Misfits’ reformation aided by lawsuit


Misfits will reunite for two shows this September. Image by Adriano Agulló. Creative Commons

Band’s original frontman Glenn Danzig will reunite with bass player Jerry Only for a pair of gigs this coming September

It’s been over 30 years since Glenn Danzig left horror-punk pioneers Misfits. In between Danzig formed Samhain and embarked on a solo career, while Jerry Only took on vocal duties for Misfits in 2001 (Michael Emanuel aka Michale Graves sang for Misfits from 1995-200). Now, though, Danzig will reunite with Only for two shows this September.

Billed as The Original Misfits, the band will play play Riot Fest & Rodeo in Denver (2-4 September) and then Riot Fest & Carnival in Chicago (16-18 September). No further performances have yet been confirmed.

In 2014 Danzig lost a court case against Only and his other former Misfits bandmates for royalties. Speaking to Rolling Stone, Only explained that the court case helped to bring about the reformation: “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.”

The September shows will see Danzig and Only performing with guitarist Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein, who played with the band from 1980-83 and again from 1995–2001.

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