Friday, June 23: Tig’s Rock Birthdays
Happy Birthday today (June 23) to Glenn Danzig. He’s 62. Other rockers celebrating include Testament frontman Chuck Billy (55), ex W.A.S.P. guitarist Chris Holmes (59), and Warrant guitarist Joey Allen (53).
Glenn Danzig is best known as singer/founder of Misfits, Samhain, and Danzig who’s baritone voice and tenor vocal range has had him compared to Jim Morrison and Elvis Presley (Some call em Evil Elvis). I’ll never forget getting a chance to see Danzig perform live back on June 17, 1994 at the Orange County Fair Speedway in Middletown, NY. The Concert: Metallica with guests Danzig and Suicidal Tendencies will forever be in my memory as one of the greatest concerts I have ever attended.
Glenn Danzig, Jerry Only, and Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein reunited as the Misfits for the first time in 33 years last Sept. playing two headlining shows at Riot Fest in Chicago and Denver. A new Danzig album entitled Black Laden Crown was released May 26.