‘Danzig Sings Elvis’ is available on streaming services now, and features 14 reinterpretations including ‘Is It So Strange’, ‘Loving Arms’ and ‘One Night’.
The rock veteran, whose vocal style has occasionally garnered him the nickname ‘The Evil Elvis’, previously included a version of Presley’s 1958 track ‘Trouble’ on Danzig’s 1993 release ‘Thrall-Demonstrative’, as well as a cover of 1968’s ‘Let Yourself Go’ on his 2015 covers album ‘Skeletons’.
He had planned to perform a number of intimate, all-Elvis shows to support the release, however those have now been cancelled due to the coronavirus crisis, with rescheduled dates promised.
It’s Danzig’s first release since 2017’s ‘Black Laden Crown’, while in February he released his directorial debut, the horror anthology Verotika, which garnered comparisons to Tommy Wiseau’s so-bad-it’s-good classic The Room.
As Vulture reported of a Q+A after the film’s premiere, Danzig told fans: “You guys laughed at the stuff I wouldn’t have laughed at.”
Danzig recently discussed his new Elvis Presley album in an interview with Rolling Stone.
“Anytime someone mentions my name and Elvis’ name in the same sentence, that’s great. It doesn’t get better than that,” he said.
“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.”