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The Misfits are an American band often recognized as the progenitors of the horror punk subgenre, blending punk rock and other musical influences with horror film themes and imagery. Founded in 1977 in Lodi, New Jersey by singer and songwriter Glenn Danzig, the group had a fluctuating lineup during its first six years with Danzig and bassist Jerry Only as the only consistent members. During this time they released several EPs and singles, and with Only's brother Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein as guitarist Read more on Last.fm

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Live: Danzig + Doyle @ London Roundhouse – 24 June 2013

June 25th, 2013

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Oh, Glenn. We’ve longed for you to come over here and do a combined Danzig/Misfits set in London for years. You burned us so badly with your awful sound and onstage petulance at Download Festival 2011, but we’re willing to give you one last chance. Hugh Platt went to Camden with all his fingers crossed for this one.

6 things we learned watching Danzig in London…

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Photos: Misfits + Goldblade @ Leeds Academy – 04 April 2013

April 8th, 2013

Misfits live at Leeds Academy - 04 April 2013 by Gary Wolstenholme Thrash Hits

When are the Misfits not the Misfits? Well, legally speaking, the Misfits are the Misfits as long as founder member and bassist Jerry Only is performing in the band. After all, he and Glenn Danzig fought legal battles over this stuff years ago. That’s why the band that have just finished touring the UK bears very little resemblance to any of the classic line-ups of the band that have come over to these shoes before. They don’t even have Michael Graves as a vocalist anymore.

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Old man Danzig cries his way to disaster at Fun Fun Fun Fest… and Slayer show no mercy

November 7th, 2011

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Oh Danzig. As much as we love you, we also know that you’re a massive berk. This past weekend, Danzig was due to perform at the Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, Texas, and had promised a set full of Misfits classics. Instead, it was an unmitigated disaster, with the band going on over an hour late, and nearly causing a riot among punters thanks to Danzig repeatedly informing them that all the problems were the fault of the festival’s promoters. Well, as The PRP has reported this morning, the promoters have a very different view of what went down – specifically the ever-more-ridiculous series of rock star tantrums thrown by Danzig himself.

“So far, so what?”, right? Well, we’d just chalk this up as another one of Glenn’s childish little incidents, if it weren’t for the involvement of Slayer in proceedings.

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Who *WOULDN’T* want to see Glenn Danzig’s head photoshopped onto other people’s bodies?

October 31st, 2011

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We make no secret of our absurb love for Glenn Danzig here at Thrash Hits, but we’re definitely not the only ones. In anticipation of Danzig’s Halloween show in Los Angles, LA Weekly has been running an entire week of Danzig-related content over on their site under the moniker of “Danzig-palooza“. And yes, it was their blog where they ludicrously photoshop Danzig’s head onto the bodies of famous movie characters that caught our attention.

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