1998 – present (20 years)
West Chester, Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States
- Vernon Zaborowski (2000 – 2004)
CKY (sometimes stylized cKy) is an alternative metal band that formed in West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA in 1998. Traditionally centred on core members Deron Miller (vocals, guitar), Chad I Ginsburg (guitar, vocals) and Jess Margera (drums), the band shares its name with a skateboarding and stunt video series produced by Bam Margera, brother of drummer Jess. CKY is closely linked with the crew of the same name, and their music is often featured on the crew's productions including the Jackass and Viva La Bam television series.
The band was originally formed as Camp Kill Yourself with live bassist Ryan Bruni. He was replaced by Vernon Zaborowski in 2000, left the band in 2004. Matt Deis joined in 2005 as the first full-time bassist of the band, but left in May 2010 and was replaced by Matt "Matty J" Janaitis, previously a live keyboardist with the group. In 2011 frontman Deron Miller left the band, and in 2012 he was replaced with Year Long Disaster vocalist Daniel Davies. On July 20, 2013, Miller posted on his official Facebook page that he was back in CKY. However, he has since left the band again. This has split CKY (and it's fanbase) in two, with Miller forming 96 Bitter Beings (formerly known as MechaCKY) and Ginsburg, Margera and a returning Matt Deis continuing the official CKY lineage as a three-piece, with Ginsburg taking over vocal duties.
CKY has released four studio albums, and are currently recording their fifth.
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