The Original Misfits Want to Continue Their Reunion
This past Sunday (Sept. 4), three original members of the Misfits -- Glenn Danzig, Jerry Only and Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein -- performed for the first time together since Danzig left in 1983. With one more show on their docket, they're looking ahead and thinking that everything feels good enough to keep things going into the future.
"I want it to continue," Only told Rolling Stone. "I know Doyle wants it to continue. I know Glenn wants it to continue. We just have to be big enough people to make it continue. And that's where we're at. Whatever it takes. We're going into our 40th anniversary so the timing couldn't be more perfect. Eventually, Doyle's got to write a new album; I've got to write a new album; Glenn's got to write a new album. Why don't we work together and make the greatest album ever? Now we've got different elements."
However, given the history of acrimony and lawsuits they've had with Danzig over the years, they're not in any rush to commit to anything just yet. "I think it's got to evolve naturally," the bassist continued. "The thing is we've tried to plan things and then we stand there and wait and as it comes we'll just do it."
The Misfits roped in Dave Lombardo of Slayer to play drums for these two Riot Fest dates, and even though Orly said that he "needs to learn the fine elements of our songs," they were happy with the job he did. It bodes well for a group that has gone through nine other drummers in their nearly 40-year history.
"[I]f we move forward as a unit and start writing new albums with somebody like Dave," Only said, "we've got a drummer who's from a different place; we might add a different element into our mixture. You feel him build the energy level. I like playing with him. And he's a nice guy."
The Original Misfits, as they're billing themselves, are playing in Chicago on Sept. 18. Other acts on the bill for Riot Fest that weekend include Morrissey, the Flaming Lips, Social Distortion and Bob Mould.
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