|Origin||New York City|
|Associated acts||The Misfits
Osaka Popstar is a punk rock supergroup formed in 2006 by New Yorker John Cafiero. In 2006, Cafiero teamed up with several well known punk rock artists to create the anime based punk group, Osaka Popstar. They released their debut album/DVD on May 23, 2006. Their lyrics consist of topics such as characters in Japanese anime like Astroboy and Sailor Moon. The first single off the album was a cover of singer/song writer Daniel Johnston, entitled "Wicked World."
Their album was released in Japan in June 2007. In 2008, they released a live EP, which was recorded on Halloween night 2006 on the Fiend Fest. In 2012, Cafiero, backed by the band Juicehead and credited to Osaka Popstar X Juicehead, released a cover of Fugazi's "Waiting Room". In 2013, the band will release another single, "Super Hero".
- John Cafiero – Lead Vocals
- Dennis Diken (The Smithereens) – Drums
- Sal Maida (Milk 'N' Cookies, Roxy Music, Sparks) – Bass
- Dean Rispler (The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black) – Guitar
- Jerry Only (The Misfits) – Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals
- Dez Cadena (Black Flag, The Misfits) – Lead Guitar
- Ivan Julian (The Voidoids) – Rhythm Guitar
- Marky Ramone (Ramones, The Voidoids, Dust, The Misfits) – Drums
- Rock'em O-Sock 'em Live! (2008)
- "Shaolin Monkeys" (2008)
- "Waiting Room" (2012) (with Juicehead)
- "Super Hero" (2013)
- "Hopping Ghosts" (2014)
- "O Holy Night" (2014)
- "Misfits Records Presents "Fiend Fest '06" Featuring the Misfits With Special Guest Appearance by Osaka Popstar and the American Legends of Punk!" (Press release). Market Wire. 2006-09-12. Retrieved 2006-09-21.