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Pit Stories: Pissing Off Glenn Danzig

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Each week we check in with metal musicians to get their best stories from live shows.

While these tales usually center on the mayhem of the mosh pit, today guitarist Christian Larson from Venomous Maximus shares a story that takes place backstage during a Q&A with the infamous Glenn Danzig.

Christian had this story to share about an ill-advised question to Danzig regarding the Samhain box set that took years to finally see release:

In the late 90's in San Antonio at a metal fest, SOD headlined and saw some of my 1st Swedish metal bands. I sold my Peavy amp to get a ticket to the show. As we rolled up into the parking lot, a local Houston band asked us if we wanted to buy backstage passes for the whole fest. So we got to roll around back stage and further enticed me to get into playing music more.

We were allowed to sit in on a press conference with an interview with the singer of Morbid Angel and Glenn Danzig. Some magazine was asking Danzig when the Samhain box set was coming out. He was very annoyed by the questions and gave very smart ass answers back, obviously not wanting to talk about it.

So I guess my buddy Willow wasn't paying attention as he was gazing into Danzig's eyes (keep in mind this room is packed wall to wall with press and fans). So my buddy gets the last question and he asked the same question about the box set and all the press and attention is on him. No one could believe he asked it and Glenn didn't respond and just walked out the conference.

The Venomous Maximus album "Beg Upon The Light" is due out in North America on July 2nd via Napalm Records. For more info on the band and upcoming tour dates, head over to the Venomous Maximus Facebook profile here, and be sure to check back in next week for more heavy metal Pit Stories.

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Ty Arthur is a freelance writer who writes for both entertainment and technical instruction sites. An avid fan of many different forms of metal, he has been involved in reviewing music for several years and is currently a contributing editor for Metalunderground.com

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1. A bunker writes:

all you got to do is tell him that your out of french onion soup, then watch him self destruct.

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2. HPH writes:

anyone with enough talent to write and perform a song as good as bullet can walk out on what ever questions. especially dumbass questions on a samhain box set? like what type of fan buys box sets anyway? maybe your grandma gets you a box set deluxe of the grateful dead 'dead, unreleased and B sides collection' because the dude at wall mart said so but thats it.

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3. cbella writes:

I'll forgive the sexy little demon - grrrrrrrr!

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4. brandedcfh420 writes:

where in that article does it say anything about a "pit"?!

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5. NW_MetalHead writes:

^^ What he said

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6. a nigger from the ghetto writes:

f*** glenn danzig hes never gunna get his french onion soup

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7. I'm not Jesus Christ writes:

lol at comment #1

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