Cro-Mags gig cancelled after former member attacks band with knife
Harley Flanagan set to appear in court in assault charge
Cro-Mags' appearance at the inaugural CBGB Festival in New York was called off this weekend after two members were attacked with a knife by one of the bands founder members.
Relations between the two founder members of Cro-Mags, John Joseph and Harley Flanagan, have been acrimonious for a long time. Joseph left the original incarnation of the influential hardcore outfit in the late 80s, and Flanagan led the group through to its 1993 conclusion, and was also involved in a late 1990s reunion which led to the 2000 album 'Revenge'.
But then in 2008 Joseph began performing again under the Cro-Mags banner without Flanagan. And tensions between the two men over the use of the band's name seemingly came to a head on Saturday night ahead of a gig at the CBGB festival, when Flanagan went on the rampage after storming into the group's dressing room.
The New York Post reports that Berario, Couls and Flanagan were all subsequently taken to New York's Bellevue Hospital.
Flanagan was charged with two counts of second degree assault and a weapons charge.