Glenn Danzig

Glenn Danzig
Glenn Danzig at Wacken Open Air 2013.jpg
Danzig performing at the Wacken Open Air (2013)
Background information
Birth nameGlenn Allen Anzalone
Born (1955-06-23) June 23, 1955 (age 63)
Lodi, New Jersey, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • musician
  • record producer
Instruments
  • Vocals
  • guitar
  • bass guitar
  • drums
  • piano
  • keyboards
Years active1977–present
Labels
Associated acts
Websitedanzig-verotik.com

Glenn Danzig (born Glenn Allen Anzalone; June 23, 1955)[1] is an American singer, songwriter, musician, and record producer from Lodi, New Jersey. He is the founder of the bands Misfits, Samhain and Danzig. He owns the Evilive record label as well as Verotik, an adult-oriented comic book publishing company.

Beginning in the mid-1970s, Danzig's musical career has encompassed a number of genres through the years, including punk rock, heavy metal, industrial, blues and classical music. He has also written songs for other musicians, most notably Johnny Cash and Roy Orbison.[2]

As a singer, he is noted for his baritone voice and tenor vocal range; his style has been compared to those of Elvis Presley, Jim Morrison, and Howlin' Wolf.[3][4][5] Danzig has also cited Bill Medley as a vocal influence.[6]

Early life

Danzig was born Glenn Allen Anzalone, the third of four sons,[7] to a Protestant family of Italian, German, and Scottish heritage in Lodi, New Jersey. His father was a television repairman and a United States Marine Corps veteran of World War II and the Korean War.[8] His mother worked at a record store.[9] Danzig and his family also spent some time living in Revere, Massachusetts.[10][11] Danzig began listening to heavy music at an early age, and has described Black Sabbath, The Ramones, Blue Cheer, and The Doors as being among his early musical influences.[6]

At age 11, Danzig began to use drugs and alcohol, leading him into frequent fights and trouble with the law.[12] He stopped using drugs at age 15.[12]

While growing up, Danzig began reading the works of authors including Charles Baudelaire and Edgar Allan Poe, developing his appreciation for horror.[13] Danzig collected comic books and, frustrated by American comics, he started his own company to produce "crazy, violent, erotic comics."[14]

Danzig graduated from Lodi High School in June 1973, aspiring to become a comic book creator[15] and professional photographer. He attended the Tisch School of the Arts and later the New York Institute of Photography.[16] Danzig formed an adult-oriented comic book company called Verotik in the mid-1990s.[17]

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تۆرکجه: قلن دانتزیق
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русский: Гленн Данциг
slovenčina: Glenn Danzig
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українська: Гленн Данзіг