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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

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

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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 festival, of all places! I mean, is asking for some privacy when you're onstage in front of thousands of people too much to ask? Sheesh.

So, Glenn was being a prissy polly pants. Again. That's okay. We'll kind of forgive him pretty much anything, if we're honest. And yes, we're about to tell you why. Here are five reasons to love Glenn Danzig (even though he's a diva).  

1. Without Him, This Wouldn't Exist:

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Henry & Glenn Forever is a comic book that imagines that Glenn Danzig and Henry Rollins

are in a homosexual relationship. In the suburbs. Where they mostly

behave like whiny pansies. Wait. It gets better. In the comic, Henry and

Glenn live next door to Hall and Oates. Who are Satan-worshippers. This thing is freakin' hilarious. And -- we were thrilled to discover last week (in Needles & Pens incidentally, in case you want your own copy) -- that the book has now been expanded into a comic series, titled Henry & Glenn Forever & Ever. Get a copy. You won't be sad about it.
 
2. Dude Loves His Cat

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It was the photo that launched a thousand memes. Danzig, all in black, hair blowing in the wind, walking with purpose, clutching groceries... and a big ol' box of kitty litter. We know it's childish and stupid. We know rock gods have to buy their household essentials somewhere, too (we saw Lars Frederiksen from Rancid in the produce section of the Market St. Safeway once, and it was surreal because he was the only one there with a forehead tattoo and bondage pants). We had just kind of been laboring under the assumption that Danzig must have a team of minions and underlings to perform such tasks. But no. When it comes to making sure his cat is pooping comfortably, he takes care of that shit (literally) himself. So he must be nice. Right?


3. He Was in the Best Episode of Aqua Teen Hunger Force Ever



We still can't believe he did this. But in what was ultimately the greatest episode of Aqua Teen Hungerforce ever, Danzig bought Carl's house, ran blood through the sprinklers on his front lawn, and got pissy when his robot ran across the street to get away from him. It was dry and hilarious and awesome. And yes, it really was him providing the voice. It's also proof that, under the right circumstances, Mr. Danzig can and will laugh at himself. It's rare alright, but it does happen!

4. Duh! The Misfits!
 



Do you have any idea how crazy, weird and exciting The Misfts were back in the day? I mean, think about it. Can you imagine stumbling across these guys for the first time? "Oh look at these ass-hats in their make-up, flexing their muscles... But wait! This is totally punk rock and exciting! With, like, evil Elvis on vocals! I have no idea what to do with myself! Circle pit anyone?" Find us someone who doesn't like The Misfits and we'll point at a liar. Let us never forget how amazing this band was when Danzig was behind the microphone.

5. The Best Giants Logo EVER

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We know that technically this thing was created long, long after Danzig was out of the band, but still... every time we wear it, we think of a wonderful combination of relief pitcher weirdo Brian Wilson and Glenn Danzig. We like to think that, one day, those two will get together, do lunch, and have long discussions about philosophy and being misunderstood by the world... 

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