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Formed: 1998
From: West Chester, PA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

Latest CKY News

Below is our complete CKY news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Skindred Brings "Big Tings" To Bristol

Since first seeing them supporting Soulfly in February 2006, Skindred has gone from strength to strength, becoming one of the most popular bands in the United Kingdom today. Unsurprising then, that on returning to the same venue where I first saw them, they're headlining a sold out show with two big names supporting them, namely Danko Jones and CKY. With a new album entitled "Big Tings" (released today, April 27th,) Skindred were hotly tipped to be on form tonight.

Opening the show at half seven was Canadian rock and roll ambassador, Danko Jones. There was a decent sized crowd for an opening act, but Danko and his eponymous band were more than willing to show everyone what they're all about. Performing with just as much energy and ferocity as they did on the main stage at Graspop last year, the group opened with "I Gotta Rock" from the latest album, "Wildcat," and continued to tear through their set fueled by an undying love for rock and roll. "Sugar Chocolate" went down well with the crowd, in part thanks to the frenzied movements and vocals from Danko himself, as did "First Date" and "Gonna Be A Fight Tonight," before they closed off their time with another song from, "Wildcat," the anthemic, "Little RnR," which may well be the best song Danko Jones has ever written. A great set which would have delighted fans of the band and rock and roll in general, though there were a few who didn't seem to get it. More...

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CKY & Slaves North American Tour Announced

CKY and Slaves will co-headline a North American run of dates with this summer w/ support from Royal Thunder and Awaken I Am. Slave's frotnman Jonny Craig in particular has had a troublesome few months with his group being dropped by their label amid disturbing allegations. Craig denied all allegations of rape.

Says CKY drummer Jess Margera of the upcoming tour:

“ATTENTION! You want it? You’ve got it! You wild heathens kept asking for it and we heard you loud and clear: We are proud to announce a full co-headlining North American tour with our friends in Slaves. We’re bringing Royal Thunder and Awaken I Am along for the ride. It’s going to be a night of some thick ass rock n roll that you can brag about to all your fake ass ‘friends’ who stayed home watching Netflix. This is gonna be the tour of all tours and this tour is all yours. Get a ticket NOW.”

Check out all dates for said tour below: More...

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CKY Premieres New Music Video "Replaceable"

CKY premieres a new music video for "Replaceable", taken from the band's latest release "The Phoenix", which is in stores now. Matthew Joffe produced and directed the video.

Check out now "Replaceable" below.

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CKY Reveals New Album

CKY now rises from the ashes with "The Phoenix," due out June 16th and seeing Chad I Ginsburg stepping into the front man role. He’s joined in enduring partnership by fellow CKY co-founder, Jess Margera, and bassist Matt Deis (ex-All That Remains), who first joined CKY in 2005.

“We’re grown adults now with an eagle-eye perspective on who we are, what we do, and how to do it right,” Ginsburg declares. “None of us are out there in the clouds. We’re pretty well-grounded people that have an honest perspective on where we’re at.”

“We made sure that we went into the studio with our guns blazing,” Margera says. “This isn’t a bunch of parts thrown together. We focused on the songs. We didn’t ‘have to’ make this album, we wanted to.”

In keeping with CKY tradition, "The Phoenix" was recorded at the famed Rancho De La Luna studio in California. The goal was to make an authentic, organic, and “real” rock n’ roll record, uncompromising in its dedication to capturing what CKY actually sounds like.

“We’re feeling rather lucky,” Ginsburg agrees. “We’re not taking things for granted. We’re saturated in gratitude. It’s an incredibly humbled CKY, with a fire to last another twenty years. The point is to go play rock n’ roll and appreciate everybody else who does it, too. It’s a lucky job to have. More...

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CKY Signs Record Deal

American rock act CKY (featuring Chad I Ginsburg, Jess Margera and Matt Deis) just signed a worldwide record deal with Entertainment One Music (eOne Music) and plans on releasing a brand new full-length album this summer.

Scott Givens, SVP of eOne Music, says, "All of us at Entertainment One are elated to have CKY join us and are looking forward unleashing an amazing new record this summer."

"We are thrilled to be working with one of the most progressive record labels in the music business today," adds vocalist Chad I Ginsburg. ”CKY is looking forward to a long partnership in great music for the entire world with eOne!”

The yet-to-be titled LP will be the first release since the band put out "Carver City" in 2009. CKY also just announced a slew of tour dates highlighted by a summer long trek with the 2017 Vans Warped Tour. This is the band's first time CKY will be returning to the Warped Tour since 2000. But first the band will head over to the U.K. to do thirteen show run, some of which is already sold out. More...

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Van's Warped Tour 2017 Lineup Revealed

Looks like that leaked Warped Tour lineup from back in February was totally accurate!

GWAR and CKY will in fact be on this year's edition of the tour, as well as some surprises like Alestorm and Carnifex.

The full list of tour dates, kicking off June 16th and running through August 6th, can be found below. The artist roster will consist of: More...

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Deron Miller Posts Guitar Instructional Videos

Last week CKY/World Under Blood guitarist/vocalist Deron Miller asked fans to send in requests for video guitar lessons from any of his musical projects. Miller has been collecting requests via Facebook, YouTube and email, and he has posted the first lessons online. Check out World Under Blood’s “Into the Arms of Cruelty” and the CKY hit “Shock and Terror” in the players below.

Miller’s most recent project, the melodic death metal outfit World Under Blood, released its debut album, "Tactical," in July via Nuclear Blast Records. Stay tuned for more info on Deron Miller and World Under Blood.


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More Bands Confirmed For Soundwave Festival 2012

Although it wasn't expected until December, the organizers of Australia's Soundwave Festival have made their second band announcement. Joining the 60 bands already announced are Staind, Wednesday 13, Unearth, Cathedral, Shadows Fall, Heaven Shall Burn, Your Demise, Kittie, and 14 other (mostly non-metal) bands.

Hole has pulled out of the festival after frontwoman Courtney Love refused to play before Limp Bizkit. Soundwave boss AJ Maddah said on Twitter that he was "relieved we got the moody old cow off the bill. [There’s] no point talking her back, only for her to cancel later, or turn up & act like a rotten twat to other artists, fans, etc."

A third announcement in early December will add another five bands to the lineup, and Danzig is one of the confirmed possibilities. More...

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Soundwave 2012 Lineup Announced

Organizers of the Australian Soundwave Festival have made the first official lineup announcement. Joining the reformed Coal Chamber as previously reported will be headline acts System Of A Down, Slipknot, Limp Bizkit, Marilyn Manson, Machine Head, Lamb Of God and Trivium as well as 53 other bands.

Bands of particular interest to metal fans include Devin Townsend Project, Dillinger Escape Plan, Black Label Society, Mastodon, Steel Panther, Meshuggah, Hatebreed, Biohazard, Dragonforce, Gojira, Kvelertak, Hellyeah, Chimaira, Watain, and Turisas.

A second announcement for the series of one day festivals is reportedly coming in December, with 88 bands expected to be included in the final billing. More...

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Forty Three More Bands Confirmed For Download

The organisers of Britain's largest hard rock and heavy metal festival, Download, has confirmed a further forty three names for this year's event, including such big names as Children of Bodom and Biohazard. The festival will be held at the legendary Donington Castle in Leicestershire from June 10th-12th.

The lineup is now as follows:

Alice Cooper
All That Remains
Alter Bridge
Asking Alexandria
Avenged Sevenfold
Baptized In Blood
Black Stone Cherry
Black Veil Brides
Blitz Kids
Bowling For Soup
Bring Me The Horizon
Bullet For My Valentine
Cheap Trick
Children Of Bodom
Dan Reed
Deaf Havana
Def Leppard
Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows
Devil Wears Prada
Dio Disciples
Duff McKagan's Loaded
Envy Of The State
Escape The Fate
Framing Hanley
Frank Turner
Funeral For A Friend
Gaslight Anthem
Hollywood Undead
Hyro Da Hero
Jameson Raid
Karma To Burn
Linkin Park
Lower Than Atlantis
Madina Lake
Mr. Big
My Darkest Days
October File
Plain White T’S,
Puddle Of Mudd
Rise To Remain
Rob Zombie
Rock Sugar
Royal Republic
Sacred Mother Tongue
Skeletal Damage
Skunk Anansie
Straight Line Stitch
Suicide Silence
System Of A Down
The Cult
The Damned Things
The Dangerous Summer
The Darkness
The Dead Lay Waiting
The King Blues
The Morning After
The Pretty Reckless
The Rods
Thin Lizzy
Times Of Grace
Trash Talk
Twisted Sister
Wayne Static
Young Guns
Your Demise

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CKY Announces U.S. Mini-Tour

CKY has revealed a small batch of tour dates set to take place across the United States. You can view the upcoming CKY concerts below:

03/02 West Hollywood, CA – The Viper Room
03/04 Costa Mesa, CA – Orange County Fairgrounds
03/18 Philadelphia, PA – Theatre Of Living Arts
03/19 New York City, NY – Blender Theater
03/21 Hartford, CT – The Webster

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CKY Concert To Be Streamed Live and Free Online

Friday, November 5th, Pennsylvania alt-metal band CKY's concert will be streamed live at 8pm CDT (9pm Eastern/6pm Pacific/1a GMT) for free at therave.com. Hourcast and Lionize open the show.

CKY return to the music scene with the release of their new single "The Afterworld." The song is used during the closing credits of Paramount Pictures/MTV Films Jackass 3D, which is now in theaters nationwide. The track will also be featured on the Jackass 3D soundtrack, which will be released on October 26th via Epitaph Records. The single is also currently available digitally via iTunes.

On Sunday, November 7th, GWAR's Halloween concert at The Rave, originally broadcast on Halloween, will be re-aired (for a small PPV fee). GWAR fans across the known universe get a special treat with a rebroadcast of the concert, including sacrifices of Lady Gaga and Sarah Palin, plus a cameo appearance from the legendary Gor Gor, the infamous creature that lives under GWAR's drumkit. GWAR fans can see pictures and sample video from the show here.

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CKY Announces North American Tour Dates

West Chester, Pennsylvania alternative metal act CKY has announced the dates for its forthcoming tour of North America. The band are currently on tour to promote its new single, "The Aftermath" and the Jackass 3D soundtrack. You can view the tour dates below:

CKY North American tour dates:
10/29 Teaneck, NJ Mexicali Live
10/30 Philadelphia, PA The Trocadero Theatre
10/31 Toronoto, ON Opera House
11/1 Flint, MI The Machine Shop
11/2 Cleveland, OH Peabody's
11/4 West Dundee, IL Clearwater Theater
11/5 Milwaukee, WI The Rave II
11/6 Minneapolis , MN Triple Rock
11/7 Iowa City, IA The Blue Moose Tap House
11/8 Louisville, KY Headliners Music Hall
11/10 Pittsburgh, PA Mr. Smalls Theatre
11/11 Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club
11/12 Poughkeepsie, NY The Chance
11/13 Towson, MD Recher Theatre

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Hourcast To Tour With CKY

Hourcast have just announced that they will be hitting the road this upcoming Fall with CKY. The tour kicks off in Teaneck, NJ on October 29th, and will wrap up in Towson, MD on November 13th.

Hourcast recently released their new album, "Dystopia," and unveiled a video for lead single, "Freakshow." The video can be seen below.

Tour dates with CKY are as follows:

10/29 Teaneck, NJ @ Mexicali Live
10/30 Philadelphia, PA @ Trocadero
10/31 Toronto, ON @ Opera House
11/1 Flint, MI @ Machine Shope
11/2 Cleveland, OH @ Peabody's
11/4 West Dundee, IL @ Clearwater Theatre
11/5 Milwaukee, WI @ The Rave II
11/6 Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock
11/7 Iowa City, IA @ Blue Moose Tap House
11/8 Louisville, KY @ Headliners Music Hall
11/10 Pittsburgh, PA @ Mr. Smalls Theatre
11/11 Boston, MA @ Paradise Club
11/12 Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Chance
11/13 Towson, MD @ Recher Theatre

Here's Hourcast's "Freakshow" music video:

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Tonight's Headbangers Ball Line-Up Details

Tonight's Headbangers Ball on MTV2 at 2 AM ET/PT will feature Bam Margera and the following lineup of videos:

Isis - "20 Minutes / 40 Years"
Cradle of Filth - "Nymphetamine"
Janus - "Eyesore"
Mastodon - "Divinations"
Valient Thorr - "Tomorrow Police"
CKY - "Flesh Into Gear"
Killswitch Engage - "End of Heartache"
Killswitch Engage - "Rose of Sharyn"
Dream Theater - "Pull Me Under"

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Bam Margera Takes Over MTV2 For A Week

Starting December 7th, Bam Margera will be hosting several shows on MTV2 including Saturday Rock Block and Headbangers Ball. MTV2 will also be airing a "Viva La Bam" marathon, featuring the best of 5 seasons of daredevil stunts and hysterical pranks. Look out for of Bam-directed "CKY Makes A Video" and "Where The Fuck Is Santa" as well. Below is a clip of one of the pieces they'll be airing throughout the week promoting his new book, "Serious As Dog Dirt."

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Believer to Open for CKY in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania thrash metal band Believer has announced two shows with CKY on October 30 at The Note in West Chester. The first show is at 6PM and all ages. The second is at 10PM and 21+.

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CKY Reveals New Album, "Carver City," Cover Art

CKY has revealed the cover art for their new album, "Carver City." The artwork can be seen here. "Carver City" will be released on May 19th

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CKY Finishing Up New Album, "Carver City"

CKY has entered the mixing stage of their forthcoming new studio album, "Carver City." The album will be released via Roadrunner Records on May 19th and was produced by the bands guitarist Chad I Ginsburg. Lead singer Derron Miller states: "Literally all the things that have been keeping CKY strong since our last album - the undying hardcore support of our fans, our unorthodox musical approach and a brand new partnership with Roadrunner Records - have restored an enthusiasm within our band that has never been this extreme. Sobriety, hard work, patching up inner turmoil and a love for what we do has undoubtedly made this the most collaborative and focused CKY effort to date."

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Deron Miller On His Fallout With CKY And New Band

Deron Miller of CKY fame has posted some updates on his current situation. In regards to last years' fallout with CKY, he had the following to say:

"I'm still waiting on some news myself. when i say i know nothing, that means i really know...nothing. i have not heard from anyone at all since that st. lois show when that shit went down. i have tried to get in touch with those guys but they are not ready to speak to me as they are still understandably pissed off at me. its frustrating for everyone but for me it especially sucks because i am no longer that person that caused that trouble. in any event i hope we can finally finish the masterpiece that we started and get out touring again. thats all i can say."

For the moment, Miller is working on his death metal band, World Under Blood, about which he had the following to say:

"the big news
the time has come to head back into the studio in early april and lay down 4 new WUB tracks. the 4 of us are really amped on the last song i wrote, i think it'll end up being the best one i've ever written in my life. there's also one thats pretty fast, in fact i'm thinking maybe its a bit too fast...which means its perfect. we're also going to do some covers...the definite one we're doing is megadeth's "wake up dead" which we all agree to be one of the best metal songs of all time.
to be honest, this wasnt the big news...but you'll know soon enough.
exciting times.

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