CKY will release "B-Sides & Rarities" on March 22 through Mighty Loud Entertainment and Universal/Fontana. The 12-song compilation features a dozen previously unreleased, rare, and long-out-of-print tracks culled from the historic past of a band that truly has done whatever they wanted for 15 years, without compromise.
Commented drummer Jess Margera: "We picked a lot of the songs based on our fans' wishes. For instance, at CKY shows over the years, one of the most shouted-out requests has been 'Shippensburg', which is a song we recorded in 1997 for a skateboarding video. And by far the most requested songs on the Internet over the years have been 'To All of You', the acoustic version and the heavy recording of 'Halfway House'. We wanted to properly mix and master these out-of-print songs and get them back out there and also record some of the stuff people have been asking us to do for over a decade."
The complete track listing features:
02. Rio Bravo (radio session)
04. Halfway House
05. Chad's In Hi-Fi
06. Santa's Coming
07. Fat Fuck
08. The Deepest Depths
09. Rio Bravo (Remix)
10. Don't Hold Your Breath (acoustic)
11. Halfway House (original version)
12. To All of You (acoustic)
The album opener, "Afterworld", continues CKY's long affiliation with the "Jackass" crew. The tune is the end credits theme for "Jackass 3D", soon to be released on DVD following its October 15, 2010 theatrical release, and was previously available on the film soundtrack. Margera reflects, "It was cool working with the 'Jackass' dudes again. They asked us to write a song specifically for the 'Jackass 3D' movie which ended up being 'Afterworld'. They liked the song so much they decided to use it for the ending of the film."
Back in 1992 at East High School in West Chester, Pennsylvania, drummer Jess Margera and guitarist/vocalist Deron Miller first crossed paths. In 1995 the duo began collaborating under the moniker FOREIGN OBJECTS, which eventually became CKY in 1997 soon after the duo crossed paths with guitarist/producer Chad I Ginsburg. CKY (a.k.a. CAMP KILL YOURSELF), released its first album, "Volume 1", on February 27, 1999, and set in motion a movement that from the beginning has stayed true to an autonomous vision unencumbered by third-party influence. In 2001, the band moved from indie Volcom Entertainment to Island Records, who issued the band's long-awaited second formal release "Infiltrate Destroy Rebuild" (2002). In 2003, the band released "Infiltrate Destroy Rebuild: The Video Album", which was followed by the group's third studio offering, "An Answer Can Be Found" (2005). After a year-long hiatus in 2007, the guys put aside their differences and unleashed "Carver City" (2009) through Roadrunner Records and set out on an extensive tour around the world twice.
CKY returns to the road here in the U.S. on March 2 in West Hollywood, California for a 13-date coast-to-coast run. The touring lineup features Jess Margera, Deron Miller, Chad Ginsburg and Matt Janaitis.
March 02 - West Hollywood, CA - Viper Room
March 03 - Las Vegas, NV - Beauty Bar
March 04 - Costa Mesa, CA - Musink Orange County Fairgrounds
March 17 - Lancaster, PA - Chameleon Club
March 18 - Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of the Living Arts
March 19 - New York, NY - Gramercy
March 21 - Hartford, CT - Webster
March 22 - Allston, MA - Brighton Music Hall
March 24 - Asbury Park, NJ - Stone Pony
March 25 - Morgantown, WV - 123 Pleasant St.
March 26 - Buffalo, NY - Mohawk
March 27 - Baltimore, MD - Bourbon Street
March 28 - Richmond, VA - Canal Club