Fan Service

Say what you will about Glenn Danzig, but the guy knows how to treat his fans. He’s a 30-year veteran of hard rock outfits the Misfits, Samhain, and Danzig. While he can be stand offish at times with the press (especially the mainstream), he’s remained dedicated to fan service throughout his career. Case in point: Last year, he put out The Lost Tracks of Danzig, a compilation of unreleased tunes that fans had been clamoring to get their sweaty palms around for years. With tracks like the ripsaw “Pain is Like an Animal,” an acoustic version of “Come to Silver” (originally penned by Danzig for Johnny Cash), and the ΄50s-style anthem “Cold, Cold Rain,” Lost Tracks plays like the best of one of those mid ΄90s Nirvana import bootlegs — you know, the ones full of undiscovered gems that somehow, mind bogglingly never made it to an actual album.

After seven albums and a handful of side projects, Danzig has amassed an extensive catalogue. For the band’s upcoming 20th-anniversary tour, Blackest of the Black, the singer hopes to give fans a little piece from each era. The set list will run down each album in chronological order, starting with its self-titled release and working all the way up to Circle of Snakes. “Obviously each person has their own favorites they'd like to see performed,” said Danzig in a recent interview from his website. “But I've tried to make sure there is something to appease every Danzig fan.” Expect an intimate show when the tour kicks off at 7 p.m. tonight at the Fillmore (1700 Washington Ave., Miami Beach). Tickets cost $30. Get them at
Thu., Oct. 9, 2008

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John Linn