New York, June 20 : Patrick Murphy has claimed that his band Gaelic Storm's new song 'The Night I Punched Russell Crowe' is based on his bartending days when he ordered the hot-tempered Aussie actor to put out his cigarette or be ejected.
In the song, Murphy describes how he punched the actor in the head, reports the New York Post.
The lyrics say: "He squared right up to me, somewhat in surprise. Then he narrowed up his gaze, shot me daggers with his eyes. 'If you think you're man enough, go ahead,' he said. I was scared for me life, so I dawked him in the head . . .
"He lifted up his hands, put them to his nose. Blood was running through his fingers, dripping on his clothes. His bodyguards ran up. 'Get him,' shouted Crowe . . . 'You can't hit me, I'm the Cinderella Man, I'm the Master and Commander, I'm Australian . . . Don't you know I'm dangerous? I'm the outlaw Ben Wade. I am Maximus!' "
Crowe's rep, Alan Nierob, has said that the incident never took place.