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David Bowie and Prince's deaths have inspired the original Misfits lineup to reunite for 1st time in 30 years

David Bowie and Prince's deaths have inspired the original Misfits lineup to reunite after 30 years

The original members of Misfits reuniting was as big as a surprise to us as to anyone, and it turns out they were inspired to reunite after the deaths of David Bowie and Prince.

After 30 years denying and shutting down reunion rumours, the punk icons announced over the past few days that they would be reuniting to headline Riot Fest & Rodeo in Denver and Chicago later this year.

"It's been a shock to see so many musicians dying this year," he said. "A lot of them weren't really that old," he told Rolling Stone. "David Bowie's death came out of the blue, as did Prince's. And I've said it before with [Type O Negative singer] Peter Steele and Dio: If you're a music fan, you think these artists will be here forever, but you should enjoy them while they're here, because you never know what will happen. You've got to enjoy it and let it happen before everybody dies."

Speaking of their reasons for reuniting, he continued: "I don't think people should question [the reunion] too much," Danzig added. "It may have never happened, but it is going to happen for at least two shows. We'll see how it goes. It may lead to some other work, but who knows how it's going to turn out? I mean, I don't think it's going to be a disaster; I think it's going to be incredible."

Danzig added: "I just want you to be surprised. I think it's better that way, especially in this whole Internet age. I hate that shit."

Jerry only continued: "From the day we started this band, I think we were so far ahead of the game that people couldn't comprehend what we were doing. It's like the artist who died and a hundred years later everybody says how wonderful it is. We're having a second life now."


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