CKY (short for "Camp Kill Yourself") is a 4-piece rock band from West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States consisting of Daniel Davies (vocals, guitar), Chad I Ginsburg (guitar, vocals, bass), Jess Margera (drums), and Matty Janaitis (bass). Deron (former singer) and Chad both played bass on all 4 of their albums, but Matty will take over when they record their next album, and he has now taken over for their live shows.
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CKY (stylised cKy) is an American alternative metal band that formed in West Chester, Pennsylvania in 1997. Since its inception the band has comprised lead vocalist and guitarist Deron Miller, guitarist and backing vocalist Chad I Ginsburg and drummer Jess Margera, and most recently included bassist Matt Deis. The band have released four studio albums, the latest being Carver City in May 2009.
Originally formed as Camp Kill Yourself and later known as Camp, the band shares its name with a skateboarding/stunt video series co-produced by Bam Margera, brother of drummer Jess. The band also has close links with the CKY Crew, as well as related shows Jackass, Viva La Bam and Bam's Unholy Union, on which a number of their songs have been used. The band originally featured live bassist Ryan Bruni, who was replaced by Vernon Zaborowski in 2000 before he was removed from the band and replaced with Deis in 2004, the first full-time bassist of the band (Miller and Ginsburg having performed all bass recording on the albums prior to Carver City). Deis left the band in May 2010 due to what the band labelled as commitment issues.