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The Misfits

The Misfits' iconic skull graphic borrowed from the 1946 movie The Crimson Ghost.
Background information
Origin State flagLodi, New Jersey, USA
Genre(s) Horror punk
Punk rock
Hardcore punk
Years active 1977 – 1983, 1995 – present
Label(s) Plan 9
Caroline Records
Roadrunner Records
Misfits Records
Associated
acts
Samhain
Danzig
Ramones
Kryst the Conqueror
Black Flag
Osaka Popstar
Gorgeous Frankenstein
Members
Jerry Only
Dez Cadena
ROBO
Former members
Glenn Danzig
Diane DiPiazza
Jimmy Battle
Manny Martínez
Franché Coma
Rick Riley
Mr. Jim
Bobby Steele
Joey Image
Arthur Googy
Todd Swalla
Brian Damage
Dr. Chud
Myke Hideous
Michale Graves
Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein
Zoli Teglas
Marky Ramone

The Misfits are a horror punk band formed in 1977 and led by singer and songwriter Glenn Danzig and later, bassist Jerry Only. They were highly influential on the genres of heavy metal, punk and rock music in general. Though they ceased recording and performing in 1983, a new version of the band (led by Only and without founder and former frontman Danzig) began operations in 1995. Logo of the hardcore punk band The Misfits. From [1]. This is a copyrighted and/or trademarked logo. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_New_Jersey. ... Lodi is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... Hardcore punk, now commonly known as hardcore, is a subgenre of punk rock that originated in North America in the late 1970s. ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Plan 9 Records, originally known as Blank Records, was an independent record label that was founded in 1977 by Glenn Danzig of the horror punk band The Misfits. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Roadrunner Records is a major record label that concentrates on metal bands. ... This article is about the horror punk band. ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Kryst The Conqueror was an American heavy metal project formed in August of 1987 by former members of the horror punk band, The Misfits. ... Black Flag was a hardcore punk band formed in 1976 in southern California, largely as the brainchild of Greg Ginn: the guitarist, primary songwriter and sole continuous member through multiple personnel changes. ... Osaka Popstar is a Punk supergroup formed in 2006 by New Yorker John Cafiero. ... Jerry Only (born Gerald Caiafa on April 21, 1959 in Lodi, New Jersey) is the bassist and current vocalist for the horror punk band, The Misfits. ... Dez Paul Cadena (born June 2, 1961 in Newark, New Jersey) is an American singer and guitarist. ... ROBO (born Roberto Valverde in 1955[1]) is a Colombian drummer born in Cali. ... Glenn Danzig is an American singer, songwriter and musician who is largely considered to be the founding father of the Horror punk genre of music. ... Diane DiPiazza Diane DiPiazza is the original bass player for the Misfits. ... Screenshot from the Hilary Duff video Hilary Duff (sometimes called Ive Got A Crush On Hilary Duff) is a song by Scott Cain, released in 2004 off the album Roller Coaster. ... Manny Martínez was the original drummer for The Misfits. ... Franché Coma was born on 08/17/1957 and spent most of his life in Lodi, NJ. His first recording was a special acetate/single with Mike Morance in 1974. ... Jim Catania (born January 5, 1954), commonly known as Mr. ... Bobby Steele (born March 18, 1956) was the guitarist for Parrotox, Slash and The Whorelords before joining The Misfits in 1978. ... Joey Image (born Joey Poole) is an american punk rock drummer. ... Arthur Googy was a drummer for the punk band The Misfits. ... Brian Damage Keats was born in Brooklyn, NY on 02/11/1963, and played for Genocide and Verbal Abuse before Glenn Danzig invited him to join The Misfits as the lastest in a long line of drummers. ... Dr. C.H.U.D. (for Cannibalistic Human Underground Drummer, born David Calabrese on April 4, 1964 in Lodi, New Jersey) is a American punk rock drummer and singer who attended Lodi High School. ... Michael Emmanuel (born March 21, 1975), better known by his stage name Michale Graves, is a singer/songwriter. ... Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein (born Paul C. Doyle Caiafa on September 15, 1964 in Lodi, New Jersey), is an American guitarist. ... Marky Ramone (born Marc Steven Bell, July 15, 1956 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American drummer. ... For the movie, see The Misfits (movie). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... See also: 1970s in music. ... Glenn Danzig is an American singer, songwriter and musician who is largely considered to be the founding father of the Horror punk genre of music. ... Jerry Only (born Gerald Caiafa on April 21, 1959 in Lodi, New Jersey) is the bassist and current vocalist for the horror punk band, The Misfits. ... Heavy metals, in chemistry, are chemical elements of a particular range of atomic weights. ... Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... For other uses, see Rock music (disambiguation). ...


The early Misfits were often quite melodic, featuring Danzig's versatile singing, which had a style rooted in Italian tenors such as Mario Lanza and in 1950s doo-wop. Musically, the band has also displayed some Rockabilly influences (but not as much as Psychobilly bands). Early Misfits songs tended to have catchy, sing-along choruses, initially backed by Danzig's distorted keyboard accompaniments and later by willfully crude guitar-rock. The band began as a largely untrained ensemble. After several lineup changes and increasing international acclaim, Danzig disbanded the original Misfits in 1983. Mario Lanza as Giuseppe Verdis Otello. ... Doo-wop is a style of vocal-based rhythm and blues music popular in the mid-1950s to the early 1960s in America. ... Rockabilly is one of the earliest styles of rock and roll music, and emerged in the early-1950s. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


The band often wore corpse paint when performing, and bassist Jerry Only reputedly invented a hairstyle called the devilock (a variation of the "tidal wave" hairstyle) with the front coming to a point in front of the nose or chin, a style still worn by fans (a.k.a. Fiends) today and contributed to the foundation of Horror punk. Abbath and Horgh of Immortal Corpse paint (sometimes a single word, corpsepaint) is a style of black-and-white makeup used extensively by black metal bands during live concerts and photo shoots. ... Jerry Only (born Gerald Caiafa on April 21, 1959 in Lodi, New Jersey) is the bassist and current vocalist for the horror punk band, The Misfits. ... Jerry Only with devilock in Dean Markley ad The devilock (A variation of the frullet) is a hairstyle made famous by Jerry Only of The Misfits around 1979. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


When the band originally reformed, it featured Michale Graves on vocals, Jerry Only on bass, Dr. Chud (Cannibalistic Human Underground Drummer) on drums, and Jerry's brother Doyle on guitar. Doyle is currently estranged from the group and is working with a new group named Gorgeous Frankenstein, which formed in 2005. Doyle recently reunited with Glenn Danzig's band Danzig to perform special sets of Misfits songs on Danzig's Blackest of the Black 2005 and 2006 tour. Michael Emmanuel (born March 21, 1975), better known by his stage name Michale Graves, is a singer/songwriter. ... Dr. C.H.U.D. (for Cannibalistic Human Underground Drummer, born David Calabrese on April 4, 1964 in Lodi, New Jersey) is a American punk rock drummer and singer who attended Lodi High School. ... See also: 2005 in heavy metal music 2005 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 2005 Record labels established in 2005 Albums released in 2005 January 1 - In most of Europe, copyright expired on a number of classic pop and rock-and-roll songs recorded in 1954 and earlier, including... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ...


A third, touring incarnation of the band, without Danzig, is presently led by the only other constant original member, bassist Jerry Only. Members of the touring group have included Marky Ramone (of the Ramones), and both drummer ROBO (who was a member of the original band), and guitarist Dez Cadena of Black Flag fame. Marky Ramone (born Marc Steven Bell, July 15, 1956 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American drummer. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... ROBO (born Roberto Valverde in 1955[1]) is a Colombian drummer born in Cali. ... Dez Paul Cadena (born June 2, 1961 in Newark, New Jersey) is an American singer and guitarist. ... Black Flag was a hardcore punk band formed in 1976 in southern California, largely as the brainchild of Greg Ginn: the guitarist, primary songwriter and sole continuous member through multiple personnel changes. ...

Contents

History

The history of the Misfits can be split into two main divisions of time. The first era marks the foundation of the group, founded and fronted by Glenn Danzig. The second era saw former members of the band with various new vocalists playing a mixture of new and old material.


Glenn Danzig era

Formation

In January of 1977, after singing in several garage bands such as Talus, and Whodat and Boojang that mostly played Black Sabbath songs, twenty-one year old Glenn Danzig decided it was finally time to create something serious and original. As a tribute to Marilyn Monroe, he named his musical project after her final movie, The Misfits. Talus (which is Latin for ankle-bone) may refer to: The talus bone, a bone connecting the leg to the foot Talos, a rock-throwing giant made of bronze in Greek mythology A sloping mass of loose rocks at the base of a cliff Scree, small broken rock found on... For other uses, see Black Sabbath (disambiguation). ... Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson; June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962), was a Golden Globe award winning American actress, model and sex symbol. ... The Misfits is a 1961 American film, written by Arthur Miller, directed by John Huston, and starring Clark Gable, Marilyn Monroe, Montgomery Clift, Eli Wallach, and Thelma Ritter. ...


For weeks, Glenn wrote songs and practiced with friends and old band mates, trying to find a suitable lineup of musicians to bring his vision to life. The first complete Misfits lineup consisted of Jimmy Battle on guitar, his old band mate Manny Martínez on drums, Diane DiPiazza on bass, and Danzig on electric piano and vocals. However, after only about a month of practicing, both Jimmy and Diane left the band. In need of new band mates, Manny suggested that his friend, Jerry Caiafa, should audition for bass. Jerry, a young football player who had been voted most popular in his senior class at Lodi High School, had just received a bass guitar for Christmas and had only been practicing with it for two months. Despite Jerry's fledgling bass talents, Glenn accepted him into the band and offered to teach him how to play. Screenshot from the Hilary Duff video Hilary Duff (sometimes called Ive Got A Crush On Hilary Duff) is a song by Scott Cain, released in 2004 off the album Roller Coaster. ... Manny Martínez was the original drummer for The Misfits. ... Diane DiPiazza Diane DiPiazza is the original bass player for the Misfits. ... An electric piano (e-piano) is an electric musical instrument whose popularity started in the late 1960s, was at its greatest during the 1970s and still is big today. ... Lodi High School is a four year comprehensive public high school that serves students in ninth through twelfth grade from Lodi, in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States, as part of the Lodi Public Schools. ... For other uses, see Christmas (disambiguation). ...


After three months of practicing, the trio headed into the studio to record their first single, "Cough/Cool". The single contained two keyboard-driven songs (the B-side was a version of the song, "She") that were quite different from the music they became known for. The title track was somber and poetic, and reminiscent of The Doors. The band released the single themselves through their own label, Blank Records. Cough/Cool was the first 7 single from the punk band The Misfits. ... This page is about the rock band. ... Plan 9 Records, originally known as Blank Records, was an independent record label that was founded in 1977 by Glenn Danzig of the horror punk band The Misfits. ...


Over the next several months, Glenn, Manny, and Jerry (who had adopted the stage name Jerry Only after a misspelling on the single liner notes) played a handful of gigs (their first two at CBGB in New York City) as they continued to practice and forge their own sound. Their experimental art rock style was met mostly with confusion. Jerry Only (born Gerald Caiafa on April 21, 1959 in Lodi, New Jersey) is the bassist and current vocalist for the horror punk band, The Misfits. ... CBGB (Country, Blue Grass, and Blues) was a music club at 315 Bowery at Bleecker Street in the borough of Manhattan in New York City. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ...


By October 1977, British punk bands such as The Damned and New York punk bands like The Ramones began to have an influence on The Misfits. They decided to take the band in a more punk direction by adding guitarist Franché Coma to the band and ditching the keyboards, allowing Danzig to engage in antics typical of a punk frontman. This article is about the music group. ... This article is about the state. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Franché Coma was born on 08/17/1957 and spent most of his life in Lodi, NJ. His first recording was a special acetate/single with Mike Morance in 1974. ...


At this time The Misfits caught their first big break. Mercury Records wanted to use the name Blank Records for a subdivision, but Danzig had secured a trademark on the name. They contacted Glenn and offered him thirty hours of free time in a professional studio, in exchange for full use of the Blank Records title. Danzig accepted the offer and in January of 1978, The Misfits headed into a New York studio to record their first full length album.


Seventeen songs were recorded, featuring a unique combination of their early art rock material and a hard driving direction, akin to the powerful sounds of punk at that time. While most of the album's tracks portrayed a futuristic dystopia of television saturation, automaton-like submissiveness, and glamorized sex and violence, the songs "Teenagers from Mars" and "Return of the Fly", hinted at the B-movie influenced lyrics they would later become known for. As 1977 drew to a close, Glenn and Jerry decided that Manny was too unreliable and asked him to leave the band. He was replaced by Jim Catania, aka "Mr. Jim". This article is about the philosophical concept and literary form. ... The Canard Digérateur of Jacques de Vaucanson, hailed in 1739 as the first automaton capable of digestion. ... Jim Catania (born January 5, 1954), commonly known as Mr. ...


Once the album was complete, the band shopped it around to various labels but no one was interested in releasing it. The album was shelved and would remain unreleased until 1997, when it was released as Static Age. With no labels interested, the Misfits decided to take four tracks from the album and self release them as an EP. In June 1978, the Bullet EP was released on their new label, Plan 9, which Danzig had named after the infamous Ed Wood movie Plan 9 from Outer Space. See also: 1996 in music, other events of 1997, 1998 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 9 - David Bowie performs his 50th Birthday Bash concert (the day after his birthday) at Madison Square Garden, with guests Frank Black, The Foo Fighters, Sonic... This article is about the album by The Misfits. ... // Extended play (EP) is the name typically given to vinyl records or CDs which contain more than one single but are too short to qualify as albums. ... Bullet was the first 7 EP by the punk band The Misfits. ... Plan 9 Records, originally known as Blank Records, was an independent record label that was founded in 1977 by Glenn Danzig of the horror punk band The Misfits. ... Edward D. Wood, Jr. ... Plan 9 from Outer Space Not to be confused with Plan Creepy from Outer Space is a science fiction/horror film written, produced and directed by Edward D. Wood, Jr. ...


The birth of Horror punk

Around this time, both Glenn and Jerry decided they wanted to take the band in a more horror-themed direction. Glenn began to write more songs inspired by low-grade horror and sci-fi movies, and both he and Jerry began to adopt ghoulish appearances, with Jerry applying dark makeup around his eyes and Glenn painting bone designs on his clothes. The band started to play more frequently and began to go on small tours in support of the Bullet EP. In October of 1978, during a small tour through Canada, Franché Coma decided he couldn't handle touring and quit the band before the tour was complete. Guitarist Rick Riley stepped in temporarily to fill out guitar duties for the rest of the tour. Mr. Jim wasn't fond of the horror direction the band was heading in, and opted to leave the band once the tour was over. Within two months, Glenn and Jerry had recruited two new band members, drummer Joey Image, and guitarist Bobby Steele. Around this time, Jerry Only began to comb his hair in The Misfits signature hair style, which would later be dubbed the devilock. Franché Coma was born on 08/17/1957 and spent most of his life in Lodi, NJ. His first recording was a special acetate/single with Mike Morance in 1974. ... Joey Image (born Joey Poole) is an american punk rock drummer. ... Bobby Steele (born March 18, 1956) was the guitarist for Parrotox, Slash and The Whorelords before joining The Misfits in 1978. ... Jerry Only with devilock in Dean Markley ad The devilock (A variation of the frullet) is a hairstyle made famous by Jerry Only of The Misfits around 1979. ...


In December of 1978, after less than two months, the new Misfits lineup began playing shows together. Over the course of 1979, The Misfits further evolved the horror elements of their music and their imagery, influenced by The Damned, who had recently regrouped in the proto-Goth lineup of the Machine Gun Etiquette album. Glenn and Jerry adopted a skull mascot for the band from an old poster they'd come across for a 1946 Republic movie serial, The Crimson Ghost (aka Cyclotrode X). Two more records followed on their Plan 9 label, the Horror Business EP and the "Night of the Living Dead" single, respectively. They began to establish a small but loyal fan base and decided to start their own fan club, which they called the Fiend Club. Glenn operated the Fiend Club from his mother's basement, where he would print out t-shirts, assemble records, mail out merchandise catalogs, book gigs, and respond to fan mail, making the Misfits exemplary practitioners of the DIY ethic. This article is about the music group. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Horror Business was the second 7 EP by the punk band The Misfits. ... For the live album by Jackyl, see Night of the Living Dead (album). ... The DIY ethic (do it yourself ethic) refers to the ethic of being self-reliant and doing things yourself as opposed to paying others to do it. ...


As their popularity slowly began to increase within the underground American punk movement, many people started to consider The Misfits as the American equivalent of the British punk band, The Damned, whose singer, Dave Vanian, adopted the look of a classic vampire and sang in a brooding baritone. On June 26, 1979, The Misfits opened for The Damned at a gig in New York City. Before the show, Jerry spoke with Dave Vanian about the possibility of The Misfits doing a tour of the UK in support of The Damned. This article is about the music group. ... David Vanian is and has always been the core of the seminal alternative punk band; The Damned. ... Philip Burne-Jones, The Vampire, 1897 Vampires are mythological or folkloric beings that subsist on human and/or animal lifeforce. ... For other uses, see Baritone (disambiguation). ... is the 177th day of the year (178th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ...


In November of 1979, The Misfits flew over to England for their tour with The Damned. However, Dave Vanian had not taken Jerry seriously and was surprised when Jerry showed up at his front door. Instead of turning The Misfits away, Dave tried his best to arrange for them to take part in the tour, but The Misfits weren't happy with the situation. After playing only two gigs, The Misfits dropped off the tour. Their return flight back to America wasn't until late in December, and so The Misfits were forced to kill time in England. Jerry spent some time with Sid Vicious' mother, who he had befriended after Sid's death. On December 2, Glenn and Bobby went to see a gig by The Jam in London, where they were harassed by skinheads while standing in line. Glenn broke off a piece of glass and used it to fend off the skinheads while Bobby ran to get help. However, when the cops arrived, they arrested Bobby and Glenn for what they described as "threatening behavior". In an interview with Revolver in the October 2005 issue, Glenn went into greater detail about the event. He said the police found a knife in his possession and accused Glenn of being a "ripper" that had been stalking the area at the time. The police began to beat him, and Glenn fought back. He claims he did considerable damage to the police before they were finally able to subdue him. Glenn and Bobby then spent two nights jailed up in the London district of Brixton, during which time Glenn wrote the lyrics to the future Misfits song, "London Dungeon". For the professional wrestler, see Sid Eudy. ... is the 336th day of the year (337th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The Jam were an English punk rock/mod revival band active during the late 1970s and early 1980s. ... Skinheads, named for their close-cropped or shaven heads, are a working-class subculture that originated in the United Kingdom in the late 1960s, and then spread to other parts of the world. ... This is a hard rock magazine that comes out every month. ... 2005 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Deaths in October 28: Richard Smalley 26: Emil Kyulev 24: José Azcona del Hoyo 24: Rosa Parks 23: Stella Obasanjo 22: Liam Lawlor 22: Shirley Horn 20: Endon Mahmood 17: Ba Jin 10: Milton Obote 7: Charles... Brixton is an area of South London, England, part of the London Borough of Lambeth. ...


After the failed European tour, Joey Image decided to leave the band, and later formed the band The Mary Tyler Whores. Upon their return to America, The Misfits released the Beware EP and decided to take a short hiatus from the band in order to recover from their bad experience in England. After a four month break, Arthur Googy was recruited as the new drummer. Around this time, Jerry's younger brother, Doyle, who had been a huge fan of the band since the beginning, started learning to play guitar with help from Glenn and Jerry. The Misfits began working on a full length album, which they planned to release through Plan 9. In August of 1980, they went into the studio and recorded twelve songs. Jerry began to persuade Glenn that Doyle would fit into the band much better than Bobby Steele. Doyle began to practice with the band and even entered the studio to record his own guitar tracks for the twelve songs they had recorded. Bobby has said that during this time period, Jerry would purposely neglect to inform him of practices, in order to make Bobby look bad. Jerry denies these accusations. Regardless, in October of 1980, shortly before the band's annual Halloween show, Jerry informed Bobby that he was being replaced by Doyle, who was only sixteen at the time. Bobby Steele went on to form his own punk band a few months later, called The Undead (not the San Francisco band of the same name, also friends of the Misfits). On Halloween of 1980, what many people consider to be the classic Misfits lineup made its debut. Beware was the fifth release from the Lodi, New Jersey punk band The Misfits. ... Arthur Googy was a drummer for the punk band The Misfits. ... This article is about the holiday. ... The Undead is a punk band formed in 1980 in New Milford, New Jersey by Bobby Steele (vocals and guitar), Jack Natz (bass), and Patrick Blanck (drums). ...


After only playing a few shows with the new lineup, they took a six month break from the band. During this time, instead of releasing the entire album they had recorded, they selected three songs from it and released it as the 3 Hits from Hell EP (in 2002, Caroline Records finally released the entire album, which they called 12 Hits from Hell, but the release was canceled at the last moment at Jerry and Glenn's request). Throughout the year of 1981, The Misfits continued to go into the studio to record tracks for a full length release, which they planned on calling Walk Among Us. Although they had planned on releasing the full length themselves through Plan 9, they got an unexpected offer from Slash Records to release the album. They accepted the offer and decided to rework the album before releasing it. On Halloween of 1981, The Misfits released the "Halloween" single through Plan 9, which consisted of two more tracks from the shelved full length they had recorded the previous summer. 3 Hits from Hell was the sixth release from the Lodi, New Jersey punk band The Misfits. ... 12 Hits From Hell is the missing Misfits album. ... Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ...


Sometime in 1981, Glenn wrote the song "Archangel" for The Damned vocalist Dave Vanian to sing with The Misfits backing him. However, due to scheduling conflicts, Dave never recorded vocals for the song and it was set aside until 1983, when Glenn decided to re-record it with his next band, Samhain. This article is about the horror punk band. ...


Walk Among Us

Walk Among Us.

In March of 1982, Ruby/Slash Records released Walk Among Us, the first full length Misfits album to be available to the public. Walk Among Us would later be considered by most fans to be the quintessential Misfits album, as well as one of the best punk albums of all time. The band began playing shows again after nearly a year. They started to become notorious for their intense stage presence and brutal live performances. Doyle was a sports athlete like his brother, and shared his linebacker physique, which, coupled with their ghoulish appearance, caused some to view them as two of punk's most intimidating axemen. Between the brothers, Glenn Danzig would bellow out his morbid lyrics while thrashing around on stage or crawling around on the floor, sometimes throwing and receiving punches from the crowd. Danzig was fond of fighting, and enjoyed taunting the crowd, and instigating violence. This work is copyrighted. ... This work is copyrighted. ... Ruby Records was a subsidiary of Slash Records, started in 1981. ... Slash Records is a record label. ... Alternative covers 1982 2nd Pressing Cover. ...


Perhaps the most infamously violent Misfits show took place in San Francisco on April 10, 1982. During the show some people in the crowd began to throw cans of beer at the stage. After Doyle was nearly hit in the head with a full beer can, he smashed his guitar over a crowd member's head, instigating a full out riot. is the 100th day of the year (101st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ...


Arthur Googy and Danzig argued often and finally, after a lengthy argument, Danzig kicked him out of the Misfits. The Misfits had to cancel their plans to record their next EP, which they had planned on calling Earth A.D..


In need of a drummer, they offered the role to Doyle's friend and classmate, Eerie Von, who had served as an occasional photographer and roadie for The Misfits. Eerie reluctantly turned down the offer because he had already committed to drumming for the local band Rosemary's Babies. Black Flag vocalist, Henry Rollins, who had become great friends with The Misfits during their west coast gigs, informed ex-Black Flag drummer, ROBO, that The Misfits were in need of a drummer. In July of 1982, ROBO flew to the east coast and joined the band. The Classic Danzig lineup, circa 1988, left to right: John, Chuck, Glenn, and Eerie Eerie Von was born on August 25, 1964. ... The road crew (or roadies) are the technicians who travel on tour, usually in sleeper buses, with musicians and who handle every part of the production except actually playing the music. ... Rosemarys Babies was an (almost) Straight edge Hardcore band formed in Lodi, New Jersey in 1980. ... Henry Rollins (born February 13, 1961 as Henry Lawrence Garfield) is an American singer and songwriter, spoken word artist and author. ... ROBO (born Roberto Valverde in 1955[1]) is a Colombian drummer born in Cali. ...


Doyle graduated from High School and began working full time at his father's machine shop with Jerry. They used their earnings to purchase new instruments (because they tended to smash theirs on a weekly basis), and to fund The Misfits tours, recording sessions, and album pressings. While they provided funding for the band, Glenn would handle the Fiend Club and work on composing new songs. A common misconception is that Glenn only wrote lyrics and sang for The Misfits. Glenn and Jerry both wrote a bulk of the Misfits music together.


Dissolution

In September of 1982, The Misfits embarked on a large scale tour with their friends, The Necros, opening for them. During the tour, The Misfits stopped by a studio to record the instrumental tracks for the Earth A.D. EP while Glenn slept. On October 17, the band were arrested in New Orleans on the charges of grave-robbing while in search of the burial place of voodoo practitioner Marie Laveau. The Misfits denied the charges, and a witness reportedly attested that they had not even entered the cemetery gates. The band bailed themselves out of jail and skipped court to drive to their next performance in Florida. Upon returning from the tour, The Misfits released an album of live material called Evilive. The Necros were an early hardcore punk band from Maumee, Ohio. ... is the 290th day of the year (291st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... NOLA redirects here. ... Alleged portrait of Marie Laveau, which hangs in the Louisiana State Library in the Cabildo. ...


During this time Glenn was becoming increasingly dissatisfied with The Misfits, for reasons that are disputed. He began to write songs for a new band project, which he considered calling "Danzig", but instead chose to name "Samhain", after the ancient Celtic holiday which influenced the modern Halloween celebration. This article is about the horror punk band. ... This article is about the European people. ... This article is about the holiday. ...


In July of 1983, The Misfits went into the studio to finish working on Earth A.D. They decided to record and add two of their new songs to the album, making it closer to full length status. In order to make it a proper full length album, Glenn decided to record two of the songs he had intended for Samhain: "Bloodfeast" and "Death Comes Ripping". The resulting album was Earth A.D., a gritty, thrashy album which none of the members were quite satisfied with. In August, after a series of arguments with Glenn, ROBO decided to leave the band. Glenn became further disenchanted with The Misfits and began to audition musicians for his new band project. Earth A.D./Wolfs Blood was the last album the Misfits recorded before they broke up in 1983. ...


On October 29, 1983 (see 1983 in music), The Misfits played their yearly Halloween show at Greystone Hall in Detroit, Michigan. Glenn had selected Brian Damage to be the new Misfits drummer. However, Brian got drunk before the show and continuously messed up the songs. After several songs Doyle escorted Brian off the stage and the drummer for the Necros filled in for the rest of the set. The band members were visibly upset with each other and Glenn informed the audience that it would be the last Misfits show ever. The next day the band members drove back home without saying a word to each other and went about their respective lives. is the 302nd day of the year (303rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... See also: 1983 in music (UK) Musical groups established in 1983 Record labels established in 1983 // Michael Jacksons Thriller, the most successful album not only of 1983, but of all time, was released in 1982 and began its epic domination of the music charts the following year, 1983. ...


Jerry Only era

Legal battle

After the demise of the Misfits, Glenn Danzig focused on his new band project, Samhain, which was darker and more experimental than The Misfits, with more emphasis on creating a grim atmosphere and less on poppy melodies. Meanwhile, Jerry Only and his brother Doyle moved to Vernon, New Jersey, where they went to work full time in their father's machine parts factory. This article is about the horror punk band. ... Map of Vernon Township. ...


During this time, Only became more focused on his family and his baby daughter, Kathy. He became more serious about his Christian faith, and regretted some of the things he took part in during his time with the Misfits. He watched as Danzig continued to grow in popularity with Samhain, a band that Only viewed as Satanic. In 1987, Only decided to start a new band, one that would oppose the "dark path" chosen by Danzig. Together with Doyle, Only (who changed his stage name to "Mo the Great") started writing songs for a Christian heavy metal band with barbarian imagery, called Kryst the Conqueror. They then created the "Doyle Fan Club" to help spread the word about their new band. Despite Only's efforts, Kryst the Conqueror failed to gain a following. Although they released one limited edition EP, the band never played live. During this time, Jerry's younger brother guitarist Paul Caiafa (Doyle) built his first trademark Annihilator guitar. Christian metal is a form of heavy metal music and its many subgenres with Christian lyrics and themes. ... Kryst The Conqueror was an American heavy metal project formed in August of 1987 by former members of the horror punk band, The Misfits. ... Biography Doyle (Paul C. Doyle Caiafa) was born 15th September, 1964, in Lodi, NJ. He became the guitarist of the horror punk band The Misfits in October 1980. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Also in 1987, Samhain, after touring extensively and releasing two full-length albums and an EP, were signed to a major label and the band's name was changed to Danzig. Although the Misfits had gone mostly unnoticed during their seven years as an active band, by the late 80s, they were becoming icons of the underground music world, thanks in part to word of mouth, Metallica's public adoration for the band, and Danzig's success with Samhain. The Misfits' back catalogue had been reissued and was selling extremely well. Around this time, Only contacted Danzig about getting a cut of the Misfits' royalties, beginning a legal battle that lasted several years. Only concedes that Danzig wrote nearly all the lyrics and most of the music, but he contended that he and Doyle "wrote 25% or maybe 30% of the music,"[1] and deserved compensation. The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... Metallica is a Grammy Award-winning American heavy metal/thrash metal band formed in 1981[1] and has become one of the most commercially successful musical acts of recent decades. ...


In late 1988, Danzig, the band, released its eponymous debut album, the first release on star producer Rick Rubin's new Def American record label. Seven years later, in 1994 Danzig broke into the mainstream when the live video for its first album song, "Mother", became a hit on MTV, introducing thousands of new fans to Danzig's back catalog, and to his work with Samhain and the Misfits. Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... Frederick Jay (Rick) Rubin (born March 10, 1963 in Lido Beach, New York) is an American record producer and is currently the co-head of Columbia Records. ... Def American was a record label which was founded by record producer Rick Rubin after he left Def Jam in 1989. ... This article is about the original U.S. music television channel. ...


Around this time, many older punk bands began to do reunion tours, earning often hefty paychecks in the process. In 1994-95 Jerry Only and Doyle approached Danzig about reuniting as the Misfits, and they even went to his hotel room after a Danzig show in New Jersey. In interviews Only jokingly remarked that security escorted them from the property, and "we took that as a 'no'". Only decided to cease his pursuit of songwriting credits, and instead tried to reach an out-of-court settlement that would allow him to use "the Misfits" name and images. In 1995, Only and Danzig finally settled, with Only gaining the rights to record and perform as the Misfits, but sharing merchandising rights with Danzig.


A new beginning

Jerry and Doyle reformed The Misfits immediately, retaining Kryst the Conqueror drummer, Dr. C.H.U.D., and after Danzig rejected their offer to return as lead singer, they held open auditions for a new vocalist (Jerry had approached Damned vocalist Dave Vanian about filling the open position, but he declined the offer). Michael Emanuel, a nineteen-year-old New Jersey native, impressed them with his audition, and was soon established as the new vocalist, taking the stage name Michale Graves. Dr. C.H.U.D. (for Cannibalistic Human Underground Drummer, born David Calabrese on April 4, 1964 in Lodi, New Jersey) is a American punk rock drummer and singer who attended Lodi High School. ... Michael Emmanuel (born March 21, 1975), better known by his stage name Michale Graves, is a singer/songwriter. ...


This new incarnation of The Misfits released their debut album, American Psycho, in 1997. The album was fairly well received, introducing The Misfits to a new generation of fans. However, many fans of the original Misfits had trouble accepting the band's renewed existence without its founder and key songwriter, Glenn Danzig, who usually refuses to acknowledge the new band's existence, and does so only with derision. Detractors also took issue with the new band's focus on a more "cartoonish" image, and Jerry Only's apparent desire to make the band more family-friendly, by refraining from the use of vulgarities in their new songs. Despite these accusations, Graves, including Only himself, performed all classic-era Misfits songs live, complete with explicit lyrics. This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... See also: 1996 in music, other events of 1997, 1998 in music, 1990s in music and the list of years in music // Events January 9 - David Bowie performs his 50th Birthday Bash concert (the day after his birthday) at Madison Square Garden, with guests Frank Black, The Foo Fighters, Sonic...


While certain Misfits purists referred to the band as Misfits '95 [2], some detractors derisively referred to the new lineup as "The Newfits", "MisfitsTM", "The Jerry Only Band", or even "The Shitfits." However, the two incarnations of the band are most commonly referred to as "Danzig-era" and "Graves-era."


In May of 1998, Michale Graves went on hiatus from the band. The Misfits were then briefly fronted by lead singer Myke Hideous of the New Jersey goth/deathrock band, The Empire Hideous, during their subsequent South American and European tour. Hideous was purportedly forced out by Jerry and Doyle for an unwillingness to "pump up" by lifting weights and left the band after the European tour. Hideous recounts details of his stint singing for the Misfits in his book "King of an Empire to the Shoes of a Misfit". Michale Graves rejoined the band later that year. Gothic rock (sometimes called goth rock or simply goth) is a genre of rock music that originated during the late 1970s. ... Deathrock is a term used to identify a subgenre of punk rock and Goth which incorporates elements of horror and spooky atmospheres within a Goth-Punk style and first emerged most prominently in the West Coast of the United States and London during the late 1970s and early 1980s. ... Danny Frankenstein (born Donato Canzonieri) is the former bassist and co-founder, along with brother Sal Canzonieri, of New Jersey high energy punk rock band Electric Frankenstein. ...


In October of 1999, The Misfits released Famous Monsters, a diverse album of punk, metal, and doo-wop that further established their own sound apart from the Glenn Danzig era of the band. The band toured during October-November 1999 with Gwar to support their album, (including a show at Madison Square Garden.) Also released during this time was a series of Misfits action figures put out by 21st Century Toys, which featured replicas of Doyle and Jerry Only. Famous Monsters is a 1999 album by the Misfits. ... GWAR is a satirical thrash metal and shock rock band formed in 1985. ... Madison Square Garden, often abbreviated as MSG, known colloquially simply as The Garden, has been the name of four arenas in New York City, United States. ...


In November 1999, a month after Famous Monsters was released, the Misfits began making cameo appearances on World Championship Wrestling's WCW Monday Nitro and WCW Thunder in support of the wrestler Vampiro (Vampiro was a fan of The Misfits in real life and used both Abominable Dr. Phibes and Kong at the Gates as his entrance theme). While all of The Misfits would make appearances, Jerry Only would wrestle in both singles and tag-team matches with Vampiro against Meng, Berlyn, Steve Williams and Oklahoma. Vampiro, in turn, began adapting a look consistent with The Misfits, complete with corpse paint, arm bands with the Crimson Ghost logo, and a spiked vest with "MisFits" on the back. For the Australian professional wrestling promotion, see World Championship Wrestling (Australia). ... WCW Monday Nitro was a weekly professional wrestling program produced by World Championship Wrestling. ... WCW Thunder was a professional wrestling show produced by World Championship Wrestling which aired on TBS from January 8from play by play man Tony Crist 1998 until March 21, 2001. ... Ian Richard Hodgkinson (born May 31, 1967) is a Canadian professional wrestler better known by his ring name of Vampiro. ... Abominable Dr. Phibes and American Psycho are the first two tracks on the misfits album American Psycho. ... Famous Monsters is a 1999 album by the Misfits. ... Tonga Uliuli Fifita (born February 3, 1959 in Nukualofa, Tonga, then under British sovereignty) is a former professional wrestler for both World Championship Wrestling (WCW) and the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). ... Alex Wright (born May 17, 1975) is a German former professional wrestler. ... Another professional wrestler with the real name Steve Williams is better known as Stone Cold Steve Austin. ... Edward Ferrara (sometimes incorrectly spelled Ferrera) is a writer, most notably for storyline work for WWF and WCW, often alongside Vince Russo. ... Abbath and Horgh of Immortal Corpse paint (sometimes a single word, corpsepaint) is a style of black-and-white makeup used extensively by black metal bands during live concerts and photo shoots. ... The Crimson Ghost was a television serial (1946) about a hooded villains plot to steal a death ray device known as the cyclotrode. ...


Things were looking up for the Misfits in January 2000, as they were featured on their first American national television appearance on FX's The X Show, as well beginning discussions with the organizers of Ozzfest about a possible slot on the tour for Ozzfest 2000. FX (for Fox eXtended Networks) is the name of a number of related subscription TV channels owned by News Corporations Fox Entertainment Group. ... Ozzfest is an annual tour of the United States (and in some years, Europe) featuring performances by many Heavy Metal, Metalcore, Death Metal, Hardcore and Nu Metal groups. ...


All was going well until February 2000,The Misfits suddenly announced they were canceling their remaining tour dates. At the same time, Vampiro stopped wearing Misfits-related logos as part of his costume. On 14 February 2000, a statement was released allegedly by Dr. Chud through a Misfits fansite saying that he, Graves, and Doyle left the band. Rumors began circulating that the band broke up amid pay disputes, along with that Vampiro and The Misfits, without Jerry Only, were planning to form a band of their own. Jerry Only released separate statements on the Misfits website in both February and March of 2000 blaming Vampiro and WCW for the band's problems, alleging that the WCW and Vampiro were attempting to take the band over and re-brand it as a WCW product. Moreover, Jerry Only contested that The Misfits had not broken up, that Doyle had not left the group, and that any matters regarding the Misfits were between Jerry and Doyle. Regardless, the band managed to reform by April 2000, though not before Ozzfest decided not to include them on the tour. As a result, The Misfits embarked on a summer tour of their own and resumed touring during July 2000.


Despite reuniting, rumors were persistent that not all was well with the group. Indeed, as the band embarked on their fall tour for 2000, Ignite vocalist Zoli Téglás was recruited to perform the shows tour dates in Canada (Michale Graves couldn't receive the work permits necessary to cross the border) and select dates in America, sharing vocal duties with Graves (which was something Graves didn't take well). On October 25, 2000, after months of internal band turmoil, Michale Graves and Dr. Chud officially quit the band during a performance at the House of Blues in Orlando. The Misfits managed to finish the tour, with Téglás and Only splitting vocal duties, while Ken Schalk (as Renfield) handled drumming duties. On the dates Schalk was unavailable, the Misfits had either Mr. Jim, The Goat, or Matthew Cross performing drums. Ignite is a hardcore/punk rock band from Orange County, California. ... is the 298th day of the year (299th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ... House of Blues Sunset, in West Hollywood House of Blues (HOB) is a chain of music halls and restaurants founded in 1992 by Hard Rock Cafe founder Isaac Tigrett and his friend and investor Dan Aykroyd. ... Nickname: Location in Orange County and the state of Florida Coordinates: , Country State Counties Orange Government  - Mayor Buddy Dyer (D) Area  - City 101 sq mi (261. ... Candiria are a hardcore band from Brooklyn, New York. ... Dwight Fry as Renfield in the 1931 adaptation of Dracula. ... Murphys Law is a hardcore band from New York. ... Orange 9mm was a post-hardcore band from New York City formed in 1994 by Chaka Malik and Chris Traynor after the breakup of Maliks band Burn. ...


In 2001, The Misfits released Cuts from the Crypt, a collection of rare and unreleased "resurrected" Misfits tracks, in order to free themselves from their contractual obligations to Roadrunner Records. After performing some M25 reunion shows, Doyle took an indefinite hiatus from performing, effectively putting an end to another era of the band. Cuts From the Crypt is a collection of demos, formerly unreleased tracks and cover songs from the second formation of the punk/horror punk band the Misfits. ...


25th anniversary and beyond

Only then took over lead vocals in addition to his bass duties, and recruited punk veterans Dez Cadena of Black Flag, and Marky Ramone of The Ramones to undertake a Misfits 25th Anniversary Tour, which lasted about three years, intermittently. Dez Paul Cadena (born June 2, 1961 in Newark, New Jersey) is an American singer and guitarist. ... Black Flag was a hardcore punk band formed in 1976 in southern California, largely as the brainchild of Greg Ginn: the guitarist, primary songwriter and sole continuous member through multiple personnel changes. ... Marky Ramone (born Marc Steven Bell, July 15, 1956 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American drummer. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ...


Freed from the Misfits' contractual obligations to Universal's Geffen and Roadrunner imprints, Only and Misfits confidant John Cafiero formed Misfits Records and launched their new label with two releases, the American debut of Balzac (a Japanese horror punk band strongly influenced by The Misfits and Samhain), and a new Misfits album featuring the band's retakes on ten 1950s rock classics, Project 1950. The album featured not only the punk rock all-star Misfits lineup of Only, Cadena and Ramone, but prominent appearances from 60's pop chanteuse Brendan Passey, Blondie keyboardist Jimmy Destri, and saxophonist Ed Manion from Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes. Cafiero is featured strongly on backing vocals. John Cafiero is an American punk rock musician, film director and film producer, and a cartoonist. ... Balzac is a Japanese horrorpunk/hardcore-punk band formed in 1992. ... Project 1950 is an album from the new incarnation of the Horror punk band The Misfits, released in 2003. ... Blondie is the name of an American rock band that first gained fame in the late 1970s, and which has sold over 40 million records. ... Jimmy Destri plays keyboards in the rock group Blondie. ... Ed Manion, also often billed as Eddie Manion, is an American saxophone player from New Jersey, who since the mid-1970s has contributed to the Jersey Shore sound by being an early member of Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes and The Miami Horns, and who has played with Bruce...


During this period, Michale Graves and Dr. Chud had formed their own band, Graves, which released a single album before breaking up. In 2003, Michale Graves sang in Gotham Road. Currently, Graves is fronting his own solo project, Michale Graves, while Dr. Chud is fronting for his own band called Dr. Chud's X-Ward. This is the band that Michale Graves and Dr. Chud made after they left the Misfits. ... Gotham Road After leaving the Misfits for the final time in October of 2000, Michale Graves formed the band Graves with fellow ex-Misfit Dr. Chud. ... Michael Emmanuel (born March 21, 1975), better known by his stage name Michale Graves, is a singer/songwriter. ... Dr. Chuds X-Ward was formed in 2003 after Dr. Chud left his other band Graves, which he formed with Michale Graves after they left The Misfits. ...


During December of 2004, Danzig performed half hour sets of classic Misfits songs during live performances. Doyle played guitar for these sets, accompanying Glenn on stage. It was the first time the two had performed together in more than 20 years. These sets also marked the first public performances by Doyle since his hiatus. These shows prompted rumors of a reunification of the classic Misfits lineup of Jerry, Doyle, and Glenn. Danzig repeatedly made public statements rebuking such rumors.


Glenn and Doyle continued to play Misfits sets throughout 2005's Blackest of the Black tour and Danzig's 2006 Australian tour. Glenn has stated that these tours are as close as anyone will ever get to a true Misfits reunion. He also declared them his final tours, announcing his intention to retire from touring afterwards. Glenn is currently slated to produce Doyle's upcoming project, Gorgeous Frankenstein.


Marky Ramone's departure from the Misfits saw the return of classic era drummer ROBO to the lineup. A full European tour was booked with the new lineup, and some select dates in the U.S. were announced. The UK leg of the tour had to be canceled due to a problem with ROBO's visa, and as a result the band could not play the City Invasion 2005 tour. A rescheduled UK tour followed in September.


Marky reappeared alongside the new line up of The Misfits in late 2006 while touring as a member of Osaka Popstar. Osaka Popstar is a Punk supergroup formed in 2006 by New Yorker John Cafiero. ...


The Misfits and their Japanese counterparts, Balzac, staged a show at Tony Bennett's studio complex in Englewood, N.J., for a possible future live CD and/or DVD release on Misfits Records. Original Misfits guitarist Franché Coma made a guest appearance to perform three songs from the Static Age LP. For other persons named Tony Bennett, see Tony Bennett (disambiguation). ... Map highlighting Englewoods location within Bergen County. ...


The Misfits began writing and recording material for a new studio album in early 2006. The album is rumored to feature Dez Cadena on guitar and ROBO on drums. The band has yet to confirm if Dez will contribute to vocals and songwriting. The material planned for the new release, according to the band, is intended to be "the hardest, most aggressive Misfits material to see the pressing plant since Earth A.D.". Earth A.D./Wolfs Blood was the last album the Misfits recorded before they broke up in 1983. ...


30th "Anniverscary"

The Misfits performed three weeks of UK and Irish dates in September-October 2007 to celebrate their 30th anniversary. Special guests at most shows were The Briefs. At certain shows the Misfits were joined by guest vocalist Jamie Delerict of Irish band The Dangerfields, who sang I Turned Into A Martian. The Briefs are a musical band originally consisting of Daniel J. Travanti (guitar/vocals), Steve E. Nix (guitar/vocals), Lance Romance (bass/vocals) and Chris Brief (drums/vocals). ... The Dangerfields are a three-piece rock n roll band originally from Belfast, Northern Ireland, formed in 2000. ...


As of June 25th, the new Misfits website has been launched, giving a list of tour dates, and confirming a US tour this fall, with dates now posted on their official website.


Legacy

The influence The Misfits have had on punk rock, and rock music in general, sometimes seems disproportionate to the publicity and critical attention they have received. Myriad bands have embraced The Misfits' style, such as Balzac, Blitzkid, and Calabrese, and these bands have become known as Horror punk. Psychobilly has various similarities with Horror punk. Rock and roll (also spelled Rock n Roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Balzac is a Japanese horrorpunk/hardcore-punk band formed in 1992. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... This article is about the band, for the Calabrian region of Italy and its Calabrese language, see Calabria or Calabrian languages. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


A number of bands have recently surfaced which, although in some cases less obviously horror punk, are still strongly visibly and audibly influenced by The Misfits. These include, most notably, bands such as Aiden, AFI, Alkaline Trio, Marilyn Manson, Rob Zombie, Avenged Sevenfold, Wednesday 13 and the Murderdolls. Many musical groups whose resemblance to The Misfits seems far removed also cite the band as crucial influences, such as Metallica, Megadeth, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Guns N' Roses, and Marduk. Other bands who hold The Misfits in high regard are Slayer, Pantera, NOFX and more recently, Slipknot. Many local New Jersey hardcore, punk, and alternative rock acts such as My Chemical Romance, Monster Squad, A Midnight Tragedy, and The Banner, cite The Misfits as a main influence. In July of 2004 former Misfits drummer Dr. C.H.U.D performed classic Misfits song Astro Zombies at Club Krome in South Amboy NJ with the band Monster Squad (now A Midnight Tragedy) and was even going to record and produce the bands' album until tension arose and the band split. Today 4 out of 6 the members have formed A Midnight Tragedy who is also highly influenced by the Legendary group, occasionally using coffins and horror themed makeup and lighting in their performances. Winnipeg born Breakcore artist Venetian Snares considers the Misfits a huge influence, inspired by the subtle, but frequent use of 3/4 time. These underground 80s punk groups have used the lyrics from many Misfits songs as basis for the lyrics of their own songs. Aiden is an American band from Seattle, Washington and that formed in the spring of 2003. ... AFI, in recent years short for A Fire Inside, is an American band from Ukiah, California. ... Alkaline Trio (sometimes referred to as Ak3 or Alk3) is a band from Chicago, IL consisting of Matt Skiba on guitar/vocals, Dan Andriano on bass/vocals, and Derek Grant on drums/back-up vocals. ... Marilyn Manson is a rock band based in Los Angeles, California. ... Robert Cummings (born January 12, 1965 in Haverhill, Massachusetts), better known as Rob Zombie, is an American musician, film director, and writer. ... Avenged Sevenfold is an American metal/hard rock band. ... Wednesday 13 is a horror punk band, fronted by the Murderdolls frontman of the same name. ... Murderdolls are a sirebirock band formed in 2002. ... Metallica is a Grammy Award-winning American heavy metal/thrash metal band formed in 1981[1] and has become one of the most commercially successful musical acts of recent decades. ... Megadeth is an American thrash metal band led by founder, frontman and songwriter Dave Mustaine. ... Red Hot Chili Peppers are an American alternative rock band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1983. ... Guns N Roses is an American hard rock band, formed in Los Angeles, California in 1985. ... Marduk is a Swedish black metal band, who are based in Norrköping. ... For other uses, see Slayer (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Pantera (disambiguation). ... NOFX is an American punk rock band formed in Los Angeles, California (now based in San Francisco), in 1983. ... Slipknot (sometimes typeset as SlipKnoT to fit their logo) is a Grammy winning American metal band from Des Moines, Iowa. ... My Chemical Romance are an American rock band formed in 2001. ... The Monster Squad was a television series that aired on NBC from 1976-1977. ... The Banner-Sun (formerly The Banner) is the chief newspaper in the fictional town of Llanview on the ABC soap opera, One Life to Live. ... Breakcore is a sub-genre of extreme electronic music that uses loud and fast breakbeats. ... Venetian Snares is the primary performing alias of Canadian electronic musician Aaron Funk (born January 11, 1975). ...


The Misfits' far reaching influence is also evident in the vast number of fans from all different facets of the music world who follow the band. Wildly popular among Punk rock fans, the band has also received much exposure to the heavy metal community from Metallica's numerous Misfits cover songs. Misfits fans themselves can often be easily discerned, as many completely immerse themselves in the band's imagery. At underground shows, and especially at Halloween, it is not uncommon to see many punks and metalheads dressed in black with Crimson Ghost facepaint and the devilock hairstyle. Black leather jackets, oversized leather boots, as well as gloves and bodysuits printed with the skeletal structure are also common. Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... Heavy metal redirects here. ... Metallica is a Grammy Award-winning American heavy metal/thrash metal band formed in 1981[1] and has become one of the most commercially successful musical acts of recent decades. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Jerry Only with devilock in Dean Markley ad The devilock (A variation of the frullet) is a hairstyle made famous by Jerry Only of The Misfits around 1979. ...


The Misfits have greatly influenced the Grenade snowboard apparel company run by the two-time Olympic silver medalist and professional snowboarder Danny Kass, and his brother Matt. The Kass brothers grew up in New Jersey and are long time Fiends. Danny is a good friend of Jerry Only's son and used to skateboard on a halfpipe in the Only's back yard. Numerous Grenade products are Misfit tributes using or drawing from Misfits imagery. In classic Misfits tradition, Grenade allows 'soldiers' to enlist in their 'Army' to receive stickers and other items, following along the lines of the Misfits' Fiend Club. Grenade follows in the vein of DIY mentality displayed by the Misfits and many punk bands, and reflects its influence on snowboarding today. A Vans footwear commercial featuring Kass also featured the song "American Nightmare". Daniel Kass (born September 21, 1982) is a professional snowboarder from Vernon, New Jersey. ... See also: DIY Network, a cable TV network. ... For other uses, see Van (disambiguation). ...


Misfits posters and shirts have been spotted in numerous films and TV shows, such as Click, Men in Black, Detroit Rock City, Shorties Watchin' Shorties, as well as Saved by the Bell and CSI, and most recently, Michael Bay's Transformers. also in Freddy vs. Jason Click is a 2006 comedy/drama/fantasy film directed by Frank Coraci and written by Steve Koren and Mark OKeefe. ... Men in Black is a 1997 science fiction comedy action film directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, starring Tommy Lee Jones, Will Smith and Vincent DOnofrio. ... Detroit Rock City is a 1999 cult film about four teenagers in a Kiss cover band who try to see their idols in Detroit in 1978. ... Shorties Watchin Shorties is a television show broadcast on the Comedy Central. ... Saved by the Bell is an American sitcom that originally aired between 1989 and 1993. ... CSI: Crime Scene Investigation is a popular Alliance Atlantis/CBS police procedural television series, running since October 2000, about a team of forensic scientists. ... Michael Benjamin Bay (born February 17, 1965) is an American film director and producer. ... For the 1986 animated film, see The Transformers: The Movie. ... Freddy vs. ...


Recently My Chemical Romance did a cover of the song "Astro Zombies" for the Tony Hawk's American Wasteland videogame. The band Aiden did a cover of "Die, Die My Darling" for the Kerrang! magazine compilation. AFI have covered several Misfits songs, including "Halloween" on All Hallows E.P, "Last Caress" on the vinyl edition of Shut Your Mouth and Open Your Eyes and "Demonomania" on A Fire Inside E.P . Cradle of Filth covered "Death comes Ripping" on their 1999 EP 'From the Cradle to Enslave'. Also Australian band Me You and the Other Two covered Halloween. Also in the Red Hot Chili Peppers video, "Dani California", lead singer Anthony Kiedis represented the Misfits by dressing like Glenn Danzig in a portion of the video. A Green Day side project known as The Network recently did a cover of the song "Teenagers From Mars" which originally appeared on the Misfits album Static Age. The Mexican rock band Molotov did a cover of the song "I turned into a Martian" with the song "Marciano" on their cover album Con Todo Respeto. On November 2000 Finnish punk group "The Fiends" recorded a CD-ep "Evil is as Evil Does", that contained 4 Misfits songs (Horror Hotel, Halloween, I turned into Martian, Death Comes Ripping). The Massachusetts-based deathcore band The Texas Chainsaw Mascara covered "Halloween" for their MySpace in celebration of the holiday in 2006. My Chemical Romance are an American rock band formed in 2001. ... Tony Hawks American Wasteland, also known as THAW or Tony Hawks Pro Skater 7, is a video game that has been released for the PS2, Xbox, Xbox 360, Nintendo GameCube and PC. The game was developed by Neversoft and published by Activision. ... Aiden is an American band from Seattle, Washington and that formed in the spring of 2003. ... Die! Die! My Darling! was also a 1965 film Die, Die My Darling is also the name of a Misfits tribute band featuring members of Bleeding Through and Eighteen Visions. ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... AFI, in recent years short for A Fire Inside, is an American band from Ukiah, California. ... Red Hot Chili Peppers are an American alternative rock band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1983. ... Dani California is the first single from the American rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers ninth studio album, Stadium Arcadium. ... Anthony Kiedis (born November 1, 1962) is an American singer and also is a songwriter. ... Glenn Danzig is an American singer, songwriter and musician who is largely considered to be the founding father of the Horror punk genre of music. ... This article is about the band Green Day. ... The Network is a 6-piece New Wave band and a supposed side-project of the band Green Day. ... Molotov is a Mexican rock and hip hop band formed in Mexico City on September 23, 1995. ... Con Todo Respeto is an 2004 cover album by the Mexican band Molotov. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Deathcore is an amalgamation of two musical styles: metalcore and death metal. ... Halloween is a single released by The Misfits. ... MySpace is a social networking website offering an interactive, user-submitted network of friends, personal profiles, blogs, groups, photos, music, and videos. ...


Caroline Records released an album titled "Violent World - A Tribute to the Misfits" that paid homage to the band with covers by various punk, hardcore and metal bands. It included the bands: Snapcase, Pennywise, Shades Apart, Tanner,Therapy?, Prong, 108, The Bouncing Souls, Goldfinger, Deadguy, Sick of it All, NoFX, Earth Crisis and Farside. There existed at least two record labels named Caroline Records, one in the UK and one in the US. // Caroline Records (UK) Caroline Records was a subsidiary of Richard Bransons Virgin Records label during the early to mid 1970s. ... Snapcase was a metalcore band from Buffalo, New York. ... For the Stephen King creature, see It (monster). ... Shades Apart were an alternative rock musical group from Bridgewater, New Jersey. ... Therapy? are an alternative metal band from Northern Ireland. ... Prong was a heavy metal/thrash metal band, formed in 1985. ... The Bouncing Souls are a punk rock band from New Brunswick, New Jersey formed in 1987. ... For other uses, see Goldfinger. ... This page may meet Wikipedia’s criteria for speedy deletion. ... Sick of It All (SOIA) is a New York Hardcore band formed by brothers Lou Koller (vocals) and Pete Koller (guitar), Armand Majidi (drums) and Rich Capriano (bass) in 1984. ... NOFX is an American punk rock band formed in Los Angeles, California (now based in San Francisco), in 1983. ... Earth Crisis was a straight edge vegan hardcore band from Syracuse, New York, USA that recorded and performed from 1991 until 2001. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ...


In 2002, during their Halloween show at the Metro, Alkaline Trio gave away 7" records to attendees. The two tracks on them were covers of Halloween and Children in Heat. Derek Grant, the drummer of Alkaline Trio once auditioned to be in the Misfits, but the spot was taken by Michael Graves. Both Derek Grant and Matt Skiba have admitted to being influenced by The Misfits. Derek Grant can often be seen with a devilock. Alkaline Trio (sometimes referred to as Ak3 or Alk3) is a band from Chicago, IL consisting of Matt Skiba on guitar/vocals, Dan Andriano on bass/vocals, and Derek Grant on drums/back-up vocals. ... Derek Grant at the Warped Tour. ... Alkaline Trio (sometimes referred to as Ak3 or Alk3) is a band from Chicago, IL consisting of Matt Skiba on guitar/vocals, Dan Andriano on bass/vocals, and Derek Grant on drums/back-up vocals. ... Derek Grant at the Warped Tour. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ... Derek Grant at the Warped Tour. ...


In 2006 the band Sum 41 recorded a cover of the song "Attitude" for their MySpace and as a B-side for their new album expected to be released in early 2007. Sum 41 is a Canadian rock band from Ajax, Ontario. ... MySpace is a social networking website offering an interactive, user-submitted network of friends, personal profiles, blogs, groups, photos, music, and videos. ...


In May 2007, a cover song of London Dungeon was released by Throwdown. Throwdown are a straight edge moshcore band. ...


Brodie Foster Hubbard has not only performed Misfits songs at his live shows, but fronts a Misfits tribute band called 138 with members of Night Wolf. The title and album cover of his second CD release, Legacy of Sentimentality, was an homage to the Misfits collection Legacy of Brutality. His third CD release, Don't Screw Up Like I Did, concludes with a cover of "Astro Zombies". Brodie Foster Hubbard (born 1978) is a whiny asshole American country music and rock music singer, guitarist and songwriter from Phoenix, Arizona. ... Ryan Avery (born 1986) is an American singer, comedian and performance artist, photobooth artist and Mormon missionary from Phoenix, Arizona. ...


In common with the Ramones, The Misfits have had some of their songs covered by The Nutley Brass - on the album The Misfits Meet The Nutley Brass Fiend Club Lounge - in a lounge music style.


In the Lamb of God DVD Killadelphia, D. Randall Blythe, the band's vocalist can be seen wearing Misfits slip-on shoes in one of the hidden features when the band records their commentary. Lamb of God is a Grammy-nominated five-piece metal band from Richmond, Virginia, formerly known as Burn the Priest. ... DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc) is a popular optical disc storage media format. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ...


The Band DoomHammer's Guitarist Andy Stevenson has admitted to being heavily influenced by the Misfits and can often be seen wearing a Misfits T-Shirt


Claudio Sanchez, Singer, guitarist for Progressive Rock band, Coheed and Cambria first learned guitar to play Misfits songs. Claudio Paul Sanchez (born March 12, 1978 [1]) is the lead singer and guitarist for Coheed and Cambria, a progressive rock group. ... Coheed and Cambria is a progressive rock[6][7] band from Nyack, New York and Kingston, New York. ...


Dropkick Murphys covered Halloween on their second singles collection, as well as finished their set on their 2006 tour with Bad Religion with the song. “DKM” redirects here. ...


Discography

"Original" Misfits

Studio albums

Alternative covers 1982 2nd Pressing Cover. ... Earth A.D./Wolfs Blood (usually just called Earth A.D.) was the last album The Misfits recorded with Glenn Danzig. ... This article is about the album by The Misfits. ... 12 Hits From Hell is the missing Misfits album. ...

Live albums

Evilive is a live album by The Misfits. ...

EPs

Bullet was the first 7 EP by the punk band The Misfits. ... Horror Business was the second 7 EP by the punk band The Misfits. ... For the live album by Jackyl, see Night of the Living Dead (album). ... 3 Hits from Hell was the sixth release from the Lodi, New Jersey punk band The Misfits. ... Die! Die! My Darling! was also a 1965 film Die, Die My Darling is also the name of a Misfits tribute band featuring members of Bleeding Through and Eighteen Visions. ...

Singles

Cough/Cool was the first 7 single from the punk band The Misfits. ... Teenagers From Mars was an unreleased Misfits single. ... Halloween is a single released by The Misfits. ... Who Killed Marilyn? is a song about the strange series of events that lead to the death of Marilyn Monroe. ...

Compilations

Beware was the fifth release from the Lodi, New Jersey punk band The Misfits. ... Legacy of Brutality is a compilation album of early songs by the New Jersey band The Misfits. ... Collection I is an album compiled of early songs from The Misfits. ... Collection II is the companion album to The Misfits Collection I. Both compilations collect all the early singles and the entire Earth A.D. album, and are meant to complement Walk Among Us (not represented because Warner Bros. ... The Misfits Box Set is a box set by The Misfits, released in 1996 by Caroline Records. ...

Video

  • Braineaters VHS (1983)

Braineaters is a song by the Misfits. ...

"Resurrected" Misfits

Studio albums

This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Famous Monsters is a 1999 album by the Misfits. ... Project 1950 is an album from the new incarnation of the Horror punk band The Misfits, released in 2003. ... Starting in 2005, various messages in news stories on the Official Misfits Website [1] confirmed that a new album of original material was in production. ...

Live albums

Evilive II is a very rare live CD by The Misfits only available to members of the Fiend Club and was not sold in stores. ...

Singles

Dig Up Her Bones is a song by the Misfits. ... I Wanna Be A NY Ranger was a single including song the Misfits recorded with John Cafiero, who produced American Psycho. ... Scream is a song by the Misfits. ... Monster Mash is a cover by the Misfits of the 1962 song Monster Mash by Bobby Boris Pickett. ... Dont Open Til Its Doomsday is a punk rock CD containing tracks by Balzac and The Misfits. ... Psycho in the Wax Museum is a limited edition 45 vinyl single by the Misfits. ...

Compilations

Cuts From the Crypt is a collection of demos, formerly unreleased tracks and cover songs from the second formation of the punk/horror punk band the Misfits. ...

Video

  • Dig Up Her Bones VHS (1997)
  • Abominable Dr. Phibes/American Psycho VHS (1998)
  • American Psycho Videos VHS (1998)
  • Monster Mash Internet Video (1998)
  • Scream! (1999)

Dig Up Her Bones is a song by the Misfits. ... Abominable Dr. Phibes and American Psycho are the first two tracks on the misfits album American Psycho. ... American Psycho Videos Is a VHS collection of the videos from the Misfts Amerian Psycho albums. ... Monster Mash is a cover by the Misfits of the 1962 song Monster Mash by Bobby Boris Pickett. ... Scream is a song by the Misfits. ...

Tribute albums

title external info album cover
Violent World - A Tribute to the Misfits (1997) Listing at Rolling Stone
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From Hell They Came: A Tribute To The Misfits (1998) [3]
Here Come The Dead: A Tribute To The Misfits 2 (1999) [4]
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Hell On Earth: A Tribute To The Misfits (2000) Listing at Rolling Stone
Stillborn Monster Babies: A Tribute To The Misfits 3 (2001) [5]
A Tribute To The Misfits (2004) Listing at Amazon
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Fiend Club Lounge, The Nutley Brass (2005) Listing at Rolling Stone
Image:Fiend Club Lounge.jpg

This article is about the magazine. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Amazon. ...

Filmography

The Misfits appeared as characters or in cameos in the following movies.

  • Animal Room (1995), as The Misfits
  • Big Money Hustlas (2000), as Misfits 1-4 (individually credited)
  • Bruiser (2000), uncredited
  • Campfire Stories (2001), as The Misfits

DVD cover of Big Money Hustlas Big Money Hustlas is a low-budget parody movie created in 2000 by the Insane Clown Posse and directed by John Cafiero. ... Bruiser is a 2000 horror film starring Jason Flemyng as Henry Creedlow, a man who wakes up one morning to discover he is missing his face only to find that it has been replaced by a white featureless mask. ...

Members

1977 – 1983 (Original)

The original line-up according to Misfits Central[2].

Glenn Danzig is an American singer, songwriter and musician who is largely considered to be the founding father of the Horror punk genre of music. ... Jerry Only (born Gerald Caiafa on April 21, 1959 in Lodi, New Jersey) is the bassist and current vocalist for the horror punk band, The Misfits. ... Screenshot from the Hilary Duff video Hilary Duff (sometimes called Ive Got A Crush On Hilary Duff) is a song by Scott Cain, released in 2004 off the album Roller Coaster. ... Manny Martínez was the original drummer for The Misfits. ... Franché Coma was born on 08/17/1957 and spent most of his life in Lodi, NJ. His first recording was a special acetate/single with Mike Morance in 1974. ... Bobby Steele (born March 18, 1956) was the guitarist for Parrotox, Slash and The Whorelords before joining The Misfits in 1978. ... Joey Image (born Joey Poole) is an american punk rock drummer. ... Arthur Googy was a drummer for the punk band The Misfits. ... Biography Doyle (Paul C. Doyle Caiafa) was born 15th September, 1964, in Lodi, NJ. He became the guitarist of the horror punk band The Misfits in October 1980. ... ROBO (born Roberto Valverde in 1955[1]) is a Colombian drummer born in Cali. ...

1995 – 2000 (Resurrected)

The 'Resurrected' line-up according to Misfits Central[3]

  • Jerry Only – bass (1995 – 2000)
  • Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein – guitar (1995 – 2000)
  • Michale Graves – lead vocals (1995 – 1998, 1999 - 2000)
  • Dr. Chud – drums (1995 – 2000)
  • Myke Hideous – lead vocals (1998, South American and European Tour)
  • Zoli Teglas – lead vocals (2000, Various tour dates in 2000) [citation needed]

Jerry Only (born Gerald Caiafa on April 21, 1959 in Lodi, New Jersey) is the bassist and current vocalist for the horror punk band, The Misfits. ... Biography Doyle (Paul C. Doyle Caiafa) was born 15th September, 1964, in Lodi, NJ. He became the guitarist of the horror punk band The Misfits in October 1980. ... Michael Emmanuel (born March 21, 1975), better known by his stage name Michale Graves, is a singer/songwriter. ... Dr. C.H.U.D. (for Cannibalistic Human Underground Drummer, born David Calabrese on April 4, 1964 in Lodi, New Jersey) is a American punk rock drummer and singer who attended Lodi High School. ...

2001 – Present (25th anniversary and beyond)'

The line-up from the 25th Anniversary to present according to Misfits Central[3]

Jerry Only (born Gerald Caiafa on April 21, 1959 in Lodi, New Jersey) is the bassist and current vocalist for the horror punk band, The Misfits. ... Dez Paul Cadena (born June 2, 1961 in Newark, New Jersey) is an American singer and guitarist. ... Biography Doyle (Paul C. Doyle Caiafa) was born 15th September, 1964, in Lodi, NJ. He became the guitarist of the horror punk band The Misfits in October 1980. ... ROBO (born Roberto Valverde in 1955[1]) is a Colombian drummer born in Cali. ... Marky Ramone (born Marc Steven Bell, July 15, 1956 in Brooklyn, New York) is an American drummer. ... Michael Emmanuel (born March 21, 1975), better known by his stage name Michale Graves, is a singer/songwriter. ... There are several people named Matt Johnson. ...

References

See also

This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the horror punk band. ... Balzac is a Japanese horrorpunk/hardcore-punk band formed in 1992. ...

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Misfits didn't wear that much make-up compared to KISS, depends which era you are talking about.
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We have too many kids that know nothing about punk but go running around screaming about ramones, dead kennedys, misfits, sex pistols and the clash as if their teen years were '77-'82.
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It was sometimes hard to tell which way the Misfits wanted to be taken, and the immense cult following that has grown up in the years after their actual existence (1977-1983) seems divided in its own assessment.
It certainly wasn't the Misfits' musicianship -- which was as crude as the recording quality of most of their oeuvre -- that endeared them to so many, although Glenn Danzig possessed one of the most distinctive and tuneful bellows in hardcore punk.
Misfits compilations began appearing as soon as 1985 on Caroline (Legacy of Brutality); 1987's Misfits compilation began whetting appetites for the large quantity of material that remained out of print, although Metallica's version of "Last Caress" and, later, Guns N' Roses' cover of "Attitude" hinted at what might be discovered.
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