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Music, All Shook Down <i> Henry &amp; Glenn Forever &amp; Ever </i> Creator Talks Mission Comics Art Show, Danzig's Reaction, and More

Henry & Glenn Forever & Ever Creator Talks Mission Comics Art Show, Danzig's Reaction, and More

The greatest love story every told? Meh, probably not. But for punk and metal fans who grew up listening to Black Flag and The Misfits, Henry & Glenn Forever's fictional world where the two muscled frontmen are romantically involved is…
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Music, What Your Choice of Music on Halloween Says About You

What Your Choice of Music on Halloween Says About You

If you want to know where you're at in life, take a good long look at your Halloween plans. Does the phrase "Halloween plans" translate as "Netflix and take-out" to you? Will your All Hallow's Eve be given over to…
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Film, "This Must Be the Place": Sean Penn Is Gothed Up and Great

"This Must Be the Place": Sean Penn Is Gothed Up and Great

If you Google the phrase "Danzig shopping for cat supplies," you'll find links to phone-cam shots of former Misfits singer Glenn Danzig crossing a grocery-store parking lot while wearing a Danzig T-shirt and carrying Fresh Step. He's a striking figure,…
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Music, Keeping Death: Kirk Hammett's House of Horrors

Keeping Death: Kirk Hammett's House of Horrors

"That Nosferatu poster is literally one of a kind. Well, maybe." Kirk Hammett laughs, indicating the iconic, hook-nosed visage of F.W. Murnau's vampire hanging above his fireplace. We're in the living room of Hammett's San Francisco home, an unassuming Spanish-style…
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Music, All Shook Down Five Reasons To Love Glenn Danzig (Even Though He's a Drama Queen)

Five Reasons To Love Glenn Danzig (Even Though He's a Drama Queen)

Reports have emerged that poor little put-upon Glenn of the Danzig threw a hissy fit at Bonnaroo over the weekend because he thought photographers might be taking pictures of him. The nerve of those snappers! Doing their jobs! At a…
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Music, All Shook Down Metallica Turns 30 with Ozzy, Danzig, Rob Halford, and a Roomful of Fanatics

Metallica Turns 30 with Ozzy, Danzig, Rob Halford, and a Roomful of Fanatics

Metallica (plus guests) Dec. 9 and 10, 2011 The Fillmore Better than: Turning 30 alone, we're assuming. The birthday party for the biggest metal band in the world came to its finale this weekend with classic songs and surprise…
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Calendar, Night&Day Screw Jerry Only

Screw Jerry Only

The soul of the Misfits was intact from the beginning, except for one thing: The Misfits were a horror synth band. For two songs, one great ("Cough Cool") and one later to be great ("She"), Glenn Danzig made do with…
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Music, Hear This Show preview: Danzig

Show preview: Danzig

The concepts of paranormal horror and rock 'n' roll often overlap. In the 1950s, R&B singer Screamin' Jay Hawkins jumped from his coffin onstage, singing and blabbering in tongues; in the '60s, the Doors mixed menacing blues and ancient (occasionally…
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Music, Hear This The World According to Danzig

The World According to Danzig

Might Glenn Danzig claim the fearmonger-turned-celebrity throne vacated when Ozzy Osbourne's TV show ended? Seems possible. The brooding singer, formerly of the Misfits, Samhain, and, uh, Danzig, has lurched along the dark end of rock street for three decades, and…
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Music, Jersey Boys

Jersey Boys

Like oil and pharmaceutical tankers in the New Jersey night, two of the Garden State's other greatest exports are passing one another on Bay Area tours in the next couple weeks. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band are bringing…
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Music, Reviewed Steadman

Steadman

Although Britain's latest export, Steadman, has adopted Jon Bon Jovi and Glenn Danzig's practice of naming the group after its lead singer's last name, that's where the self-indulgence stops. Instead, Steadman's music exists somewhere between Oasis' anthemic tendencies and Coldplay's…
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Calendar, See/Be Seen Nina's Knowledge

Nina's Knowledge

THURS 7/24 Most singer/songwriters these days think they're epic novelists, pulling stunts like producing albums stuffed with 70 minutes of verbiage that could have been condensed into 20. Manhattan songstress Nina Nastasia, though, presents herself as an evocative short-story teller…
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Music, Reviewed Johnny Cash|Various Artists

Johnny Cash|Various Artists

Perhaps more than any other living country singer, Johnny Cash is a veritable American icon. Like Willie Nelson, Cash bridged the hippie-era generation gap by admitting he was a druggie (in his case, a pill popper) even as he clung…
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Barbarian at the Gate

Comic books and rock and roll have been strange bedfellows for nearly 20 years. First, there was KISS: Marvel Comics Super Special #1 rendered the Knights in Satan's Service in glorious four-color artwork back in 1977. KISS was so popular…
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