Crowbar’s Windstein Slams Stage Invader

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Kirk Windstein

Yes, yes — I know I’m fucking three days late with this story, but I was in Boston, not getting laid, and so, I haven’t had time to react to Kirk Windstein losing his shit on a fan in Maryland Thursday night.

Not until now, anyways.

So, a dumb fan jumped on stage during Crowbar’s set at Maryland Deathfest and, well, Kirk rightly went off on the idiot, stopping the band mid-song to rip into him.

“Stop this fucking song,” Windstein says at the 2:25 mark in the video below. “I’m so sick of this shit. You’ve got motherfuckers like Randy Blythe — nicest motherfucking guy in the world. Some asshole goes into his office, fucks his fucking world up, and the guy almost goes to prison in a foreign fucking country. Do I go into your office and fuck your computer up? No. You know why? I respect you and I love you. Thank you. A lot of people think I’m a dick, go suck one, motherfucker. This is about respect. My eyes are closed, I’m playing my goddamn heart out. You could have broken every fucking tooth in my mouth. Thank you, security.”


He’s since released this more publicity-friendly statement on the matter:

“In regards to the fan jumping onstage during our set at Maryland Deathfest. The Maryland Deathfest organizers/venue do not allow fans to run on stage uninvited. That’s their policy. They had barriers and security in plain sight to prevent that. If someone chooses to go against their policy, I have no control over that and at a show like this I’m not expecting anyone to run onto the stage, especially during ‘Planets Collide.’”

ESPECIALLY during “Planets Collide.”

“So I’m rocking out, my eyes are closed and then I guess security tackled the fan into me. I was already on edge having driven 15 hours straight through the night without sleep to play the gig. We had no backup guitars or techs with us so if we broke a guitar or even a string, the set would have been seriously delayed or ended. At shows WITHOUT security or barricades, if you decide to run on stage or dive off it, at least be respectful, get up and dive off and try not to hit into the band or break their gear and try not to break your neck or the neck of someone else. Thanks for understanding!”

Kirk had every right to go apeshit during their set.

Fuck that fan. I hope he comes forward so we’ll know the name of the biggest fool at the Maryland Deathfest.

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