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Cro-Mags Issues Statement On The Harley Flanagan Stabbing Incident

New York hardcore legends the Cro-Mags have posted a message online through their official Facebook page commenting on the recent incident at a show with Sick of it All, where former bassist Harley Flanagan entered the VIP Room with a knife and attacked several people. A statement from the band reads as follows:

"WE... as a band are truly sorry for the way it all turned out in every regard even the ex-member who's family is now effected by his choices. Our prayers go out to them as well as Mike C., and the others who were hurt, but it was 'his' choice to come to our concert with a hunting knife, standing by our dressing door. Who knows what his actual intent was, obviously he wasn't there with it to cut bread for a peace offering as he was heard saying outside he was putting an end to us playing without him. Let's move on now & stop the trash-talking. Keep that PMA - that's what we are all about."

Any further information regarding the incident will be revealed as soon as it becomes available.

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1. brandedcfh420 writes:

why was he (Harley) let go to begin with? just asking.......

# Jul 8, 2012 @ 10:58 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Rob writes:

Harley is the Cro-Mags

# Jul 8, 2012 @ 1:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. OI! writes:

NOTHING WRONG WITH STABBING A SCAB

# Jul 8, 2012 @ 2:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. king crusty writes:

Silly silly boy, so sad this great band are reduced to a freak show!

# Jul 8, 2012 @ 2:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. DYA writes:

"affected"
SHEESH.

# Jul 8, 2012 @ 3:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. FucktheCroMags writes:

Harley was probably coming down from a meth fueled MMA rush and he just needed someone to cut holes into. I'm sure he was rooting for Chael Sonnen and was just p***ed that he lost.

# Jul 8, 2012 @ 3:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. brandedcfh420 writes:

not to get off topic, but sonnen lost to a greasing cheater last night......why was harley released from the band!?!??

# Jul 8, 2012 @ 3:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. rojo writes:

Mr. Joseph said. “I hope he gets what’s coming to him.”

MR joseph you might have brought this on your self . maybe you should have tryed to make peace with him after all this time , as i see it your are both to blame

# Jul 8, 2012 @ 6:11 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Tonto writes:

the cro-mags aren't a union, and that guy that caught the sharp side of that knife was not a scab, dude. the guy was a f***ing HUMAN BEING that bleeds real blood. to stab a guy over music? music?!? we truly are in the age kali.

# Jul 8, 2012 @ 8:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. gerald stokes writes:

f*** all of you and all you and your violence I bet krishna is killing kittens do to your hate... john your involved with hr of badbrains and you know darn goodwell. The godhead does not support hr in 1996 hitting a young anti racist skinhead with the bottom of a mic stand in my hometown lawrence ks .... so basically I feel for your recent bandmate and that kid but you choose to dwelve in violence and hang out with violent f***s your going. To have to deal with the karma of harley and badbrains till you wake up and really practise pma.... untill then choose violence and hang out with dms,badbrains and violent hardcore skinhead retard f***s or choose your faith if lord vishnu is true to your heart you will retire the cromags...... and admit the error of your ways... if badbrains is true to jah and pma same goes... or live a dark dogmactic karma induced hell. f*** you and all supporters of badbrains and cromags....

# Jul 8, 2012 @ 10:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. dms is gay writes:

Cromags and badbrains prob all smoke bathsalts

# Jul 8, 2012 @ 10:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. DixieSkumLord666 writes:

dms is gay has a very big mouth from behind a computer screen. I'd love to hear him talk trash to roger miret or freddy madball's faces. Gerald why do you think cro-mags and bad brains should retire?...i saw bad brains two years ago and they were pretty good. The only person at fault here is harley....he acted like an idiot and ruined a good thing for everyone. I love hardcore music but some of the nonsense is beyond ridiculous...fight the bullsh** of the outside world, not each other.

# Jul 8, 2012 @ 11:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. pms or pma??? writes:

cro-mags were the sh**, but now they are the al bundys of hardcore. washed up, old, bald, and living in the past. it is cool if you want to have a reunion show and have a good time, but having 2 versions of 1 band with 20 different members is like menudo. that sh** is doo-doo. ...and stabbing people because they won't let you play with them? is this 3rd grade, but with electric guitars and hunting knives? go do some yoga with ray cappo and chill the f*** out.

# Jul 8, 2012 @ 11:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. BrunoHockalugie writes:

^^^^
You are trippin' dude the character Al Bundy is an American Hero!!!

Unless of course the "Al Bundy" you are referring to is the actor who played him named Ed O'Neil, who went from one of the greatest TV's show of all time to one of those NCSI shows, all of which suck Chaz Bono's mutilated p***s/vagina.

As far as this story, pretty sure the guy is an MMA meathead, but usually those dudes like to wrestle another man and hummp him into submission (not that there is anything wrong with that. The only NYHC bands I ever thought that worth a damn were Agnostic Front and the Misfits (yeah I know they are from New Jersey but really what is the difference?). The best hardcore always came from the originators of the movement, and they all were all from Southern California baby!

Now Playing Agnostic Front Victim In Pain

# Jul 9, 2012 @ 12:18 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. stab happy writes:

you all need a good stabbing. jj sounds like just as much of an idiot as harley

# Jul 9, 2012 @ 4:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. Bob88 writes:

Go get em Harley, f*** these p***ies.

# Jul 9, 2012 @ 5:24 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. rick ta life writes:

Harley lives his lyrics real deal NY skinhead. Hc he's protecting what is his Nyhc godfather we luv you Harley your the real deal not a fraudarley is the Cro. Mags without him the band is a fraud a fake give respect where its due free Harley. Nyhc king Rtl a big f*** off to Sadball druggy moron suckers

# Jul 10, 2012 @ 11:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. nyhc king rtl of 25 ta life says free harley writes:

Protect what is yours Harley a man who lives the lyrics street justice survival of the streets Mad respect og rick ta life f*** jj That fraud. And the fronting mags no Harley no cromags

# Jul 10, 2012 @ 11:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. DixieSkumLord666 writes:

is this seriously rick ta life above me? kind of awesome that he's on MU yes without harley its not really the cro-mags but there could have been a better way to resolve it than stabbing somebody and ruining a great show....now all the NYHC bands and fans are going to square off into mutually hostile camps and fight at every show.... I wish Raybeez was still around...none of this crap would be happening....i feel badly for both harley, john joseph and the stabbee and the fans...what happened to PMA and Unity and all that good stuff? also could 25 ta Life and Murphy's Law please come down to florida one of these days?

# Jul 10, 2012 @ 11:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. DixieSkumLord666 writes:

is this seriously rick ta life above me? kind of awesome that he's on MU yes without harley its not really the cro-mags but there could have been a better way to resolve it than stabbing somebody and ruining a great show....now all the NYHC bands and fans are going to square off into mutually hostile camps and fight at every show.... I wish Raybeez was still around...none of this crap would be happening....i feel badly for both harley, john joseph and the stabbee and the fans...what happened to PMA and Unity and all that good stuff? also could 25 ta Life and Murphy's Law please come down to florida one of these days?

# Jul 11, 2012 @ 12:00 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. fuck the cro scabz frree harley writes:

Too. Bad that scumbag the gook lived f***in wack a$$ band whore free Harley the real Nyhc. Cro Mag we all know Bnb and Nyhc tattoos Is a front to move your cocaine druggy moron suckers f*** off Sadball. Nyhc king rtl of 25 ta life

# Jul 13, 2012 @ 8:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Tibor writes:

NYHC LOL

I stopped caring when YDL left.

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