The Misfits

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The Misfits performing in Chile in May 2010. Left to right: Jerry Only, Robo, and Dez Cadena.
Background information
Origin Lodi, New Jersey, United States
Genres Horror punk
Hardcore punk
Heavy metal
Punk rock
Hard rock
Years active 1977–1983, 1995–present
Labels Plan 9, Caroline, Roadrunner, Misfits
Associated acts The Undead, Black Flag, Samhain, Kryst the Conqueror, Danzig, Dr. Chud's X-Ward, Gorgeous Frankenstein, Graves, Gotham Road, Ramones, Osaka Popstar, Murphy's Law
Jerry Only
Dez Cadena
Eric "Goat" Arce
Past members
Glenn Danzig
Diane DiPiazza
Jimmy Battle
Manny Martínez
Franché Coma
Mr. Jim
Bobby Steele
Joey Image
Arthur Googy
Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein
Brian Damage
Dr. Chud
Michale Graves
Marky Ramone

The Misfits were a punk rock band from New Jersey. They are usually classified as a hardcore punk or horror punk band. They often played in theatrical makeup to look spooky. They had themes mostly from old movies, especially horror movies. The lead singer was Glenn Danzig. Danzig later formed Samhain and then Danzig. Other members went on to form a new version of the Misfits in the late 2000s. That version eventually included members of the Ramones and Black Flag.

The Misfits had many of their records released in limited collectible versions. Sometimes they were released through their fan club called The Fiend Club. They had a huge influence on everything from the way punk is marketed (the Misfits rival Kiss in marketing of their skull logo) to the many celebrities wearing their T shirts.