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Blood, Sweat, Tears: Scenes From GWAR B-Q 2014

On Friday evening, Oderus Urungus burned. Dave Brockie, the Gwar founder who played the Oderus character for 32 years, was laid to rest soon after he died this past spring, the victim of his own heroin addiction. But one funeral wasn’t enough. And Oderus, the once-frozen alien overlord who led his band of scumdogs o… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 18, 2014 - 2:39 pm

Danzig Loses Lawsuit Over Tacky Misfits Merch

Back in May, original Misfits frontman Glenn Danzig sued the band’s bassist Jerry Only for not including him in licensing deals cut with multiple brands to put the band’s “Fiend Logo” on a bunch of different weird objects. Danzig claimed that he created the logo and was entitled to a portion of the profits. Only… More »

By: James Rettig / August 13, 2014 - 11:09 pm

Jerry Only Is Now Countersuing Glenn Danzig Over Misfits Merchandising Dispute

Back in April, original Misfits frontman Glenn Danzig filed a lawsuit against bassist Jerry Only, alleging that Only registered Misfits-related trademarks and made numerous licensing deals behind Danzig’s back, putting the iconic “Fiend Skull” logo on a bunch of tacky shit and intentionally cutting him out of the profits. In response, Jerry Only’s attorney released… More »

By: Peter Helman / June 30, 2014 - 4:49 pm

Danzig’s Suing Jerry Only For Putting The Misfits Logo On A Bunch Of Tacky Crap

Outside of KISS and maybe the Rolling Stones, no band’s logo is used more indiscriminately, slapped on more random crap with less quality control, than that of the Misfits. A couple weeks ago, Noisey compiled a gallery of some of the most egregiously hideous garbage to which the Misfits have lent their brand — a… More »

By: Michael Nelson / May 6, 2014 - 12:17 pm

Superchunk – “Children In Heat” (Misfits Cover)

Last Halloween, we presented the 10 best Misfits songs. This Halloween, Superchunk has your Misfits fix covered. “Children In Heat” didn’t crack our list, but the Merge Records braintrust’s rousing reading of the song makes a good case that maybe it should have. Also, the cover art, which seems to feature bassist Laura Ballance rocking… More »

By: Chris DeVille / October 31, 2013 - 11:01 am

The 10 Best Misfits Songs

“Candy apples and razor blades, little dead are soon in graves / I remember Halloween / This day anything goes, burning bodies hanging from poles / I remember Halloween!”

Thus cried Glenn Danzig in the classic Misfits song named for today’s hellacious, hallowed holiday, recasting Halloween as a day of purest evil instead… More »

By: Aaron Lariviere / October 31, 2012 - 8:00 am

Wavves Covers The Misfits

At some point, pretty much every American punk band has to cover the Misfits. It’s practically a requirement. My own high school band only played two shows, but we still found time to put together a “Last Caress” cover. And we might’ve also done “Teenagers From Mars” too? I forget.

Anyway, Wavves have… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 12, 2012 - 4:11 pm

Danzig’s Fun Fun Fun Set Is Epic Fail

If you follow Glenn Danzig’s career long enough, a couple of things become clear. One: He’s the fucking man — one of the greatest frontmen in the history of both punk and metal, a man whose fearsome wail was enough to make high school less shitty for millions of kids. Two: He’s also an absolute… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 7, 2011 - 11:21 am

Superchunk Cover The Misfits, Again

In what appears to be an annual tradition, Superchunk has recorded another Misfits cover, this time a fun-loving take on “Where Eagles Dare.” Message received, Superchunk; now I feel even more stupid for not going to the Danzig Legacy show last Saturday. Download the cover after the jump. More »

By: Corban Goble / October 31, 2011 - 12:13 pm

Download A Studio Version Of Superchunk’s Misfits Cover

Last week Danzig surfaced to discuss those kitty litter photos and, more fittingly, via a cover of “Bullet” by Black Flag-nodding Louisville punk trio Coliseum. Halloween ought to last forever, so here’s Superchunk tackling “Horror Business.” Andrew mentioned their take on the 1979 classic in his recap of the band’s 10/19 show at the MusicMore »

By: brandon / November 1, 2010 - 9:43 am

Danzig Defends Kitty Litter Pic

A photo of Glenn Danzig with a recently purchased box of kitty litter showed up on-line a couple weeks ago and people went crazy. This year he released Deth Red Sabaoth, his best album in ages, but with things like the knock-out video and Henry & Glenn Forever floating around (and the fact that he’… More »

By: brandon / October 29, 2010 - 10:15 am

Coliseum Cover The Misfits

When I posted Coliseum’s “Blind In One Eye,” vocalist/guitarist Ryan Patterson went in depth about his Louisville crew’s third album House With A Curse. Their new-look throat-shredding blues punk reminds me of Laughing Hyenas, but with the confrontational energy of Black Flag or the early D.C. hardcore scene. I didn’t consider the Misfits, but now… More »

By: brandon / October 27, 2010 - 10:48 am