You know how that Misfits “Fiend Skull” logo is available pretty much everywhere? You can get yourself a Fiend Skull alarm clock so you can wake up early to go fishing in a stupid Fiend Skull bucket hat while you sip your coffee out of a frickin’ Fiend Skull thermos. OK, the Fiend Skull thermos and matching lunch box are actually kinda cool. But my point is, somebody is making a shit-ton of money off Misfits merch.
Well, as it turns out, that somebody is not original Misfits lead singer Glenn Danzig. Now, Danzig is suing his ex-bandmate, current Misfits frontman Jerry Only, for his share of the profits. And you will be shocked to hear that Only is reluctant to let Danzig in on the untold millions in the burgeoning Misfits shower curtain market.
Only has been licensing shitty Misfits merch for years, so why the lawsuit now? Since the suit alleges Only breached an earlier contract by trademarking Misfits logos way back in 2000, that’s hard to say. Maybe Danzig saw this article and said to himself, “Misfits bikinis? Where’s my piece of that action?”
At any rate, Only is predictably responding to the suit with a statement claiming that Danzig is full of shit and signed away his rights to all things Misfits years ago. The lawsuit, according to Only and his lawyers, is just “a sour grapes tantrum based on outrageous allegations” and “nothing more than a calculated attempt to unfairly and improperly enrich himself from revenue streams to which he is not entitled.” That’s right, bitches. The current lead singer of The Misfits just used the phrase “revenue streams” in a sentence. Punk as FUCK!
The punchline to this story, according to Billboard? Danzig is only asking for $75,000 plus interest. So maybe the market for Misfits shower curtains is less hot that we thought.