||Glenn Danzig was born in Lodi, NJ.
||The horror movie "The Giant Gila Monster" was released using the same logo
lettering that Glenn later used for the Samhain and
||Eerie Von was born in Lodi, NJ.
||John Christ was born in MD.
||Chuck Biscuits was born in Vancouver, Canada.
||Joey Castillo was born.
||Josh Lazie was born.
||Jeff Chambers was born in Brooklyn, NY.
||Todd Youth was born.
||Glenn and Eerie Von met through Doyle of The
Misfits. Eerie often served as The Misfits'
||Glenn and Eerie began working on a project that eventually became Samhain. During this time, Glenn taught Eerie how to play
||The comic book "Crystar Crystal Warrior #8" was issued, featuring the skull
that Glenn used for the Samhain band logo and later
the Danzig band logo.
||John Christ auditioned for the band Samhain for
the first time.
||John Christ auditioned for the second time and was accepted as the
permanent guitarist. From then until the release of the Danzig album, John's stage name was actually John Von
||Rick Rubin invited Chuck Biscuits to join Glenn's new band, Danzig. Philthy Phil from Motorhead would have been Glenn's other choice, had Chuck
not been available.
||Glenn wrote songs with Roy Orbison and Rick Rubin for the Less Than Zero soundtrack. Glenn, Eerie, John and Chuck
worked together for the first time during the recording of "You & Me (Less
Than Zero)" for the soundtrack.
||Danzig entered the studio to begin work on their
||The first Danzig band photo session took place
with photographer Glenn Friedman.
||Danzig's first show took place at City Gardens in
||The "She Rides" video offered a brief glimpse at the tattoo on Glenn's
back. It says "Devil Man" in Japanese.
||Danzig entered the studio to record Danzig II - Lucifuge.
||Glenn produced Kinghorse's debut album for
release on Caroline Records.
||Danzig played a special show for MTV's Riki
Rachtman's birthday party.
||The "Long Way Back From Hell Tour" began. During the tour, the soundman,
Rick Dittamo, played keyboards on "Twist Of Cain," "Blood And Tears," "Pain In
The World," and "Her Black Wings."
||Former Misfits drummer Manny showed up before
Danzig's show at Airport Music Hall. It was the first
time he and Glenn had seen each other since 1977. Part of this reunion is
recorded on the WCLH interview.
||The band performed another show for Riki Rachtman's birthday.
||Danzig played an acoustic blues set at Riki
Rachtman's club during a Halloween party. The band came on at midnight and sat
on stools surrounded by lit Jack-O-Lanterns. John, Eerie, and Chuck played
acoustic guitars and Glenn sang. They performed "Killer Wolf," "I'm The One,"
"Heart Of The Devil," "Mona/Who Do You Love," "Hoochie Cootchie Man,"
"Spoonful," and "I'm A Man." They also did other covers of songs by Elvis
Presley, Muddy Waters, and Willie Dixon.
||Danzig entered the studio to record Danzig III How The Gods Kill. Willie Dixon came into the
studio to hear demo versions of "Heart Of The Devil." He later agreed to do
vocals on the song, but died on January 29, 1992 before he recorded his
||The band took a month-long touring break and recorded the Thrall EP.
||John Christ and Chuck Biscuits recorded "For Christ's Sake" for John's
first solo release on the Guitar's Practicing Musicians
||Danzig played at the "Rock Am Ring" festival with
Def Leppard, Robert Plant,
and The Black Crowes. Glenn got in an argument with
Joe Elliot and Vivian Campbell of Def Leppard.
||The band watched a Misfits cover band in
Auckland, New Zealand and took the stage to play "London Dungeon" and "To Walk
||Danzig entered the studio to begin work on Danzig 4p.
||John wrote classical guitar pieces for ABC movie trailers "Passion For
Justice" and "A Place For Annie."
||On the last night of Danzig's tour with Metallica, Glenn joined Metallica
on stage for their encores. They played "London Dungeon," "Last Caress," and
"Green Hell" together.
||After an argument with Glenn over royalties payment, Chuck Biscuits quit
the band. A short time later, he changed his mind and wrote a letter to Glenn,
at which point Glenn informed him he could return to the band only if he
promised to sign a contract concerning both royalties and substance abuse.
||Glenn started his Verotik (violent + erotic) comic book company.
||Danzig held auditions for a new drummer. Joey
Castillo was the last person to audition.
||Joey invited his cousin Josh Lazie to tour with Danzig as his drum technician, a job Lazie had done for
||The in-store appearance at Tower Records in Hollywood was the first
official appearance of drummer Joey Castillo. Later that night, the band
performed for the first time with Joey at a free warmup show at the Whisky A Go
||Glenn logged onto America Online and answered fans' questions.
||"Guitar Player" magazine featured a John Christ interview in which he
mentioned that he had done soundtrack work using his real name.
||Danzig's performance in Red Bank, NJ was attended
by Jerry Only of The Misfits as well as Steve Zing,
formerly of Samhain.
||During soundchecks on the 4p tour, John and Joey
would be joined by Josh Lazie, now also Eerie's bass technician. They would
play cover songs in addition to Danzig songs.
||Glenn joined White Zombie on stage at the Santa
Monica Civic in Santa Monica, CA. They played "London Dungeon."
||John Christ and Eerie Von informed management that they had left the
||Glenn and Joey began work on new Danzig
||John Christ recorded music for the "Sex Freaks" soundtrack.
||"Syzygy," the 13th episode of the 3rd season of "The X-Files" was broadcast
on FOX TV. About 40 minutes into the show, during a restaurant scene, one
minute of "Deep" was played in the background.
||Danzig began auditioning guitarists. Since the
band had no bass player, Josh Lazie was asked to play at the auditions.
||Josh Lazie and former Fight guitarist Mark
Chaussee were officially announced as the new members of Danzig.
||A few days before the OzzFest '96 tour, Mark Chaussee informed management
he was no longer in the band. Joey and Lazie contacted Tommy Victor of Prong and invited him to join Danzig for the band's upcoming tours.
||Joey Castillo played drums on Robert Trujillo's solo album. Trujillo had
previously played bass for Suicidal Tendencies and
The Infectious Grooves.
||During the OzzFest '96 tour, Glenn would fly between tour cities and Los
Angeles to film his scenes for "The Prophecy II."
||In late 1996, Glenn, Tommy, Lazie and Joey recorded songs for the proposed
Bleedangel EP. The EP was never released.
||Joey Castillo played drums on an album by the Japanese artist Hide.
||After the band finished touring in support of Danzig 5
Blackacidevil, Lazie announced he was leaving Danzig, due to some personal problems with Tommy Victor.
Tommy soon left the band to reform Prong.
||Rob Nicholson of Prong and Dave Kushner of Wasted Youth were announced as the new members of Danzig.
||Danzig performed a special Halloween show,
advertised as Blackacidevil, with tickets for $6.66.
TicketMaster sold tickets as "Black Acid Devil." As a special treat for the
fans, the band played The Misfits' "Death Comes
Ripping" and Samhain's "Halloween II" as their
encores. Dave Kushner soon left the band.
||Former Danzig bassist Eerie Von got married.
||Part of Danzig's "Deep" was featured in
"Schizogeny," the 9th episode of the 5th season of "The X-Files."
||Dimension Films released "The Prophecy II," featuring a scene with Glenn
Danzig playing the angel Samayel.
||Danzig again began auditioning guitarists. Rob
Nicholson suggested that his friend Jeff Chambers audition. Jeff quit his band
Suction to concentrate on learning Danzig songs. Jeff had also played in 57
Crown, who opened for Danzig on Halloween
||Jeff Chambers auditioned for Danzig. The band
played "It's Coming Down," "Long Way Back From Hell," "Twist Of Cain," and "Her
Black Wings." A week later, Jeff was called back to demonstrate his guitar
solos to the band.
||In late April, Rob Nicholson informed Jeff Chambers that he was the new
guitarist. However, because Danzig was not touring or
recording, Rob Nicholson soon left the band to join Rob Zombie's band as
||Needing a bass player for three upcoming shows in Germany, Joey contacted
Lazie, inviting him to rejoin the band.
||Glenn, Jeff, Lazie and Joey began rehearsals for the German shows.
||Danzig entered the studio to record Danzig 6.
||Joey Castillo played drums at 4 shows in Japan for the Japanese band Zilch.
||Glenn Danzig and Verotik artist Simon Bisley attended Super Festival 15 in
Toyko, Japan, on May 4-5, 1999. While there, Danzig held a listening party for
||Jeff Chambers posted a message on the Internet stating that he had left
Danzig at the request of the band.
||Josh Lazie announced on his web page that Todd Youth had been named the new
guitarist of Danzig.
||Josh Lazie announced he was leaving the band.
||Howie Pyro was announced as the new Danzig
||Tommy Victor rejoins Danzig. Jerry Montano of Deadlights is announced
as the new bassist.