The Misfits have confirmed that the drummer for their upcoming reunion appearances at two installments of Riot Fest next month will be former Slayer member Dave Lombardo. The rest of the lineup will feature Glenn Danzig for his first appearance with the group since 1983, along with bassist Jerry Only and guitarist Doyle.
The first Riot Fest appearance will take place on the weekend of September 2nd. The second will be the weekend of September 16th in Chicago.
"The Misfits created the horror punk attitude and had a massive influence on modern rock, punk and metal," Lombardo tells Rolling Stone. "It was an easy decision for me to join them for these monumental shows. I was honored to be asked, and am very excited to be playing with the band.”
"I first met Dave back in 1988 when Danzig did four shows with Slayer in the U.S., before the first Danzig album was released," Danzig says. "Dave is one of the best drummers around, and I can't wait for everyone to see him pounding Misfits songs live for these special shows.”
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