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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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.