In 1995, Misfits founding member Jerry Only secured the exclusive legal right to tour and record as the Misfits, and, in accordance with those legal rights, launched a licensing program through Cyclopian Music. At the same time, Glenn Anzalone—professionally known as Glenn Danzig (former co-founder and Misfits vocalist circa 1977 to 1983) —made clear that he wanted no public association with the Misfits or Cyclopian Music’s business endeavors.
Despite full knowledge of Cyclopian Music’s use of the Misfits’ name and logos for decades, Glenn Danzig curiously filed a lawsuit on April 3rd, 2014 seeking a portion of the proceeds from...
The crowd clearly loved every second of it, as this portion of the set garnered the loudest singalongs, the biggest circle pits and the most crowd surfers of the night. Danzig seemed to feed off the audience's enthusiasm, even going on the barricade to sing along with fans a few times. Doyle is an absolute beast, physically wailing on guitar harder than anyone I've ever seen. The songs may be 30 years old, but their unrelenting energy is timeless.
Over the weekend, I interviewed former Misfits guitarist Doyle, who is currently on tour with Danzig. Although details are scarce, Doyle revealed that he recorded a new song with Danzig earlier this year. Check back for the full interview later this week.
Is there any chance of you recording anything with Danzig?
We actually did something. I think we did it in April of this year. Some song he wrote, we recorded it. I don't know the name of it, I have not heard the lyrics. He made me play something, and I was just like, "What? What is this?" Then we got half way through it, and he's like, "Okay, that's half the song. Do you want to do it again or do you want me to just fly it...
Remember when we told you about North Side Kings vocalist/Danzig puncher Danny Marianino's book, Don't Ever Punch a Rockstar: A Collection of Hate Mail & Other Crazy Rumors? Marianino has self-published the effort, and it is now available for purchase. A portion of proceeds will be donated to an anti-bullying organization.
It looks like Glenn Danzig doesn't like having his photo taken. He went after a photographer during his set at Bonnaroo, but a security guard was there to talk him out of anything stupid. Watch the (anti-climactic) video in the replies.
In celebration of Halloween, Chicago's 2*Sweet will be posting a Danzig cover for your listening pleasure this week on their myspace. And don't forget to check out an unreleased demo, "Give Me Your Gold", on their AP.net profile.