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Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein

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Doyle Wolfgang von Frankenstein (born Paul C. Doyle Caiafa on September 15, 1964 in Lodi, New Jersey), is an American guitarist. He was the most well-known guitarist of the horror punk band The Misfits, which he joined in October 1980, at the age of 16.

Doyle is considered by many in the horror punk scene as a legendary guitarist, setting the standard for future acts that attempt to emulate his aggressive playing style and hulking stage presence. His older brother, Jerry Only, was a founding member of the band, along with Glenn Danzig.

In 1987, four years after the Misfits broke up, Doyle and Jerry formed the metal band Kryst The Conqueror with drummer The Murp. They also created the Doyle Fan Club to help promote their new band. However, they never had a vocalist and never toured, or played a show, although they did record one album which has never been released in its entirety but was leaked around the internet recently. Select songs from the album were released by Jerry Only’s record label “Cyclopian Music” as an EP, and featured guest guitarist Dave “The Snake” Sabo of the metal band Skid Row on one of the tracks, whom Jerry had met through a mutual friend.

After several years of legal negotiations with The Misfits songwriter/vocalist Glenn Danzig, Doyle and Jerry reformed The Misfits in 1995, this time with Jerry acting as the band’s figurehead and with Michale Graves as vocalist and Dr. Chud as drummer.

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  • Punk13Cross4444

    Best rythm guitarist!

    12 Jul 2010 Reply
  • bwcrtime

    took me awhile to figure out the message on the misfits home page but here it is: ANTHONY L. CAIAFA (Died August 4, 2009) CAIAFA Anthony L., 50 of Vernon formerly of Lodi on August 4, 2009. Born in Passaic he lived in Lodi for 25 years, settling in Vernon 20 years ago. Beloved son of the late Dominick Anthony and Josephine Caiafa. Loving brother of Jerry Caiafa and wife Jane of Vernon and the late Joseph Caiafa and wife Lucinda of Lodi. Caring uncle to many nieces and nephews. There will be a Chapel Service 10:00 AM Wednesday, August 12, 2009 at Santangelo Funeral Home, 300 Main Street, Lodi. Internment St. Nicholas Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday 7-9 PM. ( he was Jerry and Doyle's cousin, remember Only's real name is Gerald Caiafa ) RIP

    14 Aug 2009 Reply
  • bwcrtime

    Doyle, Love the hot Sauce !

    5 Aug 2009 Reply
  • LowLifeVendetta

    Well the Misfits didnt have talent except Doyle

    27 Jan 2009 Reply
  • girl_poison13

    he's perfect! I LOVE MISFITS of my Soul!

    19 Jan 2009 Reply
  • taikahn

    Please put the REAL original misfits back together.

    19 Dec 2008 Reply

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