Jerry Only On Glenn Danzig: “We Were Never Not Friends”

Jerry Only discussed the upcoming Misfits reunion with Rolling Stone. Glenn Danzig, and Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein will join Only for this year’s Riot Fests.

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Only commented on the recent trademark lawsuit between him and Danzig, which apparently ignited the reunion;

“We went in there wanting to cut each other’s throats. 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.”

Only also commented on his relationship with Danzig:

“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.”

A new Misfits EP titled “Friday The 13th” was digitally released today, May 13, and physical copies will be available on June 17.

Glenn Danzig & Doyle To Perform With Misfits At Denver & Chicago Riot Fests

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.

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“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.”

System Of A Down, Cancer Bats Etc. Added To Riot Fests Lineups

More acts have been added to the various Riot Fests. Bands added to the Denver Riot Fest include: System Of A Down, The Prodigy, Death Grips, 88 Fingers Louie, Chef’Special, and Input + Broken.

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Bands added to the Chicago Riot Fest include: System Of A Down, The Prodigy, Death Grips, 88 Fingers Louie, and Chef’Special.

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Bands added to the Toronto Riot Fest include: Weezer (performing “Pinkerton” and ‘The Blue Album’), The Prodigy, Bleachers, Cancer Bats, Courage My Love and Ritual.

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Anthrax, Motörhead, Testament Etc. Set For 2015 Denver Riot Fest

The initial lineup has been revealed for this year’s Denver Riot Fest. The festival will take place August 28-30, at the National Western Complex, in Denver, CO, and will include: Anthrax, Motörhead, Testament, GWAR, Thrice, Rancid, Andrew W.K., OFF!, and much more.

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