The Original Misfits Announce Oakland, CA Concert, Glenn Danzig Says The Band Are “Not Gonna Do Many More” Reunion Shows

The Original Misfits have announced an Oakland, CA show with Rancid, The Damned, and Cro-Mags. The concert will be held at Oracle Arena on September 11. The Misfits’ previous reunion shows have seen Glenn Danzig and Jerry Only performing with Doyle, Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer, etc.) and Acey Slade (ex-Murderdolls, etc.).

In other news, Danzig recently told Full Metal Jackie that the Misfits are not planning to do too many more reunion shows [via Loudwire]:

“Well, I don’t tour anymore anyway. Maybe I’ll put together like a week or two shows here on the West Coast, or maybe on the East Coast and that’s it. With the Misfits thing, we just kinda got back together and just decided we’d do it here or there, and just not make it a grind kinda tour. We just want to make each event special. We’re not gonna do many more. I know we just announced Seattle and Denver, but I’m pretty sure there’s not gonna be many more of them.

So people should see it while they can because, I know, next year I go out with Danzig again for Europe and may do some dates here in the States. I gotta do a Danzig Sings Elvis thing – select shows maybe around the country. Those will be more special. There’s no seating. It’s all tables. It’s gonna be a very cool kind of old school vibe. This year I’ve got some time off in between working on the movie, so we decided to do a couple extra shows. Then, that’ll be it I think for a while.”

This news isn’t too surprising considering legal documents recently surfaced and seemed to suggest that the band had a contractual obligation to play 10 shows following a settlement between Danzig and Only. Notably, the Oakland show is their 10th show to be announced. Here’s the group’s remaining dates:

06/29 Los Angeles, CA – Banc Of California Stadium (feat. Rise Against, The Distillers, Anti-Nowhere League, and Cro-Mags)
09/07 Denver, CO – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre (feat. The Distillers, The Damned, and Cro-Mags)
09/11 Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena (feat. Rancid, The Damned, and Cro-Mags)
09/14 Seattle, WA – White River Amphitheatre (feat. The Distillers, The Damned, and Cro-Mags)

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The Original Misfits Reunion Shows Are Reportedly Part Of A Legal Settlement

When The Original Misfits announced their first reunion shows, it was pretty surprising considering Glenn Danzig and Jerry Only had been in a lengthy legal dispute over the band’s trademarks and profits. The performances ended up going good and the band continued booking concerts, leading many to believe the two no longer had any animosity towards each other. However, D.X. Ferris has since obtained legal documents for MetalSucks that seem to suggest that the whole reunion was just a contractual obligation following a settlement between the musicians.

Before they reunited, the trademark dispute appeared to turn against Danzig, but Only apparently decided to make a deal in an effort to get the singer to front the band for 10 reunion shows. The unsigned draft of the settlement that MetalSucks got a hold of included the following provisions:

– The parties would co-own the classic Misfits graphics (1977 through 1983), including the Crimson Ghost Fiend skull and the Misfits horror-font logo. Jerry Only would receive 100% of the income from “Fiend Skull derivatives” relating to his time leading the band without Danzig after the 1995 settlement, with Danzig retaining 100% ownership of his Misfits designs during that period as well.

– Official Misfits shirts would be available via a high-powered cabal: Live Nation would produce Fiend Skull T-shirts and sell them to Hot Topic.

– Jerry Only and his company would continue to have the exclusive rights to perform and record as The Misfits. For the reunion shows, according to this draft, Danzig and Only would partner 50/50 as The Original Misfits, pay the rest of the band as hired guns, and split the profits.

– This is the important part: according to the draft of the settlement, “The parties agree to perform no fewer than ten (10) Misfits reunion shows to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the band.”

The group have already played six shows and currently have the following three booked:

06/29 Los Angeles, CA – Banc Of California Stadium
09/07 Denver, CO – Fiddler’s Green Amphitheatre
09/14 Seattle, WA – White River Amphitheatre

Assuming the final settlement is similar to the draft, the band still have one more show to be announced, unless they change their minds and do more. Considering how much money the band have been making from these concerts, it wouldn’t be too shocking if they did decide to keep going.

You can read more over at MetalSucks.

Glenn Danzig’s Directorial Debut “Verotika” To Receive World Premiere At Cinepocalypse Festival

Glenn Danzig‘s feature film directorial debut “Verotika” will officially premiere during the Cinepocalypse film festival, which is set to be held at the Music Box Theatre in Chicago, IL on June 13-20. The movie will debut the first night of the event and Danzig is expected to be in attendance for the screening. The movie is an anthology based on three characters/storylines from the frontman’s “Verotik” comic series and the cast includes Ashley Wisdom, Rachel Alig, Alice Haig, Kayden Kross, etc. As previously reported, Danzig is also planning to release his long awaited “Danzig Sings Elvis” covers album later this year and he is currently working on a new vampire spaghetti western film as well.

Danzig To Release “Danzig Sings Elvis” Covers Album In The Fall

Danzig has revealed that his long-awaited “Danzig Sings Elvis” covers album will finally be released this fall. With this news, the frontman has also revealed that he has another movie in the works in addition to his previously announced “Verotika” film. The following message was posted on Facebook:

“The long awaited ‘DANZIG Sings ELVIS’ covers record has now been scheduled for a Fall release. We will post the cover & tracks in the coming weeks. Mr. DANZIG has also just put the finishing touches on the script for his next film which will be a vampire Spaghetti-Western & DANZIG will direct. Casting will begin shortly… Busy year for the Man!!”

Glenn Danzig Shares Stills From His New Horror Film “Verotika”

Glenn Danzig has shared a few stills from his directorial debut “Verotika” The horror film, which is currently in post-production, will be an anthology based on three characters/storylines from the frontman’s “Verotik” comic series. The cast includes Kayden Kross, Ashley Wisdom, Rachel Alig, Alice Haig, etc.

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”