Osaka Popstar

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Osaka Popstar
OriginNew York City
GenresPunk rock
Years active2006–2007
LabelsMisfits Records
Associated actsThe Misfits
Black Flag
The Voidoids
MembersJohn Cafiero
Jerry Only
Marky Ramone
Dez Cadena
Ivan Julian

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/songwriter Daniel Johnston, entitled "Wicked World."

They toured as special guests with The Misfits in Fiend Fest '06 across the United States and other dates in Europe with stops in Tijuana, Mexico and Montreal, Canada in October and November 2006.[1]

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". Since 2013, the band has sporadically released singles.



The most recent release, "Christmas in the Loony Bin", features the following lineup:[2]





  • 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)
  • "Christmas in the Loony Bin" (2016)


  1. ^ "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.
  2. ^ "CHRISTMAS IN THE LOONY BIN". Misfits Records. Retrieved 2016-12-05.

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