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Below is our complete Danzig news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.
Although there's no official word as yet, it looks likely that one time Fight man Mark Chaussee will be the new guitarist in Marilyn Manson's touring band. Chaussee also had a stint with Danzig.
Britain's Metal Hammer magazine is reporting that Glenn Danzig (DANZIG, ex-MISFITS) is working on a concept album with ex-ALICE IN CHAINS axeman Jerry Cantrell.
The record, which Danzig describes as "death blues," will double up as the soundtrack to a movie adaptation of Danzig's Verotik comic.
DANZIG released their new album, "Circle of Snakes", in August through Danzig's Evilive label (Regain Records in Europe). Cantrell is writing his third solo album while continuing to play select gigs with his "jam" band CARDBOARD VAMPYRES (which also features ex-THE CULT guitarist Billy Duffy and former MOTLEY CRUE frontman John Corabi).
The much-anticipated "Blackest of the Black" U.S. Tour, which was set to feature headliners Danzing alongside Doyle (ex-Misfits), Mayhem, Death Angel, Devildriver and Eyes Of Fire, has been cancelled. "We are extremely upset by this news as the band has prepared for months and are in top shape to conquer the country!" Mayhem guitarist Blapshemer said in a statement. "Unfortunately, this decision was not made by us and beyond our control. From our side, everything was planned, confirmed, taken care of and verbally agreed with the management of and Danzig himself. If it was up to us, we would be on your shores within days! The fate of the tour was not in our hands, and I can't elaborate beyond that statement. However, don't get too comfortable. In the midst of winter, 2005, we shall return with the 'Rape Humanity with Pride Tour' complete a horrific stage presentation. So, to all our fans, stay Black and we will see you all early next year. The beast of Mayhem cannot be stopped!!"
Danzig frontman Glenn Danzig has spoken out about the infamous video tape of him getting punched by North Side Kings member Danny Marianinho following a dispute at a show in Tuba City, Arizona, in early July. Asked by Argus Leader what happened in Tuba City when he got "knocked out," Danzig said, "I don't want to give those guys [North Side Kings] press. That was just a setup for me to punch him and them to sue me for a bunch of money. If I wanted to kill that guy, he'd be dead in two seconds."
Read the full article at Argus Leader.
According to a posting on U.D.O.'s official website, the band will co-headline the main stage of the Summer Breeze 2004 Festival in Abtsgemünd Germany this coming weekend on August 21 at 8:50 PM CET, together with Danzig. The organizers are expecting an estimated 15,000 fans to show up for the festival.
The Swedish company Festivalbussen.com will arrange busses to the Metalcamp festival in Slovenia. Some Swedish metal bands will be playing at the festival: Hypocrisy, Dark Funeral, Katatonia and Vintersorg. There will also be other bands like Danzig, Apocalyptica, Sentenced, Primal Fear, Destruction, Dew Scented, Fleshcrawl, Finntroll and more.
The location is situated in the Julijske Alp National park, in the city Tolmin, close to the beautiful surroundings of the Soèa river. The possibility to chill out on a sand beach or to swim in one of the purest rivers in Europe is unique in the European Festival history.
There will be 2 outdoor stages, camping ground inside the festival area, low-priced beer (1,5€), cheap food (hamburger about 2€), and of course some of the best metal bands on earth! So just everything what a Metalhead needs for the party of the year!
The festival take place August 20-21 and Festivalbussen.com will probably arrange buses if there is enough folks interested in this journey. Visit www.festivalbussen.com and www.metalcamp.com for more info!
The price will probably be 1495 SEK exkl entrance ticket (€49)
The following routing has been released for the forthcoming Blackest of The Black tour featuring Danzig with Doyle, Mayhem, Death Angel, High on Fire and Devildriver:
September 29 - Las Vegas, NV
September 30 - Denver, CO
October 1 - Kansas City, KS
October 2 - St Louis, MO
October 3 - Omaha, NE
October 5 - Minneapolis, MN
October 7 - Milwaukee, WI
October 8 - Detriot, MI
October 9 - Cleveland, OH
October 10 - Chicago, IL
October 12 - Pittsburgh, PA
October 14 - New York, NY
October 15 - Philadelphia, PA
October 16 - Washington DC
October 17 - Atlanta, GA
October 19 - Orlando, FL
October 21 - Corpus Christi, TX
October 22 - San Antonio, TX
October 23 - Dallas, TX
October 24 - Oklahoma City, OK
October 27 - Spokane, WA
October 28 - Seattle, WA
October 29 - Portland, OR
October 30 - San Francisco, CA
October 31 - Los Angeles, CA
North Side Kings singer Danny Marianinho recently spoke to Unboundzine.com about his altercation (video) with Danzig frontman Glenn Danzig following Danzig's performance in Tuba City, Arizona on July 3. Asked how North Side Kings got on the same bill as Danzig in the first place, Danny said, "We have played in Tuba City a few times with Soulfly and became friendly with the promoter. We figured it would be a fun show. The kids up there go crazy, and it's fun to play for different crowds. I grew up with his music so I was real excited to play, and would never thought it would end up the way it did. I don't know what he was thinking when he threw me back. Did he expect me to have a jock shoving match or did he expect me to start yelling for it to be broke up?? He should know being from NJ — you lay your hands on someone, you better expect to get hit. I got a good lucky jab that shut him down. If I didn't, I am not so sure I would have been able to go the distance with him. But I was real fucking mad, and I forgot to take my blood pressure medicine that morning..."
The following is an excerpt from Muck Raker's "Losers of the Week" column in the Arizona Republic:
"On July 3, Tuba City became the site where the name of the former lead singer of The Misfits was officially synonymous with mud. After bumping several opening bands in order to play his set two hours earlier, Danny Marianino, lead singer of Arizona hardcore band the North Side Kings, had a word with Danzig about this slight, which turned into a word and a knockdown punch.
"Fortunately for Loser watchers, cameras were rolling and video of the six-second bout spread like wildfire through metal Web rings. The video, which lasts all of 20 seconds, shows Danzig with his bald spot facing the camera listening calmly to Marianino before shoving Marianino and being felled like a sack of Satan-worshipping potatoes.
"Normally, this bit of news would just peter out in the ether but since Danzig is such a renowned jerk, everyone has come out of the woodwork to dis him. Everything from humiliating PhotoShop doctored photos of Danzig and cutting remarks from martial artists who studied the video frame-by-frame since Danzig has said in interviews he trained under Jeet Kune Do master Jerry Poteet. 'Maybe Danzig only trains to defend against groupies?' snickered one post while another wondered more philosophically whether it was the fat guy or Danzig's ego that knocked him to the floor. Just when it looked like this story was dying down, Danzig announced that this will be his last tour. Final score: Ego 2, Danzig 0."
The Fall bill for "Blackest Of The Black" 2004 Tour has been announced. It will be " DANZIG" w/X-Misfits Band-mate "DOYLE" in a guest set, original Black Metal Legends MAYHEM, DEVILDRIVER featuring former Coal Chamber front-man Dez Farfara, DEATH ANGEL Reunion (S.F. Death Metal Legends) and dark newcomers EYES OF FIRE.
"Blackest of the Black” organizer Glenn Danzig had this comment: "At least in the foreseeable future... this will be my last tour. It seems like I have been touring my whole life and I want to take some time for myself and do many of the things I've always wanted to do, like direct my first feature film, which I will be doing this next year.”
As this may be the last show for Glenn Danzig to tour as DANZIG , he explains about the show and line-up with former band-mate Doyle. “So, to do this right, I invited DOYLE to join DANZIG on Stage at "Blackest Of The Black" for a ‘Special Guest’ MISFITS set. This is the first time we will be performing on stage together in 20 years. It's the closest thing to a MISFITS Reunion anyone is ever going to see!”
DANZIG will be supporting their new album “Circle Of Snakes” on sale August 31st , 2004. Tickets will go on sale July 25.
Everyone else is posting these, so what the hell...they're funny. A personalized 'Power Owned' or 'Pwn3d' animated avatar of Glenn Danzig getting floored by North Side Kings singer Danny Marianinho following Danzig's performance in Tuba City, Arizona Saturday night (July 3) is currently available for download. Check them out (avatar1 / avatar2).
Once again, these icons are in reference to Glenn Danzig's confrontation with NORTH SIDE KINGS singer and frequent SOULFLY collaborator Danny Marianinho following DANZIG's performance in Tuba City, Arizona Saturday night (July 3).
Video footage of DANZIG frontman Glenn Danzig engaging in a physical confrontation with NORTH SIDE KINGS singer and frequent SOULFLY collaborator Danny Marianinho following DANZIG's performance in Tuba City, Arizona Saturday night (July 3) has been posted online at AZPunk.com. Also available from: Location#2 or Location#3.
With regards to the incident, Marianinho posted the following message on the BLABBERMOUTH.NET comment boards:
"I would never pick a fight with a black belt, I am not some big, tough guy looking for trouble. I have gotten my fair share of ass-kickings. We have been filming a ton of footage for almost a year now, and had three camera guys at this show to film footage. Tons of tape from the entire day. Danzig freaked the fuck out completely way out of life. His site banned my guitarist from making any statements on [the official DANZIG fan site] The7thhouse in regards to their bullshit comment saying I 'used a sharp object.' When the video is posted you will clear as hell that there is nothing in my hands. Maybe he cut his mouth on his 'vampire' teeth! Or maybe is face just opened up? Who cares — I was excited to play that show and was not expecting a fight. I was in mid conversation when he attacked me."
"And for the record — Danzig is NOT a little man. He may be short, but he is in great physical shape. Better than me, and I am at least 12 years younger. He threw me pretty hard and I reacted like anyone on this site would have."
"NORTH SIDE KINGS is not a touring band and really doesn't care about being popular. We are a hardcore band that does not want to tour. We are happy playing a few shows a year. And I wanted to clarify the subject before he put out some bullshit story — which his crew has already made crazy allegations. Still to this time he has not tried to contact me to apologize for being a mental case..."
"Once again, I liked DANZIG — otherwise we wouldn't have even been on the show. The guy is out of control. The video shows it all — and it was very uncalled for on his end."
"He caught me off guard when he attacked me — but I caught him with a good jab. That's it in a nutshell."
"The lesson here: respect the bands on your shows cause we are all people. Maybe when he is in Europe he will be more polite to the local bands on his shows. It's a shame this course had to be taken."
Here is a statement is from North Side Kings frontman Danny Marianino regarding his recent confrontation with Glenn Danzig:
"Before crazy rumors begin to spread I would like to explain what happened:
North Side Kings were to play with Danzig last night in Tuba City, Arizona. To make a long story short the whole show was a disaster and a few bands got bumped off. Mr. Danzig (or his managment??) refused to push back the original scheduled time slot so North Side Kings and Rapid Fire would have to play "after" his set. Whatever - we agreed to play later because we drove 6 hours and didn't feel like going home without playing.
Needless to say, as soon as Danzig was finished, the venue turned on the lights and Danzigs crew and the staging company began to take the stage apart almost instantly. I confronted Mr. Danzig backsatge while he was signing autographs and told him I thought he was an asshole because of his "rockstar" attitude and no consideration twords the FEW other bands that got bumped off tonight. In a fit of rage he turned around and slammed me into the wall yelling "fuck you motherfucker" trying to be a big toughguy in front of his fans. I -in self defence punched him in the face knocking him out as he was attacking me again. He went down, bleeding from his mouth, eyes rolled back, and in shock that he got knocked to the floor so quickly.
A friend happened to tape the entire incident and this is all documented. Many witnesses saw him attack me, and I did what any man would do.
It was unfortunate that this went the way it did - and I hoped Glen Danzig learned a valuable lession tonight - Do not lay your hands on anyone unless you can handle what may happen.
I apologize for nothing, except for the poor little kids that had to witness this big asshole get his ass kicked in a matter of seconds..."
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