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Encyclopedia > Chad I. Ginsburg
Chad Ginsburg in the CKY Documentary
Chad Ginsburg in the CKY Documentary

Chad I. Ginsburg (born April 24, 1973 in New Hope, Pennsylvania) is the guitar player and mixer/producer of the modern rock band, CKY. He also plays some bass on the albums. Chad Ginsburg appeared in his first album Reverb on the Click by the band Rudy + Blitz in 1995. Image File history File linksMetadata Chadginsburg. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Chadginsburg. ... April 24 is the 114th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (115th in leap years). ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... New Hope, formerly Coryells Ferry, is a borough in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA. The population was 2,252 at the 2000 census. ... In telecommunications a mixer is a frequency mixer. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... Rock is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars, and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles, however saxophones have been omitted from newer subgenres of rock music since the 90s. ... CKY (Camp Kill Yourself) is a rock band consisting of Deron Miller (vocals, guitar, bass), Chad Ginsburg (guitar, vocals, bass, producer), Jess Margera (drums), and Matt Dice Deis (bass). ... Rudy and Blitz is a band formed by Chad Ginsburg and Dante Cimino sometime in the early nineties, around the Philidelphia area. ...


Most recently, Chad has been responsible for the addition of intricate guitar solos to CKY's songs starting with their new album, An Ånswer Can Be Found. However, Chad's more basic guitar work can be heard in the earlier albums Infiltrate Destroy Rebuild, CKY Volume 1, and some work on CKY Volume 2. Infiltrate•Destroy•Rebuild, sometimes referred to by the intials IDR, is CKYs second studio album. ... Volume 1 is CKYs debut album. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Yu-Gi-Oh! Trading Card Game. ...


His signature was the "Bitch Toss" in which he flips the guitar around his body. He credits the band Cinderella for this move. The move has since been retired by Ginsburg due to the trend of it by other bands.


He is known for being and up-front about his fans, and doesn't shy away from signing autographs or posing for photos, or drinking at the bar with fans.


Chad can also be seen in the CKY videos and in Bam Margera's film Haggard. Chad was part of the fictitious band, Gnarkill, in the film. He is not a part of the current band Gnarkill (which is comprised of friends Bam Margera, Brandon DiCamillo, and band-mate Jess Margera). He is also shown in many of the early CKY films such as CKY and CKY2K. Cover of CKY2K DVD The CKY (Camp Kill Yourself) videos are an invention of West Chester, Pennsylvania boys Bam Margera and Brandon DiCamillo. ... Brandon Cole Bam Margera (born September 28, 1979 in West Chester, Pennsylvania) is a professional skateboarder, creator of the CKY skate/prank/stunt videos, and radio personality. ... Haggard may refer to one of the following. ... Gnarkill is a band that comprises CKY band member Jess Margera on drums, as well as CKY Crew members Brandon DiCamillo as the lead singer and Bam Margera on keyboards, with Rich Vose on the guitar, and Matt Cole on the mixer. ... Gnarkill is a band that comprises CKY band member Jess Margera on drums, as well as CKY Crew members Brandon DiCamillo as the lead singer and Bam Margera on keyboards, with Rich Vose on the guitar, and Matt Cole on the mixer. ... Brandon Cole Bam Margera (born September 28, 1979 in West Chester, Pennsylvania) is a professional skateboarder, creator of the CKY skate/prank/stunt videos, and radio personality. ... DiCamillo on the set of Viva La Bam Brandon Ralph DiCamillo (born November 15, 1976 in West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States) is a founding member of the CKY Crew and has risen to fame through appearances in the CKY video series and MTVs Jackass and Viva la Bam shows. ... Jess Margera in the CKY Documentary Jess Margera (born Jesse Phillip Margera on August 28, 1978 in West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States) is the drummer in the horrible bands CKY, Foreign Objects, and Gnarkill. ...


After CKY dismissed their original touring bassist, Ryan Bruni, Chad filled in, and is seen tossing his bass over his shoulder on the cover of Volume 1.


In 2004, after their next touring bassist, Vern Zaborowski, was fired, Chad again took over for the brief tour (the first show without Vern was in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on June 27, 2004, where Chad stated, "It seems we're missing someone, although, we don't really MISS him..."). Nickname: Cream City, Mil Town, Brew City, The City of Festivals Location of Milwaukee in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin Coordinates: County Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett Area    - City (97 sq. ... June 27 is the 178th day of the year (179th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 187 days remaining. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Trivia

  • Cites GG Allin as a large influence on his music, (GG's brother Merle Allin has performed with CKY live).
  • Favorite guitar players are Steve Vai, Paul Gilbert, Yngwie Malmsteen, Joe Satriani, and Richie Kotzen.
  • Is a high school drop-out, opted for a GED instead.
  • Was arrested several times when he was younger for disorderly conduct, breaking and entering, and trespassing.
  • Used to do his trademark backwards guitar flip that was dubbed the "bitch toss" by his fans. When other, more popular bands caught on to doing this move, they claimed it as theirs and Chad decided to retire it but has recently unretired it on CKY's latest tour.
  • Was, at one time homeless. He claims to have lived in his 1984 Chevy van with various local strippers, and even a chicken coop.
  • The 'I' is not short for anything at all. His father (who Chad claimed was a hippie) gave him the initial to represent "independence", "individuality", and other positive traits beginning with the letter "i". In one instance, on the CKY website ([1]), it is said that the "I" stands for "Individual" ([2]).
  • As a child grew up listening to Def Leppard, Mötley Crüe, Stevie Wonder, KISS (Still a giant fan), The Beatles (Still a giant fan), Ozzy Osbourne, Van Halen, The Who, David Lee Roth, Steve Vai, Cinderella, Racer X, Yngwie Malmsteen, Disco music and Jimi Hendrix
  • His mother made him model for a Tuxedo company called After6 at the age of 8 years old. He didn't enjoy the experience (The tux was itchy and the shoes were too small), and never agreed to model again. His modeling did make a magazine which he still owns.
  • Attended Council Rock High School in Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania before he dropped out.
  • When filming the CKY video, "Escape from Hellview", Chad hangs from a tree while he plays the guitar.
  • He plays Ibanez guitars and has various models including RGs, Icemen and Destroyers

 
 

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