||Robo was born in Cali, Colombia.
||Glenn Danzig was born in Lodi, NJ.
||Jerry Only was born in Lodi, NJ.
||Dr. Chud was born in Lodi, NJ.
||Doyle was born in Lodi, NJ.
||Myke Hideous was born in Patterson, NJ.
||Michale Graves was born in NJ.
||Jerry began playing bass. He received the guitar as a late Christmas
||Jerry Only graduated from Lodi High School.
||Jerry Only spent the evening at a party with Sid Vicious. The next
morning, while doing a delivery for his father's business, he heard on the
radio that Sid had died.
||Doyle graduated from Lodi High School. Dr. Chud was in the same
graduating class, but didn't finish.
||Jerry's daughter Kathy was born.
||Jerry and Doyle moved with their family to Vernon, NJ where they worked
for their father at Proedge, his machine factory. Former Misfits drummer Robo
also moved to Vernon and began work at Proedge.
||Jerry and Doyle formed Kryst The Conqueror, the Doyle Fan Club, and
Cyclopean Music Inc. Kryst The Conqueror recorded an album, but the band
never toured. The spelling of Cyclopean was later changed to Cyclopian for
||Jerry, Doyle, and Kryst drummer The Murp appeared at the Creation
Convention at the Penta Hotel in New York City. Afterwards, the band went to
Tower Records for an autograph signing session. During an interview, Jerry
talked about the lawsuit against Danzig for the first time. Asked by a
YesZista interviewer if there was a court case, he responded, "We're trying
to settle out of court." At this point, they had been working on a settlement
for 2 years. Afterwards, Jerry and The Murp did a radio appearance on
||Jerry invited Dave Vanian to join Kryst The Conqueror. As Dave said in
Lively Arts #12 (spring 1989), "I'll be seeing Jerry in New Jersey next week
and he says that The Misfits have 14 new songs that are really good. He wants
me to work with them, but I don't know if I'm going to be able to. He's asked
me several times to do something with them."
||Jerry and Doyle attended a Metallica concert at Nassau Coliseum in
Uniondale, NY dressed up in their Misfits gear. They brought a custom made
guitar and a Horror Business drum skin (as can be seen on page 18 of The
Misfits Box Set book) for Kirk Hammett, as well as Max's Kansas City
promotional posters from 1979 and a demo copy of the unreleased Kryst The
Conqueror album (featuring the song "Wherever I Roam") for the rest of the
band. In return, Jerry and Doyle received seats far from the stage and were
heckled by security. Mysteriously, the next Metallica album included a song
called "Wherever I May Roam."
||The Doyle Fan Club planned special Kryst The Conqueror Christmas packages
consisting of a cassette copy of their EP, a CD copy of their EP, 10 bumper
stickers (of which 15000 were printed), and a Kryst The Conqueror pen-light.
The Doyle Fan Club also distributed the following items at one time or
another: red Doyle Fan Club pen-lights with fan club logo, red Doyle Fan Club
pen-lights with fan club address and logo, silver Kryst The Conqueror
pen-lights, black Kryst The Conqueror pen-lights with or without the
pen-clip, single sided Crimson Ghost guitar picks, double sided small skull
Crimson Ghost guitar picks, Cyclopean membership cards in yellow or red,
black Kryst The Conqueror cards, Kryst The Conqueror baseball caps, and
Cyclopean Music stickers.
||The Doyle Fan Club closed its membership.
||Michale Graves wrote "Dig Up Her Bones."
||Cyclopean Music, Inc. released This Evil On Earth by The Empire Hideous,
featuring Myke Hideous on vocals.
||Jerry and Doyle began rehearsing as Kryst The Conqueror with Dr. Chud on
drums, a fellow Lodi High School student that they had met while working at
||Jerry and Doyle appeared at the Chiller Theatre Horror Convention, to
distribute Jerry Only posters and Kryst The Conqueror EPs.
||Years of lawsuits appeared to be coming to an end, as several former band
members (including Jerry and Doyle) met with Glenn to discuss a settlement.
Jerry explained the outcome in Metal Maniacs (June 1996): "We are the
exclusive owners of the name on a performing level. We share the joint rights
to the name with Glenn for merchandising."
||Jerry and Doyle performed publicly for the first time in more than 10
years at Dez Cadena's birthday party at a house in New Jersey. They played
about ten songs with Dr. Chud on drums and Sal Bee of Sardonica on
||After almost a year of rumors, Jerry announced for the first time that
The Misfits might be getting back together. In issue 12 of FeH (Sept/Oct
1994), he made the following statement, "What it boils down to is we are in
the process of settling with Glenn and the way it looks we will be able to
play as The Misfits. So we are looking for a singer."
||Jerry and Doyle overdubbed new guitar and bass tracks over the Max's
X-Mas live recording from 12/20/1978. As Jerry said in an interview for a
Swedish publication (Close-Up #22), "I had a cassette which was recorded
during a concert 1977 or 1978, where we played 'Blue Christmas.' The
instruments were badly recorded, but Glenn's vocals were awesome, so we went
to Lodi and recorded the music again."
||The three-day Chiller Theatre Horror Convention began again. Jerry was
present to distribute Jerry Only posters and pose for pictures with fans. At
this point, Jerry and Doyle began auditioning singers in the practice room at
Proedge. Their initial hope was to have Peter Steele of Type O Negative or
Dave Vanian of The Damned join the band as vocalist.
||Johnathan Grimm (later to become the all-purpose Misfits roadie, artist,
and merchandise man) became the first person to audition to be the new lead
||The out-of-court settlement with The Misfits, Glenn Danzig, and Caroline
Records allowed Jerry Only and Doyle to perform and record as The Misfits,
beginning on this day. Also on this day, Glenn's Plan 9 Records ceased to
||Michale Graves auditioned for the first time this month after his friend
Bob Allecca, a producer at Reel Platinum recording studio in Lodi, suggested
it to him while Michale was recording a demo for his band Mulch. Michale had
never heard The Misfits before, so he purchased the first Collection album to
learn the songs.
||The Misfits sent out postcards to fan club members announcing their
return and auditions for a new singer. They also pressed up 10,000 orange
bumper stickers with the Misfits logo and began doing radio show appearances,
playing songs from their unreleased live album. Around this time Jerry had
several thousand "New Skull '95" stickers printed up.
||Jerry and Doyle were interviewed on WSUS 102.3 FM in Franklin, NJ.
||Jerry and Doyle appeared at the three-day Chiller Theatre Horror Convention
in Secaucus, NJ. The Max's X-Mas album cover was displayed for the first time
as were 2 new Misfits shirts. Dr. Chud also attended the convention with
them, although not in his Misfits gear. He went unnoticed by most fans due to
the fact that he had not yet been announced as the official drummer.
||After 8 years of sitting under Glenn Danzig's back porch, The Misfits
skateboard decks were given to Jerry and Doyle by Glenn's mother. These
skateboards were originally advertised in "Thrasher" magazine in April
1987. Approximately 14 cases were found and 4 were taken by The Misfits; the
rest were later claimed by Glenn as "sold." On this same day, Johnathan Grimm
came up with Michale Graves' stage name.
||After the Danzig show in Red Bank, NJ, Jerry and Doyle went to visit
Glenn at his hotel room, to ask him to join the band. As Jerry stated in
Metal Maniacs (June 1996), "We went to his door and knocked and fifteen
minutes later security came and walked us out of the hotel. So we took that
as a 'no'."
||Jerry and Doyle appeared at the KISS convention in Teaneck, NJ, selling
Misfits skateboard decks for $15 each.
||Jerry asked Dave Vanian of The Damned to join The Misfits as their
||Michale Graves made his first Misfits related vocal appearance at the
American Legion Hall in Franklin, NJ at a show hosted by The Misfits. He
joined Drop Thud Oops onstage for "Skulls."
||Jerry arrived in California for a weekend of interviews.
||Jerry left California.
||Caroline cancelled the Teenagers From Mars single (Caroline
1704-61475-1/2). It had been planned as a limited pressing of 10,000 one-sided 7"
singles, available in four colors and featuring the Static Age version of
Teenagers From Mars. The B-side was to be an etching of the Crimson Ghost.
Both the 7" single and a corresponding CD single featuring Evilive versions
of "Horror Business" and "We Are 138" were going to be released on September
19, 1995. The Static Age (Caroline 1704-67511-2 [CD], Caroline 1704-67520-1/4
[LP/Cass]) album, which was to be released on Halloween 1995 as a gatefold
LP or specially packaged CD, was postponed. The special CD packages were
later used in The Misfits Box Set. The proposed live
Max's X-Mas album was
also cancelled. The cancellations were apparently caused by Glenn Danzig, who
had threatened legal action if Caroline didn't release his Collection II
project (which had been in the works since 1987) first. He was also unhappy
with the overdubs of the live material (see 10//1994).
||The Misfits appeared at the Chiller Theatre Horror Convention again. This
was the first official appearance of the complete lineup, including Dr. Chud
and Michale Graves. For months rumors had been circulating that Dave Vanian
would be the new vocalist, but after several months, and no response, The
Misfits decided to go with Graves. At the convention they advertised the
Fiend Club for the first time in more than a decade and sold new merchandise.
50,000 full color merchandise flyers were printed up for this event and later
distributed by the Fiend Club and Ugly Things fanzine.
||On the second day of the Chiller Theatre convention, Bobby Steele talked
to Jerry and Doyle for the first time in more than a decade.
||The Misfits performed publicly for the first time in more than twelve
years. During Type O Negative's encore, The Misfits came onstage and played
three songs. Kenny Hickey of Type O Negative shared lead vocals with Michale
||The Misfits joined Type O Negative onstage again, this time for five
songs. Kenny Hickey did lead vocals on the first three songs and Michale
Graves sang the last two. After this performance, they drove to Coney Island
||After midnight (technically 11/01/1995 and not 10/31/1995), The Misfits
also performed at Coney Island High in New York City after the Murphy's Law
show ended. Originally it had been planned as a free Halloween album party
with live sets by Electric Frankenstein and Sardonica, as well as a Misfits
autograph session. When the club decided to charge $20 for entry, The Misfits
attempted to make up for this by playing a short 13 song set. Sal Bee of
Sardonica took the stage and replaced Michale Graves on vocals for three
songs. Both Electric Frankenstein and Sardonica eventually performed after
The Misfits left the stage.
||Footage for the movie "Animal Room" was filmed, featuring The Misfits
performing "Dr. Phibes Rises Again" in one scene. The audio track of the song
used in the movie features the Kryst The Conqueror version with Jeff Scott
||The Misfits uncovered an instrumental track for the Kryst The Conqueror
song "Dr. Phibes Rises Again" and recorded a new vocal track with Michale
Graves singing. They filmed a video for this song for future use in their
horror movie video series.
||The Misfits Fiend Club began mailing out membership packages to over 4000
fiends. The package consisted of a cover letter by Jerry Only, a shirt and
poster order form, a monster stamp petition for the US Postal Service, 11
T-Shirt flyers, 2 Cyclopian membership cards, 2 Cyclopian logo cards, 2 Fiend
Club stickers, and a "Find-A-Fiend" postcard. The packages were sent in
Cyclopian Music envelopes which had originally been printed in 1987 for the
Doyle Fan Club. These envelopes were sealed with special Misfits stickers,
available in five different colors. 10,000 of these stickers were made in all:
2000 yellow (first mailing), 2000 orange (second mailing), 2000 blue, 2000
purple, and 2000 green.
||Jerry Only, Michale Graves, and Dr. Chud attended a special dinner party
set up by subscribers of the Misfits Bible, the band's Internet mailing
||To celebrate the release of The Misfits Box Set, Generation Records in
New York City hosted a two hour box set signing party
from midnight until 2
in the morning. It was attended by Misfits Jerry Only, Doyle, Franché
Coma, Mr. Jim, and Bobby Steele, plus newer members Michale Graves and Dr.
||The Misfits left for their second tour of Europe ever.
||For the first time in history, the band performed "American Nightmare"
||Larry The Wolf, lead singer and bassist of The Manimals, joined
The Misfits onstage at their show in Cleveland, OH for three songs.
||The Misfits entered the studio for three days to record new material for
the first time in almost 13 years.
||Former Samhain drummer London May joined The Misfits onstage and sang
"London Dungeon" with Michale Graves at the Louisville show.
||Approximately 2000 "The Shocking Return Of The Misfits" postcards were
mailed out to Fiend Club members living in Texas, Louisiana, Florida,
Georgia, North Carolina, and New Jersey. The other 8000 were given away over
the next few years at shows or through the Misfits Bible.
||Former Misfits drummer Joey Image showed up at the Misfits show in Fort
Myers, Florida and talked to Jerry for the first time in more than 15
||Marvel Comics included a full page advertisement featuring a verse from
"Braineaters" in all of their August 1996 issues.
||7500 "Resurrection Tour '96" postcards were sent out to Fiend Club
members in the US.
||Former Samhain drummer London May joined The Misfits onstage and sang
"London Dungeon" with Michale Graves at the Indianapolis show.
||While performing "Static Age" at the Capitol Ballroom, Michale Graves
attacked the soundman because the monitors were failing. He was arrested
later on during the show, and the band continued to play with Jerry doing the
vocals on several songs. The last songs of the show were performed with
various members of the audience coming onstage to do the vocals.
||The band performed as a three-piece for their show at the Agora Theater
while Michale was still in jail in Washington, DC. Jerry and Dr. Chud sang
most of the songs, along with guest appearances by John Bush and Scott Ian of
Anthrax. George Fisher of Cannibal Corpse sang for the band's first
performance of "Demonomania" in more than a decade. Members of the audience
also did vocals.
||The Misfits show at The Fillmore in San Francisco, CA was attended by
James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett of Metallica, as well as artist Pushead.
Although Hammett kept his distance from Jerry and Doyle, Hetfield ventured
backstage to talk with Doyle.
||The Misfits finished off their "Resurrection" tour with an all-day
festival at Action Park in their home town of Vernon, NJ. The show featured
many opening bands and ended with a two hour set by The Misfits, during which
they played "Mars Attacks" for the first time. Many friends and family
members attended this show, including Steve Zing, Franché Coma, and
Bobby Steele. Bobby joined the band onstage for the first time since 1980
when Michale Graves invited him to sing along with the band for "We Are
||During the band's Baltimore show, Jerry and Doyle performed their cover
version of "Monster Mash" for the first time, while a drum tech fixed Dr.
Chud's drum set. The band also performed "American Psycho" for the first time
on this night.
||The Misfits performed in Star Trek outfits for
Halloween. Michale Graves wore Doyle's Star Trek shirt from 1980.
||Michale Graves appeared in court in Washington, DC and was assigned 40
hours of community service for attacking the soundman at the 08/03/1996
||After months of meetings, The Misfits signed with Geffen Records and
began recording their album.
||6700 postcards with European tour dates were printed and sent to Europe
to be used as promotion for the tour. These had originally been intended for
the Fiend Club.
||The Misfits performed "In The Doorway" live for
the first time in more than 19 years.
||6700 copies of the "Bleeder's Diegest" Fiend Club newsletter were sent
out after being delayed in the post office for a month.
||American Psycho, the band's first album of
new material in 13 years was officially released in the US.
||Much of the filming for the "Dig Up Her Bones" and "American Psycho"
videos took place on June 6th and 7th.
||The Misfits began their first ever arena tour, opening for Megadeth.
||A member of The Misfits' crew was arrested after a brief fight broke out
between Misfits crew members and bouncers at the venue during a show in
||7700 copies of the "Bleeder's Diegest #2" Fiend Club newsletter were sent
||At the Toledo show, Todd Swalla of The Necros replaced Dr. Chud on drums
for "Night Of The Living Dead" and Dr. Chud did the vocals with Michale.
||Jerry Only and Dr. Chud attended the Iggy Pop autograph signing session
in New York, NY to promote the Iggy Pop tribute album, along with Joan Jett,
Joey Ramone, Iggy Pop, and others.
||The "Dig Up Her Bones" video debuted on MTV during "120 Minutes." The
video had also been played on several other video networks during
||At the Misfits show in New York, both Joey and Marky Ramone appeared on
stage to do some Ramones cover songs. Former Misfits Robo and Bobby Steele
attended the show.
||Both The Misfits and Danzig performed in Los Angeles, CA on the same
night and played "Death Comes Ripping." Although The Misfits considered
visiting the Danzig show (which started after The Misfits' show ended), rumor
had it that no members of The Misfits or their crew would be allowed into the
Whisky A Go Go where Danzig was performing.
||Jerry Only and Dr. Chud attended the Ramones box set autograph signing
session in New York, NY.
||Jerry Only joined The Ramainz on stage at their New Year's Eve show in
New York City.
||The Misfits appeared
at the two day Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors
Convention to sign autographs and show the promotional videos for "Dig Up Her
Bones" and "American Psycho" with director John Cafiero.
||Jerry, Doyle, and Dr. Chud attended the three-day Chiller Theatre Horror
Convention. This event was also attended by former Misfit Bobby Steele,
former Samhain drummer Steve Zing, and other Lodi musicians such as Eddie
Enzyme and Mike Morance. CNN later broadcast parts of this event (featuring
Jerry Only) on TV.
||Jerry, Dr. Chud, and Marky Ramone took part in an online chat at
||ESPN filmed Jerry, Doyle, and Dr. Chud performing live in ESPN Studios in
New York, NY for their "X Games" broadcast.
||After Michale Graves said he would be unable to do the band's upcoming
tour of South America, Myke Hideous, of The Empire Hideous, was invited to
temporarily take his place. Jerry Only, Dr. Chud, and Daniel Rey rehearsed
with Myke for the first time at Proedge.
||Upon hearing about the band's rehearsals with Myke Hideous, Michale
Graves informed the band that he was permanently quitting.
||Jerry Only took part in an online chat at http://www.yahoo.com/.
||The full band rehearsed for the first time with Myke Hideous.
||Myke Hideous performed live with the band for the first time, in Glasgow,
||Michale Graves re-joined and rehearsed with the band for the first time
in months, replacing Myke Hideous.
||The Misfits signed a deal with 21st Century Toys with plans to
manufacture Jerry and Doyle action figures.
||The Misfits appeared on the "Uncle Floyd Show."
||The Misfits appeared at a special movie screening of the "American
Psycho" video and Rankin and Bass's "Mad Monster Party" as part of the Anthology
Films Archives in New York, NY.
||Joey Ramone joined The Misfits on stage for several Ramones covers.
||Jerry and his daughter Kathy were filmed with Jesse from "Rocks Off" by
MTV. Parts were broadcast on 01/14/1999 and 01/15/1999.
||Jerry, Doyle, Robo, Bobby Steele, and former Samhain drummer Steve Zing
attended long-time Misfits supporter George Germain's funeral in Hackensack,
||The band performed as a three-piece at the Abyss in Virginia Beach, VA
when Michale missed the show due to a family emergency. Jerry Only and fans
from the audience sang most of the songs. Michale's cousin sang "Mommy, Can I
Go Out And Kill Tonight?"
||The Misfits show in Daytona, FL was attended by Eerie Von. Eerie also
showed up at the Jacksonville show on 07/20/1999.
||The Misfits began their association with WCW wrestling by appearing in a
wrestling match with Vampiro.
||Chud issued a statement on his website announcing that he, Michale Graves
and Doyle had left The Misfits.
||Jerry Only issued a statement on www.misfits.com addressing rumors the
band had broken up. Jerry stated "any matters concerning the Misfits are
between me and my brother Doyle."
||The Lost Boys, featuring only Michale Graves on vocals and acoustic
guitar, and Dr. Chud on drums performed live at Razzels in Seaside, NJ.
||The Lost Boys, this time with Michale Graves on vocals and Doyle's Iceman
electric guitar, Dr. Chud on drums, and J-sin Trioxin on bass, performed live
at Wine Cellar in Seaside, NJ.
||Defying all the break-up rumors of the previous six months, The Misfits
||The band began their tour of Canada, but Michale Graves was not allowed
into the country due to his police record. Jerry Only sang for the band for
this portion of the tour, and some shows featured Zoli (of Ignite) on vocals.
On October 25, 2000, Michale Graves (after a brief return) and Dr. Chud left
the band. By the end of the tour on November 26, 2000, The Misfits had
performed with Jerry on vocals, Zoli on vocals, former Misfit Joey Image on
drums (two shows), Renfield (from Candiria) on drums, Goat (from Murphy's
Law) on drums, and Matt Cross (from Orange 9mm) on drums.
||The Misfits kicked off their 25th Anniversary Tour with a special
pre-launch show. Like the rest of the 25th Anniversary Tour dates, Robo and
Dez Cadena appeared as guest band members. Later dates included Marky Ramone,
Michale Graves, and others.