The Punk Vault

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.

R.I.P. Pete Shelley

The BBC reported that Pete Shelley, lead singer of the Buzzcocks passed away today. Pete was 63 years old. The suspected cause of death was a heart attack. The Buzzcocks were among the first wave of UK punk rock bands dating back to the 1970s and...

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Riot Fest announces lineup for Chicago

Riot Fest turns 11 this year and they are going into their second decade in Chicago with a new location (Douglas Park) and have just released most of the first wave lineup for this year’s fest. As always there...

New layout for Riot Fest Chicago

This year’s Riot Fest in Chicago marks the 10th anniversary for the festival that started as a two-day indoor punk fest and evolved into the greatest outdoor festival this city has ever seen. Not only have they...

Riot Fest announces Chicago daily band schedules

The hard-working folks over at Riot Fest have just announced the daily lineups for this year’s Chicago show at Humboldt Park. ┬áThis year’s lineup eclipses any previous year or even any combination of...