The Original Misfits members have announced that Dave Lombardo (Slayer) will be drumming with them for their string of reunion dates at the Chicago and Denver Riot Fest’s. Lombardo will be joining Glen Danzig, Jerry Only and Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein for the two shows in September.
Lombardo gave insight on the opportunity, “The Misfits created the horror punk attitude and had a massive influence on modern rock, punk and metal. It was an easy decision for me to join them for these monumental shows. I was honored to be asked, and am very excited to be playing with the band. Judging by the rehearsals alone, Misfits fans will not be disappointed- this is everything they could have hoped for and more.”
Glenn Danzig commented, “I first met Dave back in ’88 when Danzig did four shows with Slayer in the U.S., before the first Danzig album was released. Dave is one of the best drummers around, and I can’t wait for everyone to see him pounding Misfits songs live for these special shows.”
Jerry Only also commented on the announcement, “Dave Lombardo is a master at what he does. With the immensity of the two shows we’re planning together, the biggest decision we had was who is going to keep time and power this monster machine on drums? When Dave Lombardo’s name was thrown into the ring, Glenn and I were immediately on the same page from the very start, a good sign of things to come. I think the darker side of punk we created with the Misfits spawned the growth and evolution of punk into thrash, and sired bands like Metallica and Slayer, just as we inspired countless others in the punk revolution.”