Glenn Danzig is a singer of world renown who has also had a career in films, television and publishing, apart from owning a record label. Further, he is a founding member of three widely recognised and celebrated bands. To know more about Glenn Danzig and his net worth in 2018 keep reading this article.
Glenn Danzig Early Life
Glenn Danzig was born in Lodi, New Jersey, U.S.A. in the year 1955, to a world war veteran father and a sales clerk mother. After returning from his posting in Korea during the war, his father worked as a TV repairman. Glenn was the third child born to his parents and was followed by another child. He spent a part of his life in Revere, Massachusetts. It was while staying in this part of the country that he started listening to rock music. According to Glenn Danzig, during this time he had been largely influenced by bands, like “Black Sabbath”, “The Doors” and “Blue Cheer”. Glenn Danzig’s first encounter with narcotics and alcohol happened at the age of 11 and by 15, he is known to have given up all kinds of drugs completely.
He was also an avid reader and was especially interested in horror stories. He read classics, like Edgar Allan Poe. He also had a keen interest in comics, but eventually got bored of conventional comics and started writing his own comic strips. The recurring themes in his creations were violence and erotica. Glenn Danzig went to the Lodi High School from where he graduated in 1973. After this, he went on to attend the prestigious Tisch School of the Arts at New York University and later enrolled at the New York Institute of Photography. All this while, he aspired to be a comic book creator. It was in the mid-1990s that he started his adult comic book company “Verotic”.
Glenn Danzig Career, Awards & Achievement
As a child, Glenn Danzig used to take music lessons and his musical talents were well established even at that stage. As an amateur when he was as young as 11 years old, he had started playing with Garage bands. By the time he reached teenage, he had started singing in various local bands that were largely influenced by the kind of Heavy Metal music that he grew up listening to. His two early bands, which shot him to glory were the “Misfits” and “Samhain”. He joined “Samhain” after completing a few singles and a couple of albums with “Misfits” following a falling out with his bandmates.
This band got noticed by big labels and finally landed its big break in 1987, after which the name of the band was changed to “Danzig”, to avoid problems in case of any changes in the line-up of the band. Their first album itself created a niche for the band’s musical style, which combined blues and heavy metal. They started shifting into darker music with each successive album and by 1997, the whole original line up of the band had changed and they signed up with a new label. In 2003, Glenn Danzig established himself as a patron of dark music by organising the “Blackest of the Black” tour. His most recent musical venture was the “The Danzig Legacy” tour in 2011.
Awards and Achievements
In spite of his inspiring achievements, Glenn Danzig has not received much formal recognition. However, his record sales and immense recognition is remuneration enough for him.
Net worth of Glenn Danzig
The total estimated net worth of Glenn Danzig is about $8.5 million. Much of his wealth is the result of his celebrated career as a musician.
Apart from his great works in the field of music, Glenn Danzig has also had successful collaborations in the fields of cinema and television. He has guest starred in TV shows and has also played a part in Vanessa del Rio’s biopic. Apart from this, he is also involved in directing animated movies based on his own comic series under Verotica.