Joey Image

Joey Poole (March 5, 1957 – June 1, 2020[1]), known professionally as Joey Image, was an American punk rock drummer. He joined the Misfits in November 1978. He was the drummer for both the "Horror Business" and "Night of the Living Dead" sessions of 1979.[2]

Joey Image
Joey Image in 2014
Joey Image in 2014
Background information
Birth nameJoey Poole
Born(1957-03-05)March 5, 1957
OriginWeehawken, New Jersey
DiedJune 1, 2020(2020-06-01) (aged 63)
GenresPunk Rock
Years active1977 - 2020
Associated actsThe Misfits, Human Buffet, Psycho Daisies, The Mary Tyler Whores, The Strap-Ons, The Bell Ringers, Evil Doers, The Hooples, Jersey Trash, The Hollywood 77's, The Undead, The Snotrockets, The High Ministers

In December 1979, after the band's ill-fated tour of England with the Damned, he left the band. After the Misfits, he was the drummer for the Whorelords.[1] His most recent bands were Human Buffet, Psycho Daisies, the Mary Tyler Whores, the Strap-Ons, the Bell Ringers, Evil Doers, the Hooples, Jersey Trash, the Hollywood 77's, and between 2000 and 2002 he was the drummer for the Undead.

He also played for the Misfits in October 26, 2000, at Culture Room, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, one day after Dr. Chud had left the band along with Michale Graves. As the band had no drummer and was playing in the same area as Joey, Jerry Only decided to call him to play some songs such as "Horror Business", "We Are 138", "Attitude", "Teenagers From Mars", "Hollywood Babylon", "London Dungeon", and "Where Eagles Dare". Eric Arce from Murphy's Law played the rest of the setlist songs.[3]

Personal lifeEdit

Image spent most of his life in New York City, and later in Florida.[2] Some time after his 1979 departure from the Misfits, Image married actress and model Patty Mullen.[4][5] In 2003, he moved to Los Angeles, California. As of 2007, he had relocated to South Florida. In 2016, he was diagnosed with liver cancer.[6] Joey Image died on June 1, 2020.[1]

Misfits discographyEdit


  1. ^ a b "Misfits drummer Joey Image dead at 63". Brooklyn Vegan. June 1, 2020. Retrieved June 3, 2020.
  2. ^ "Joey Image". Retrieved November 7, 2012.
  3. ^ Mark Kennedy. "Live Misfits Recordings ::". Retrieved May 31, 2018.
  4. ^ Stax, Mike (1994). "Image of a Misfit: An Interview with Joey Image". Ugly Things. No. 13. pp. 13–14.
  5. ^ Greene, Jr. 2013, p. 35.
  6. ^ "Years After Touring With the Misfits, a Punk Drummer Confronts Cancer". Retrieved February 20, 2018.

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