During a recent interview with Miles Hackett of Vive Le Rock magazine, Glenn Danzig revealed some of the tracks he is currently recording for his forthcoming covers record. “Well, BLACK SABBATH, of course,” He said. “I love them! They are the key to so many things in my life.”
He continued, “It was really cool, recently I got to co-host a show here called ‘That Metal Show’ with [BLACK SABBATH drummer] Bill Ward. It was great presenting with him.
“I’m also doing an Elvis cover for the record and another really cool thing that we’ve just done is a famous biker movie theme tune that we’ve totally trashed; it actually sounds more like early Seventies punk. I really changed it around a lot.
“We might do another biker movie theme and totally destroy that, too, before we’re through. [laughs]
“My opinion of covers is that unless you’re going to change and take a cover in a new direction, it’s gonna get put up against the old one and you’re gonna lose. It’s like which would you rather listen to? THE RIGHTEOUS BROTHERS‘ ‘Loving Feeling’ or HALL AND OATES‘ ‘Loving Feeling’? It’s like no fuckin way, duh?
“So far I’ve done about seven or eight covers. There’s a cover of Sixties band THE RASCALS and I’m doing a ‘Nuggets’ track too. ‘Nuggets’ were these pre-punk, psychedelic, garage albums. They produced a bunch of influential compilations in the early Seventies.
“So currently this is an on-going project, laying down as many tracks as I feel like and maybe releasing a seven- or eight-song EP of the best ones once they’re done.”
The entire Glenn Danzig interview can be found in the current issue of Vive Le Rock magazine.
The first new DANZIG studio album in six years, “Deth Red Sabaoth”, sold 11,700 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 35 on The Billboard 200 chart.
“Deth Red Sabaoth” was released on June 22, 2010 via Evilive/The End Records. Produced by Glenn, the CD was recorded in Los Angeles over the course of 2009.