Glenn Danzig has announced that he is in the studio and currently recording a covers album. Fans of Danzig will know this project is one the artist has been talking about for some time, and five songs have already been recorded for the album. While Danzig hasn’t released full details yet, it’s understood that among the song selections will be tributes to Black Sabbath and Elvis Presley.
While the Sabbath and Elvis selections, I believe, are somewhat “predictable” choices for Danzig (I imagine he’ll probably throw a song by The Doors in there somewhere too), I would like to think he will choose some tracks that might be a surprise for his fans. I could imagine him doing an interesting interpretation of Nick Cave‘s “Red Right Hand” or a classic rock song like “House of the Rising Sun” by The Animals.
This is all just speculation on my part of course, but as a fan I’d like to see Danzig tackle some covers that are a little more unpredictable. Either way, it will be interesting to see what Glenn comes up with for this project. Maybe he could include a hidden track of him paying tribute to the “Glenn Danzig Shopping List” :)
Meanwhile, Danzig has some other plans for 2011: a European tour is expected this year, along with some dates later in the USA. A new video for the song “Ju Ju Bone” from his most recent album, Deth Red Sabaoth, is also expected to be released soon as well.
Glenn Danzig had his beginnings with the legendary Misfits in the late 1970s, becoming one of the most influential groups to both the metal movement and the punk movement, leaving a legacy with memorable tunes such as “Last Caress,” “Die, Die, My Darling,” and “Horror Business.” After leaving the Misfits, Glenn moved on with a new band called Samhain, which evolved into the band Danzig, pumping out songs such as “Mother,” “It’s Coming Down,” and “Black Mass.”