May 25, 1968 |
Santa Cruz, California, US
||Punk rock, pop punk, melodic hardcore, skate punk, hardcore punk
||Fat Wreck Chords
||Good Riddance, Only Crime, Fury 66, State of Grace
Russ Rankin (born May 25, 1968) is an American singer from Santa Cruz, California. He has recorded and played in such notable bands as Good Riddance and Only Crime.
Russ Rankin is the lead vocalist for melodic hardcore band Only Crime, Creep Division, and punk rock band Good Riddance. Both bands were signed to Fat Wreck Chords until Good Riddance announced their breakup on April 3, 2007. However, as of February 2012, Good Riddance has reformed. Rankin was also a member of Fury 66 and State of Grace. He has also lent his voice to songs by Rise Against, Ensign, Comeback Kid. Additionally, Rankin spends time producing bands. Most recently, he performed a cover of the Johnny Cash song "Walk the Line" for a punk rock tribute album entitled All Aboard: A Tribute to Johnny Cash. Rankin appeared in the independent documentary, Meditate and Destroy, that focuses on Dharma Punx author Noah Levine. Along with his band Good Riddance, they can be seen in the film performing at the Catalyst club in Santa Cruz, California.
Rankin is a member of PETA and leads a straight edge and vegan lifestyle. Rankin holds the position of California/Western United States Regional Scout for the Kootenay Ice, a hockey team that competes in the Western Hockey League.
Accourding to author Noah Levine, Rankin "spends most of his time these days touring internationally and spreading political and spiritual awareness through his lyrics."
He is also a regular contributor to Amp Magazine, where he has his own column.
With State of Grace
With Good Riddance
With Fury 66
- Demo (1994)
- American Clown EP (1994)
With Creep Division
With Only Crime