||Mr. Jim was born in Lodi, NJ.
||Robo was born in Cali, Colombia.
|| Glenn Danzig was born in Lodi, NJ.
|| Bobby Steele was born in Teaneck, NJ.
|| Franché Coma was born in Lodi, NJ.
|| Jerry Only was born in Lodi, NJ.
|| Brian Damage was born in Brooklyn, NY.
|| Doyle was born in Lodi, NJ.
|| Manny and Mr. Jim graduated from Lodi High School.
|| Glenn Danzig graduated from Lodi High School. He had also spent
some time at Bergen Technical High School.
|| Glenn wrote "Bullet."
|| Bobby Steele graduated from New Milford High School.
|| Glenn and Mr. Jim were in a cover band called Whodat And
Boojang with Stevie Lin and a guy named Jerry.
|| Franché Coma graduated from high school in Florida after
spending his first three years at Lodi High School.
|| After Whodat And Boojang, Glenn decided to form a band that
performed all original material. He named the band "The Misfits"
after Marilyn Monroe's final movie, and invited his old friend
Manny to play drums. Manny brought in a blond guitarist friend
whose name Glenn cannot remember. This original lineup did not
feature a bassist. Glenn's friend Diane DiPiaza, (who was later
thanked on the back cover of COUGH/COOL), soon joined as
bassist, but Manny stopped coming to practice, after which Mr. Jim
took over briefly on drums. Guitarist Jimmy Battle then joined
the band and Manny returned. After a while, Jimmy was unable to
come to practice because he lived too far across town.
|| Jerry began playing bass. He received the guitar as a late
|| Manny introduced Glenn to Jerry who was asked to join The Misfits
as the permanent bassist. It was Jerry's first band.
|| The Misfits performed their first show at CBGB's Audition Showcase.
Jerry has listed both 4/18/77 (in recent interviews) and 4/25/77
(in Forced Exposure #5) as the date of the first show. CBGB
advertisements for those two dates show that both nights were
Audition Showcase shows, but The Shirts also played on 4/25/77.
Glenn remembers opening for The Shirts at the second Misfits show
(6/28/77) and NOT at the first, which rules out 4/25/77. Songs
included "Bullet," "Hollywood Babylon," "She," "West End Avenue,
"In The Doorway," "Harpies In The Night," and "Feline Nursery."
|| Jerry Only graduated from Lodi High School.
|| The COUGH/COOL 7" was released on Blank Records.
|| Franché Coma joined the band. His stage name was chosen by
Glenn and Jerry.
|| A fire caused by a boiler at Manny's house damaged much of the
band's equipment, including Manny's drums, Franché's
amplifier and cabinet, Jerry's amplifier and cabinet, and Glenn's
amplifier and cabinet.
|| At Franché's first show (the band's third show), The Misfits
played five songs as a trio with Glenn on piano ("West End Avenue,"
"Theme For A Jackal," "Hollywood Babylon," "In The Doorway,"
"Cough/Cool") and then did the rest of the show with Franché
on guitar ("Angelfuck," "She," "Feline Nursery," "Come Back," "Some
Kinda Hate," and "Hybrid Moments"). Before the show, Franché
almost damaged his guitar by accidentally setting the case on the
Eddie's Lounge stove. Note: 10/20/77 is Franché's best guess
about the date of this show.
|| Mercury Records offered 30 hours of studio time at C.I. Studios in
return for naming one of their sub-labels Blank Records and
releasing a Pere Ubu album on it. Mercury had the option of
releasing the music on their Blank label if they liked it.
|| The Misfits arrived in Toronto, Canada after a 10 hour drive, for
two shows (12/21 and 12/22) only to discover that the headlining
band, Devo, had cancelled. Instead of driving back to New Jersey,
the band went ahead and did the shows with The Skulls opening.
|| Lacking a drummer for their recording session at C.I. Recording,
The Misfits began rehearsing with Mr. Jim of Continental Crawler.
They spent about 10 days recording 17 songs, 14 of which were
intended for the STATIC AGE album. Mercury Records decided not
to release the album.
|| The BULLET EP was released, featuring the new band logo designed by
|| Max's Kansas City had a tribute to Jim Morrison night. Glenn sang
and Mr. Jim played drums.
|| The Misfits began performing "Children In Heat," "Where Eagles
Dare," and "Who Killed Marilyn?" live. By the time Franché
left the band, they had already begun rehearsing "Horror Business,"
"Night Of The Living Dead," "Rat Fink," "Halloween," and "Blue
Christmas." They also occasionally rehearsed "Wild Thing."
|| Glenn and Jerry attended the Punk Magazine music awards ceremony
at Max's Kansas City.
|| Franché Coma left the band during after the shows in Detroit,
due to his touring paranoia. The band returned to New Jersey and
got Rick Riley of The Victims to take his place for the remaining
shows scheduled for Canada. They taught him the songs in the truck
on the way up. Mr. Jim left the band soon afterward.
|| The VICTIMS 7" was released on Plan 9 records.
|| After answering a newspaper advertisement placed by Glenn, Joey
Image was visited at Libra Studios in Manhattan by Glenn and Jerry
during a drum rehearsal. He auditioned with them at Jerry's garage
and was asked to join the band a week later. Glenn and Jerry
picked out his stage name. He had wanted to be called Joey Pills.
|| Bobby Steele auditioned for The Misfits. Glenn had seen his
advertisement in Aquarian Weekly and called him up. Bobby had been
nicknamed Bobby Steele because of his steel leg brace.
|| Bobby and Joey played their first show with The Misfits. The first
song of the night was "Static Age." During the show, the band
dumped grape kool-aid on the audience, mocking the Jonestown
Massacre of a few weeks before. The flyer for this show included
the first photograph of the band with the new lineup. Jerry was
just beginning his devilock hairstyle. The band was supposed to
open for Trixie Sly that night, but Trixie never showed up.
|| The shows at Max's Kansas City were recorded. "Attitude" was later
used on the FLIPSIDE VINYL FANZINE VOL. 2 LP. Bobby's guitar only
had 2 strings left by the time the song was recorded. Later that
night, the band played another show, which was videotaped, at
|| The Misfits entered the studio to record the HORROR BUSINESS 7"
single. Later that night, they went to a Whorelords (Bobby's
former band) show in New York City.
|| Jerry Only spent the evening at a party with Sid Vicious. The next
morning, while doing a delivery for his father's business, he heard
on the radio that Sid had died.
|| The HORROR BUSINESS session was mixed.
|| The Misfits played at Max's Kansas City with The Asexuals opening.
The Asexuals featured Bobby Steele on guitar, Annie Anxiety on
vocals, and Howie Pyro on bass. It was the only time Bobby played
with The Asexuals.
|| A "Who Killed Marilyn?"/"Where Eagles Dare" 7" single, featuring
versions recorded during the HORROR BUSINESS recording session was
proposed (as Plan 9: PL1007) and dropped for unknown reasons. As
Glenn said in the June 1986 issue of "Thrasher," "There's also a
'Who Killed Marilyn?'/'Where Eagles Dare' 45 that never came out."
|| The poster for the Max's Kansas City show on this night featured
the first use of the Crimson Ghost by the band. This was the last
time The Misfits performed at at Max's Kansas City, due to the fact
that they were permanently banned after the show. Bobby Steele was
arrested after the show for supposedly hitting a person in the
audience with a glass. The band's upcoming show as part of Max's
Easter Music Festival was subsequently cancelled.
|| The promotional black vinyl copies of HORROR BUSINESS were
officially released at the band's show with The Damned. Iggy Pop
and Debbie Harry were in the audience at this show.
|| While hanging out at the Mudd Club, Bobby Steele vomited on John
|| Jerry and Glenn spent a night in jail after trashing Mudd Club
owner Steve Mass's room at The Chelsea in New York City. They were
arrested after a police officer noticed them throwing bottles out
of the fifth floor window of the room with Patricia Ragan of Punk
|| The Misfits did an in-store signing at Motley's in Bethlehem, PA
before their show that night.
|| The Irving Plaza show in New York City was videotaped and the Fiend
Club was advertised for the first time. NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD
was released and sold at the door to Irving Plaza for $2 a copy.
|| In preparation for the band's upcoming UK tour, Glenn sent out
several special promo packages consisting of a HORROR BUSINESS 7",
a NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD 7", the 8"x10" promo band photo of the
distorted BEWARE cover, the 8"x10" promo band photo taken by Glen
Brown, and a sheet of paper with information on the tour, all in
a purple silk-screened Misfits envelope.
|| Late in the evening, the band arrived in England for the UK tour
with The Damned. They had scheduled to do 24 shows in 28 days.
|| Jerry unexpectedly showed up at the home of Dave Vanian, the lead
singer of The Damned, while the rest of The Misfits waited at the
hotel. Although Dave and Jerry had previously discussed touring
together in the UK, the members of The Damned were not expecting
them. The Damned, who already had a tour with a North Ireland band
called Victim scheduled, kindly added The Misfits to the bill.
Although Victim opened first, advertisements for the tour listed
The Misfits as the opening band.
|| After doing the soundcheck for what would have been their second
show in the UK, The Misfits cancelled the tour because they weren't
|| With nowhere to go, The Misfits befriended a man named Derek who
promised to be their temporary manager. They were later announced
as the surprise opening act for The Clash, but couldn't play
because Joey left the band and returned to the U.S.
|| Jerry left the band for a few days to go on a tour of England with
Sid Vicious's mother. He told the rest of the band members to
"lay low" while he was gone.
|| Glenn and Bobby went to see The Jam play at The Rainbow in London.
A group of skinheads started a fight with them before the show so
Glenn grabbed a piece of glass from a nearby broken window to
fight them off while Bobby ran to get the police. Both Glenn and
Bobby were arrested by the Metropolitan Police for threatening
behavior, as documented on their record:
"ON SUNDAY THE 2nd OF DECEMBER, AT HORNSBY ROAD N7 USING
THREATENING BEHAVIOUR, WHEREBY A BREACH OF THE PEACE MAY HAVE
CITING TO SECTION 54(b)METROPOLITAN POLICE ACT 1839
They were thrown in Brixton jail for two days, at which time Glenn
wrote "London Dungeon."
|| Glenn and Bobby went to Highbury Common Magistrates court after
|| The band flew back to the United States, having funded the entire
trip with Jerry's father's American Express credit card.
|| The NO QUARTER - MUSIC FOR WORLD WAR III compilation was allegedly
released in Australia on Cherry Red Records, featuring "Last
Caress" and tracks by Half Japanese. This album was later listed
in several discographies, although it probably does not exist.
|| Arthur Googy joined his first band - The Misfits.
|| Bobby played his last show with the band. It was the only time
The Misfits performed with both Bobby and Arthur in the band. An
audio recording of this show exists but has not been distributed.
|| Bobby Steele was informed that he was no longer in the band.
Doyle, Jerry Only's younger brother, replaced him. It was his
first band. He had learned to play guitar from Jerry and Glenn.
|| The Misfits appeared on the "Uncle Floyd Show" and lip-synched to
the MSP studio versions of "Halloween" and "Vampira." Later that
night, Doyle played his first show with the band at Irving Plaza.
Frank Zappa, who had been invited to the show by Bobby, was in the
audience. Doyle wore a blue Star Trek shirt during the show.
|| The new band logo, using the "Famous Monsters Of Filmland"
lettering was used for the first time on the 3 HITS FROM HELL
promo poster, although the old logo was used on the 7" itself.
|| Using Jerry's 200-400W amp and Doyle's 600W amp, The Misfits blew
the roof off the garage during practice one day.
|| Glenn and Eerie Von Stellmann were introduced by Doyle, and Eerie
photographed the band at a nearby cave.
|| WALK AMONG US was planned for release on Plan 9 Records. Center
labels for this album, which would have been the first Plan 9 full
length release (Plan 9 PL9-01), were printed. When the contract with
Ruby/Slash was worked out, this album idea was abandoned and a new
set of songs was chosen.
|| The HALLOWEEN single was released and sold for the first time at
the band's Halloween show.
|| The Misfits played a show at On Broadway in San Francisco upstairs
from a Black Flag show at Mabuhay Gardens. The opening act was
a showing of "Plan 9 From Outer Space" featuring The Misfits
bursting through the movie screen at the end of the movie. Near
the end of the set, Henry Rollins came upstairs and joined Glenn
in singing "We Are 138."
|| The Misfits appeared as the surprise headlining band (replacing
Tenpole Tudor) at The Ritz in New York where The Undead and Heart
Attack were playing. During The Undead's set, members of The
Misfits threw things at Bobby Steele. When The Misfits took the
stage, the audience responded by throwing things at them. Glenn
got angry, as can be heard by listening to his interjections
during some of the songs played that night, recorded on EVILIVE.
This same night, Glenn changed the chorus of "Teenagers From Mars"
to slander Bobby, who was watching from the balcony. Glenn
repeated this at several other shows in the months that followed.
|| Glenn flew to Los Angeles with multi-track recordings of songs to
be released on the WALK AMONG US LP.
|| Ruby/Slash's plans to promote the WALK AMONG US album with a show
on this night with the Flesheaters opening were cancelled.
|| The Misfits appeared on KALX radio in Berkeley before their show at
the Elite Club in San Francisco. They headlined the show with The
Flesheaters, The Undead (the California band, not Bobby Steele's
band), and many others opening for them. Various members of the
audience were throwing things at the bands, and one repeatedly
tried to hit Doyle in the head with beer cans. After five songs,
both Arthur and Rocky (Misfits roadie and brother of Jerry and
Doyle) jumped into the audience to stop him. During the fight that
ensued, Doyle attempted to pull the person towards the stage with
his guitar and ended up accidentally breaking the guitar over his
head. He was not killed, and no charges were filed, although the
band did cause a riot to break out.
|| The Misfits show at Whisky A Go Go was attended by Henry Rollins of
Black Flag (who joined them onstage for the last song) and Earl
from Saccharine Trust, both of whom appear on one of the covers for
the EVILIVE 7" EP. Also in the audience was Rick James. The
Flesheaters were supposed to be the opening band at this show, but
were replaced by Saccharine Trust. On this night, the alleged
Motley Crue chase (documented by Eerie Von in THE MISFITS BOX SET
liner notes) occurred. According to Henry Rollins, Vince Neil
(Motley Crue's vocalist) walked into the bar while The Misfits were
doing their soundcheck. Having never seen anyone with the Los
Angeles glam look, Jerry, Doyle, and Glenn began pointing and
yelling at him without ever leaving the stage. At this point, Vince
Neil supposedly turned and ran out the door.
|| While in Los Angeles, Glenn and Arthur got in an argument at
McDonald's. The band was running low on money and Arthur wanted
two cheeseburgers, but Glenn thought he should only have one.
After this argument, Arthur decided to leave the band and the plans
to record the Earth A.D. album (almost a year before they actually
got around to doing it) in California were scrapped.
|| After the San Diego Misfits show, the band stayed overnight with
Mad Marc Rude, who cooked them a huge spaghetti dinner.
|| During the day, The Misfits met Vampira at an in-store autograph
session at Vinyl Fetish. Later that night, they played a surprise
set of six songs at Whisky A Go Go, opening for The Dickies. Next
they headed over to Al's Bar for their second show of the night,
and later on in the night, they (supposedly) performed a third show
at another small club.
|| Glenn talked to Brian Damage (then a member of Genocide) about
joining The Misfits.
|| On one Friday night during the month, Misfits photographer and
roadie Eerie Von Stellmann (then of Rosemary's Babies) rehearsed
with the band and was accepted as the drummer. On the following
Monday he let them know that he had decided to stay with his band
instead of joining The Misfits. During times when the band had no
drummer, Jerry and Doyle would sometimes practice with their
brother Rocky on drums.
|| Doyle and Eerie Von Stellmann graduated from Lodi High School.
|| The Misfits performed at Irving Plaza in New York with The Necros
opening. Because they still had no drummer, Todd Swalla (Necros
drummer) played for them that night. Eerie Von Stellmann, who
would have played at that show if he had chosen to stay with the
band, photographed this show.
|| Upon returning to the United States, Robo was informed by Henry
Rollins that The Misfits were looking for a new drummer. Robo
called Glenn and was invited to join the band, at which point he
flew in from Los Angeles.
|| Jerry's daughter Kathy was born.
|| After playing a show at Tupelo's in New Orleans, The Misfits and
The Necros went to hang out in a nearby graveyard. Both bands
were arrested for "grave-robbing" even though they were doing
nothing of the sort. Although they were supposed to appear in
court the next day, The Misfits bailed themselves out of jail and
drove to Florida for their next show. The Necros were still in
jail on the 19th and missed the Florida show.
|| The Misfits headlined the Goleta Valley Community Center show
with Circle Jerks, Youth Brigade, Angry Samoans, Sin 34, and
|| In an interview with Flesh And Bones, Glenn talked about his plans
to do another solo project: "I'm going to work on something new in
a few months and this time I'll have a hand in producing, which I
didn't have last time... The new record will actually have a band
on it - Al [Pike] from Reagan Youth..." This project ended up
becoming his next band, Samhain.
|| After their Los Angeles show at P.U.N.X. #4, the band entered
Unicorn Records' warehouse studio in Santa Monica and recorded
instrumental tracks for the EARTH A.D./WOLFS BLOOD album. Jerry,
Doyle, and Robo recorded from around midnight April 8th until 8 in
the morning on April 9th. Glenn slept through most of the session
but was awakened for "Mommy, Can I Go Out And Kill Tonight" to help
time the pause in the middle of the song. The vocals were recorded
later at Fox Studio.
|| According to several Glenn Danzig interviews, on this date, Glenn
told Henry Rollins that he was going to leave the band.
|| The Misfits were joined on stage by all four members of Rosemary's
Babies during "Braineaters."
|| The Misfits entered Fox Studio to finish recording and mixing the
EARTH A.D./WOLFS BLOOD tracks. Future Samhain member Steve Zing,
and producer Spot, were present in the studio. Although the
original plan had been to release EARTH A.D. as a 5 song EP, the
band decided to also record "Green Hell" and "Hellhound," two
songs that they had been playing live. Glenn also donated two
other songs, "Bloodfeast" and "Death Comes Ripping," which he had
written for his upcoming Samhain project. Glenn later went on to
perform these two Misfits songs often with Samhain.
|| After several arguments with Glenn, Robo announced that he was
moving out of Glenn's basement and leaving the band. This
prompted Glenn, who had been seriously considering starting a new
band, to cancel the tour of Canada he had booked with Civil Terror
opening, and announce a final "farewell" show on Halloween.
|| Jerry contacted Arthur Googy about returning to The Misfits.
Arthur said he would do the Halloween show if the band paid him,
but Glenn refused to work with Arthur again.
|| Having chosen Brian Damage as the new Misfits drummer, Glenn
apparently decided not to leave the band. By this time Jerry
had booked a tour of Germany to support the upcoming releases of
EVILIVE and WOLFS BLOOD/EARTH A.D. in Germany. Jerry and Doyle,
who were working over-time to fund the tour of Germany, were only
able to practice with Brian one time.
|| The Misfits played their last show with Glenn. Following the
soundcheck, Brian Damage got drunk with The Necros. Due to his
poor drumming performance, Brian was replaced by Todd Swalla of
The Necros a few songs into the set. Jerry and Doyle, unhappy
with Glenn's choice of drummer, played the rest of the show sitting
on their amplifiers. During the show, Glenn announced that it
would be the last Misfits show ever.
|| The band drove back to New Jersey together, Jerry and Doyle in
the front, and Glenn and Brian in the back. Jerry and Doyle
never spoke with either Glenn or Brian again.
|| Jerry and Doyle moved with their family to Vernon, NJ where
they worked for their father at Proedge, his machine factory.
Robo also moved to Vernon and began work at Proedge.
|| Arthur Googy appeared in a Levi's commercial and may later have
done a Burger King commercial (as stated by Bobby in "Punk Floyd").
|| Glenn released LEGACY OF BRUTALITY on his own, overdubbing his own
guitar and bass on most of the tracks. As Glenn said in issue #6 of
Black Market (1986), "Now I remixed a lot of it, laid new tracks on
it and the stuff sounded a lot better."
|| The cartoon series "Jem And The Holograms," named after the
cartoon band of the same name, debuted. This cartoon featured a
rival band called The Misfits. Hasbro released dolls of the
band members, each doll accompanied by a tape with 6 songs. Each
tape had the "Jem And The Holograms" theme song and 2 band songs
on the first side and instrumentals of the same songs on the
second side. The doll for "Roxy" came with these Misfits songs:
"Click/Clash" and "Takin' It All." The doll for "Pizzazz" came
with these "Misfits" songs: "My Way" and "Makin' Mischief." All
songs were copyright 1985 Sunbow Productions, Inc; Star Wild
Music, Inc; Wild Star Music, Inc. Eventually Jerry Only talked to
Hasbro about the conflict in band name usage, but a legal loophole
was found which allowed the series to continue to use the name.
Mysteriously, in the final season, The Misfits were replaced
by a different rival band.
|| Glenn finished compiling the tracks for the COLLECTION I album.
|| The "All Hell Breaks Loose" radio show in Boston, MA featured two
hours of Misfits material, including a live phone interview with
Glenn and the previously unavailable "Return Of The Fly."
|| Glenn and Eerie Von entered Reel Platinum studio to record
alternate versions of several Misfits songs. Because WALK AMONG US
had been released on Ruby/Slash, Glenn planned to use new and
previously unreleased versions of WALK AMONG US tracks on a new
Plan 9 Records release, entitled WALK AMONG US 2. He later dropped
the idea and the tracks appeared on COLLECTION II.
|| The second pressing of issue #5 of the "Teenage Mutant Ninja
Turtles" comic series featured a story entitled "Ghouls Night Out"
which was dedicated to The Misfits.
|| Mudhoney's cover of Sonic Youth's "Halloween," featured on a
Mudhoney/Sonic Youth split 7" single, included a sample of the
Misfits song of the name. It can be heard best at approximately
4:56 into the song.
|| Glenn sued Warner Brothers upon the reissue of WALK AMONG US.
|| Jerry, Doyle, and The Murp appeared at the Creation Convention at
the Penta Hotel in New York City. Afterwards, the band went to
Tower Records for an autograph signing session. During an
interview, Jerry talked about the lawsuit against Danzig for
the first time. Asked by a YesZista interviewer if there was a
court case, he responded, "We're trying to settle out of court."
At this point, they had been working on a settlement for 2 years.
Afterwards, Jerry and The Murp did a radio appearance on WFMU.
|| Former Misfits drummer Manny showed up before the Danzig show in
Allentown, PA and talked to Glenn for the first time in years.
|| A Misfits tribute album on Mary Jane Records was cancelled after
Glenn threatened to sue for using any Misfits likenesses.
|| Years of lawsuits appeared to be coming to an end, as several
former band members (including Jerry and Doyle) met with Glenn to
discuss a settlement. Jerry later explained the outcome in Metal
Maniacs (June 1996): "We are the exclusive owners of the name on a
performing level. We share the joint rights to the name with Glenn
|| After almost a year of rumors, Jerry announced for the first time
that The Misfits might be getting back together. In issue 12 of
FeH (Sept/Oct '94), he made the following statement, "What it boils
down to is we are in the process of settling with Glenn and the way
it looks we will be able to play as The Misfits. So we are looking
for a singer."
|| Jerry and Doyle overdubbed new guitar and bass tracks over the
MAX'S X-MAS live recording from 12/20/78. As Jerry said in an
interview for a Swedish publication (Close-Up #22), "I had a
cassette which was recorded during a concert 1977 or 1978, where we
played 'Blue Christmas.' The instruments were badly recorded, but
Glenn's vocals were awesome, so we went to Lodi and recorded the
|| The out-of-court settlement with The Misfits, Glenn Danzig, and
Caroline Records allowed Jerry Only and Doyle to perform and record
as The Misfits, beginning on this day. Also on this day, Plan 9
Records ceased to exist.
|| After 8 years of sitting under Glenn Danzig's back porch, the
Misfits skateboard decks were given to Jerry and Doyle by Glenn's
mother. These skateboards were originally advertised in "Thrasher"
magazine in April of 1987. Approximately 14 cases were found
and 4 were taken by The Misfits; the rest were later claimed by
Glenn as "sold."
|| After the Danzig show in Red Bank, NJ, Jerry and Doyle
went to visit Glenn at his hotel room, to ask him to join the band. As
Jerry stated in Metal Maniacs (June 1996), "We went to his door
and knocked and fifteen minutes later security came and walked us
out of the hotel. So we took that as a 'no'."
|| Caroline cancelled the "Teenagers From Mars" single. It
(Caroline 1704-61475-1/2) had been planned as a limited pressing
of 10000 one-sided 7" singles, available in four colors and
featuring the STATIC AGE version of "Teenagers From Mars." The
B-side was to be an etching of the Crimson Ghost. Both the 7"
single and a corresponding CD single featuring EVILIVE versions of
"Horror Business" and "We Are 138" were going to be released on
September 19, 1995. The STATIC AGE (Caroline 1704-67511-2 [CD],
Caroline 1704-67520-1/4 [LP/Cass]) album, which was to be released
on Halloween of 1995 as a gatefold LP or specially packaged CD,
was postponed. The special CD packages were later used in THE
MISFITS BOX SET. The proposed live MAX'S X-MAS album was also
cancelled. The cancellations were apparently caused by Glenn
Danzig, who had threatened legal action if Caroline didn't release
his COLLECTION II project (which had been in the works since 1987)
first. He was also unhappy with the overdubs of the live material
|| To celebrate the release of THE MISFITS BOX SET, Generation
Records in New York City hosted a two hour box set signing party from
midnight until 2 in the morning. It was attended by Misfits Jerry Only,
Doyle, Franché Coma, Mr. Jim, and Bobby Steele, plus newer
Misfits members Michale Graves and Dr. Chud.
|| Marvel Comics included a full page advertisement featuring
a verse from "Braineaters" in all of their August 1996 issues.|