Jerry Only says he and Glenn Danzig ‘keep laughing’ after 33 years apart
Misfits bassist Jerry Only says the band could make “the greatest album ever” after reuniting with original singer Glenn Danzig.
The band played their first show with Danzig since 1983 at Riot Fest in Denver at the weekend and also play at the sister Riot Fest event in Chicago on September 18. Although that’s their only other scheduled show, Only and his guitarist brother Doyle Ludwing Von Frankenstein said that the reunion will hopefully continue indefinitely.
Only told Rolling Stone: “I want it to continue, and I know Doyle and Glenn want it to continue. We just have to be big enough people to make it continue.”
After splitting in 1983, Only and Frankenstein have continued under the Misfits name since 1995 while Danzig fronted his eponymous band Danzig. They sued each other several times over rights to the Misfits name before the reunion was first mooted in 2014.
Only said: “Eventually, Doyle, Glenn and I have to write new albums. Why don’t we work together and make the greatest album ever? It’s great playing together again. We’ve got a rehearsal space and it’s really fun. We keep laughing. That’s when you know it’s good.”
Misfits were one of the most influential hardcore punk bands in their original line-up from 1977-83. Only said: “The hardest part for me was keeping this big Cheshire Cat grin from my face. I just had to suck it in and give the audience what they expect.”