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Glenn Danzig covers Black Sabbath, ZZ Top and more

Posted by on June 26, 2015

glenn_danzigA few months ago, we had a chat with Prong’s frontman, Tommy Victor where we discussed about their upcoming release Songs from the Black Hole, an album of cover songs from the band’s influences and, as he has been working with Glenn Danzig in the studio as well, he mentioned about the recording process of the three albums Danzig has been working on, revealing that one of those would be a cover album too.

Back in May, Danzig decided to post a picture of himself wearing the iconic skull makeup from his early days in Misfits, giving some details regarding the album and revealing its fitting title Skeletons.

In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, it’s unveiled that the cover album will have songs from Black Sabbath (“N.I.B.”), ZZ Top “Rough Boy”), the Troggs (“A Girl Like You”),  the Everly Brothers (“Crying in the Rain”) and others. Danzig explains:

“I had to put it out now or else there would be so many songs I’d want to do that I wouldn’t be able to do it,” he explains with a wide smile. “Even the way I did it, there are so many songs I still wanted to cover. My attitude with covers is, make it your own or else leave it alone.”

The other albums he’s been working on are, an Elvis covers album which will features songs like “Home Is Where the Heart Is” and “Is It So Strange,” which Presley recorded in 1957; and a proper Misfit’s record to which he states:

“It’s pretty much all recorded, except I keep writing extra songs so I’m gonna go back in the studio probably at the end of June, some of it’s very swampy and dark, some of it’s…I don’t know what the right word is. It’s pretty heavy though.”

Danzig will hit the road next month, which hopefully will concord with the release of the new albums, and will perform some of the cover songs along with some old and new tracks to please the eager fans who have been waiting for these records to come out. The dates will run as follows:

7/11 Pomona, CA @ Fox Theatre
7/12 Flagstaff, AZ @ Pepsi Amphitheatre
7/14 Houston, TX @ Bayou Music Centre
7/15 San Antonio, TX @ Aztec Theatre
7/17 Dallas, TX @ South Side Ballroom
7/18 Tulsa, OK @ Brady Theatre
7/19 Kansas City, KS @ Arvest Bank Midland Theatre
7/21 Denver, CO @ Fillmore Auditorium
7/24 Calgary, AB @ Mac Ewan Hall
7/25 Edmonton, AB @ Shaw Conf. Centre
7/27 Vancouver, BC @ Queen Elizabetth Theatre
7/28 Seattle, WA @ Showbox Sodo
7/30 San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
7/31 Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl

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