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Former Cro-Mags Bass Player Harley Flanagan Reportedly Stabs Current Cro-Mags Bassist Mike Couls In The Chest

According to BoweryBoogie.com, a hardcore show featuring Sick of it All, Cro-Mags and Vision Of Disorder, had to be cancelled tonight when Harley Flanagan, founding (and former) bass player of the Cro-Mags, reportedly entered the VIP Lounge with a knife and stabbed current Cro-Mags bassist Mike Couls in the chest. An excerpt of events reads as follows:

"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."

Source: BoweryBoogie

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1. NYHC writes:

Get your facts straight before you write this sh**.. Some "dude" got stabbed? Just some dude? Go back to watching MTV

# Jul 7, 2012 @ 12:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. MTVDUDE writes:

I just saw a cool video by a band called Sick Of Them All. Thanks for reminding me to watch my favorite television station, NYHC!

# Jul 7, 2012 @ 1:44 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. nyhc fan writes:

I was there tonight and everyone was p***ed he f***ed up a legendary bill for everyone. f*** Harley. Finally, he is no longer a scourge on this scene. I saw that sh**head get wheeled out in the secure restraint chair and he had a slight twitch, and knowing his past, he was on something; he certainly looked like it, and apparently stumbled into VIP and was acting like a nut minutes before he went into Webster Hall based on what was said by someone. If he does get out before he gets before a judge, oh boy, there is no place in the country that dude can hide; certain NYC crews don't play. They'll find him. I feel bad for his kids. At least he won't taint the NY scene anymore. f*** you, Harley Flanagan. Good f***ing riddance! It's about time we don't have to deal with your meglomanical ego and unstable mental instability!! f*** Harley!!

# Jul 7, 2012 @ 2:54 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Spud writes:

The guy who got stabbed was the current cro mags bass player, Harley ain't been in the band for a while.

# Jul 7, 2012 @ 3:41 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Oi Oi Punk Chick writes:

That friggin sucks. And for the information of MTV Fan, it wasn't just "somebody" who got stabbed; too bad you weren't the victim, then we'd have one less idiotic poser running around and screwing up the name of Punk, Oi, and Hardcore for those who truly are. The victim of Harley's idiotic attack was Mike Couls, the CURRENT bassist for the Cro-Mags. If you are providing information for people in the form of a new article, you must be accurat, correct, and know what the F*** you're talking about. I hope for a speedy recovery for Mike, and I hope to see the Mags again soon (They Played an AWESOME show last Saturday at the Dirty South Fest in Carrboro, North Carolina)!

# Jul 7, 2012 @ 3:56 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Oi Oi Punk Chick writes:

Haha, just saw Spud's post. And excuse me; MTV DUDE, not MTV Fan!

# Jul 7, 2012 @ 3:58 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. rage writes:

you're f***ing hardcore nyhc fan

# Jul 7, 2012 @ 3:58 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. R10 writes:

MTV plays music videos? Didnt know. Anyways,pretty fvcked up this happened. I'd kill to see V.O.D.,Cro-Mags,and Sick of it All on the same bill. Lucky John J. didnt get his hands on Harley. NP: SLAPSHOT- Might makes right

# Jul 7, 2012 @ 4:41 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Diamond Oz writes:

That information about who got stabbed wasn't available to me at the time, so I used what information I had for the article. Since you were all so polite about it, I'll edit the article now to include those details.

# Jul 7, 2012 @ 5:30 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Harley Fartface writes:

I heard he got a mud hole stomped in his a$$ nd his femur popped out his skin. What a dumb butt nut. They should give him a pink belt to replace his back belt

# Jul 7, 2012 @ 7:33 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. DannyDiabloDMS writes:

Yo peeps... me and Ceekay Jones gonna bust a cap in hiz azz. Word. Keepin it REAL!!

# Jul 7, 2012 @ 9:50 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. sonictherapy writes:

New York Post Article: http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manhattan/punk_band_stabbing_2XycabYc7xhi92cSA1fshL

# Jul 7, 2012 @ 9:53 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Anonymous writes:

These comments are very boring.

# Jul 7, 2012 @ 11:02 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. brandedcfh420 writes:

its always funny reading HC keyboard warrior comments....

# Jul 7, 2012 @ 11:27 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Shwack D writes:

nyhc stfu you p***y 12 year old

# Jul 7, 2012 @ 12:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. brandedcfh420 writes:

see, again, its funny to read some post of some HC wannabe ninja poser acting all bad a$$ on the keyboard!! "pvssy 12 year old"? ahhaahahah Im a 37 year old metalhead!! anything else you need to call me in order to feel manly??!!

# Jul 7, 2012 @ 12:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. I'm not Jesus Christ writes:

I can't believe a band member would get stabbed by a former band member. I hope Mike Couls won't die. By the way Oz, it would be nice to see a Sunday Old School article on Cro-Mags.

# Jul 7, 2012 @ 1:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. wilco writes:

just seen sick of them all in belguim kick a$$ show

# Jul 7, 2012 @ 2:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. chet the bringer writes:

Thats why its the worst genre in metal.
The newer generations of hc bands have fvcked
up everything the original/first wave of hc bands
established.
The mentality in hc today especially at live shows hurts
the genre as a whole.
No one wants to go to a show and get into a fight
if you do, you either need to be in a strait-jacket, on meds
or exterminated
simple as that

# Jul 7, 2012 @ 3:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. Diamond Oz writes:

Post 17: I was planning to cover them this month but I've already got two others written and the 150th special planned, so they'll have to wait a while. They'll get done though.

# Jul 7, 2012 @ 4:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. MooseDrool writes:

You gotta love the energy of the hardcore fans though........sh** still sucks today.

# Jul 7, 2012 @ 7:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. NYHC writes:

And for the record that was not Danny Diablo that posted about "bustin a cap in his ass" You people are stupid ..

# Jul 7, 2012 @ 8:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. NYHC writes:

Oh and thanks for the re write Oz its informative !

# Jul 7, 2012 @ 8:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. ATX writes:

Branded, you're 37 and you feel a need to flame comments on random internet pages?

# Jul 7, 2012 @ 8:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. brandedcfh420 writes:

flame? all i did was respond to him calling me a "12 yr old pvssy"....typical of the HC posers...anything not HC is "pvssy"...

# Jul 7, 2012 @ 8:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. DannyDiabIoDMS writes:

Yo, mazel tov beaches! For tha record Mizz NYHC, this be da REAL Lord Ezec, DMS crew keeping it thuggish to da MAX! Word to your mother! Harley cries like a little beach when he sees me cuz I'm so crayzee bad azz! Glott Kosher Productions, oy vey! IS 145 Crew for EVER! RIP Esat Bici!! Free Scot Ebanks!! Bang Bang y'all!

# Jul 8, 2012 @ 12:31 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. Jackrum writes:

nyhc = primitive music for neanderthals

# Jul 8, 2012 @ 8:01 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. DixieSkumLord666 writes:

wow...i can't believe what a jackass harley flanagan had to be. I was in NY for the july 4th holiday and was actually thinking about going to that show...glad i skipped it. Branded and jackrum...not everyone who likes hardcore is a stabby retard...if you like crossover thrash then you have to acknowledge the hardcore influence. I hope the guy who got stabbed is ok. Does anyone think bath salts caused harley's rampage? There is absolutely nothing "hardcore" about ruining a great show that lots of people were excited for.

# Jul 8, 2012 @ 9:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. DixieSkumLord666 writes:

wow...i can't believe what a jackass harley flanagan had to be. I was in NY for the july 4th holiday and was actually thinking about going to that show...glad i skipped it. Branded and jackrum...not everyone who likes hardcore is a stabby retard...if you like crossover thrash then you have to acknowledge the hardcore influence. I hope the guy who got stabbed is ok. Does anyone think bath salts caused harley's rampage? There is absolutely nothing "hardcore" about ruining a great show that lots of people were excited for.

# Jul 8, 2012 @ 9:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. R10 writes:

Exactly Dixie,im sure if they actually saw Sick of it All,thier opinions would be much differant. As far as the Harley/Cro-Mags drama,pffft! John J is carrying on the Cro-Mags,Harley obviously has issues. I saw the Cro-Mags open for Motorhead at the Channel in Boston,'86! But damn,VOD,cro-mags and SOIA is a badass show!

# Jul 8, 2012 @ 9:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. DixieSkumLord666 writes:

good to hear from you on this thread R10...i was really excited to maybe go see VOD but the show sort of fell through at the last minute due to laziness and expensive gas.
I can't believe you saw the Cro-mags with Motorhead...that was probably the best show ever. After this incident i'll probably take john joseph's side in any future disputes. Harley f***ed up big time and hopefully both he and the stabbee will live to remember how this jackass move ruined a truly awesome show.

# Jul 8, 2012 @ 10:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. DixieSkumLord666 writes:

good to hear from you on this thread R10...i was really excited to maybe go see VOD but the show sort of fell through at the last minute due to laziness and expensive gas.
I can't believe you saw the Cro-mags with Motorhead...that was probably the best show ever. After this incident i'll probably take john joseph's side in any future disputes. Harley f***ed up big time and hopefully both he and the stabbee will live to remember how this jackass move ruined a truly awesome show.

# Jul 8, 2012 @ 10:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. peny dredful writes:

Harley always has been and always will be an a$$hole.
He's one of the reasons the scene turned to sh** in the 80's

# Jul 9, 2012 @ 8:47 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. brandedcfh420 writes:

dont blame harley for stupid HC mentality of the "scene kids" back in the 80s.......

# Jul 9, 2012 @ 8:50 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. peny dredful writes:

Why not? he was such a douche, riled all the little f***ers up. One day the chows were great and somewhere around 86 the violence was insane and no longer fun. The whole "I am cooler than you" thing was bullsh** then and bullsh** now.
Elitest crap...not punk at all

# Jul 9, 2012 @ 9:27 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. brandedcfh420 writes:

scene kids, nothing else...its the same today in every genre....scene kids who feel the need to get violent and express their unevolved monkey mentality machoism...i do miss the days of "pitting" and not have to worry about 20 dumbfks jumping 1 person and beating the sh1t out of them just because they are stupid monkeys (the attackers that is)...

# Jul 9, 2012 @ 9:40 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. DixieSkumLord666 writes:

you have a pretty good point branded...there was a pretty stupid fight at an obituary show i went to in May...a pit is a chance to have fun and get crazy with like minded folks who pick up anyone who gets knocked down....its always jock retards who think an extreme music gig is a soundtrack for MMA amateur night...if people have personal business they have to resolve with fisticuffs should settle it outside the venue or festival or whatever and let people enjoy the music they payed hard earned money to see....some of us have kids and wives to go home to and just want to drink a beer and see the band.

# Jul 10, 2012 @ 10:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. DixieSkumLord666 writes:

you have a pretty good point branded...there was a pretty stupid fight at an obituary show i went to in May...a pit is a chance to have fun and get crazy with like minded folks who pick up anyone who gets knocked down....its always jock retards who think an extreme music gig is a soundtrack for MMA amateur night...if people have personal business they have to resolve with fisticuffs should settle it outside the venue or festival or whatever and let people enjoy the music they payed hard earned money to see....some of us have kids and wives to go home to and just want to drink a beer and see the band.

# Jul 10, 2012 @ 10:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. Nyhc. king rtl of 25 ta life writes:

Ha ha Cro scabz Sadball. Druggy moron suckers push stab the druggies out of our scene free. Harley

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