MISFITS mainman Jerry Only says that he would consider reuniting the band's original lineup on condition that Glenn Danzig left all "that dark, that real black stuff" "at home" and focused on being a "positive influence" to MISFITS' fans.
The original MISFITS band broke up in 1983, and bassist Jerry Only brought forth a new version of the MISFITS in 1995. Various members have come and gone, but Only, along with BLACK FLAG's Dez Cadena, has kept some form of the MISFITS in the recording studio and on the road for most of the last two decades.
After the original MISFITS disbanded, vocalist Glenn Danzig went on to form SAMHAIN and then the eponymous DANZIG. Several albums of reissued and previously unreleased material were issued after the group's dissolution, and their music became influential to punk rock, heavy metal, and alternative rock music of the late 1990s and early 2000s.
Asked by Loudwire what his thoughts are about the possibility of an original MISFITS reunion, Jerry said: "The thing is, I have an obligation to our fans. A lot of our fans are young, and the thing is we're a very positive organization. We may have a lot of scary shit, but we're working out, we take care of mom, we've got jobs. It's no bullshit. We work for what we're doing."
He continued" "If we bring Glenn back in and he's going to bring to the table, I don't want that.
"All the money in the world ain't gonna make me sell out my fans."
Jerry added: "What I feel is that I'd rather be where I am and be happy and be a positive influence than to be the richest man in the world and miserable and be a scumbag to the kids that follow us. I'm not doing that. I told Doyle that. I told him, 'Hey, look, if Glenn wants to come be a team player and leave that shit at home, we're good.' That's the name of the game."