Nardwuar: I Just first wanted to say, Glenn, what happened in Seattle there? We were totally shocked when the gig didn't happen.
Do you know if that was the real reason it was cancelled, just because of the riots?
Because my friend Rob Nesbitt was just like so, so choked when that happened, Glenn, he took like this bus trip ride from Victoria, BC - which is like 7.5 hours away - he made setlist tapes to memorize, of all the songs you were going to play on your current setlist so he could be like right up front singing along! He got a hotel room. He was there like a couple days early, and he's like up this pole, joining the demonstrators going, "Yeah yeah yeah!" He looked over to the Moore Theatre, and there was this giant banner that said, "Danzig," and he was like, "All right! This is the end of the world. Danzig's going to be playing. It's going to be great." And he got down from the pole and then went over to the Moore Theatre and got a flyer - , his heart just, just stopped.
Well, it just was like, it was, he couldn't believe it, that the gig was over! That , he didn't have a chance. For a minute they entertained trying to get to Portland to see you guys but they didn't-
Aaargh, well I guess he didn't know that about the bus, because he was like totally stoked and he finds out from this... flyer...
Glenn, when you are doing your comic label, Verotik, what have you got for inspiration? Like have you ever like gone to a forensic autopsy and checked it out just to get inspiration for some of the stuff you are doing?
Michael Jackson actually witnessed a forensic autopsy.
In one of your comics-
Yeah, and then I guess those death scene books that Feral House put out. Those are pretty graphic too, right?
What year would that have been?
Have you ever been singing along, up on stage there, Glenn, and a fan hands you one of those books, and it's something you're freaked out at?
I don't know, I just thought it'd be weird-
It must be great to have your own comic book implant there. Just because you can do pretty much-
Imprint! I'm sorry.
Right! I guess that's kind of Danzig! Do you have any songs about implants at all?
Do you have any songs about implants?
It must be great to have that... imprint. And you can do pretty much whatever you want. American Records, you're totally gone from them. Do you feel free now that you can do pretty much whatever you want and you're not bound by anything?
Because American Records, I was checking around on the web, and actually on Ebay somebody is selling a Danzig Gold Record.
Yeah, check this description out there, Glenn. "Danzig Gold Record Award for sales of the 1st 2 Danzig records. This is the real deal! From American Records- (formerly Def American). Scan shows award in mint condition with original manufacturer's tag still on back. You can change the name on the award plate to your own, just by contacting the manufacturer. This is a true collector's piece, and was obtained from the original recipient"
I don't know. I didn't, I couldn't make it out there.
That's pretty bizzare - like a Gold Record!
What did Eerie originally do? Was he a pool cleaner?
Was it that big factory that that that that Jerry's family had, that same factory?
Because also on Ebay a little while ago there was The Misfits "Legacy of Brutality" on pink vinyl and it went for $3000.00.
Yup. "Legacy of Brutality", pink vinyl. Because I think there was something like they mixed up the vinyls when they were making it and there were only a few made-like ten!
Well, Glenn Danzig, your new LP, 6:66 Satan's Child continues, like, your strong lyrical presence! And you've had amazing lyrics in the past, like, "Carve a hole in your distorted soul. I'm here to bang it!" Or, "I'm coming in your hole. I waste you girl." I'm just curious, are you de-mystifying sex through these lyrics? Are you degrading it to the listener? What exactly is your angle on those?
Like, "Carve a hole in your distorted soul"-
"I'm coming in your hole. I waste you girl"?
How do you feel about people reading into your lyrics-
Because I guess like many successful artists over the years that have been well-respected, you have taken a lot of the heat for some of your lyrics and, I guess, thoughts you've put out there. Is it okay to read you an excerpt of this interview that I found?
This is a NoMeansNo interview. I don't know if you are familiar with the punk band NoMeansNo?
Oh, you don't like them? Have you ever met them before?
Okay, this is a NoMeansNo interview by John Durbin, in the July/August 1998 issue of Vice Magazine, Volume 5, Number 6, page 38, NoMeansno say, "Fuck Danzig! Whatever he does, our work is the opposite of that. I think If he'd been two feet taller, he might have been a normal human being. But he's stunted in more ways than one. To us, it's not just show business. We're not a band that preaches in a negative way. Etc. etc. etc." What do you think when you hear stuff like that, when people are critiquing your lyrics like that?
What do you think of these-
What do you think of these lyrics, Glenn? "I'm the scarecrow man, the scarecrow man. I've come to kill you, I will, I'm gonna eat you, but I'm still the scarecrow man, the scarecrow man."
That's by the new Misfits.
Have you watched wrestling lately? Have you been taking any pleasure in seeing your former bandmate in the Misfits, Jerry ONLY, getting his ass kicked wrestling?
So you've seen Jerry though on wrestling. I guess you can't really get away from it, can you?
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