The 6th annual Cliff Burton Day, celebrating the late Metallica legend and Rock Hall of Famer Cliff Burton, as officially declared by Cliff’s hometown of Castro Valley and the greater Alameda County, was held on February 10th, 2023. It would have been Cliff’s 61st birthday. Continuing with tradition, host Nicholas Gomez hosted and spoke with Cliff’s family and friends, about their personal memories and cherished time with Cliff. Interviews include Connie Burton, Lou Martin, Flemming Rasmussen of Sweet Silence Studios, Mike Overton of Trauma, John Gallagher of Raven, Deen Dell of Vio-Lence, Brian Lew and Harald Oimoen from the movie/ book Murder in the Front Row, Photographer Gene Ambo, Castro Valley home town friends Joe Cabral, Judd of Judd’s Barn, and Tony Martin. Their stories and memories of Cliff are not to be missed and are too in-depth to be shared in just one broadcast.
This year is the 6th annual Cliff Burton Day, celebrating the late Metallica legend and Rock Hall of Famer, as officially declared by Cliff’s hometown of Castro Valley and the greater Alameda County. Continuing with tradition, host Nicholas Gomez will speak with Cliff’s family and friends, about their personal memories and cherished time with Cliff. These stories will bring you back to the influential early days, with an in-depth look into the life, the times, and the location of an unknowing musical phenomenon. Watch Jerry Only of Misfits pay tribute to Cliff in this video.
Misfits whave been forced to cancel their highly-anticpated New Year’s Eve arena concert December 31st at the Michelob Ultra Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. They revealed this in a post to Instagram, sharing the cancelation is due to an unexpected personal matter, also expressiing regret and letting fans know they have plans to perform in 2023. The current lineup includes Glenn Danzig and original bassist Jerry Only with Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein on guitar, were set to be joined at the New Year’s Eve gig special guests Circle Jerks and Tiger Army. Full refunds are avaialble at the point of purchase.
Hardcore Punk legends The Original Misfits have booked a headline show in Dallas, their only headline show of 2022 at Dos Equis Pavilion in Dallas, Texas for Halloween weekend on Saturday, October 29. The Original Misfits features singer Glenn Danzig and original bassist Jerry Only with Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein on guitar, supported by special guest Alice Cooper and The Distillers. Tickets will go on sale on Friday, August 12 at 10 a.m. at the link below. Misfits will headline Riot Fest 2022, along with My Chemical Romance.
Jackass Forever dropped in theaters this weekend and promptly knocked Spider Man: No Way Home out of the top slot at the box office in the USA. Reuniting the famous crew of DIY thrillseekers from TV and the previous movies in the series, the gang is back with this cringe inducing stunts and pranks. Not only does the cast members sport some pretty cool punk and metal shirts during the film, you can hear the Misfits classic track “Where Eagles Dare!” Originally recorded and released in 1979 as the B-side to “Night of The Living Dead” (Plan-9 Records) single, “Where Eagles Dare” is the second most streamed track by the band. Misfits will co-headline Riot Fest later this year! With the tagline “Some people never learn” – Jackass Forever was directed by Jeff Tremaine and stars Johnny Knoxville, Steve-o, co-writer on the film Eric André, Machine Gun Kelly, Chris Pontius, Rachel Wolfson, Tremaine, Jason “Wee Man” Acuña, Rachel Wolfson and more!
“The Original Misfits” reunion of Danzig, Jerry Only, and Doyle has already announced they will perform at Aftershock Festival and now they will perform all of their classic Walk Among Us (Plan 9 Records) at Riot Fest 2022. Misfits will headline along with My Chemical Romance, already announced for 2022. tickets are on sale now for 2022 and this year’s Riot Fest features Nine Inch Nails, Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, DEVO, NOFX, Dinosaur Jr., Motion City Soundtrack, Smashing Pumpkins, Run the Jewels, Pixies, Circle Jerks, Coheed & Cambria, K.Flay, Meg Myers, Les Savy Fav, and many others to perform. My Chemical Romance has been announced as the first headliner for 2022 and tickets are on sale for both this year and next years’ fests at the link below. Riot Fest takes place every year at Douglass Park this fall (September 17–19) with a pair of announcements both for this year, and next year. In an unprecedented move, festival organizers are revealing the lineup for 2021, along with tickets for 2022. Three-day passes for both years are now on sale; 2021 single-day passes will go on sale next week, when more bands for 2021 will be announced.
Foregoing songs about masked serial killers, nightmares and mental asylums, Detroit Stories (earMUSIC), the twenty-first solo album from shock-rock legend Alice Cooper, has been written expressly as a tribute to his hometown of Detroit. Forget about guillotines, spiders, Vincent Price and Frankenstein. This is a more down-to-earth, less twisted and surreal version of Alice, even if the record does occasionally touch base with the likes of From the Inside.
New England’s Melodic Death Metal band My Missing Half have dropped a gnarly cover of Misfits cover of “Halloween”, just in time for the season. The track is killer, but the video is next level hilarious and features their members and shredders Bijan Hennesy and Nick Petrino (Dee Snider) frolicking in a forest ghoul style and fun and terror ensues!
Michael Alago recently released his memoir I Am Michael Alago: Breathing Music. Signing Metallica. Beating Death. (BackBeat Books), written by Alago with Laura Davis-Chanin (with a foreword by Mina Caputo of Life of Agony and John Joseph of Cro-Mags) and you can read our review here. Michael is the music industry legend that signed Metallica to Electra Records and helped guide them on the path to being the biggest band of all time. He also played a role in the careers of White Zombie, Cro-mags, Metal Church, Flotsam and Jetsam, and more. The Drew Stone documentary Who The F*ck Is That Guy: The Fabulous Journey of Michael Alago (just wrapped on Netflix after an unprecedented 3 years, now on Amazon Prime and YouTube) grew awareness of him beyond music documentaries and VH1’s Metallica Behind The Music. Now you can see never before seen outtakes of Michael with Metallica after they filmed their segments for the film, posted to Drew Stone’s YouTube. Continue reading
The Misfits (aka Original Misfits) have dropped their lawsuit they previously filed a lawsuit against publisher Abrams “alleging misappropriation of the group’s iconic Punk logo for a coffee table book, according to the website www.worldipreview.com. The complaint was filed by Misfits AD, a company established by founding members of the band Glenn Danzig and Jerry Only to manage activities related to their reformed version of the band, on March 9th 2020. Abrams was accused of reproducing the band’s “Fiend Skull” design, registered with the US Copyright Office, without authorization. In July 2019, Abrams, which specializes in publishing illustrated books, released “Scream With Me: The Enduring Legacy of The Misfits”. The band had accused Abrams of both copyright and trademark infringement, as well as a false designation of origin. The Misfits logo itself comes from the Crimson Ghost cult serial and has been copied, parodied, and produced on millions of shirts and other merch for decades. The book is a coffee-table book and is no longer advertised on the publisher’s website. It is avaialble on Amazon and other sellers as the “ultimate visual history paying tribute to one of punk’s most iconic bands”. According to the no dropped suit, the “Fiend Skull” design is displayed prominently on the front cover and repeatedly throughout the book. Continue reading