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Faithful  Fan Base Embraces The Misfits

Faithful Fan Base Embraces The Misfits

Who: The Misfits
Where: The Cambridge Hotel
When: Saturday March 18, 2006

THE touring incarnation of seminal punk group The Misfits only boasts one original member.

But that has not deterred fans.

The Misfits quickly sold out two shows in Sydney and Melbourne before the group arrived in Australia for a national tour, which comes to the Cambridge Hotel on Saturday.

The Misfits was born in 1977 during the dawn of the punk movement, taking its name from the title of Marilyn Monroe's last film.

Singer Glenn Danzig and bassist Jerry Only became well-known for their slick, black hairstyles and horror-style make- up.

After splitting from Danzig in the mid-'80s and a decade-long legal battle, The Misfits was resurrected by Only, along with his brother, guitarist Doyle Only. Only believes there is still plenty of interest in the group, which now features Black Flag's Dez Candena on guitar and one of the original Misfits and Black Flag's drummer Robo. ``We've survived 25 years now,'' Only said.

``In resurrecting this band, I risked all that I'd done in the past and I dared to challenge a legacy born in my youth.

``Maybe the times have caught up with us. And 40 years from now, people will still be playing our albums because we won't water down what we do.

``Our goal is to keep perspective on who we are and where we're going.

``When we started playing out again, we were surprised to see how many fans both young and old still go nuts for The Misfits.'' ``It shows that we have a very strong following and we can stay true to ourselves and grow as a band.'' Tickets are available through moshtix.com.au, or are $40 at the door.

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