The Punk Vault

Help Pierre Kezdy of Naked Raygun battle cancer

Pierre Kezdy is most known as one of the superheroes in Chicago punk legends, Naked Raygun but his super powers extend far beyond that. Pierre has been responsible for some of the best punk rock music to come out of this city since punk rock became...

R.I.P. Kim Shattuck

Kim Shattuck, an indie rock icon, passed away today at the age of 56 after losing her battle with ALS. Kim is most known for being the singer and songwriter of The Muffs, but she also did time in The Pixies, The Pandoras, and others. She was an...

R.I.P. Keith Flint of The Prodigy

Keith Flint, vocalist for The Prodigy, passed away this weekend at the age of 49. The cause of death was a suicide. Flint joined the Prodigy in the mid-1990s and the first single featuring his vocals, “Firestarter” became a huge hit for...

R.I.P. Bruce Corbitt

Bruce Corbitt, lead singer of the legendary Rigor Mortis (one of the finest metal bands of their time) and Warbeast, lost his lengthy battle to cancer today. The first Rigor Mortis album is one of the all-time greatest metal albums of its time or...

R.I.P. Lorna Doom of The Germs

Lorna Doom of The Germs passed away. She was the bass player of the greatest American punk rock band of all time. At this time there is no cause of death listed. Rest in Peace Lorna and thank you for the great, life changing music you helped create.

Category - News

Riot Fest reveals first wave of 2018 lineup

The world’s best music festival, Riot Fest, just announced the first wave of bands playing this year’s fest here in Chicago. The list so far reveals a TON of great bands and those closed-minded folks who...

R.I.P. John Stabb of Government Issue

This one took me awhile to write because it hits closer to home. As many of you are probably aware of by now, John Stabb lost his battle to stomach cancer on Saturday. John was 54 years old, which is far too young to go...

R.I.P. Eric Brockman of Life Sentence

Punk rock in Chicago lost another comrade on Monday as Eric Brockman, guitarist/leader of Life Sentence, passed away. Eric ¬†was a staple of the Chicago punk scene throughout the 1980’s, first in the Anti-Bodies...