Glenn Danzig was born on June 23, 1955 in Lodi, New Jersey, USA and is an American singer, songwriter and musician who is largely considered to be one of the fathers of the Horrorpunk genre of music. He is the founder of the Misfits (original lineup 1977-1983), Samhain, and Danzig. He is often associated with the Devilock, a distinctive hairstyle for which he and fellow band members of The Misfits and Samhain were known. He also owns the Plan 9 record label and Verotik, an adult-oriented comic book publishing company.His musical career spans nearly thirty years, encompassing a range of genres from punk rock, heavy metal and industrial to blues and classical, and his songs have been covered by Metallica, Guns N' Roses, Entombed, and AFI, among others. He has also written songs for long-time idols Johnny Cash and Roy Orbison.As a singer, he is noted for his powerful and broad vocal range. As an author, he is known for his fascination with horror, gore, occult, adult and religious themes.His distinctive vocal style, which is reminiscent of Elvis Presley, Jim Morrison and Howlin' Wolf, coupled with his image and lyrical subject matter, have made him a controversial figure throughout his career; earning him the nickname of "Evil Elvis" along the way.Glenn was also originally considered for the role of Wolverine in the original X-Men movie in 2000 but was replaced by Hugh Jackman due to his touring commitments. He is also in the process of writing and directing his first film, a comic book adaptation entitled 'Ge Rouge' which is due for release in 2007.
Danzig is a heavy metal band from the United States, formed in 1987, in Lodi, New Jersey. The band serves as a musical outlet for singer/composer Glenn Danzig, and their music fuses dark lyrics and imagery with blues influenced music. Danzig can be seen as the third stage in Glenn Danzig's musical career, preceded by the punk band The Misfits and the deathrock band Samhain. On July 14, 1986, Samhain performed what was to be their final show, at The Ritz in New York City. In attendance was Rick Rubin, who was scouting for potential bands to sign to his record label, Def Jam.
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Danzig is an American heavy metal band, formed in 1987 in Lodi, New Jersey. The band is the musical outlet for singer/songwriter Glenn Danzig, preceded by the horror punk bands the Misfits and Samhain. They play in a bluesy doom-driven heavy metal style influenced by the early sound of Black Sabbath.