Glenn Danzig reunited with Jerry Only and Doyle last year for Misfits’ Riot Fest performances, and it seems that he is open to playing some more shows with group. He told Rolling Stone the following:
“I’m open to possibly doing some more shows. I don’t want to tour, but if it happens and everything lines up properly, I would imagine there’d probably be a couple more shows. I don’t know when, but I’ll keep an open mind.”
Glenn Danzig, recently reunited with Jerry Only and Doyle, for Misfits’ Riot Fest performances, but it doesn’t seem like he is interested in recording new material with the group. He told The New York Times the following:
“If there’s going to be another Misfits record, I’d probably have to write the stuff. And I’ve got a full plate, so I don’t know.”
Jerry Only and Doyle recently spoke with Rolling Stone to discuss reuniting with Glenn Danzig for their Misfits reunion shows. So far, the three classic members, along with guest drummer Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer), and guest guitarist Acey Slade (ex-Dope/Murderdolls), have performed one show at the 2016 Denver Riot Fest, but they hope to keep things going beyond their Riot Fest performances.
Jerry Only said the following:
“I want it to continue. I know Doyle wants it to continue. I know Glenn wants it to continue. We just have to be big enough people to make it continue. And that’s where we’re at. Whatever it takes. We’re going into our 40th anniversary so the timing couldn’t be more perfect. Eventually, Doyle‘s got to write a new album; I’ve got to write a new album; Glenn‘s got to write a new album.
Why don’t we work together and make the greatest album ever? Now we’ve got different elements. We’ve got Doyle playing more of a metal kind of thing. We’ve got Dave who we’re trying to figure out what the fuck he’s doing. And Glenn‘s got his own thing. And Acey [Slade, second guitar] fills in good too. And I’ve got the band where it is today. So it’s a matter of remolding and using all the different elements that I’ve got.”
He also added the following, when asked if Danzig was approached about writing a new album:
“I think it’s got to evolve naturally. The thing is we’ve tried to plan things and then we stand there and wait and as it comes we’ll just do it. When we go back – I don’t know about Glenn – but I canceled our touring and everything for this so I’m going to go home and write and lift.”
The band’s next show is set for September 18 at the Chicago Riot Fest.
Misfits, featuring Glenn Danzig, Jerry Only, and Doyle, along with guest drummer Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer), played their first “reunion” show at the 2016 Denver Riot Fest tonight (September 14). You can see footage of that below. The band will perform again at the Chicago Riot Fest on September 18.
“Death Comes Ripping”
“I Turned Into A Martian”
“Where Eagles Dare”
“Mommy, Can I Go Out And Kill Tonight?”
“All Hell Breaks Loose”
“Teenagers From Mars”
“We Are 138”
“Who Killed Marilyn”
“Die, Die My Darling”
“Night Of The Living Dead”
It’s official. Dave Lombardo (ex- Slayer) will be handling the drumming duties for the upcoming Misfits reunion shows. The classic era members, Glenn Danzig, Jerry Only, and Doyle, will take the stage together on September 4 at the Denver Riot Fest, and on September 18 at the Chicago Riot Fest.
Lombardo told Rolling Stone the following:
“The Misfits created the horror punk attitude and had a massive influence on modern rock, punk and metal. It was an easy decision for me to join them for these monumental shows. I was honored to be asked, and am very excited to be playing with the band.”
“I first met Dave back in 1988 when Danzig did four shows with Slayer in the U.S., before the first Danzig album was released. Dave is one of the best drummers around, and I can’t wait for everyone to see him pounding Misfits songs live for these special shows.”
Glenn Danzig recently discussed the upcoming Misfits reunion with Rolling Stone. You can see some of what he had to say below.
He offered his thoughts on the two Riot Fest shows:
“I don’t think people should question it too much. 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? I mean, I don’t think it’s going to be a disaster, I think it’s going to be incredible.”
He also talked about the large amount of musician deaths this year, and how they influenced the reunion:
“It’s been a shock to see so many musicians dying this year. A lot of them weren’t really that old. David Bowie’s death came out of the blue, as did Prince’s. And I’ve said it before with Peter Steele and Dio: If you’re a music fan, you think these artists will be here forever, but you should enjoy them while they’re here, because you never know what will happen. You’ve got to enjoy it and let it happen before everybody dies.”
He also commented on his and Jerry Only’s relationship:
“We haven’t been friends. In the beginning we were friends but … certain things happened that made it not a friendship. We’re putting that in the past.”
He then added:
“Obviously, this reunion is special. We haven’t played together in 33 years, so we know it will be special. I’m just going to do what I normally do. which is to go out there and try and have a great time myself and make sure everybody has a fantastic fucking time. I want them to be so blown away they don’t know what the fuck just hit them.”
Misfits 1983 lineup, featuring Glenn Danzig, Jerry Only, and Doyle Von Frankenstein, will reunite for the 2016 Riot Fests in Denver, CO and Chicago, IL. Check out the full press release below.
“And they said it would never happen. Never!!
However, 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 2-4, 2016) and Riot Fest & Carnival in Chicago, IL (September 16-18, 2016).
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 & 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.”