Friggin' Danzig


  • Axl Rosenberg


You may remember that exactly one month ago, the above photo of Glenn Danzig shopping for kitty litter surfaced, and the internet wet its collective pants laughing. I didn’t really see the humor in the situation, though, and I still don’t. The dude owns a cat. That cat needs to shit. Danzig isn’t a member of Metallica; it’s not likely he has a horde of minions to run out and do his bidding all the time. And even if he does, we know for a fact that sometimes the Metallicats enjoy behaving like regular people, too, so it’s entirely feasible that Danzig gave his assistant or whatever the day off and just went to the store himself.

So. Glenn Danzig goes shopping for pet supplies. Hahahaha. Whatever.

But I’m clearly in the minority. So now Buzzgrinder has asked Danzig about the photo, and to his credit, Danzig’s response is perfectly reasonable:

I don’t know if you noticed, but a couple of weeks ago, a photo of you carrying some cat supplies home from the grocery hit the internet and…

I don’t care about that.

I didn’t think so, but…

Hey, you know what, why do people even care? Why are they wasting their lives on this? [laughs]

I guess it’s just a weird thing, because there aren’t many musicians who people…

Follow with cameras? [laughs]

Exactly. There aren’t many people who are Glenn Danzig.

Yeah, but you know what… I just play music, you know what I mean? That’s what I want to spend my time talking about. [inaudible, followed by laughing] So you know, let’s talk about the tour, man. We’re coming through Louisville for the first time in along time.

It’s Danzig’s right not to wanna talk about the picture because it really don’t have nuthin’ to do with nuthin’, but as Metal Injection points out, it’s also cool that he didn’t flip his shit over the question. He seems to understand that people find it funny even as he’s pointing out that it’s not really funny, and that he’s here to discuss his work, not his kitty litter. But he always keeps his cool and he remains polite.

It’s so rare these days that I read something Glenn Danzig said and don’t go, “HUH?!?” I just had to share this nice moment with you all.


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