The Punk Vault

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...

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 say, “there’s not...

Public Enemy release new album, available for free until July 4

One of the best bands from the golden age of hip-hop, Public Enemy, has enjoyed a career that has now lasted for three decades. As a surprise thank you to fans, not only has Public Enemy just released a new album, but they are offering it to...

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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...

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...

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