Hear Danzig Take On Elvis Presley’s ‘One Night,’ from the New ‘Danzig Sings Elvis’ Album Out 4/24

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Glenn Danzig is many things — but at his core, the iconic founder of Misfits and music legend is a devoted fan of the King, Elvis Presley.

And on April 24, he will release a new record titled Danzig Sings Elvis. It’s exactly what its name suggests, and it was previewed recently with a rendition of “One Night”:

“One Night,” originally a hit for Smiley Lewis in 1956, before Elvis gave his own spin in 1958, earning a No. 4 hit on the Billboard charts with his take with slightly altered lyrics from the original:

More on Danzig Sings Elvis, from a news release:

While recording this project, it was important to not only include some well-known Elvis recordings, but also some that were not hits, but influential nonetheless. With tracks such as “One Night,” “First In Line,” “Like A Baby,” a sinister take on “Fever” and a haunting rendition of “Always On My Mind,” it is evident that Danzig cut no corners when creating this iconic record.

1. Is It So Strange
2. One Night
3. Lonely Blue Boy
4. First In Line
5. Baby Let’s Play House
6. Love Me
7. Pocket Full Of Rainbows
8. Fever
9. When It Rains It Really Pours
10. Always On My Mind
11. Loving Arms
12. Like A Baby
13. Girl Of My Best Friend
14. Young And Beautifu

Glenn Danzig recently discussed the project and his appreciation for Elvis with Rolling Stone:

Obviously, when I was younger, everybody knew who Elvis was. I got into Elvis because I hated going to school, so I would play hooky a lot or cut school, and I’d stay home and watch old movies. I remember one day watching Jailhouse Rock. And just going, “Whoa.” By the end of the movie, I was like, “This guy’s cool. This is what I want to do.” [Laughs.]

And [my career] happened a lot like [Elvis’ character in Jailhouse Rock], too, because nobody would put out Misfits records, so I would take them everywhere, and people would tell me it was junk and noise. So I had to put it out myself. And then of course, along the way, people hear your stuff and then they rip it off. They tell you they’re not interested in your stuff, and then they rip off what you’re doing. It’s a typical story. I’m sure it’s happened to a million other people. So that was it for me.

If you’re also an Elvis fan, enjoy this piece from a few months back on the 50th anniversary of the King’s iconic 1969 Las Vegas run:

Recalling Elvis Presley’s Iconic 1969 Las Vegas Run, 50 Years Later

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