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]

The Original Misfits Announce Philadelphia Show With Dropkick Murphys & Agnostic Front

The Original Misfits have announced that they will be performing at Wells Fargo Arena in Philadelphia, PA on December 14. Dropkick Murphys and Agnostic Front will serve as support. This news comes after Glenn Danzig previously claimed that the band’s recent New York concert would be their final reunion show.

Bring Me The Horizon, Mötley Crüe, Misfits, Etc. Songs To Be Featured On “WWE 2K20” Video Game Soundtrack

The track listing has been revealed for the “WWE 2K20” soundtrack. That video game will be released on October 22 and it will feature songs from Bring Me The Horizon, Mötley Crüe, Misfits, Muse, Poppy, etc.

Here’s all the in-game tracks:

  • Banks – “Gimme”
  • Barns Courtney – “99”
  • Bring Me The Horizon – “Wonderful Life” (feat. Cradle Of Filth’s Dani Filth)
  • Grandson – “Stigmata”
  • Lil Uzi Vert – “XOTour Llif3”
  • Mötley Crüe – “The Dirt” (feat. Machine Gun Kelly)
  • Muse – “The Dark Side”
  • Poppy – “Metal”
  • Saweetie – “Icy Girl”
  • The Black Keys – “Lo/Hi”
  • Misfits – “Hybrid Moments”
  • Watt – “Burning Man” (feat. Post Malone)

Glenn Danzig Says There Will Be “No More Misfits Shows” After Their New York Concert

According to Glenn Danzig, Misfits’ October 19 concert at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY will be their final reunion show. The frontman confirmed the news to Bionic Buzz while on the red carpet of the September 16 premiere of Rob Zombie’s new movie “3 From Hell.” He simply said the following: “no more Misfits shows except for MSG.” This news isn’t too surprising considering legal documents previously surfaced and seemed to suggest that the band were only obligated to play 10 shows following a settlement between Danzig and Jerry Only. However, it’s worth mentioning that this show will be their 12th. On another note, I recently went to the band’s Oakland, CA show and my review can be found HERE.

[via Metal Injection]