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THE GUY WHO KNOCKED OUT DANZIG IS WRITING A BOOK ABOUT KNOCKING OUT DANZIG

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The great thing about being Danny Marianino from the North Side Kings is that he will forever be (in)famous for being the dude who knocked out Glenn Danzig, a man who, recent events suggest, probably deserves to be knocked out every once in a while. And the bad news about being Danny Marianino from the North Side Kings is that this event is the only thing for which he is famous. I mean, apparently he’s guested on some Soulfly albums, but I didn’t even know that until I Googled him just now. Danzig may be a laughingstock, but at least people care about him; no one cares about the North Side Kings.

So I guess it makes sense that, almost a decade after the incident occurred, Marianino is now writing a book about it, which will be titled Don’t Ever Punch A Rockstar: A Collection of Hate Mail And Other Crazy Rumors (although I like the name I came up with better, don’t you?). I mean, he’s a big dude, and he’s gotta eat, y’know?

Here’s a description of the tome from its official Facebook page:

“Since the altercation between Glenn Danzig and Danny Marianino in 2004, Danny has been saving and collection a slew of hate mail, derogatory posts on blogs and messages that are so ridiculous it will blow your mind. Finally, some of the best bullshit following this event has been compiled into an amusing book detailing the events leading up and after a bad decision on both sides escalated. Don’t Ever Punch a Rockstar profiles a regular guys journey in music and learning to shrug off one of the most opinionated events in music history.”

This is, obviously, ludicrous — like I said, no one really cares about Marianino, and this is a clear attempt to cash in on the one thing for which he is known. That being said, I do think the book could be funny — if Marianino approached it from the opposite angle, and included all the fan mail he got for knocking Glenn in the jaw. Now THAT’S something I might read.

-AR

[via Metal Insider]

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