Osaka Popstar

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Osaka Popstar
Origin New York City
Genres Punk rock
Years active 2006–2007
Labels Misfits Records
Associated acts The Misfits
Black Flag
The Voidoids
Members John 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/song writer 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". In 2013, the band will release another single, "Super Hero".







  • 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)


  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. 

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