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Tag Archives: John Joseph

Show review: Bloodclot bring back the spark of NYHC’s dangerous years

Posted by on July 17, 2017

Musicians and artists from the Lower East Side “before it was cool” will always hold a special place in my heart. You see, before the Lower East Side (LES) became the new “it” place in New York City where two bedroom condos now go for $2.5m (on the Bowery no less!) it was a gritty, […]

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Harley Flanagan discusses Cro-Mags legacy, infamous stabbing incident

Posted by on April 28, 2016

New York City’s Cro-Mags originally formed in 1981 and carried the flag for crossover hardcore. Although seemingly now an underground phenomenon relegated to small clubs, their fearless ex-bass player and songwriter, Harley Flanagan, has both been quite prolific this year and will be releasing both a book and a new record. And while social media and major TV outlets […]

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Bad Brains guitarist Dr. Know’s condition allegedly improving

Posted by on November 4, 2015

The hardcore, punk and metal communities were stunned yesterday when it came to light that Bad Brains guitarist  Gary “Dr. Know” Miller was on life support following an undisclosed illness. There’s still little known about what the 57 year-old has been stricken with, but there’s a bit of an update, as the band have officially weighed in […]

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All star metal, punk lineups to play at Vice 20th Anniversary party

Posted by on December 5, 2014

20 years ago, Vice Magazine launched in Montreal as Voice of Montreal. Two years later, they changed their name to Vice, then moved to New York City. Since then, to say it’s grown would be an understatement. Much more than just a magazine, it’s now an award-winning HBO documentary series, a television channel and a record label, along […]

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John Joseph Of Cro-Mags Denies Suing Harley Flanagan Or Webster Hall

Posted by on June 28, 2013

Earlier this week, the New York Post reported that Michael Couls and William Berardo were suing former Cro-Mags bassist Harley Flanagan and Webster Hall over last year’s now infamous stabbing incident. However, now frontman John Joseph is denying that anyone from Cro-Mags is suing anyone. In a posting on the band’s Facebook page, Joseph said […]

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Charges Dropped Against Harley Flanagan In Cro-Mags Stabbing Incident

Posted by on December 14, 2012

It’s been a pretty insane year for the Cro-Mags. The band had been set to headline the CBGB Festival on July 6, but that show was canceled after a scuffle with former bassist Harley Flanagan. Flanagan was arrested after stabbing current Cro-Mags member Mike “The Gook” Couls and  William Berario. The entire time, Flanagan said that […]

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Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe To Host Monthly Radio Show

Posted by on October 16, 2012

SiriusXM has a channel called “Outlaw Country,” but they’re about to get a host that’s a an actual outlaw in a country (that’d be the Czech Republic). Yes, Lamb of God vocalist Randy Blythe is doing a monthly show for SiriusXM’s Liquid Metal channel called “The Crucible.” Here’s what Randy had to say about it […]

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Videos: Refused Play Jimmy Fallon, Joined By John Joseph At Club Show

Posted by on July 19, 2012

Having grown up having listened to long-defunct punk/hardcore band Refused mainly on record, it was exciting to have them reform and play live earlier this year. Seeing them at Terminal 5 earlier this year was the every bit the chaotic frenzied singalong many assumed it would have been before they broke up 14 years ago. […]

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Cro-Mags Release Statement; Harley Flanagan Defense Fund Started

Posted by on July 9, 2012

Years of infighting among Cro-Mags founding bassist Harley Flanagan and vocalist John Joseph came to a head on Friday during the CBGB Festival at New York’s Webster Hall when Flanagan stabbed current bassist Michael “The Gook” Couls and William Berario. Allegedly, Flanagan wanted to sit in with the band, and got irate when he was […]

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One CBGB Fest Stabbing Victim Was Current Cro-Mags Member

Posted by on July 7, 2012

Details continue to trickle in about the stabbing that ended last night’s CBGB Festival performance at Webster Hall, a show several blocks away from the original venue that was to have featured Sick of it All and Cro-Mags in addition to Vision of Disorder, Absolution and Sai Nam. Following VOD’s set, Cro-Mags founding member Harley […]

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