The official DANZIG fansite The 7th House recently conducted an interview with DANZIG bassist Jerry Montano. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow:The 7th House: How did you get the call to join DANZIG? Jerry Montano: "I had actually been friends with Crazy Craig and Glenn Danzig for years, going back to THE DEADLIGHTS. Johnny Kelly [TYPE O NEGATIVE] had given me the heads up about that other guy quitting. (Johnny is one of my closest friends.... Johnny and I have ALWAYS wanted to be in a band together!) It just all worked out. I had been doing 'ColdWhiteChrist' with my other band (BLESSED/NOTHINGFACE) with the singer from MUDVAYNE and also playing in UNIDA (John Garcia, ex-KYUSS frontman) when I got the call to learn the DANZIG tunes. "I am pretty much the only person to have gotten in the band without an audition. I told Glenn I wanted to be a part of DANZIG and that was it. He told me he never even considered anyone else for the band. I came in and knew a majority of the music the first day. I had the all the songs down within the week. It was on. Later, after the Blackest shows Johnny had obligations to TYPE O NEGATIVE so I suggested we bring in a friend Bevan Davies on drums. "It really came easy to me (not because it was an easy gig) because I had been a fan/friend for years. I had opened up for DANZIG years prior during 'Danzig 5'. (ex-bandmate Blasko on bass) ... at The Whiskey on Halloween night! The infamous $6.66 show! 57 CROWN (featured myself.. Mike Savage from PYGMY LOVE CIRCUS, Joey Gold [of] LOVE/HATE and yes… another ex-DANZIG member, Jeff Chambers!) So I guess you can say I've never been too far away from the camp." The 7th House: Doyle [ex-MISFITS] was special guest in Vegas and LA and then later a couple of East Coast dates. How was it being on stage with both Glenn and Doyle? Jerry Montano: "Doyle is just an awesome guy and a great friend. I cannot say enough great things about him and his wife, band and soulmate Steph. I remember how excited and thankful he was to be there with us, the guy is the coolest. The rehearsals were insane! Knowing it was really going down and being a part of the legendary reunion of the two of them is something NO ONE can ever take away. It was also cool to see them interact with each other ...it was like they were two kids in Jersey again. And the stories!! All of the REAL MISFITS stories. It is cool to hear how things really were, how Glenn would take the train to pick up the records HE had made, How HE did the covers, how and where and when and who recorded on what and what was going down at the time. Most people don't know Glenn played drums and guitar on A LOT of different MISFITS songs...PRICELESS ...Things most people will NEVER know... Totally insane. ""The coolest thing was Glenn's reaction to the music for the first time — it was haunting. He changed right before our eyes. The old stance came back, and it was as if he were somewhere else. Very, very heavy. Very real. Very violent." Read the entire interview at www.7thhouse.com.
To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appears next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).