Damien and Glenn Danzig (in fashionable bondage mask) captured on video at the final Samhain show, July 14, 1986, at the Ritz in New York City. Part of the annual New Music Seminar, this is the gig where Def Jam co-founder Rick Rubin became convinced he could sign Danzig to his new rock label Def American and make the singer a mainstream success. The key phrase here is “Danzig”: Within a matter of weeks, Damien and London May were both ejected from Samhain in favor of more technically accomplished players, and the entire band was rechristened under Glenn’s adopted surname.
Kinda crazy story.
As much as I love Samhain, I enjoy Danzig a tad more!
Not to mention John Christ and Chuck Biscuits are the best..
Hell, we even managed to see Danzig in said mask during FFF.