ABOUT THE MISFITS:
From hell they came… 30 years ago in a small town in New Jersey called Lodi. It was there, at the dawn of the punk movement in April 1977, that the Misfits were born. Taking for their name the title of Marilyn Monroe's final movie, they set out to make an impression. They wound up making history and creating a legacy that has truly withstood the test of time. The fervor over The Misfits continues to grow in anticipation of the upcoming reunion of the original Misfits lineup at Riotfest 2016 in Denver and Chicago.
The iconic "Fiend Skull," (the official symbol of the group), which was once crudely painted on their equipment, leather jackets and everything they could get their hands on, has since become a staple in pop culture, and an instantly recognizable symbol worldwide. Highly collectible and sought after, Misfits memorabilia has appeared in films and on television and continues to be worn publicly by actors, musicians and athletes who acknowledge the band’s cool factor. Asked why this hunger for all things Misfits endured, Jerry Only ventures "I think we created a niche. We stuck to what we did, and we did it well. We never tried to pull something over on people - we just tried to entertain 'em while rocking 'em real hard. Besides, I think the love of the horror art form has endured.” The impact of the Misfits and their music on pop culture has become a phenomenon in and of itself.