Published Jan 10, 2020Besides reuniting with the Misfits and making a questionable horror film, Glenn Danzig has been working on an Elvis Presley covers album for years. At long last, Danzig is now ready to release the long-in-the-works record.
In a New Year's message posted on Facebook last night (January 9), he announced his Danzig Sings Elvis will finally be released in April. At the same time, he will be taking the album out on a series of yet-to-be-announced shows.
At this point, though, Danzig revealed few other details around the project. However, over the years he has spoken about the Elvis covers album — which initially began as just an EP — more than a few times.
In 2018, Danzig told Full Metal Jackie's radio show:
Every time I'd have downtime, or if I was working on soundtrack stuff, I would just record another Elvis track or two. So what started out as an EP, I now have more than enough for a full album; I have extra songs that won't even make it on the record. So I'm really gonna have to sit down and pick the songs that I really want on the record. But it came out really good; I can't wait for everyone to hear it. A lot of people ask me about it all the time when I'm on the road. So it will be nice to get it out and do some of those little intimate shows I was talking about.
In an earlier interview with Rolling Stone in 2015, Danzig spoke of the influence of Elvis, saying: "Elvis is actually kind of how I got into music. When I was a kid, I was cutting school pretending I was sick and I would lie at home watching old movies, and 'Jailhouse Rock' came on with Elvis. I was, like, 'I want to do this. This is great.' And that's how I veered to music."
The album announcement came alongside news of the DVD/Blu-ray release for Danzig's first-ever film Verotika, which will arrive as an at-home release on February 25. As previously reported, he is also working on a second film, which is apparently a "vampire Spaghetti-Western."
See his full announcement post below.