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The Misfits Quotes
A long time ago Verotik started becoming everything I didn't want it to become. We were using artists we didn't want to use, just to put out a monthly book.
Actually when I signed with Def Jam and Rick (Rubin) and I put the band together that was the original concept, to play with different guys for every record.
Ah, I don't know that I won one for Satan. I'm not out to win anything for Satan.
But the Danzig unreleased stuff will be either a single or a double CD.
But unfortunately, I have to say, one out of every 100 interviews I do, I get a real journalist.
But when you get to a song, not only do you have to do a vocal melody, you have to write words and not be redundant and make some semblance of a story.
Comics wouldn't look the way they do right now - and some of the stories you're seeing - would not be the way they are if it wasn't for us.
Hopefully we'll have a nice, eclectic mix of those sort of acts every year and hopefully we'll get enough support from the people who like this kind of music that we can become a yearly thing and grow and prosper in the face of mainstream adversity.
I don't think there's a back lot here in Hollywood anymore that has those streets, like a French Quarter.
I got tired of complaining about this or that so I just decided to amass, in my opinion, the best artists and some of the best writers.
I just told you I wasn't a Satanist.
I know they are going to be doing a box set in Europe of Danzig 5 and 6 and some other stuff.
I see two retarded political parties in our country that don't represent the masses.
I think my favorite comic from the '80s, that really changed a lot of stuff, was Chaykin's Black Kiss.
I think the Democratic Party has picked a lot of the wrong candidates, the kind that Middle America, or people who are more down the middle and more rational, can't side with. I think that's been the problem.
I think the key to being a journalist is getting your subject to feel comfortable enough to talk about stuff they want to talk about and the stuff they like and don't like, and still feel comfortable about it.
I was bringing my attitude as a regular person 'cause this is my attitude.
I wish the Libertarian Party would get more play in the media but they don't.
I'm also going to direct this movie. It's a turn of the century piece called Ge ROUGE. It's got zombies with some early New Orleans voodoo.
I'm just saying that at least for the foreseeable future there won't be any more touring.
I'm pretty easy going as far as him being in Danzig and Prong, and I've always tried to encourage the guys in my band to outside stuff.
I've been a comics fan forever.
If you're a journalist and you're reviewing a book, you should try and explain what the book is about from different aspects.
In Japan, they have TV sets in cars right now, where you can punch up traffic routes, weather, everything! You can get Internet access already in cars in Japan, so within the next 2 to 3 years it's gonna be so crazy!
In that Moon Knight run you'll see where it stops being Neal Adams and it starts becoming Sienkiewicz. It looks more like Peak's influence.
It's a very tunnel-vision, Christian viewpoint, which is a problem.
It's just going to be the most dark, extreme bands that have either been ostracized or prejudiced against by certain media, labels and you know, MTV-style stations and radio stations that only accept payola and stuff like that.
It's no coincidence that up until we did Blackest, the Ozzfest wouldn't touch any of these bands.
It's not like that anymore really, but back in the day, nobody would let the Misfits open up for them, not the Ramones, not the Cramps, nobody.
It's okay for Christians throughout centuries to exterminate races and for their priests to rape little kids throughout decades, but trying to give the people the power to think and be individual, that's evil?
Maybe Stryper are loser guys just trying to find a gimmick to make money off of.
Now we're doing an art book with Dorian Cleavenger, and we're talking with Simon about doing his version of Paradise Lost.
Of course, I started really being a comics fan with the underground stuff in the '70s.
OK, so instead of doing it that way and actually maybe being more successful and maybe starting to sell out a little, we put the breaks on.
People don't realize that they're being played by the Democratic Party and the Republican Party, but more so by the Democratic Party because the Democratic Party does not want another party in there.
Satan wins things on his own.
So writing a song is much harder than doing a classical piece for me, because in a classical piece, I can just let the mood dictate what's going to happen.
So, as soon as people find out about Internet radio stations like HardRadio, all the sudden, the rules have changed. We're talking, listeners from all over the world!
So, I brought my label into a license deal with E-Magine and it's total autonomy, the only thing I have to check with Christoph (E-Magine co-president) about is how much we spend on something.
Supernatural, different theologies. I've been involved in that since I was a kid.
That's the thing I hate about Christianity is that it tries to enslave people, which is what all organized religions try to do.
The Democratic party has gone so far to the left that people just can't relate to it anymore and the Republican party is trying to go totally to the right.
The stuff I really liked was the break away artists like Frazetta, Kaluta - who I used on the Danzig IV and the Black Aria records - guys like that.
There are so many things I've been neglecting and not doing but wanted to do. Things like Black Aria 2, I also want to do a really dark, dark blues record plus trying to put together these unreleased Danzig tracks that the fans have been waiting forever for.
This is not Spider-Man. We don't have superheroes. We have primal characters dealing with primal actions.
To some people heavy metal is Motorhead and to others it's Judas Priest.
Until the contract is signed, nothing is real.
Wars have always started over religion.
We changed everything in comics.
We just did an art book with Joe Chiodo, who was a guy who got screwed by Image and who worked for Verotik from the beginning.
We probably put about four or five comic books out a year and probably about two or three art books and various trade paperbacks - maybe four or five of those a year - and that's what we do now.
We still have pretty good sales, especially for the art books.
We're doing Circle of Snakes, we open up with Skin Carver and we are throwing in Skull Forest later on.
We've had a lot of agencies try and sabotage our tour.
Whether I'm doing music or I'm walking down the street or I'm in a record store buying a record or I walk into a comic store and I'm buying comics or having a drink with my friends, it's the same me.
Yeah, now we publish whenever we feel like it.
You know I take music seriously, right? So I expect journalists to take being a journalist seriously.
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