Knife-wielding Flanagan ‘wanted to put an end to’ The Cro-Mags
The Cro-Mags have issued a statement following former bassist Harley Flanagan’s maniacal attack on current band members during New York’s CBGB’s Festival.
Flanagan, one of the founders of The Cro-Mags, slashed two members of the band with a knife in the VIP area of the Big Apple’s Webster Hall.
Flanagan was arrested and charged with assault and criminal possession of a weapon.
“They think they’re going to play my fuckin’ music that I helped write?” Flanagan allegedly yelled before stabbing William Berario and Michael Couls, the latter being the band’s current bassist.
The Cro-Mags’ statement reads as follows:
“We as a band are truly sorry for the way it all turned out in every regard, even the ex-member whose family is now affected 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-room 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 and stop the trash-talking.
“Keep that PMA (positive mental attitude) – that’s what we are all about.”