Top 6 Most Outrageous Facts About Glenn Danzig

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Let’s start with two indisputable facts: 1) Today is Glenn Danzig’s Birthday. 2) Glenn Danzig is a fucking legend.

Love him or hate him, Danzig is a fascinating, irascible character whose output with the Misfits, Samhain and Danzig contains some of the best punk and hard rock in the past three decades.

In celebration of Danzig’s 59th birthday, here are six outrageous facts about Evil Elvis himself.

DANZIG LOVES BOOKS…AND LOST PARABLES ABOUT VENGEFUL JESUS
One look at Danzig and you know this dude loves to read. But what are his favorite books? The legend obliges curious fans in the following video, in which he gives a tour of his personal library and reads lost Bible passages about Jesus killing bratty kids.

DANZIG LOVES CATS
He’s an animal lover. And he will not hide it. Glenn doesn’t give a shit if you see him buying kitty litter for his felines. But he’ll probably punch you in the face for taking a photo of him in the act.

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DANZIG PUNCHES PEOPLE
Were you a punk rocker who grew up in New Jersey in the Seventies? Well Glenn Danzig was…and he punched his way out. Watch Danzig scrap with unruly Circle Jerks fans in this clip from 1983:

DANZIG “ALLOWS” PEOPLE TO PUNCH HIM
By now you’ve all witnessed the 2004 incident (if not, see below) where North Side Kings’ Danny Marianino clocks Danzig. But did you know the singer allowed this to happen because of his razor-sharp business acumen? “I allowed it to happen,” Danzig told Metal Hammer at the time. “Why? Because there are always those looking to goad you into hitting them so they can sue you. It happens to public figures all the time. It’s a way of life.”

DANZIG PLAYS HIMSELF IN AQUA TEEN HUNGER FORCE EPISODE
Who says Danzig doesn’t have a sense of humor? To those people we say, Do you even lift, bro?

EVEN COUNTRY LEGENDS LOVE DANZIG
The Man in Black, Johnny Cash, was one of country music’s biggest bad-asses. It’s only fitting that his path would eventually cross with Evil Elvis. In the clip below, Cash describes their meeting and performs the Danzig-penned, “13.”

Check out Glenn’s version here:

 

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  • kburd

    Danzig didn’t allow that to happen – he pushed and then got clocked. A little re-imagining of history.

    • Reverend Jesse Jackson

      yeeeeeeeaaaahhh… but that fat fuck never wrote songs for Johnny Cash or Roy Orbison. He never created and produced classic albums that influenced generations and generations of musicians. And he hasn’t been seen on beloved cartoons, either.

      All he did was write a book about punching Danzig. AND some ten years later, he STILL can’t stop talking about the incident.

  • Voiceofreason

    Yeah, about that “allowing it to happen” business…. He shoved the guy, saying “fuck you motherfucker,” and the guy came back with a swing and Glen dropped. I like the Misfits, and some of Glen’s solo work and all, but he got hit by a big guy and went down. Saying he let the guy knock him out to avoid a lawsuit just makes him look like a chump. He should’ve just owned it, the guy from Northside Kings is a big guy, you can’t win ‘em all. But no, had to try and play it off…

  • SweetDaddyPatty

    Thanks for clearing that up, geniuses