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Danielle Bacher of LA Weekly recently conducted an interview with Glenn Danzig. An excerpt from the chat follows below.
LA Weekly: You were punched in the face by NORTH SIDE KINGS singer Danny Marianinho after a gig in 2004. What led to this altercation?
Glenn: That was him trying to get me on camera punching him so he could sue me or some shit. I forget what it was. When everyone was breaking it up, he coldcocked me. What are you going to do?
LA Weekly: So he had planned to hit you?
Glenn: Yeah, those were his guys with the camera. No one knows that. Well, back then they did. It was a setup.
LA Weekly: Did it hurt?
Glenn: No. [Laughs].
LA Weekly: You had a pretty crazy stalker incident on Halloween a few years ago. Have there been any other incidents when you have felt threatened by a “fan?”
Glenn: Well, that was kind of weird — the entire LA Weekly thing. It was blown out of proportion. I always have crazy people that I have to deal with, you know? I don’t even know if these people are fans. They are just weird, disassociated people.
LA Weekly: Is that not what happened?
Glenn: No, it was all a miscommunication. It was an amalgam of a bunch of different things made into one incident.
LA Weekly: Did you actually find photos of your head pasted onto naked bodies in porno magazines in the stalker’s backpack?
Glenn: No, that did not happen. The pictures were of naked people and he would cross their faces out.
LA Weekly: Did he write in his diary that he was going to kill you?
Glenn: Well, one of them, yes. He didn’t say he was going to kill us. I forget what he was calling it. It wasn’t just me. It was David Byrne and all these different people.
Read the entire interview from LA Weekly.