kirk windstein crowbar, Kirk Windstein slams fan who rushed the stage at a recent Crowbar show…

Crowbar‘s Kirk Windstein completely lost it, and with good reason, during a live show when a fan invaded the stage and had to be taken out by security.

The band was playing Maryland Deathfest on Thursday night when Windstein slammed the concert goer after he made his way through the security barriers as the band performed their set. The stage crasher was quickly grabbed and removed by security – but the action involved Windstein, who hadn’t seen what was going on, being pushed sideways.

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He warned the jumper: “You could have broken every tooth in my mouth” and brought up the prison ordeal in which Lamb Of God‘s Randy Blythe went through following the death of a stage crasher back in 2010.

The below fan made video shows Kirk being taken by surprise as he’s literally forced away from the mic.

After realizing what’s going on, Kirk then attempts to kick the fan, who was being restrained by security.

Afterwards, Windstain takes off his guitar and follows the crasher who is being taken offstage, appearing to aim a punch or throw something in the direction of the apprehended fan. He soon returned to the mic and asks: “Does anyone else want their fucking head kicked in?”

Then he waves at his bandmates and shouts angrily: “Stop this fucking song.  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 world up, and the guy almost goes to prison in a foreign fucking country.”

Responding to a comment from the crowd to the effect that Windstein should expect such situations as part of his gig, he replies: “So who does what for a living? Do I go into your office and fuck your computer up? No. You know why? I respect you and I love you.”

The crowd responds with applause and he continues: “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.”

Windstein later went on to say in a statement: “Maryland Deathfest do not allow fans to run on stage uninvited. 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.

“I’m not expecting anyone to run onto the stage – especially during Planets Collide. So I’m rocking out, my eyes are closed – and then security tackled the fan into me.”

He added that, due to situations surrounding their Deathfest appearance, Crowbar might have faced ending the show if any instruments had been damaged. “We had not backup guitars or techs with us – if we broke a guitar, or even a string. the set would have been delayed or ended.”

Click below to watch the incident…

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