Stabbing Causes Cancelation of Webster Hall Hardcore Show [Updated]

Posted on: July 6th, 2012 at 8:49 pm by and

Photo by Dave Gustav


We were watching the hardcore show at Webster Hall – featuring Sick of it All, Cro-Mags, and VOD – when all hell broke loose upstairs. Harley Flanagan, founding member of the Cro-Mags stumbled into the VIP lounge with a knife. Security mobilized in a hot minute and beat the shit out of him. It took no less than six beefy dudes to control the madness. Blood was everywhere, and bone protruded from his shin.

Cops quickly appeared and took him away in cuffs. Not before he had already stabbed some dude in the chest (said victim left the scene with a bandage over the wound). Because of the violence the rest of the show was canceled. The remaining bands promised to reschedule the show. To be fair, Webster Hall security contained the situation professionally. Lots of drunken, pissed off hardcore fans were on edge after the cops shut down the show, but the scene was cleared without further incident.

UPDATE: GlueHC is reporting that one of the two victims stabbed was Cro-Mags bassist Mike “The Gook” Couls (also formerly of Cold As Life and Sworn Enemy)

More details to follow.

UPDATE: Read CBGB’s statement here and see more photos of the night here.

Photo by Dave Gustav

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  • d

    What the fuck??????

  • joeydefiant

    harley shrunk!

  • goodjokes

    Apparently were not on edge, like the article states. Puns.

    • poopface

      lol yea cause theyre not faggots

  • Karma

    He’s truly a dead man walking when he gets out of lock up… let his dimize begin!

    • George VonSteene

      i wouldnt be jumping on that bandwagon ^^^^^^^ this is where it ends

    • Persons Unknown

      ^^^^ why don’t you shut the fuck up…before your karma runs over your dogma..fucking key board warrior…

      • George VonSteene

        exactly keyboard warrior lol!

        • BOBBY DENALI© XXL®

          i like keyboard coward

    • fuckbloodclot2012

      he douche, you wouldn’t last a ny minute with him even with a gun. shut the fuck up.

      • Skinzzz

        @bloodclot you sound like a fag, you blowing him??? Stop sweating him so hard none cares lol

      • JesseArmstrng

        Wow, touch to hang with a biter!

    • Stone Cold Ste Bones

      and its demise you fucking pizza

    • Jerry Yates

      No,he just totally lost the respect of the entire nyc hardcore scene,something hes been a major part of since its inception,hardcore is this mans life and he just put an end to that.

  • AOQ

    if AIDS don’t get you then Harley will…

  • George VonSteene

    HE SNAPPED ! WTF ! DAMNIT !!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Donkey Fucker

    Fucking stupid.

  • wilford brimley


  • ChokeUOut

    I just him get his black Belt a week ago. Wonder what happened? Weird.

  • chitkicker

    Fucking meathead

  • think_burn_kill

    Bath salts strike again

  • Thomas Waltemyer

    Damn, every man has his breaking point. He definitely snapped and made a very bad decision. Looks like beef will never be over and the Cro Mags many of us wish would be again will never ever happen.

  • JB

    From Harley’s Wikipedia page:
    On July 6th 2012, he was arrested for stabbing and biting current members of The Cro-Mags backstage at Webster Hall in NYC. As he was being wheeled outside, he was heard shouting “It wasn’t me, It was Rick Ta Life!”
    Too funny


    its still the age of quarrel out here in nyc #NYHC

  • fuckevolution


    • Jerry Yates

      Stabbed me in the back….someone I trusted,let’s get things straight!!!!

  • skamspahc

    It was rick ta life hahaha that skum bag.

  • fuckbloodclot2012

    everybody commenting wasn’t there. maybe he got jumped. think about that,before you get diarrhea of the mouth.

    • munky

      ah did you read the article at all?? “Harley Flanagan, founding member of the Cro-Mags stumbled into the VIP lounge with a knife.”

    • oldschool

      Nice username. Not a fan of John Joseph I presume? Your comment doesn’t surprise me then.

    • Saywhat

      I was there. He wasn’t jumped. He was the instigator. He was out of his mind.

  • Shat

    NYHC sucks always has always will! Ramones for life!!

  • john josephs lyricist

    “Security mobilized in a hot minute and beat the shit out of him” articulate journalism!

  • holladay inn

    wigger on wigger crime!

  • Farley Chrisagain

    They should amputate busted leg so he can hop n pogo around the prison yard

  • steve perry

    dude clearly needs psychiatric help. glad to hear noone was seriously hurt.

  • JesseArmstrng

    And you wonder why nobody ever wanted to play with this PIECE OF CRAP ever again. Not John,,, Not Parris,… Not Mackie……Not Petey…. NOBODY!

    It was only a matter of time before Harley was “Face Down, Ass Up” at Rikers again. I wonder if he will try biting anybody when they send him upstate.

  • Wanda Lust

    I saw the Nihilistics hearse. Were the Nihilistics involved? It seems like they mite do something like that?

  • ralphwiggins

    Come on now, this is a preliminary story. He’ll have his day in court. How often does the media leave out important details to shape a story to suit themselves. We don’t know all the facts at this point, so don’t be vandalizing Wikipedia just yet.

    • Pete Nayru

      I was just gonna add a small excerpt to wikipedia sayin that in another bizarre twist, after he was put in a holding cell, he began masturbating furiously, then collapsed to the floor after he ejaculated.


      Exactly! Harley is being framed! Harley went in love and peace and asked JJ if he could play a song. Before the show J.J. gave bouncers Harleys picture with specific instructions to get this guy and beat him. Webster Hall bouncers broke Harleys leg because of John framing him hours before this incident took place. This was Johns master plan so he could steal the name Cro-Mags which Harley owns. Its sad..

  • Fuckvegans

    These messages are clearly filtered to only allow pro John Joseph comments. For shame wigger journalist!

    • Dave Gustav

      Nope, nothing has been filtered.

      • Free Harley Flanagan

        Dave Gustav You are a troublemaker and a lier! You sold your picture of Harley to the news and made a bit of bread off of Harley being attacked. Your not being fair saying Harley was acting crazy ect. I spoke to Harley an hour and a half before this happened. He was calm and fine. There was no premeditation or talk of fightin ect. All he wanted to do was jam a song. Your boy JJ went crazy and had his crew attacked Harley with a knife..

        • Dave Gustav

          I went to watch a show and it got stopped because of a stabbing and I happened to have a picture of the guy who did it. Had no idea it was Harley at the time and have never met any of them, so no one there was my boy. Harley taking on a bunch of security guards looked crazy which is prob what was said. Just covering the news like we normally do on this site.

  • nn
  • Wake up Nike

    John Joseph is a coward and he did not write any lyrics for the band he lives off. I hope this nasty mess alerts Nike to the nigger that they are handing an undeserved salary to each month.

  • gnoads

    the hundreds butthole is huge

  • assvaporizer69

    I thought this is what hard core was really about? Fuck everyone right? Man….back in 84 this shit used to happen all the time! This IS hardcore.

  • nygrump

    Security beat the shit out of harley “bone was showing from his shin”….but you say they acted professionally. You would love it in Syria, mate.

  • lolcro-fags

    LOL john j is also a faggot though


    FREE HARLEY! FLANAGAN! FREE FLANNY! Harley was jumped when he went in the dressing room and asked them nicely if he could play 1 song.. Those guys came at him with a knife. Harley is a black belt and is trained to deal with violent knife attacks. While rolling on the ground, 2 guys got slashed in the scuffle for the knife. The knife was not Harleys. Harley has bad vision, He was just reacting on instinct to survive. Those guys came at him. One with a knife! Harley owns the name Cro-mags. legally that name shouldnt have been used without Harleys legal consent. All Harley wanted to do was to play a song. John Joeseph lives for beefing and fighting with Harley. Famous incident at cbgb’s were John punched Harley in the face and ran like a coward. Harley never stole anything from anyone. Its quite the opposite. Man to Man Harley could take any of those cats in a fight. He is a black belt! I spoke with him 2 hours before this incident took place. He was calm, and fine on the phone. He actually asked me to bring him a bass down for him to use to jam at the show. There is no pre meditation! Harley went there in peace in love. John went insane and would not allow Harley to jam. Harley tried to get away after being assaulted. * bouncers beat him and broke his leg. Webster Hall should be sued! broke his leg. Webster hall should be sued.


    no wonder he was kicked out of the band