For awhile there, The Arkhams were probably the coolest little psychobilly band that could in the NYC area. I was a huge fan and not just cuz I had been friends with some of them a long time. Their albums and songs fuckin’ slay and combined tradition and irreverence with ingenuity and fun. The people in the band I have known are fighters, passionate and great human beings.
It was very sad today to learn of the passing of one of the band’s main members Johnny Beernuts (Johnny Giancone). They haven’t been active in awhile but the memories will remain for anyone who ever witnessed this scorching band of pranksters level a room. I was honored to sing a guest verse on a song “Not For This World” with them once about losing friends too young and sadly now there is another name to add.
Metal Riot sends out biggest condolences to their camp tonight and the band’s friends and fans. This fucking sucks. Hug the ones you love and remind them they are wonderful. Matt, Bobcat, Rose…I love the heck out of y’all. Glasses raised tonight.
I am so sorry to break the news that our beloved Johnny Beernuts has left this world. I though we had more…