Classic Misfits Lineup Reuniting For First Time Since 1983
The classic lineup of horror core rockers The Misfits are reuniting for the first time since 1983 to headline the Riot Fests in Denver and Chicago in September. Original singer Glenn Danzig and bassist Jerry Only (who was briefly preceded by a different bassist in the band, though he's the first bassist to record with Misfits) will join longtime guitarist Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein as The Original Misfits to headline the Riot Fest & Rodeo in Denver (Sept. 2-4) and the Riot Fest & Carnival in Chicago (Sept. 16-18).
Danzig and Only essentially invented the goth punk genre after forming in New Jersey in 1977, releasing the iconic albums as Walk Among Us and Earth A.D./Wolfs Blood before breaking up in 1983. Only and his brother, guitarist Doyle, secured the rights to the name in 1995 and formed a new version of the band, which has toured and released a series of albums in the years since.
Danzig has continued to pursue his vision of metal and punk with his bands Danzig and Samhain, giving longtime fans a jolt of hope for a reunion last May when he donned his iconic skull face ("Crimson Ghost") makeup for the first time since leaving the band.