The classic line-up of legendary goth punk act The Misfits is reuniting to headline this year's (16) Riot Fest events in Colorado and Illinois.
Original frontman Glenn Danzig will join bassist Jerry Only and longtime guitarist Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein for the first time since 1983 for the Riot Fest & Rodeo in Denver and the Riot Fest & Carnival in Chicago in September (16).
Danzig co-founded the band in 1977 and the group released iconic albums 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 group.
Danzig, Only and Doyle are back together.
It's finally happening; the original members of The Misfits Glenn Danzig and Jerry Only, along with their longest-running guitarist Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein, are set to reunite for the first time since they split in 1983. This is one Riot Fest you won't want to miss out on tickets for.
Misfits are coming back
Three of the (basically) original members of Misfits are teaming up once again for the first time in more than 30 years, hitting the main stage at Riot Fest & Rodeo in Denver and Riot Fest & Carnival in Chicago this September. The band is best known for their unique visual blend of punk and cinematic horror, and have one of the most recognisable logos in modern music - the Crimson Ghost.
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Police Have Launched An Investigation Into Allegations Heavy Metal Rocker Glenn Danzig Attacked A Fan Who Asked For A Photograph.
The Misfits founder, who enforces a strict no photos rule at his shows, allegedly yelled at audience member Neil Dalton for trying to take snaps on his cell phone during the gig in Montreal, Canada on Sunday night (18Oct15), threatening to break his "f**king neck".
Dalton claims security guards assaulted him as he was ejected from the venue, and even accuses Danzig himself of heading outside "to punch and kick me". In a post on Facebook.com, he also shared a picture of his bloodied face.
Dalton has filed a report with Montreal police and they are now investigating the incident, according to TMZ.com.
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British Actress Lauren Socha Is Set To Become A First-time Mum.
The former Misfits star announced she was expecting on Twitter.com, writing, "Me and my boyfriend are happy to say we are having a baby. Had my scan all well and good. Over the moon."
Following messages of congratulations, she added, "Also thank you to everyone today who sent their messages about me being a moma (sic), so grateful honestly. Love to you all."
The 25 year old's pregnancy news comes weeks after she was granted a bankruptcy order in September (15). Her spokesperson insisted it was a strategic move to help her finances, saying, "Lauren declared herself bankrupt after taking advice from the relevant people. It will help her readjust her finances for the next 12 months."
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British Actress Lauren Socha Has Been Declared Bankrupt.
The BAFTA Award-winning Misfits star reportedly suffered a career slump following her conviction for racially abusing a taxi driver in 2011, and she was plunged into financial turmoil.
Socha is now taking steps to address her debts. She filed for bankruptcy in July (15) and the order was granted on 2 September (15).
A spokesperson for the actress tells Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper, "Lauren declared herself bankrupt after taking advice from the relevant people. It will help her readjust her finances for the next 12 months."
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U.s. Punk Icon Dez Cadena Has Been Diagnosed With Throat Cancer.
The singer and guitarist, who has performed with Black Flag, The Misfits, Redd Kross and Flag, has just completed a course of radiation treatment, and friends and family have launched a GoFundMe pledge page to help offset his medical expenses.
In just five days, $6,000 (£3,800) of the $35,000 (£22,000) has been raised.
A notice on the pledge site reads: "We ask you today to donate funds to help Dez's cause, as this friendly man has given so much to the music community, and he is literally a living punk rock legend, having played on some of the classic records of the genre, and remains one of the most beloved members of the scene. We ask you to please consider donating anything you can to help see Dez through the next year, so he can resume his proper place on the stages and records of our future."
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The Misfits founder Glenn Danzig's trademark infringement lawsuit against former bandmate Jerry Only has been thrown out of court.
The rocker filed a complaint against bassist Only and his company Cyclopian Music Inc. with the California Central District in April (14), claiming the pair signed a contract in 1994 agreeing to share ownership of The Misfits trademarks for merchandising purposes.
The former frontman alleges that Only began to sign deals with retailers insisting he was the sole owner of the rights "for everything Misfits-related" in 2000, including the band's iconic mascot, "the Fiend Skull".
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The Misfits founder Glenn Danzig has hit his former bandmate Jerry Only with a trademark infringement lawsuit over rights to a merchandising deal.
The rocker filed a complaint with the California Central District on 3 April (14) against bassist Only and his company Cyclopian Music Inc.
In the suit, Danzig claims the pair signed a contract in 1994 agreeing to share ownership of The Misfits trademarks for merchandising purposes, but the former frontman alleges that Only began to ink deals with retailers insisting he is the sole owner of the rights "for everything Misfits-related" in 2000, including the band's iconic mascot, the Fiend Skull.
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New York's CBGB Festival is back in its second year for what could be one of the biggest punk fests in America.
Almost like the SXSW Festival of New York, the CBGB Festival will return this year with an impressive 700 artists in 150 venues across the state, plus 40 movie premieres from October 9th - 13th.
The CBGB Festival made its debut last year, taking the name from the renowned music club in Manhattan founded by Hilly Kristal in 1973. The club was largely thought to be the origin of indie and punk rock in America and played host to some of the most influential artists of all time such as Ramones, Misfits, the Patti Smith Group, The Cramps, Blondie, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts, Talking Heads and many, many more.
All well as some no doubt stunning artists, both legendary and newly emerging, there will be a wide selection of film's making their premieres at the event, with The Landmark Sunshine Theater serving as the main film festival hub. As well as screenings from Danny Garcia's 'Looking For Johnny' about the guitar player Johnny Thunders, and Tony D'Annunzio's 'Louder Than Love - The Grande Ballroom Story', 'CBGB' the movie will make its opening night debut. Directed by Randall Miller, the film stars Alan Rickman as club founder Hilly Kristal who embarks on a major musical journey to bring to attention the most innovative bands of the age. It also features Malin Akerman as Blondie's Debbie Harry, Kyle Gallner as Lou Reed and Mickey Sumner as Patti Smith.
Ray Davies claims to be Blur singer Damon Albarn when people recognise him in the street, in order to confuse them.
The Kinks singer and guitarist tries to fool people into thinking he is actually the singer from Blur - whom he is over twenty years older than and bears little resemblance to - in order to deliberately confuse them.
When asked if he is approached often, he said: ''Usually, on The Days when I don't want anyone to see me. People say, 'Who are you?' they know me but they don't know my name. I tell them I'm Damon Albarn and put on a cockney accent.''
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