Glenn Danzig Says His “Danzig Sings Elvis” Release Will Now Be A Full Album

During a recent interview with Full Metal Jackie, Glenn Danzig offered an update on his long-awaited Elvis Presley covers release. The effort was originally supposed to be an EP, but the frontman said it will now be a full album and that he is hoping to release it in 2019.

Danzig said the following:

“I’m still looking to put out the Danzig sings Elvis record in 2019, maybe do a few intimate shows here and there for it. But, I don’t know, we’ll see.

If the record’s not out, I’m not going to do [the shows where I sing nothing but Elvis covers]. It depends on my schedule and if I can get it together and get the cover and everything together – pick the songs. Every time I have downtime, or if I was working on soundtrack stuff I would just record another Elvis track or two so what started out as an EP, I now have more than enough for a full album. I have extra songs that won’t even make it on the record. So I’m really going to have to sit down and pick the songs that I really want on the record. But it came out really good, I can’t wait for everyone to hear it. A lot of people ask me about it all the time when I’m on the road. So, it will be nice to get it out in some period in 2019 and do some of those intimate shows I was talking about.”

[via Loudwire]


Todd Youth (Fireburn, Ex-Danzig, Etc.) Passes Away

Todd Schofield, aka Todd Youth, has sadly passed away at the age of 47. Schofield has played in numerous bands over the years including Danzig, Agnostic Front, Murphy’s Law, Warzone, Cheap Trick, and tons more. More recently, he was a member of Fireburn, who feature current and former members of Bad Brains, Nails, etc. R.I.P.

Fireburn’s Israel Joseph I (ex-Bad Brains) commented:

“On the passing of my friend, and my Brother Todd Youth

There are no words to express how sad I am at the passing of my brother Todd Youth. The music he made will forever be remembered, and I’m so thankful that I was able to work with him and that we created Fireburn together. Todd and I were living separate lives doing hardcore and reggae music.

We met each other in 1992 and then never spoke again until 2017. We created Fireburn within two weeks of knowing each other and finished writing two of my favorite hardcore records that I ever worked on: “Don’t stop the youth“, and “Shine“. Closed casket records signed the band and we were on our way.

We had great shows and lots of people showed up to them. We toured with #GBH from England, hung out with the guys from #NegativeApproach, and got our blessings about our music and our records from the #BadBrains. I know that Todd is now resting in peace and I know that Krishna has taken his soul to a better place.

He was a devout Hari Krishna and a devout human being. Todd wherever you are I hope that we will make music again one day. Life is a circle, and I know I’ll meet you again in that circle brother. We will meet again. Rest In Peace, Rest In Power, rest my brother.

I am saddened that we cannot make music again together in this world, but I am happy that you are finally going home to be with Krishna that Haile Selassie has finally giving you peace and comfort my brother. One day, I too will lay down and die. This body that I ware is temporary. I will probably be alone.

They’re probably be no one around me. However I know that I will join you and all of our other friends in that good place and we’ll all see each other again. I’m sorry you died Todd. I’m sorry I can’t see you again. I’m sorry I wasn’t there to help you. You are my friend and my brother and I love you. Rest in peace my brother. May your visit to our Heavenly Home be full of peace, and comfort, and closeness to Krishna. Haribo. Haile Selassie I. FIREBURN.

#ToddYouth #Fireburnhc #Fireburn #Death”

* Photo courtesy of “The New York Hardcore Chronicles Film”

The Original Misfits Announce Chicago, IL Show With Fear, Venom Inc, & Power Trip

The Original Misfits have announced a Chicago, IL reunion show with Fear, Venom Inc, and Power Trip. That event will take place on April 27 at the Allstate Arena. The Misfits’ previous reunion shows have seen Danzig, Jerry Only, and Doyle performing with guest musicians Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer, etc.) and Acey Slade (ex-Murderdolls, etc.). However, it is worth noting that Doyle isn’t mentioned on the below poster:

The Original Misfits Appear To Be Planning A Show In Chicago

It looks like The Original Misfits, featuring Danzig, Jerry Only, and Doyle, are planning a show in Chicago, IL. Live Nation shared the below teaser:

Glenn Danzig Signs New Deal To Create A Film Based On Characters From His “Verotik” Comic Line

Glenn Danzig has signed a feature film agreement with Cleopatra Entertainment to create a film based on characters from his violent erotica comic book line “Verotik.” The singer will write, direct, and compose music for the movie.

The following information was shared in an official press release:

“Los Angeles – This week, legendary musician, Glenn Danzig of the Misfits and Danzig fame, has signed a feature film agreement with Cleopatra Entertainment, a division of the Los Angeles independent record label, Cleopatra Records. Danzig will pen, direct and compose music for the feature film which will be structured as an anthology splitting its running time between 3 individual characters/storylines based on Danzig’s own popular Verotik comic book characters.

Owner and CEO of Cleopatra Records/Cleopatra Entertainment, Brian Perera says of the partnership, “Glenn has a fantastic track records of building brands including Verotik. We’re excited to bring his vision and passion to the screen.” Verotik is Danzig’s long-running brand of mature horror comic books and related material. The comics, featuring mostly deadly femme fatales, have been in print since 1994. Principal photography for the anthology film will begin fall of 2018.”

One of Danzig’s comics, “Grub Girl,” was previously made into a pornographic film in 2006.

Danzig Adds Reno, NV Date To Fall Tour

Danzig has added a Reno NV date to his upcoming tour with Venom Inc., Power Trip, and Mutoid Man. These will be Danzig’s last dates for awhile due to his commitments to other projects.

Tour Dates:

10/24 Portland, OR – Roseland
10/25 Seattle, WA – Sodo
10/27 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
10/28 Reno, NV – Grand Sierra Theatre
10/31 Denver, CO – Fillmore
11/01 Albuquerque, NM – El Rey Theatre
11/03 Irvine, CA – 5 Points Amphitheatre (feat. The Damned & The Meteors)

The Damned & The Meteors Added To Danzig’s Irvine, CA Show

It was previously revealed that Venom Inc., Power Trip, and Mutoid Man would be the opening acts for Danzig’s fall 30th anniversary shows, and now it looks like fans attending his November 3 date in Irvine, CA will be treated to performances from The Damned and The Meteors as well. This will be Danzig’s only California appearance this year.

Here’s the rest of Danzig’s fall dates:

10/24 Portland, OR – Roseland
10/25 Seattle, WA – Sodo
10/27 Salt Lake City, UT – The Complex
10/28 TBA – TBA (details coming July 25)
10/31 Denver, CO – Fillmore
11/01 Albuquerque, NM – El Rey Theatre
11/03 Irvine, CA – 5 Points Amphitheatre

These will be his last dates for awhile due to his commitments to other projects