Misfits Drop Lawsuit Over “Fiend Skull” Trademark Infringement

The Misfits (aka Original Misfits) have dropped their lawsuit they previously filed a lawsuit against publisher Abrams “alleging misappropriation of the group’s iconic Punk logo for a coffee table book, according to the website www.worldipreview.com. The complaint was filed by Misfits AD, a company established by founding members of the band Glenn Danzig and Jerry Only to manage activities related to their reformed version of the band, on March 9th 2020. Abrams was accused of reproducing the band’s “Fiend Skull” design, registered with the US Copyright Office, without authorization. In July 2019, Abrams, which specializes in publishing illustrated books, released “Scream With Me: The Enduring Legacy of The Misfits”.  The band had accused Abrams of both copyright and trademark infringement, as well as a false designation of origin. The Misfits logo itself comes from the Crimson Ghost cult serial and has been copied, parodied, and produced on millions of shirts and other merch for decades. The book is a coffee-table book and is no longer advertised on the publisher’s website. It is avaialble on Amazon and other sellers as the “ultimate visual history paying tribute to one of punk’s most iconic bands”. According to the no dropped suit, the “Fiend Skull” design is displayed prominently on the front cover and repeatedly throughout the book. Continue reading

Misfits Sue Publisher Over “Fiend Skull” Trademark Infringement

The Misfits (aka Original Misfits) have filed a lawsuit against publisher Abrams “alleging misappropriation of the group’s iconic Punk logo for a coffee table book, according to the website www.worldipreview.com. The complaint was filed by Misfits AD, a company established by founding members of the band Glenn Danzig and Jerry Only to manage activities related to their reformed version of the band, on March 9th 2020. Abrams is accused of reproducing the band’s “Fiend Skull” design, registered with the US Copyright Office, without authorization. In July 2019, Abrams, which specializes in publishing illustrated books, released “Scream With Me: The Enduring Legacy of The Misfits”. The book is a coffee-table book advertised on the publisher’s website as the “ultimate visual history paying tribute to one of punk’s most iconic bands”. According to the suit, the “Fiend Skull” design is displayed prominently on the front cover and repeatedly throughout the book. The band has accused Abrams of both copyright and trademark infringement, as well as false designation of origin. The Misfits logo itself comes from the Crimson Ghost cult serial and has been copied, parodied and produced on millions of shirts and other merch for decades. Continue reading

Watch Fan-Filmed Video of The Original Misfits Performing in Philadelphia

The Original Misfits (Danzig, Jerry Only, Doyle, Dave Lombardo, Acey Slade) played last night in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania’s Wells Fargo Arena for what might be the final time, following the show earlier this fall at Madison Square Garden in New York, that Glenn Danzig had said would be the very last. Direct support came in the form of Dropkick Murphys and Agnostic Front. In spite of the bands; notorious cell phone policy, watch fan-filmed video from the show and check out the setlist.

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Glenn Danzig Says Upcoming New York City Show Will Be Final Misfits Reunion Show

In an interview at the premiere of Rob Zombie’s 3 From Hell movie the other night, Glenn Danzig was quoted as saying nest month’s show at Madison Square Garden, on October 19, will be the last. The initial comeback performance by MISFITS members Danzig, Jerry Only and Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein took place at the 2016 Riot Fest. The estranged bandmates played together for the first time since 1983 and were backed by former Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo and guitarist Acey Slade. Continue reading

UPDATED: Original Misfits Book October Show at Madison Square Garden

 

Original Misfits have now officially announced they will perform October 19th at “The World’s Most Famous Arena”, Madison Square Garden. Featuring Glenn Danzig and Jerry Only with Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein on guitar, the band will bring their legendary show and songs to the Garden, site of some of the most famous concerts ever by bands such as Led Zeppelin, Metallica, KISS, Slayer, Billy Joel and more. Tickets go on sale at on July 12th at 10 AM local time at the link below. The band has also been rumored to have planned several other North American shows beyond the current ones planned for September. in Denver, Oakland and Seattle. Check out the image below. Also, you can meet Jerry today at Forbidden Planet, where he will be signing his Super7 ReAction Figure! Continue reading

Original Misfits Tease New York Area Show

Original Misfits continue to rack up miles and respect for their exclusive comeback run of arena shows. Featuring Glenn Danzig and Jerry Only with Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein on guitar, the shows have been must-see concert events. The band posted an ominous photo to their Facebook account, with just their iconic skull logo on the marquee at “The World’s Most Famous Arena”, Madison Square Garden. The band has also been rumored to have planned several other North American shows beyond the current ones planned for September. in Denver, Oakland and Seattle. Check out the image below. Also, you can meet Jerry today at Forbidden Planet, where he will be signing his Super7 ReAction Figure! Continue reading

Super7 Toys Releases Three New Misfits ReAction Figures

Right after releasing a great Jerry Only toy, Super7 has unveiled three more Misfits Reaction “Fiend” figures joining their growing offerings! “Die Die My Darling”, “Collection 1”, and “Collection 2” are all out now. Super7 will also once again have a booth at San Diego ComicCon. Continue reading

Super7 Toys To Release Misfits ReAction Figure!

Toymaker Super7 has announced their highly anticipated Misfits ReAction Figure arriving next week for purchase. The figures will arrive at 6/19. The brand has been having a stellar year with recent releases of Slayer, King Diamond, Ghost, Ozzy, Vic Rattlehead (Megadeth) toys announced at ToyFair and more exclusives on the way soon!

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Misfits Book Los Angeles Arena Show This June with Rise Against, The Distillers, Anti-Nowhere League, and Cro-Mags

With their Chicago arena show coming up soon, Misfits have announced a very special 2019 U.S. date that will take place Saturday, June 29 at the Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles, California. Featuring the lineup of original singer/songwriter Glenn Danzig and original bassist Jerry Only the band will be joined by Rise Against, The Distillers, Anti-Nowhere League, and Cro-Mags as special guests. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, April 5 at 10 a.m. local time at the link below. Misfits played two historic comeback concerts in 2016 at Riot Fest in Denver and Chicago that drew rabid fans in droves from all over the world and shattered attendance records at the festivals. More recently, Misfits played two shows in December 2017 in Los Angeles and in Las Vegas, and in May 2018 in New Jersey. Continue reading