Brian M. Raftery
July 19, 2002 AT 04:00 AM EDT

A tough crowd chanting ”Goo-nie! Goo-nie!” was the first clue that Corey Feldman’s gig at Brooklyn’s tiny club Lamour June 29 was no ordinary concert. ”Whenever we go into a show, we have our boxing gloves on,” says the ’80s teen heartthrob-turned-rocker, touring to promote his August-slated third disc, Former Child Actor. Before some 200 thrill-seekers, Feldman (who quickly shed his shirt) played covers — the Who’s ”Baba O’Riley,” dedicated to ”good acquaintance” John Entwistle, who died two days earlier — and originals like ”Megaloman,” about ex-pal Michael Jackson. He also busted a few Jacko-esque dance moves — contrasting his growling metal-funk leanings. As the crowd thinned and a portly bar-back began cleaning, Feldman, 31, drew both cheers and jeers from the diehards. ”We don’t care what they come in with,” he says of hecklers, ”as long as they come out rockin’.”

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