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Below is our complete North Side Kings news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

North Side Kings Frontman's House Burns Down

Frontman of the hardcore band North Side Kings and best known for knocking out Glenn Danzig, Danny Marianino's house burned down last night and his family lost all that they had.

Their record label, I Scream Records, is helping to raise money for Danny and his family so they can get their lives back on track. You show your support and donate here.

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Skarhead Schedule One-Off Reunion Show In Arizona

New York hardcore legends SKARHEAD are returning for one-show in Tempe, Arizona on April 26, 2008. The band, which features Lord Ezec (a.k.a. Danny Diablo) and Puerto Rican Myke, will make its first live appearance since its last performance at 2006's Superbowl of Hardcore. The rest of the group's lineup will consist of Rigg Ross of MADBALL on drums, Danny Marianino of NORTH SIDE KINGS on guitar, Todd Hamilton of WARZONE on bass, and Brandon Crane of THE CO-DEFENDANTS on guitar. Also on the bill are NORTH SIDE KINGS, CEE KAY (LCN, STEREO MECHANICS, SHOT BLOCKERS), BRICKTOP, GEORGE MOSHINGTON, and CAROLINA CRACKER. The concert is open to everyone 21 and older and will take place at The Stray Cat, located at 2433 E. University Dr. Tempe, Arizona. The show is being presented by AMJ Concerts and is a Dirty Money Syndicate production.

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Landmine Marathon Adds North Side Kings Guitarist

Phoenix, Arizona metal band Landmine Marathon have added North Side Kings guitarist Ryan Butler to their line-up.

Butler is a longtime friend of Landmine Marathon through his involvement in the Phoenix metal and hardcore scenes. As well as being a member of North Side Kings and an ex-member of Unruh and Structure Of Lies, Butler runs his own studio, Arcane Digital Recording (Phobia, Misery Index), where he engineered and mixed Landmine Marathon's debut album, "Wounded."

Landmine Marathon bassist Matt Martinez describes the addition of Butler as "new yet familiar blood running through us."

Landmine Marathon guitarist Mike Waldron adds: "We've known each other for well over a decade and come from the same roots. It's about time we finally get a chance to play in the same band and conjure up some demons!"

Landmine Marathon, who recently returned home from a full US tour, are currently writing music for their next album.

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Hellfest 2005 Schedule Released

The entire schedule for Hellfest has finally been released. HELLFEST 2K5 takes place on August 19-21 at the Sovereign Bank Arena in Trenton, New Jersey. Tickets are available at hellfest.com or you can purchase tickets at the Sovereign Bank Arena box office or charge by phone at 1-888-SBA-TIXX or online at sovereignbankarena.com.

The complete schedule follows, including stages, times and bands playing: More...

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Madball And North Side Kings West Coast Tour

Madball will be returning to the West Coast with Thorp Records label mates North Side Kings. Here are the tour dates:

Oct. 1st @ Chain Reaction - Anaheim, CA w/ North Side Kings
Oct. 2nd @ The Marque Theater - Tempe, AZ w/ North Side Kings
Oct. 3rd @ Knitting Factory - Los Angeles, CA w/ North Side Kings

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Danzig Insists Punchout Was A Setup

Danzig frontman Glenn Danzig has spoken out about the infamous video tape of him getting punched by North Side Kings member Danny Marianinho following a dispute at a show in Tuba City, Arizona, in early July. Asked by Argus Leader what happened in Tuba City when he got "knocked out," Danzig said, "I don't want to give those guys [North Side Kings] press. That was just a setup for me to punch him and them to sue me for a bunch of money. If I wanted to kill that guy, he'd be dead in two seconds."

Read the full article at Argus Leader.

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North Side Kings Singer Got A Good Lucky Jab

North Side Kings singer Danny Marianinho recently spoke to Unboundzine.com about his altercation (video) with Danzig frontman Glenn Danzig following Danzig's performance in Tuba City, Arizona on July 3. Asked how North Side Kings got on the same bill as Danzig in the first place, Danny said, "We have played in Tuba City a few times with Soulfly and became friendly with the promoter. We figured it would be a fun show. The kids up there go crazy, and it's fun to play for different crowds. I grew up with his music so I was real excited to play, and would never thought it would end up the way it did. I don't know what he was thinking when he threw me back. Did he expect me to have a jock shoving match or did he expect me to start yelling for it to be broke up?? He should know being from NJ — you lay your hands on someone, you better expect to get hit. I got a good lucky jab that shut him down. If I didn't, I am not so sure I would have been able to go the distance with him. But I was real fucking mad, and I forgot to take my blood pressure medicine that morning..."

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Danzig Named "Loser Of The Week"

The following is an excerpt from Muck Raker's "Losers of the Week" column in the Arizona Republic:

"On July 3, Tuba City became the site where the name of the former lead singer of The Misfits was officially synonymous with mud. After bumping several opening bands in order to play his set two hours earlier, Danny Marianino, lead singer of Arizona hardcore band the North Side Kings, had a word with Danzig about this slight, which turned into a word and a knockdown punch.

"Fortunately for Loser watchers, cameras were rolling and video of the six-second bout spread like wildfire through metal Web rings. The video, which lasts all of 20 seconds, shows Danzig with his bald spot facing the camera listening calmly to Marianino before shoving Marianino and being felled like a sack of Satan-worshipping potatoes.

"Normally, this bit of news would just peter out in the ether but since Danzig is such a renowned jerk, everyone has come out of the woodwork to dis him. Everything from humiliating PhotoShop doctored photos of Danzig and cutting remarks from martial artists who studied the video frame-by-frame since Danzig has said in interviews he trained under Jeet Kune Do master Jerry Poteet. 'Maybe Danzig only trains to defend against groupies?' snickered one post while another wondered more philosophically whether it was the fat guy or Danzig's ego that knocked him to the floor. Just when it looked like this story was dying down, Danzig announced that this will be his last tour. Final score: Ego 2, Danzig 0."

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Video Footage Of Danzig Vs North Side Kings Singer

Video footage of DANZIG frontman Glenn Danzig engaging in a physical confrontation with NORTH SIDE KINGS singer and frequent SOULFLY collaborator Danny Marianinho following DANZIG's performance in Tuba City, Arizona Saturday night (July 3) has been posted online at AZPunk.com. Also available from: Location#2 or Location#3.

With regards to the incident, Marianinho posted the following message on the BLABBERMOUTH.NET comment boards:

"I would never pick a fight with a black belt, I am not some big, tough guy looking for trouble. I have gotten my fair share of ass-kickings. We have been filming a ton of footage for almost a year now, and had three camera guys at this show to film footage. Tons of tape from the entire day. Danzig freaked the fuck out completely way out of life. His site banned my guitarist from making any statements on [the official DANZIG fan site] The7thhouse in regards to their bullshit comment saying I 'used a sharp object.' When the video is posted you will clear as hell that there is nothing in my hands. Maybe he cut his mouth on his 'vampire' teeth! Or maybe is face just opened up? Who cares — I was excited to play that show and was not expecting a fight. I was in mid conversation when he attacked me."

"And for the record — Danzig is NOT a little man. He may be short, but he is in great physical shape. Better than me, and I am at least 12 years younger. He threw me pretty hard and I reacted like anyone on this site would have."

"NORTH SIDE KINGS is not a touring band and really doesn't care about being popular. We are a hardcore band that does not want to tour. We are happy playing a few shows a year. And I wanted to clarify the subject before he put out some bullshit story — which his crew has already made crazy allegations. Still to this time he has not tried to contact me to apologize for being a mental case..."

"Once again, I liked DANZIG — otherwise we wouldn't have even been on the show. The guy is out of control. The video shows it all — and it was very uncalled for on his end."

"He caught me off guard when he attacked me — but I caught him with a good jab. That's it in a nutshell."

"The lesson here: respect the bands on your shows cause we are all people. Maybe when he is in Europe he will be more polite to the local bands on his shows. It's a shame this course had to be taken."

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Statement On North Side Kings And Danzig Encoutner

Here is a statement is from North Side Kings frontman Danny Marianino regarding his recent confrontation with Glenn Danzig:

"Before crazy rumors begin to spread I would like to explain what happened:

North Side Kings were to play with Danzig last night in Tuba City, Arizona. To make a long story short the whole show was a disaster and a few bands got bumped off. Mr. Danzig (or his managment??) refused to push back the original scheduled time slot so North Side Kings and Rapid Fire would have to play "after" his set. Whatever - we agreed to play later because we drove 6 hours and didn't feel like going home without playing.

Needless to say, as soon as Danzig was finished, the venue turned on the lights and Danzigs crew and the staging company began to take the stage apart almost instantly. I confronted Mr. Danzig backsatge while he was signing autographs and told him I thought he was an asshole because of his "rockstar" attitude and no consideration twords the FEW other bands that got bumped off tonight. In a fit of rage he turned around and slammed me into the wall yelling "fuck you motherfucker" trying to be a big toughguy in front of his fans. I -in self defence punched him in the face knocking him out as he was attacking me again. He went down, bleeding from his mouth, eyes rolled back, and in shock that he got knocked to the floor so quickly.

A friend happened to tape the entire incident and this is all documented. Many witnesses saw him attack me, and I did what any man would do.

It was unfortunate that this went the way it did - and I hoped Glen Danzig learned a valuable lession tonight - Do not lay your hands on anyone unless you can handle what may happen.

I apologize for nothing, except for the poor little kids that had to witness this big asshole get his ass kicked in a matter of seconds..."

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