GLENN DANZIG On Upcoming MISFITS Show - “I Don't Think It's Going To Be A Disaster... I Think It's Going To Be Incredible”

May 17, 2016, 8 years ago

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GLENN DANZIG On Upcoming MISFITS Show - “I Don't Think It's Going To Be A Disaster... I Think It's Going To Be Incredible”

This September, original singer/songwriter Glenn Danzig, original bassist Jerry Only and long-time guitarist Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein - for the first time in over 30 years - will be stepping onto stage together as “The Original Misfits” to headline Riot Fest & Rodeo in Denver, CO (September 2nd - 4th) and Riot Fest & Carnival in Chicago, IL (September 16th - 18th).

"I don't think people should question it too much," Glenn Danzig tells Rolling Stone. "It may have never happened, but it is going to happen for at least two shows. We'll see how it goes. It may lead to some other work, but who knows how it's going to turn out?" He pauses. "I mean, I don't think it's going to be a disaster; I think it's going to be incredible."

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Speaking last week with Rolling Stone, Jerry only said a reunion is not as far-fetched as it sounds. "We were never not friends. We were just adversaries. Larry Bird might not have liked Michael Jordan on the court, but when they go out to a bar they're cool."

The reunion stemmed from a legal meeting that Danzig had with Only and Misfits management in January. The pair have had a long history of lawsuits, over the rights to the band's name and merchandising, and they wanted to get on the same page before more litigation.

"We went in there wanting to cut each other's throats," Only says. "It was turning into another court battle and it turned into a reunion. We walked out the door knowing we were going to play together. It's a very cool thing."

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From the time of their first gig in 1977, the Misfits and their iconic imagery went on to become one of the most crucially influential, genre-defying bands to ever emerge from North America, the Misfits significance extends well beyond the narrowed path of punk rock and hardcore. Although not cognizant of how significant they would become, what the Misfits achieved in their initial six-year window deconstructed and redefined rock music.

All the while, the Misfits with Danzig’s unmistakable voice, Only’s ferocious bass sound and the bands anthemic songs, melody-induced choruses and authentically bruising musicianship, cemented their importance with all ensuing generations, whether in arena-filled metal shows or in a sweaty 400-cap club in Tucson. And for the first time in over three decades, legions of diehard fans from around the world will have the opportunity to hear the original band that created thousands of bands in their wake.

Full line-up announcements for Riot Fest 2016 will be happening shortly. Riot Fest three-day passes are now on sale and available at, or

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