Well, it happened! The classic Misfits lineup of singer Glenn Danzig, bassist Jerry Only and guitarist Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein performed their first show together since 1983 at the Denver Riot Fest last night (Sept. 4). They were joined by ex-Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo and Joan Jett guitarist Acey Slade.
Fan-filmed footage of the gig shows the 61-year-old Danzig, the 57-year-old Only and the 51-year-old Doyle in great shape and highly energized as they ripped through 25 songs, fittingly starting with the tune ‘Death Comes Ripping.’
At one point, Danzig addressed the crowd, saying, “About 40 years ago, Jerry and I got onstage in New York and we shocked the whole f–king punk scene who didn’t know what the f–k to make of us. We didn’t look like anybody. We didn’t sound like anybody. We were angry, pissed-off and we dressed all in f–king black and we were always getting into fights and s–tloads of f–king trouble every night. That’s pretty much what punk was back then, getting f–ked up and f–king people up. At least in New York City, it was.”
Check out the set list, as well as fan-filmed video footage of the historic show above and below.
Misfits Setlist, Denver Riot Fest:
Death Comes Ripping
I Turned Into a Martian
Where Eagles Dare
Mommy, Can I Go Out and Kill Tonight?
All Hell Breaks Loose
Teenagers From Mars
We Are 138
Who Killed Marilyn
Die, Die My Darling
Night of the Living Dead