Jim Cherry

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Jim Cherry
Background information
Birth nameJames Paul Cherry III
Also known asJim Cherry
BornAugust 2, 1971
Simi Valley, California
DiedJuly 7, 2002(2002-07-07) (aged 30)
InstrumentsBass, guitar, lead vocals
Years active1989-2002
LabelsFat Wreck Chords, Epitaph
Associated actsStrung Out, Pulley, Zero Down

Jim Cherry (August 2, 1971 – July 7, 2002) was an American musician, most famous for being the bassist in the punk rock band Strung Out. His other musical credits include the guitar player in the band Pulley, and bassist/vocalist in the band Zero Down.

Personal life[edit]

Cherry was born James Paul Cherry III in Simi Valley, California, United States. He was one of the five original members of the band Strung Out, playing bass guitar. He was also part of the initial lineup of the band Pulley, playing guitar. After releasing three albums with Strung Out, Cherry left the band in 1999. Shortly after, he formed the punk rock band Zero Down, acting as lead vocals and bassist. After releasing one album, With a Lifetime to Pay, in 2001, Zero Down met its demise upon Cherry's death on July 7, 2002. Although Cherry's death was originally thought to have been caused by a drug overdose, it was later revealed Cherry had been clean, and had died from a congenital heart condition.[1][2]

After his death, many bands in the punk rock community responded to Cherry's death through music. In the liner notes of their album Exile in Oblivion, Strung Out dedicates the song "Swan Dive" to Cherry. Pulley dedicated the album Matters to Cherry, as well as the song "Thanks". He is also mentioned in the NOFX song "Doornails" from their 2006 album, Wolves in Wolves' Clothing.


  1. ^ "In Memoriam: Jim Cherry of Strung Out/Pulley/Zero Down". Punknews.org. Retrieved 5 December 2017.
  2. ^ "Final News On Jim Cherry's Passing". Punknews.org. Retrieved 5 December 2017.

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