Cro-Mags Members Stabbed by Ex-Bassist


Melee causes hardcore
concert, part of the CBGB Festival, to be cancelled.


By Fred Mills


Friday night at one of CBGB Festival shows taking place at
NYC’s Webster Hall, a concert featuring the Cro-Mags and Sick Of It All, former
Cro-Mags bassist Harley Flanagan burst into his erstwhile bandmates’ dressing
room and attacked them with a hunting knife. Cut were Cro-Mags members William
Berario and Michael Couls, with Berario also getting bitten on the cheek by


According to the NY
Flanagan had been acting “like a lunatic” outside the venue before
entring “barreling through the VIP section” to get to the dressing room.
“Flanagan suffered a broken leg by the time security finally pinned him down,
witnesses said. Cops handcuffed him to a chair and took him out.”


All three men were taken to the
hospital; Flanagan was charged with 2nd degree assault and weapons
charges. The concert was canceled, and according to the Post, Cro-Mags singer John McGowan announced to the crowd, “You can
all thank Harley Flanagan for ruining the night for everyone.”




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