A former member of the hardcore punk group Cro-Mags is accused of stabbing two members of the band he started.
The melee broke out around 8:30 p.m. Friday inside the VIP room at Webster Hall nightclub in New York City.
The group was preparing to perform at the CBGB Festival at the East 11th Street club when founder member Harley Flanagan stabbed two members in the face, arm and stomach. It was also reported that he bit another member.
The victims were taken to Bellevue Hospital where they were treated for non-life threatening wounds and Flanagan was arrested at the scene.
It’s not immediately known what caused the melee, but the incident caused the festival to be canceled.
Cro-Mags are a hardcore punk turned crossover thrash band from New York City. The band, which had a strong cult following, released many records, their first two considered the most influential. With a skinhead background, they were among the first bands to fuse hardcore punk with thrash metaland were associated with the birth of a tougher attitude within the hardcore scene in the late 1980s, related to the world of martial arts. John Joseph McGowan and Harley Flanagan are practitioners of boxing and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu respectively