Photographer Michael W. Bunch, who was shooting Glenn Danzig‘s “Danzig Legacy” set at this past weekend’s Bonnaroo Music And Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee, tells RollingStone.com that he and his colleagues were warned that their presence in the media pool might present a problem for Danzig, who is said to be “a little finicky” about having his picture taken.
“I was told by someone that works for Bonnaroo that, essentially, we could shoot over on the side at our own risk,” Bunch says. “They warned us [that] he’s not a huge fan of being photographed and that his staff might approach us.” It wasn’t long before they did.
“You know you can’t shoot Danzig, right?” Bunch tells RollingStone.com a DANZIG crew member told him during the show. “I saw some people dancing, I was shooting them and then the guy came back over again and he was like, ‘Man, [Glenn] is getting really antsy. You really aren’t shooting him, are you?'” Bunch recalls.
Eight songs into DANZIG‘s set, Glenn ran offstage and over to an adjacent media area, where he tried to confront photographers before storming off to his backstage trailer. A short time later, the singer returned to the stage to finish the show.
“He was just pointing at me and screaming something about fucking up the show,” Bunch recalls, “I was confused and amused by it, I guess, because I thought it was absolutely ridiculous … I just stood there thinking, ‘Well, if Danzig really wants to run offstage and tackle me then I’m gonna give him his chance.’ … I feel like it was really a theatrical thing.”
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Three separate fan-filmed video clips of the incident in question can be seen below.
Glenn Danzig‘s “Legacy” career-spanning set features songs from DANZIG, SAMHAIN and MISFITS. In addition, Glenn is playing DANZIG shows where he is joined by ex-MISFITS axeman Doyle Von Frankenstein as a “special guest.”
A “Danzig Legacy” TV special was filmed on May 29 in Glendale, California with director Mark Brooks (Adult Swim‘s “Metalocalypse”).