Misfits’ reformation aided by lawsuit
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.