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"December 26th DANZIG Show Rumors are TRUE" - Michale Graves


The "American Psycho" lineup of the resurrected MISFITS (minus Jerry Only) will be reuniting for a one-time performance at the Starland Ballroom in Sayerville, New Jersey on Saturday, December 26. Headlining the show will be DANZIG.

The reunited MISFITS will include vocalist Michale Graves, guitarist Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein and drummer Dr. Chud. Bassist Jerry Only will not be participating, but Argyle Goolsby of BLITZKID/GORGEOUS FRANKENSTEIN fame will there to add the low end.

Vocalist Michale Graves has been busy touring with MARKY RAMONE'S BLITZKRIEG as well as supporting his recent live acoustic album, "Illusions Live/Viretta Park", which is available via Screaming Crow Records.

"This is more of the MISFITS then anyone has ever seen in almost 10 years," says Graves. "75 percent of the band reunited on stage in New Jersey opening for the man truly responsible for all this horror business?! I am confident that this will provide fans a real taste of what the MISFITS truly were and could have been!" [Blabbermouth]

I thought there might some kind of Misfits reunion at the show, but I didn't think it would be with Michael Graves singing... So like, just to clarify, here is a list of all the Misfits singers:
1) Glenn Danzig - Lead vocals (1977-1983)
2) Michale Graves - Lead vocals (1995-2000)
3) Jerry Only - Bass guitar (1977-1983, 1995-present), lead vocals (2001-present)
Jerry Only is the current singer of the "Misfits" aka the band you would be going to see if you ever bought tickets to a Misfits show in the present day. Jerry, and his drummer Robo (a member of the band from 1982-1983, and from 2005-present) will likely NOT be at the Starland show because they wouldn't really be welcome.
According to a report from Cleveland Scene, there were apparently plans underway for a proper reunion between the Misfits and their estranged singer-songwriter, Glenn Danzig. However, according to an interview with former Misfits guitarist Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein:

We were actually going to do a Misfits reunion with Glenn. But Jerry put a fuckin' monkey wrench in it. [In] 2002, we had meetings ... And [Jerry] kind of fucked it up, him and his manager. We were going to do a record, do a tour and everything. So let all the Misfits fans put that in their pipe and smoke it.

Over the years since 2002, rumors have always emerged that Danzig would reunite with his former bandmates, but the singer always vigorously denied them. In fact, during the lead up to the singer's 2005 Blackest of the Black tour, Glenn noted: "It's the closest thing to a Misfits reunion anyone is ever going to see!" [PunkNews]

Glenn Danzig, aka the real and original singer of the Misfits, has been doing mini Misfits reunion sets with Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein (who happens to be Jerry's brother) since 2005 (as noted above). Doyle, who is now in Gorgeous Frankenstein with Dr Chud, was the Misfits bassist from 1980-1983 (with Glenn) and from 1995-2001 (with Michael Graves).

Glenn and Doyle do the special Misfits sets in addition to playing with their respective bands who would be on the same bill....such as during the 2005 Blackest of the Black tour... and much like lineup at Starland Ballroom tonight (12/26)... where I'm hoping they do it again in addition to the confirmed Michale Graves reunion which is weird - especially since they're sharing a bill with Glenn...

Maybe Glenn will play with Doyle in addition to the Michale Graves set? Maybe Glenn will come out and play with Michale, Dr. Chud (Misfits drummer from 1995-2000) and Doyle? Or maybe Doyle will just come out and play during Danzig's set? No matter what, it's going to be an interesting night and a family affair... Even the first band on the bill, Seventh Void, features a member of Danzig's band (Johnny Kelly who is also in Type O Negative).

Tickets are still on sale.

A "Danzig vs Michale Graves" video, two versions of the show flyer and more info below...


Saturday, December 26th / Doors 7:00PM
* Saturday night! The Aquarian presents
* Danzig
* With Gorgeous Frankenstein (featuring DOYLE) and Seventh Void. An all-ages to enter, 21 to drink event.
* $30 advance, $35 day of show + applicable surcharges
Danzig vs Michale Graves



Comments (30)

God who cares.

Posted by Anonymous | December 26, 2009 10:04 AM

I liked the Michael Graves albums/era. Not might be Danzig, but it was good. Jerry Only on vocals is terrible.

Posted by Anonymous | December 26, 2009 10:41 AM

my guess - 2,000 people (which sells that club out)

Posted by Anonymous | December 26, 2009 11:22 AM

this is pretty confusing! so the real misfits have less actual misfits in them then the fake misfits and danzig may perform with doyle and jerry is a douche.. fuck it just get back together and do static age front to back

Posted by Anonymous | December 26, 2009 11:29 AM

the misfits need to reunite.

Posted by Anonymous | December 26, 2009 11:36 AM

Who is that burnout in the video?! Love how there is a bottle of Whiskey in the background.

NJ rules.

Posted by Anonymous | December 26, 2009 1:39 PM

That's a bottle of Captain Morgan's.

Michale Graves is playing Europa Feb 16th.

Posted by Anonymous | December 26, 2009 3:02 PM

That's a bottle of Captain Morgan's for the record.

Michale Graves is playing Europa Feb 16th.

Posted by Anonymous | December 26, 2009 3:07 PM

Island of Misfit Misfits

Posted by J | December 26, 2009 4:42 PM

Somebody post a review of tonight's show!

Posted by Anonymous | December 26, 2009 9:13 PM

would of went to this but too broke ass
i'll wait for your tweets

Posted by zincink | December 26, 2009 11:22 PM

I was there, I think it sold out, way too crowded for sure. Michale came out and did some Misfits tunes with Gorgeous Frankenstein, then Doyle came out with Glenn at the end of Danzig's set to do "I Want Your Skull" and "Die Die My Darling" with Danzig's band. Also of note, Steve Zing of Samhain plays bass and Tommy Victor of Prong plays guitar, so along with Johnny from Type O, there is a great lineup playing with Glenn right now. It was worth the rainy drive to NJ for this.

Posted by d | December 27, 2009 11:53 AM

the greatest episode on the Daily Show is when Ed Helms destroyed michael graves. the footage of Helms calling him a moron is hilarious

Posted by Anonymous | December 27, 2009 2:09 PM

Any other reviews of 12/26 show?

Posted by Anonymous | December 28, 2009 12:08 AM

Danzig was KILLER. He is back in top shape both physically and musically. Looking forward to the new album with this band. And for the "who cares"
guy, at least 2000 people, as the venue was sold out and many sad fans were left standing in the cold, cold rain begging for an extra ticket in vain. Danzig's stuff from Lucifuge was particularly great ("Under Her Black Wings" in particular).

Posted by Anonymous | December 28, 2009 3:57 AM

I don't think Danzig's scalp is in "top shape physically" looks pretty frail to me. and by frail i mean BALD also, he mumbles and pulls the mike away and let's the crowd sing now.¤t=2009_12270038.flv

Posted by Anonymous | December 28, 2009 4:55 AM

At least Danzig hasn't gone the typical Hair Club for Men route of most male rock stars (Jagger, Bowie, etc.). That clip was the last song of a long evening and his biggest hit, so the sing-along aspect of it didn't bother me. I'm sure he's tired of the words to that one anyway.

Posted by Anonymous | December 28, 2009 8:59 AM

the misfits singers seem to be all folicly challenged. danzig is almost bald jerry only's hairline is history and michael graves wears a weave sewn to his head. i guess all that evil scared their their hair right off.

Posted by Anonymous | December 28, 2009 1:21 PM

Baldness is not really something you can blame someone for, any more than the color of their skin. I don't know if people would feel better if Glenn got a wig and tried to fool them or not.
Personally, I love the man's music, no matter if he shaves his skull.

Posted by Anonymous | December 29, 2009 1:38 AM

Ever notice how so many older male rock stars don't seem to go bald (Bowie, Iggy, Jagger, etc.)?
That's because they are all wearing rugs. Hair Weave Club For Rock Stars. Doesn't seem in Danzig's nature to go the phoney route. He can't be bothered.

Posted by Anonymous | December 29, 2009 1:47 AM

Glenn Danzig is in his 50s, so what if it's thinning. He still puts on a good show.

Posted by d | December 29, 2009 12:59 PM

thinning is the new BALD. Being that Danzig is a shapeshifting kung-fu demon is the creature he morphs into bald now too?

Posted by Anonymous | December 29, 2009 2:05 PM

"Doesn't seem in Danzig's nature to go the phoney route. He can't be bothered".

I'm sure his plastic surgery (nose job) was all organic and natural nothing phony about a nose job.

Posted by Anonymous | December 30, 2009 4:44 PM

Nose job?

Posted by Anonymous | January 2, 2010 11:42 AM

11:42 - glenn's nose job is only the most (in)famous nose job in all of rock'n'roll...

not that of any of this is important. i saw danzig in roseland, 2008, and the show was excellent.

Posted by Anonymous | January 4, 2010 12:46 PM

Danzig's nose was altered by Danny Marianinho

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2010 2:13 AM

Glenn Danzig knew nothing about this. Graves showed up at Glenn Danzig's show and Doyle walked offstage after like 3 songs then Glenn had that wig wearing turd Graves thrown out into the rain.

Posted by Anonymous | February 27, 2010 2:07 PM

yeah, he knew nothing about it that's why this article was written before the show.
fuckin retard.

Posted by nick | May 14, 2010 10:01 AM

yeah Danzig trolls the internet looking for "articles"

Posted by Anonymous | August 20, 2010 11:30 PM

I thought this was for this December 26 2010...I'm like OMG I live in FL but I will drive to NJ to see this show...then I saw the date...</3... what a heartbeak ooohhh well

Posted by caity | September 9, 2010 8:17 PM

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