Mocha's News Archive

7/4/04
Well this is not exactly Greenhaven news, but it is about one of our brother bands, and Matt and J. played on their new release and, well, it's the funniest thing in the whole world so here is Danny North Side Kings' press release about knocking out Glenn Danzig...


DANZIG frontman Glenn Danzig allegedly got into a scuffle with NORTH SIDE KINGS singer and frequent SOULFLY collaborator Danny Marianinho following DANZIG's performance in Tuba City, Arizona Saturday night (July 3). The following is Marianinho's official statement regarding the incident, as sent to BLABBERMOUTH.NET:

"Before crazy rumors begin to spread I would like to explain what happened:

"NORTH SIDE KINGS were to play with DANZIG last night in Tuba City, Arizona. To make a long story short the whole show was a disaster and a few bands got bumped off. Mr. Danzig (or his management??) refused to push back the original scheduled time slot so NORTH SIDE KINGS and RAPID FIRE would have to play 'after' his set. Whatever — we agreed to play later because we drove 6 hours and didn't feel like going home without playing.

"Needless to say, as soon as DANZIG was finished, the venue turned on the lights and DANZIG's crew and the staging company began to take the stage apart almost instantly. I confronted Mr. Danzig backstage while he was signing autographs and told him I thought he was an asshole because of his 'rock star' attitude and no consideration towards the FEW other bands that got bumped off tonight. In a fit of rage he turned around and slammed me into the wall yelling 'Fuck you, motherfucker,' trying to be a big, tough guy in front of his fans. I, in self-defense, punched him in the face, knocking him out as he was attacking me again. He went down, bleeding from his mouth, eyes rolled back, and in shock that he got knocked to the floor so quickly.

"A friend happened to tape the entire incident and this is all documented. Many witnesses saw him attack me, and I did what any man would do.

"It was unfortunate that this went the way it did — and I hoped Glenn Danzig learned a valuable lesson tonight: Do not lay your hands on anyone unless you can handle what may happen.

"I apologize for nothing, except for the poor little kids that had to witness this big asshole get his ass kicked in a matter of seconds..."

Damn, it just keeps getting' funnier!

5/14/04

Little Japanese girls…they find me.

-D. Stone

Well friends it seems as though we’ve piledriven our way through another blood-strewn leg of the journey. We’ve hoovered more white heat, pounced more quiff, and served as personal mentors in the ways of Rock Decadence more than all the bands from the eighties with z’s in their names put together! Put Together!!* So now we’ve decided to take ourselves a little breaky-break from gigs and let a few wounds heal.

It has been a good little run though. We made the Southbound video (thanks Joe and Robert!), put out the 7inch (and then some), played with some killer groups, and won the New Times award for Best Hard Rock Band. Damn, it makes me tired just writing it (of course, I don’t have opposable thumbs so typing is especially difficult). So thanks for all the support, and look for us somewhere around summer's end, though we might peek our heads out of the sand around the 4th of July.

Leash laws are a constitutional violation!

Mocha

*except Zebra


3/29/04
In case you haven't noticed, Greenhaven has been real busy lately. Gigs, gigs and more gigs, and were gonna keep it going all the way to the New Times Music Showcase. That’s right, Greenhaven has once again been nominated for best Hard Rock band in Phoenix. Go to http://phoenixnewtimes.com/musicshowcase/2004/music2004ballot/ to cast your vote now! There are are a lot of great bands in and out of our category so the event should be a real blast this year, and don't forget about our cronies in North Side Kings and Smoky Mountain Skullbusters.

And on a more serious note, by now you've all heard about Uncle Dave's struggles with Yohimbe abuse. We all support him in his battles with this so called "boner herb," and expect
him to make a full recovery, or God help us all.

2/10/04
"Greenhaven has once again been nominated by the New Times for "Best Hard Rock/Heavy Metal" band. More details to come as we get closer to the April event. www.phoenixnewtimes.com"



1/25/04
Yee-haw! Now that's a rock show! Smoky Mountain Skullbusters, the reunited Beats The Hell Out of Me and the G-haven. Good times at the Priceless Inn in Tempe. For those of you in the AZ I highly encourage ya'll to frequent this joint. They are for sure one of the few bright spots in the local music scene right now. In other news, the band will all be at Jugheads on the 31st to check out Whiskey Bitch and "Rumble on Styvesant Street" which is Uncle Dave's cousin Skeeter's band. Thanks to all who have been checking out the video, we have had some difficulties along the way but it will definitely be available on cd-rom in a package with the 7inch(and then some) by the end of February, or Bill Schumann will eat a frog. On the upcoming gig horizon, the band will be part of "Desert Rampage"-a big 'ol extreme sports fest at Tempe Town Lake on Saturday, February 7th. Not sure what time yet but go to http://www.desertrampage.com/ for more info.
Oh yea, we are revamping the site. The guestbook is up again and we will be adding a few more things over the next few weeks. Excelsior.
9/22/03
Lots of thing happening in the Greenhaven world, so before things get moving too fast we want to take a second and thank a few folks that have been really helping out--"the elusive" Dan Stone who does our flyers, built our site, and makes a hell of a rhubarb pie! Vickie Mueller who is our resident techie/site fixer/idea girl, and Spanky, who once held his breath over four minutes. Also wanna give big thanks to Larry Mac at KUPD for keeping us on the airwaves, and the lovely Tracy Lea at the Zone for all the help promoting the show on the 27th at Static. And of course -YOU! (no not you Tom, the other people). Thanks for scratching behind the ears of a furry old dog.

m

9/15/03
Alright, moving forward. Greenhaven is appearing Saturday, Sept. 27 @ Static. For those of you who have not been there go to the shows page for further info. This show is gonna be crazy. Great lineup w/two of the big boys 'round town - Bionic Jive and Redfield, and don't forget popular newcomers Chagrin. Greenhaven hits the stage at 11:00 pm sharp, so come early and get lubed as this is the first Greenhaven show in about four months! There will be a few surprises in the song selection as well. Also don't make any plans for Halloween as once again it will be Green! This year at Chaser's with BLDG 5, more on that to come soon.
Free Tommy Chong

m

8/24/03
Ok. It looks like the boys have made some progress and are ready to try out a few new songs. Where? In Wyoming of course! The guys in local heavy hitters "Screenhit" have invited Greenhaven to trek on up to Gillette with them for their annual Labor Day bash. Much fun, especially 'cuz I get the apartment all to myself, did somebody say dog party!! With a Tucson show in the works as well, the guys should be ready to hit the stage in Phoenix very soon. Also, despite a few setbacks we are still looking at an early October release for the 7inch. Anyone know where a little bitch can get a fake ID?

m

7/3/03
Man alive, it's f'in hot. Anyway, as you may have noticed g-haven has been laying low for a little while, but there is still some cool stuff going on. Thanks to John Holmberg and JJ Jeffries for playing "southbound" this morning during "Morning Sickness" on KUPD, very cool. Also getting some play in Fargo, ND on Q98, more info on that soon. Keep your eyes out for the premier of "The Peephole", a short film featuring matt in the lead role. A grisly tale of lust and homicidal insanity, fo sure! Go to www.killingtimeproductions.com for more info in the next months. And lastly we're looking at the end of august for the release of the 7inch.

rock the casbah
Mocha

6/14/03
Greenhaven was recently played on "Below the Bass", the heavy rock show on 98 kupd Sundays 7-8 pm hosted by Bridget Ventura. Call the request line at 602-260-9800 and tell em you want to hear some more Greenhaven!

m

5/6/03
yo, m-dog here with the latest: Greenhaven has a song on the kick ass stunt bike video/dvd "Phoenix Rising" by the crew at Green Goblin. its a balls out video with a lot of bikes and boobies. (Fun Fact: dogs have eight boobies). also make sure to check out the band at Modified in Phoenix on the 12th. It is an all ages show and the last one for a little while!

Dreaming of a world without fleas
Mocha

4/18/03
wow. those of you who made it to the new times showcase know what i'm talking about! much fun!. what's next you say? lots mang. the 25th in tucson, the 26th at Chasers with the mighty Walnuts and Mo Nasty (jr. from windigo's new band) and may 12th at modified in phoenix with Verbena. thanks to dan and vicki for all the help with the site, thanks to everyone listening to the cd's, spread the word and keep your eyes out for a 7 inch this summer!

Get outta my yard! fuckin' squirrels!
mocha

3/18/03
hey everyone! we wanna say thanks to all of you who have been hitting the show's, wearin' the green, and spreading the word. the site is coming along so feel free to snoop around and check out some photos and sounds. also make sure to hit the New Times link above and vote greenhaven as the best loud rock band in phoenix! alright, i must lick my ass now, see you at Hollywood Alley on the 26th

mocha