Posted by Zach Shaw on Tue, Aug 2, 2011 at 10:28 am
To say that CKY have had a hard time breaking out is a bit of an understatement. Having gone through multiple labels, and despite the help they’ve gotten from drummer Jess Margera’s brother (Bam Margera from Jackass and Viva La Bam), CKY was never really broken big. Well, now it looks like they’ve come to terms with that, as all signs point to CKY being finished.
Last week, a video interview with each band member saw them questioning CKY’s fate. A high point of tension in the video came when guitarist/vocalist Chad I Ginsburg disagreed with the band’s idea to help each other record solo albums instead of working on a new CKY record. The rift between the group seems to have escalated since the video was posted as numerous reports claim that Ginsburg has exited the group. Now it would appear that vocalist/guitarist Deron Miller is following suit. On his Facebook account, Miller posted the following note:
“you know i had this whole angry post planned to make you all abreast of whats going on, but i’m not going to do that. instead i’ll keep it as short and sweet as possible. for CKY, there is NOTHING going on, and i honestly feel that the band’s potential has expired and we are just another casualty of the dying business. Chad quit the band already and didnt tell me or the fans, and our management and jess werent going to tell me we were now a 3 piece until we got to the juggalofest.
no one within the whole cky community keeps in touch with me AT ALL, or tells me anything, so, in addition to a zillion other reasons… it’s no longer a possibility for me to be a part of CKY, and i can no longer work with some of the people within our organization, and chad already having left ( i could go on and on and on), i want to fulfill the remaining obligations, including any shows already booked and then im throwing the towel in. i dont think its fair that every time i have a negative opinion, complaint or angry rant…its because im drunk or loaded. NO… its because im frustrated, lied to, ripped off…and exhausted. it causes me a lot of stress being kept out of the loop and mentally its taking a huge toll on me.
im going to do whatever i can with World Under Blood and get more involved with working in other areas of the entertainment industry with my wife, much of which is going to keep us very busy and already panning out. for the most part, it was a good 15 year run, and im sorry because i know the fans will suffer the most and be dissapointed…but its time for a change and time to move on. i will ALWAYS be involved in music, but i will only work with people that i can get along with. and from now on its going to be for fun. so if i dont see you onstage at the last couple cky shows, i’ll see you onstage with World Under Blood, or anything else!
thanks for your support and i’m always here for you all…
Adding more fuel to the fire, Margera added the following via the band’s Ask CKY page:
“i have learned over the years that mud-slinging bullshit is the gayest way to handle this situation. alcohol is a fucking serious problem, bam is going through it too, and about a dozen other people that i know. getting mad over it is not the way to handle it, took me a while to realize that – but its totally the truth. deron needs our support right now, not a insult fest. in all 100 percent honesty, i just hope he gets better one of these days. thats all i have to say on the subject guys, im traveling today and i wont have internet for a bit. my apologies for the shit-show, when i get home i hope things get sorted in some way or another. who knows what is going to happen.
So there you have it, not only is CKY most likely two members short, but things have turned ugly. It’s unclear as to whether Margera and bassist Matt “Matty J” Janaitis will continue on as CKY (since unlike Miller, they seemed eager to continue as a three piece), or whether they will still be able to fulfill their upcoming live commitments. However, this turn of events certainly isn’t a good sign.