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CKY

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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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
Anti-Flag
Asking Alexandria
Avenged Sevenfold
Baptized In Blood
Bellligerence
Biohazard
Black Stone Cherry
Black Veil Brides
Blitz Kids
Bosshoss
Bowling For Soup
Bring Me The Horizon
Buckcherry
Bullet For My Valentine
Cheap Trick
Children Of Bodom
Chthonic
CKY
Clutch
Dan Reed
Danzig
Deaf Havana
Def Leppard
Destroy Rebuild Until God Shows
Devil Wears Prada
Dio Disciples
Disturbed
Down
Duff McKagan's Loaded
Envy Of The State
Escape The Fate
FM
Framing Hanley
Frank Turner
Funeral For A Friend
Gaslight Anthem
Ghost
Gwar
Heights
Hollywood Undead
Hyro Da Hero
Illuminatus
Jameson Raid
Karma To Burn
Kellermench
Korn
Kverlatak
Letlive
Linkin Park
Lower Than Atlantis
Madina Lake
Malefice
Mr. Big
My Darkest Days
Oaf
October File
Pendulum
Plain White T’S,
Puddle Of Mudd
Rise To Remain
Rob Zombie
Rock Sugar
Royal Republic
Sacred Mother Tongue
Sevendust
Silverstein
Skeletal Damage
Skunk Anansie
Starseed
Straight Line Stitch
Suicide Silence
System Of A Down
T-34
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
Trc
Turisas
Twisted Sister
Versamerge
Wayne Static
Yashin
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.
deron"

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CKY Plan March or April 2008 Release

CKY are planning a March/April 2008 release of their new studio album. The band contributed a remixed version of the track "Rio Bravo" to the upcoming 'Viva La Bands Vol. 2' compilation, due out on September 4th, which can be streamed now at this location.

As previously reported, CKY will be touring on the "Viva La Bands" tour featuring CKY, Cradle of Filth, GWAR and Vains of Jenna.

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Gwar Confirms Viva La Bands Tour Participation

Gwar's Oderus Urungus has issued a new proclamation of hatred in which he announces the band's partipation in BAM MARGERA'S Viva La Bands Tour:

"Humans, it is I, your Master, ODERUS, lead singer of the most violent band in metal history, the mighty GWAR, with the latest update on our progress in the destruction of your world! We are pleased to smugly announce our
continuing ravaging of North America shall continue throughout the fall and winter of this year, as GWAR joins the first ever “Viva La Bands” tour, hosted by everyone’s favorite troll, Bam Magera! Yes, apparently Bam didn’t get enough of our abuse during our appearance on his show, and begged us (while he was hung over a vat of boiling urine) to join a line-up that includes CRADLE OF FILTH, C.K.Y., and more!"

"You are COMMANDED to attend and grovel in the presence of your infernal overlords, GWAR, as we extend our mastery to even more flaming venues across your world and inflict more suffering and pestilence upon a deserving nation! GWAR will tour with the “Viva La Bands” tour throughout the fall, and then move on to destroy even more cities in a final frenzy of touring that shall bring to a close the “Beyond Hell” tour cycle. Stay tuned for dates, times, and free crack! GWAR lives!"

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Viva La Bands Vol 2 Previews Going Online

Ferret Music and Filthy Note Records have set up online debuts of the exclusive tracks from the VIVA LA BANDS, VOLUME 2 CD/DVD compilation due out September 4, 2007, and an online pre-order opportunity to tide you over.

Brand new tracks, written and recorded for VIVA LA BANDS, VOLUME 2, will be debuted simultaneously on www.vivalabands.com and the individual band’s Myspace pages (listed below) on the following dates:

JULY 27 - Children Of Bodom’s “Tie My Rope”
AUGUST 3 – Clutch’s “King Of Arizona”
AUGUST 10 - Bloodhound Gang’s “Screwing You On The Beach At Night”
AUGUST 17 – CKY’s “Rio Bravo” (Remix)
AUGUST 24 - In Flames’ “Abnegation”
AUGUST 30 - Vains Of Jenna’s “Enemy In Me”

To Pre-Order the Ultimate Rock Compilation and get a free 24x36 poster while supplies last, go here or here.

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Viva La Bands 2007 Tour Dates Announced

ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK and action sports / film star Bam Margera have joined forces to launch the "ROCKSTAR Viva La Bands™ 2007 Tour" featuring high energy live rock music and a traveling video show.

The ROCKSTAR Viva La Bands Tour hits 30 cities in the US and Canada September 24th through November 3rd 2007. Featured acts include Grammy Award™ nominated British metal act Cradle of Filth, hard rockers CKY (featuring Bam's brother, Jesse Margera) and hot Swedish band Vains of Jenna, who Bam recently signed to his Filthy Note records. Another very special guest act will be announced later this summer. Bam and some of his well-known friends will also be hosting a number of the live shows.

The tour comes on the heels of the release of "Viva La Bands: Volume 2", a compilation CD/DVD that will appear in stores nationwide on September 4, 2007 through a joint venture between Filthy Note and Ferret Music. The double disc CD/DVD includes twenty bands from around the globe, rare Bam DVD footage, and seven exclusive tracks recorded just for the project (brand new selections from Clutch, Bloodhound Gang, Children Of Bodom, In Flames, CKY, and more).

"The 'Viva La Bands' project lets me bring music I love to my fans that might not even know some of this rock exists," said Margera. "The ROCKSTAR ENERGY DRINK guys totally get what I wanted Viva La Bands to be all about. They are great supporters of rock music and understand that this is supposed to be more than just another concert experience. It's a new age vaudeville show."

In addition to the four musical acts on the tour, Viva La Bands will be projecting over sixty minutes of exclusive video content including deleted scenes from Bam's wildly successful MTV series "Viva La Bam™".

"My MTV shows sometimes don't air the really funny or risky scenes so I raided their vault and decided to put the best never-before-seen clips on tour," said Margera. "I'll also preview some behind the scenes footage from my new film currently in production, 'Minghags'".

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Viva La Bands Vol 2 Complete Tracklisting Revealed

Bam Margera has made it his mission to expose an entire generation of his peers to some original high-energy music through his VIVA LA BANDS album and tour series. Brought to you by Ferret Music and Filthy Note Records, VIVA LA BANDS, VOL. 2 will hit stores on September 4, 2007.

The CD features exclusive tracks, written and recorded for the CD/DVD combo from some of Bam’s favorite acts like CLUTCH, IN FLAMES, CKY, CHILDREN OF BODOM, VIKING SKULL and VAINS OF JENNA. A US-exclusive track from SHINY TOY GUNS and music from other faves like GWAR, THE SOUNDS, DIMMU BORGIR and KILL HANNAH also appears on the killer compilation. The full track listing for the 20-song album is displayed below.

Bam is as excited for the release as fans around the world will be… "I’m so fucking psyched that some of my favorite bands recorded exclusive songs this time around! Clutch and In Flames fucking rock and my brother Jess did a sick CKY remix. Obviously The Sounds are one of my favorite bands - my wife even insisted that they play our wedding. I also sent the first band I signed, Vains of Jenna, into the studio to record a new track for the record.”

The DVD component to this release contains almost an hour of never-before-seen Bam footage – a must-have for the ‘Jackass generation!’ Revealing what makes the DVD special, Bam adds “I’m finding some of my best, unused footage for the DVD. Everyone keeps asking me for a CKY5 but I think this DVD might be the closest thing to that!"

Viva La Bands’ companion tour will be taking out some of Bam’s favorite acts and is estimated to visit over 20 cities in the USA beginning in October 2007. Fans can also expect to see Bam and his friends at select shows.

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More Bands Announced on "Viva La Bands, Vol 2"

BAM MARGERA PRESENTS…VIVA LA BANDS, VOL 2 is the latest in the skating/antic superstar’s unique musical vision shared with his fans. In addition to previously announced unreleased tracks from CLUTCH, CKY, and VAINS OF JENNA, exclusive additions to the track listing from IN FLAMES, CHILDREN OF BODOM, PLACEBO and THE BLOODHOUND GANG have just come in!

Jimmy Pop explains how THE BLOODHOUND GANG’s ‘romantic’ contribution to the compilation, "Screwing You On The Beach At Night" fits in (or doesn’t, in this case)… "I love so many of the bands on Viva La Bands 2. It's unfortunate that our contribution sticks out like a sore thumb. A big, gay, sore thumb." Placebo is also glad, albeit less comically, to be on the compilation, "Placebo is pleased that 'Soulmates' was hand-selected by Bam Margera to be a part of this project. He has exceedingly good taste," the band adds.

The CD/DVD combo will hit stores on September 4, 2007 and feature these unreleased tracks and much more. The compilation also brings together many of Bam’s other favorite artists such as GWAR, DIMMU BORGIR and THE SOUNDS, as well as newly acquired tracks from KILL HANNAH, VIKING SKULL, AND GNARKILL. The DVD component to this rocking release contains 30 minutes of never-before-seen Bam footage – a must-have for the ‘Jackass generation.’

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