a cheap hooker. So I heard?

Posted by Anonymous | June 11, 2012 5:34 PM


Posted by Anonymous | June 11, 2012 5:39 PM

Thankfully it wasn't Dana!

Posted by Sam | June 11, 2012 5:42 PM

What do you call an artist with no talent?

A photographer.

Posted by Anonymous | June 11, 2012 5:55 PM

Thankfully YT.INASNIL has no part in this Danzig farce.

Posted by Anonymous | June 11, 2012 6:02 PM

Doesnt Danzig vote Republican?

Posted by Anonymous | June 11, 2012 6:07 PM

Sure, he's being silly but.... you can talk whatever shit you like about Danzig still the fact remains that The Misfits (and to a lesser extent, Samhain) put out some of the most memorable and influential music of the past 30 years. More so than any crummy Williamsburg hipster act featured on this here site.

Posted by Dickweed | June 11, 2012 6:12 PM

Dickweed | June 11, 2012 6:12 PM

yes without a doubt, he has shaped what punk/hc and metal has become ... but the same scrutiny that he applied to his art all these years that has made him so great manifests itself in other ways that we are not so quick to appreciate ..

Posted by Anonymous | June 11, 2012 6:28 PM

Fuck that little bitch. He had a barricade and his girlfriend in between him and I. I'd beat the fuck out of him any day.

I wasn't even taking his picture. I just had my cameras on because I just came back from shooting another show. I was watching two topless girls dancing with some band members from Alabama Shakes.

I only went to the show because I knew he was going to do something stupid. I just didn't know it would involve me.

Bring it on little man.

Posted by Denny Mac | June 11, 2012 6:37 PM

It's too bad that socially autistic retards cannot enjoy a metal show because they are too busy finger-banging their i-pads and cameras and calling themselves journalists.

Posted by Harry Nutzacz | June 11, 2012 8:54 PM

IGNORE THE HATE! YTINA.SNIL posse is the way of life. Do you see the lame shit that happens without YTINA.SNIL's approval? Praise him. You will be saved.

Posted by Anonymous | June 11, 2012 10:51 PM

A 10 year old boy in Pakistan made that polyester shirt for Danzig.

Posted by Anonymous | June 11, 2012 10:56 PM

i want to bone danzig

Posted by Anonymous | June 11, 2012 11:01 PM


Posted by joly | June 12, 2012 12:06 AM

So there will be lots more pictures of Danzig then right in better light maybe not looking so frumpy?? He's going to be 60 next year? Wow!

Yes, bath salts & Steroids possibly together.

Posted by Anonymous | June 12, 2012 1:40 AM

Step into a munster Slimjim!

Posted by Anonymous | June 12, 2012 2:08 AM

Is that the evil Micheal Jackson?

Posted by Anonymous | June 12, 2012 2:19 AM

I for one am completely shocked that he hasn't reunited a full lineup for a misfits cash grab yet

Posted by Anonymous | June 12, 2012 6:34 AM

On October 4, 1994, Danzig 4 was released. The album sold well, but did not contain a hit on par with the "Mother" single. The album's second single, "Cantspeak", was also a staple in MTV's rotation, but unlike "Mother" failed to appear on the Billboard Hot 100.

Posted by Dr. Marla Ahlgrimm | June 12, 2012 9:08 AM

There's ways to age gracefully. Unfortunately Danzig hasn't figured that out. At this point he should just call playing live quits. The guy makes enough money to not have to torture himself.

Posted by Anonymous | June 12, 2012 9:25 AM

Why is Jack White so angry?

Posted by Anonymous | June 12, 2012 9:41 AM

Looks like he might have gotten knocked down in that scuffle, not necessarily downed by the punch. Still, what's his deal. You'd figure he'd know by now that all he's doing is generating negative press for himself. Be the bigger man and walk away with your head held high.

Posted by Darek | June 12, 2012 9:54 AM

Gothic guido from Lodi NJ

Posted by Anonymous | June 12, 2012 11:17 AM

I bet Jerry Only is a nice guy.

Posted by Anonymous | June 12, 2012 12:23 PM

bonaroo did not have any french onion soup available

Posted by Anonymous | June 12, 2012 1:01 PM

It got worse, it had his security going into the crowd and making them take down their flags and whatnot that were commonplace at the festival but the worst was that not only was he going after photographers but had security spraying water at people's camera phones. After witnessing this I will never give this man another dime.

Posted by vavegan | June 12, 2012 1:06 PM

@june 11 6:12 PM

Yes Misfits and Samhain are very memorable bands with songs that I will always love dearly. Yes... Way better then "any crummy Williamsburg hipster act featured on this here site". NO... Silly? He was not being silly. He was being a dick! Silly is way to fucking light for him.

Posted by Anonymous | June 12, 2012 3:05 PM

Lol look at all the comments from the whiny snot-nosed internet snipes who weren't there for two hours to throw their fist in the air and rock out! AWESOME SHOW

Posted by Mr. Black Dongs | June 12, 2012 4:43 PM

Denny Mac if you were / are the photographer you wouldn't have done shit to Danzig like Danny North Side Kings didn't do shit to Danzig shit after he suckerpunched Danzig (I'll get to that later in this post.)

First, let me re-introduce myself. I'm D. Short for "Dick", which I am proud to be to anyone who thinks I'm one. I am a dick. I am whatever you want me to be. I love it. Call it crazy, but I actually like all of you, even the nut who goes on about how I work at C-Town at night for $8/hr then derides me for making $38/hr. The same nut who thinks I live in Queens. The pest who says "D you too old for this shit." The other pest who says "Let D smoke!" The jackass who ran his mouth about how I didn't see The Clash at Bond nightclub yet didn't know Kraut opened one of those shows cuz like me he wasn't there either. The impersonators and imposters especially the ones who are obviously not me from their one or two-sentence fire-offs. The people who mention me when I haven't even commented in yet. All you people who haven't read a book since Twitter was launched or you started texting and/or Tweeting. I salute all of you - keep it coming. You know BV loves me cuz I must bring some traffic to them and how could I not considering whenever I'm in the mix the comments get immensely more interesting and funnier.

Danzig went overboard going after the photographer Denny Mac (or whoever), but that's Danzig. He's been doing shit like that for years. This is nothing new. As far as the French onion soup thing goes, uh, it was on his rider, it wasn't provided, and his beef wasn't about the soup, his beef was his rider was not fulfilled to the letter and could've lacked something far more important like a windscreen for his outdoor performance or stage heater in case it got too chilly out (oh wait...) 'Know the REAL reason why Van Halen wanted no blue M&Ms in their bowl of M&Ms? So they could see if the promoter actually read the fuckin' rider. Same deal with Danzig and the soup which could be purchased for a buck and change a can at any big chain supermarket.

Last but not least, the Danny North Side Kings knocking out Danzig bullshit, which is what it is. First off, Danzig was not knocked out, he was knocked down. If he was knocked out, he would've still been unconscious after being helped up. He was not unconscious. You want to run "if this were a boxing match, he'd have been knocked out", well, it wasn't a boxing match. Danzig was right to shove Danny because Danny got too close to him. Danzig's mistake was not ducking from the punch which was total "scared shitless Danzig's gonna or might beat my ass" self-preservation by Danny. Don't think for a second Danny hit Danzig because he wanted to, he NEEDED to, or thought he needed to. The punch was a suckerpunch because Danzig didn't expect it. Also Danny didn't remain where he was after the punch, he ran like the little bitch he was/is. Where I come from (the streets of NYC) if you hit and run, you are a sucker thus your hit was a suckerpunch, and you are a coward. Danny was a coward and BTW he planned to start something with Danzig cuz there was no coincidence that a friend of Danny was videotaping the incident. While the result wasn't calculated, the intent to get an altercation or quarrel with Danzig on video was.

Yo Danny next time Danzig plays Phoenix or is in the area for whatever reason, fight him wherever - a boxing ring? - and we'll see what you're made of, big man who landed a luckyfuckerpunch as well as a suckerpunch.

Oh yeah, you were wrong to confront Danzig about your band North Side Kings not being able to play the show. Your band did not show up by the time it was supposed to and the person you should've cried to about your band not playing because of that was the show manager who would've had the option to take it to the tour manager who would've had the option to take it to Danzig's manager/management. Danzig had nothing to do with the running of the show and wouldn't have been able to get you guys on the show even if he wanted to unless he was willing to take a hit from his wallet from cost overruns to keep the show going/ No way would he have done that and why should he for a band who didn't have their shit together enough to show up on time like your band?

Undefeated huh? That implies you want to defend your title. So defend it. Hit up Danzig's management to challenge Danzig to a boxing match. Go it toughguy. Or more like pussy who hit and ran.

Posted by D | June 12, 2012 5:15 PM

BTW I am not a fan of Danzig, Samhain, or The Misfits. I think all of them are overrated, pretentious tripe.

Let's also talk about the photo of Danzig walking from the supermarket back to his car with cat litter. The dude has a cat or several cats. Cats shit like humans shit. Cat litter is for the cat to shit in so the smell of catshit doesn't fill the house. Danzig makes a nice sum a year but probably not enough to pay someone else to shop for cat litter or whatever else for him, hence he shops for stuff himself. Or maybe he doesn't feel he should be so cloistered he has other people shop for him.

I know, I know, I get that here's this dark, brooding, spooky, macho, etc. dude (or one who likes to put up a front like he is one) walking with cat litter. The guy is just a man way too many people make out to be some kind of demigod, and I'm dead serious with that, and that'd be a funny photo if it wasn't so meanspirited or interpreted like he's this or that. You got out of touch with reality motherfuckers out there and many Danzig fans are among them.

Posted by D | June 12, 2012 5:27 PM

^ Correction about Van Halen. It was the BROWN M&M's which in fact resemble cat turds.

Posted by Harold Dongson | June 12, 2012 5:42 PM

I stand corrected. LOL.

Posted by D | June 12, 2012 5:51 PM


Posted by Anonymous | June 12, 2012 6:04 PM


Posted by Anonymous | June 12, 2012 6:11 PM

^ D realllly doesnt know what "pretentious" means.

Posted by Anonymous | June 12, 2012 6:12 PM

D you too old for this shit.

Posted by Anonymous | June 12, 2012 6:14 PM

Actually, D, the comments on this thread were much funnier before you arrived.

As for your weird defense of Danzig's behavior at last years fest in Austin; that his rider wasn't met - you strangely sound like a politician or a publicist. Why are you going out of your way to apologize and try to explain away his tantrums, poor performance, and generally spoiled rock star behavior? And, you really shouldn't volunteer Glen to fight anyone. He looks like an old, pudgy queen.

Posted by Anonymous | June 12, 2012 6:20 PM

Say what you will about Danzig, Samhain and the Misfits- but pretentious? D, did you go to school? You come off as an uneducated dork every time you post.

I'm convinced you're Hoya from Madball, or someone equally laughable.

Posted by Anonymous | June 12, 2012 6:34 PM

6:12pm I know what pretentious means, thanks, "realllly" (why just four Ls?)


Danzig was rightfully pissed that a fest raking in thousands (don't tell me it doesn't at least pay the fest's head honcho's rent for a year cuz it most likely does) didn't provide a windscreen and stage heater for his performance, two things which are standard for outdoor fests all over Europe. Or are you telling me American fests can't match the resources European fests provide? The whole "French onion soup" was pounced on when fact is it was one of several things Danzig and his management wanted but didn't get from FFF. Of course the fest organizer is gonna play that up to the hilt to make Danzig look petty. You wonder why American artists tend to play almost exclusively European fests which almost never publicly skewer their artists like FFF skewered Danzig (if they publicly skewer them at all.)

Yeah Danzig gives such poor performances, that's why he plays nothing but 1000 and up capacity venues and recently played 3000+ capacity Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC with Danzig "Legacy". Get back to me when you get a fucking clue.

Hoya from Madball LOL. Yep that's me yo.

Yes, Danzig is pretentious. 'Sorry that's not a word you learned in highschool, dork. Oh wait, that's what 99% of your generation is, so of course you would be asshurt that I'm calling someone that.

Posted by D | June 13, 2012 3:26 AM

I love Glenn with all my heart, It's pretty great to see him in his old age. As I was watching this freak out video. I stumbled on this Tupac hologram music video entitled badanzig. it's a mish mash of all the bonaroo footage set to some weirdo music. it was kind of funny but still a little uneasy.

Posted by Bigpuppasmerf | June 13, 2012 8:39 AM

About Denny Macs post, I was there and seen all this live. I was about 15 feet from it all and yes there were 2 very hot topless chicks dancing there so I know that part of his story is legit. For him to know that and to not be able to see the chicks in the video leads me to believe that it is him.

Posted by Anonymous | June 13, 2012 2:45 PM

Here's footage of the whole thing from side of stage.

Posted by Anonymous | June 14, 2012 2:32 PM

You guys laughing about his pinky nail would wet yourselves if some loser like Lightspeed Champion had one.

Posted by Anonymous | June 15, 2012 12:57 PM

To that Denny guy or whoever was claiming to be the target of Danzig, are you really that desperate? You are going on message boards and trying to pretend that Danzig came after you when everyone that was there knows that he clearly directed his anger toward the Nashville Cream's photographer Michael W. Bunch? It's funny how some people want to take credit for something as simple as just standing there and being yelled at. Do you think injecting yourself into the story will help your photography career? Get a life.

Posted by AnonymousPerson | June 21, 2012 11:47 AM

oh what a feeling, when you're danzig on the ceiling

Posted by gatho | March 19, 2013 10:49 PM

his hair is cool.

Posted by jordon | July 29, 2013 12:19 PM

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