Watch My Chemical Romance, Hatebreed, & The Dillinger Escape Plan Members Cover Misfits’ “Earth A.D.” With Max Weinberg

“Two Minutes To Late Night” have shared footage of their host Jordan “Gwarsenio Hall” Olds performing a quarantine cover of Misfits’ “Earth A.D.” with Max Weinberg (Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band), Jamey Jasta (Hatebreed), Frank Iero (My Chemical Romance), and Ben Weinman (The Dillinger Escape Plan, Suicidal Tendencies). You can check that out below:

“Two Minutes To Late Night” commented:

“We got three of New Jersey’s most talented hoagies plus a Connecticut Hatebreed in King Danzig’s Court to assemble to form the punk supergroup you had no idea you needed. This is Max Weinberg, as in Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band/Late Night with Conan O’Brien-fame Max Weinberg playing a goddamn Misfits cover. What an absolute dream.

This is our 16th bedroom cover made with the support of Patreon. With so many musicians stuck at home with no outlets, we’re going to keep producing these style videos and use the Patreon to give some money to everyone who has a part in them. Please support our friends by donating to our newly redone Patreon at https://www.honorableswords.com

In other news, “Two Minutes To Late Night” will also be releasing their second volume of covers on August 7 via Bandcamp.

Misfits Drop Lawsuit Against Book Publisher Regarding The Use Of Their “Fiend Skull” Design

Misfits have officially dropped their lawsuit against Abrams. This news comes after Misfits AD, the company that Glenn Danzig and Jerry Only established to manage their intellectual property, filed a complaint against the book publisher for using the band’s “Fiend Skull” artwork for a photobook, titled “Scream With Me – The Enduring Legacy Of The Misfits,” without authorization. The group’s attorney sent a notice of voluntary dismissal of the civil suit in a court document that was filed in the U.S. District Court in the Southern District of New York. According to the filing, the dismissal was made “with prejudice,” which means it can’t be filed again. It also said that “each party shall bear his, her, or its own attorneys’ fees and costs.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Khemmis Release New EP “More Songs About Death Vol. 1”

Khemmis have released a new EP titled “More Songs About Death Vol. 1” via Bandcamp. The effort comes with a cover of Misfits’ “Skulls” and an acoustic version of “A Conversation With Death.“

Ex-Misfits Drummer Joey Image Reportedly Passes Away

According to the The New York Hardcore Chronicles Page, Joey Image has sadly passed away at the age of 63. The musician, who served as Misfits’ drummer from 1978-1980, had been battling liver cancer and was keeping people updated on his condition through GoFundMe.

Share Of Royalties For Three Misfits Releases Up For Auction

A piece of the royalties for Misfits’ “American Psycho” (1997), “Famous Monsters” (1999), and “Cuts From The Crypt” (2001) are currently up for auction on royaltyexchange.com. The winner will get the rights to a share of all sales, streaming, and sync royalties.

Guns N’ Roses, Mötley Crüe, Arch Enemy, Etc. Members Pay Tribute To Late Rock Fashion Icon Jimmy Webb

Jimmy Webb, manager of New York clothing store Trash And Vaudeville, has sadly passed away at the age of 62. A number of musicians have taken to social media to pay tribute to the late fashion icon. You can find some of their posts below:

Slash (Guns N’ Roses):

Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses):

Nikki Sixx (Mötley Crüe):

Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy):

Taylor Momsen (The Pretty Reckless):

Doyle (Misfits):

Sebastian Bach (ex-Skid Row):

The 69 Eyes:

Joan Jett:

Cro-Mags:

Glenn Danzig Says Misfits Have “Talked About” Releasing Live Material Or Possibly Recording Something

During a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Glenn Danzig was asked if he has any future plans with the Misfits and he responded by saying “Not right now.” However, when asked if the band have considered releasing a new live effort or possibly recording something, the frontman added: “Yeah, we’ll see. It’s something we’ve talked about.” He then continued after being asked if he was happy with the group’s reunion shows:

“Yeah. Shit, we sold out Madison Square Garden. As a matter of fact, we oversold it. Back in the day, all the bigwig promoters and record label people were, like, ‘A punk band will never headline Madison Square Garden.’ And, of course, we’re the first punk band to headline there. And not only did we sell it out, we oversold it. So a big fuck you to all those assholes, who are probably selling hotdogs on Sixth Avenue.”

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Misfits Sue Book Publisher For Using The Band’s “Fiend Skull” Design

According to Blabbermouth, Misfits have filed a lawsuit against publisher Abrams for using the band’s “Fiend Skull” artwork for a photobook, titled “Scream With Me – The Enduring Legacy Of The Misfits,” without authorization. The complaint was filed by Misfits AD, the company that Glenn Danzig and Jerry Only established to manage their intellectual property, including trademarks and copyrights.

The following was said in the lawsuit:

“[Abrams’ photobook] is rife with large-scale, repeated, and unlicensed reproductions of Misfits A.D. intellectual property. For example, the cover of the photobook prominently displays, without authorization, the Misfits A.D. ‘Fiend Skull design’ trademark and, in doing so, misleads consumers into believing that the photo book has been approved by, or is associated with, Misfits A.D., which is indisputably false.

The photobook also unabashedly copies wholesale copyrighted artwork associated with the MISFITS’ musical recordings and releases. The MISFITS’ copyrighted artwork is an integral part of the band’s extensive and highly successful line of officially licensed merchandise and its world famous lifestyle brand. In addition, the named authors of the infringing photo book have been falsely affiliating themselves with the MISFITS in connection with advertising and promoting the publication and release of the book, further harming Misfits A.D.”

The complaint also added:

“In addition to the infringing cover of the Book, the Book is structured around the MISFITS Artwork with chapters that consist entirely of unauthorized uses of the MISFITS Artwork, with each of the MISFITS Artwork reproduced multiple times on multiples pages of the Book and using both exact copies and variants of the MISFITS Artwork.”

Misfits A.D. reportedly sent Abrams a cease and desist letter after finding out about the book. The publisher said they got clearances from other copyright holders for the foreword, interviews, quotes, and a number of photographs in the book, but the lawsuit claims they denied needing authorization to use the “Fiend Skull” artwork.

UPDATE: Abrams have since issued a statement to Blabbermouth:

“Abrams intends to vigorously defend the lawsuit that has been filed on behalf of the MISFITS around the recent publication of the book ‘Scream With Me’.

As the plaintiff admits, the parties corresponded about this matter last July through their counsel. At that time, Abrams pointed out to the MISFITS’ counsel that the book’s publication was permissible under well-established trademark and copyright precedent. We are surprised to now see this baseless lawsuit nearly eight months later.

We are confident that the limited use of content that is alleged to be original to the MISFITS in the ‘Scream With Me’ book is well within the parameters of fair use. This same issue has been litigated in the recent past and courts have consistently held that such works are permissible, including in a well-known New York federal court case concerning a GRATEFUL DEAD visual book that documented the history of that band. In that 2006 case, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit held that the pictorial history of the GRATEFUL DEAD was a permissible fair use.

Rather than having a sound legal basis, this lawsuit against Abrams seems to be mostly about the MISFITS’ desire to publish their own book. Just as there can be multiple books about the GRATEFUL DEAD, there can be multiple books about the MISFITS.”

Arch Enemy, Ex-Slayer, Etc. Members To Join Metal Allegiance At Anaheim, CA Show

Metal Allegiance have added more special guests to their January 16 show at the House Of Blues in Anaheim, CA. Here’s the full list of participants: Dave Lombardo (Suicidal Tendencies, ex-Slayer, etc.), Dave Davidson (Revocation, etc.), Jeff Loomis (Arch Enemy, etc.), Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy), Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein (Misfits), Chuck Billy (Testament), Bobby Blitz (Overkill), John Bush (Armored Saint), Phil Demmel (Vio-lence, ex-Machine Head), Jack Gibson (Exodus), Gary Holt (Exodus, Slayer), Andreas Kisser (Sepultura), Mark Osegueda (Death Angel), Troy Sanders (Mastodon, etc.), and Alex Skolnick (Testament). WWE wrestler Erick Rowan will serve as the MC at the event and Exmortus, Weapons Of Anew, and Trauma will open.

Watch Blink-182 Cover Misfits’ “Skulls” In “Joker” Costumes

During Blink-182’s October 26 set at KROQ’s 2019 Halloween Costume Ball, the band celebrated Halloween by wearing costumes inspired by Joaquin Phoenix’s “Joker” and performing a cover of Misfits’ “Skulls.” You can see footage of that below:

[via Loudwire]