When we reported that a fan was allegedly beaten up by Danzig and his security team for taking photos, we were a little skeptical of his story. Not that Danzig would call out a fan for taking photos, but that security beat him up and that Glenn himself got in a few licks. After reporting on the story that we first wrote about, Metal Injection heard from some people that were at last night’s show in Le Metropolis de Montreal. Most of them say that yes, there was a security presence at the show dedicated towards having Danzig’s picture not being taken. However, they state that he wasn’t beaten onstage, and one eyewitness said he was assaulted, but only after sneaking back into the show after being thrown out and continuing to agonize his security. Here’s the account:
I went outside just before the encores to wait and meet Glenn. I was sitting on the steps outside Metropolis, when I seen a couple of security guards carrying a guy outside. The guy was Neil Dalton. Danzig’s bodyguard came outside and began threatening Neil. Neil yelled back and was calling the security and bodyguard pussies and made his claim that he spent all that money to see Danzig.
After about ten minutes of arguing with the bodyguard and being pushed around by him, Neil finally took off. [Neil] re-entered the venue after being told not to come back. That’s when things got ugly and sure enough Neil got tossed back out this time bloodied up and shoeless. He kept instigating the security and bodyguards by yelling names at them and not leaving like he was told.
Right after the show ended, Glenn came running out and engaged Neil and threw a kick to Neil’s ribs, and connected. He also swung a couple punches that missed before security got Glenn on his bus. Glenn kept calling Neil a motherfucker.
Neil Dalton never said anything about being kicked in the ribs by Danzig, which is what I would lead my story with if it had indeed happened. Everything else aligns with the photographer’s story, however. You can read the other eyewitness accounts at Metal Injection. At the end of the day, just like with the TMZ story, it comes down to someone trying to antagonize Danzig, maybe just for the story. Does someone deserve to (allegedly) get kicked by Danzig for disobeying something that’s clearly stated – twice? We’re not saying yes or no, but maybe don’t be a dick and you won’t get messed with.