The Forgotten (band)

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The Forgotten
Origin Campbell, California
Genres Punk rock
Years active 1997-present
  • BYO
  • Knockout
  • People Like You
  • Core-Tex
  • Abusive
  • TKO
Associated acts Lars Frederiksen and the Bastards
Swingin' Utters
The Dwarves
The Casualties
Four Banger
Bibles & Hand Grenades
The Uglies
No One's Victim
The Frontline
Members Gordy Carbone
Johnny Gregurich
Dave Kaskha
Nick Schuneman
Past members Craig Fairbaugh
Jonny Manak
Gabe Gossack
Ken Helwig
Todd Loomis
Shea Roberts

The Forgotten is an American punk rock band based in Campbell, California. The Forgotten have toured the US, Canada, Europe and Japan numerous times and continue to play shows in California regularly and occasionally tour abroad. The Forgotten appear every year at Punk Rock Bowling Tournament/Music Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada. All current members of The Forgotten belong to the SKUNX.


The Forgotten started in 1997.[1] The band started by singer Gordy Carbone, guitarist Craig Fairbaugh, bassist Ken Helwig and drummer Shea Roberts was signed as the second band ever to TKO Records where they currently have 4 full lengths and 3 EP's.[2] The Forgotten has also have releases on BYO records[3] (CA, USA), Knockout Records (DE), Coretex Records (DE) and People Like You Records (DE) and have appeared on numerous compilation and tribute albums. Dave Kashka joined in 1999 on drums, Johnny "Bleachedjeans" Gregurich joined in April 2000 on bass. The band toured heavily throughout Europe, the US and Japan from 2000-2003 building a loyal and growing following. Original guitarist Craig Fairbaugh left the band in late 2003 and moved to the Los Angeles area to pursue a solo music career, shifting Johnny over to guitar after many unsuccessful guitar player tryouts by the band. Nick "Ugly" Schuneman joined in November 2006 on bass.

The current line-up since late 2006 consists of Gordy Carbone, Johnny Gregurich, Dave Kashka and Nick Schuneman. The Forgotten have 4 full-length albums, 4 EP/LP's and two versions of a Greatest Hits compilation. Rancid's Lars Frederiksen has produced three works by The Forgotten: Class Separation EP, Veni Vidi Vici and the Self Titled CD 'The Forgotten'. Gordy Carbone also plays and records with Lars Frederiksen in Lars Frederiksen & the Bastards[4]

The Forgotten has played shows and/or toured with Rancid, Dropkick Murphys, The Unseen, The Casualties, U.S. Bombs, GBH, Oxymoron, Agnostic Front, The Business, Madball, Cock Sparrer, Anti-Nowhere League, The Adicts, Nashville Pussy, Demented Are Go, Slayer, Anti-Heros, Bouncing Souls, Hot Water Music, Ignite, Misftis, Sham 69, Cro-Mags, Earth Crisis, U.K. Subs, One Man Army and Stiff Little Fingers.


Current members
  • Gordy Carbone – vocals (1997–present)
  • Dave Kashka – drums (1999–present)
  • Johnny "Bleachedjeans" Gregurich – guitar, backup vocals (2000–present, bass 2000-2003)
  • Nick "Ugly" Schuneman – bass, backup vocals (2006–present)
Previous members
  • Craig Fairbaugh - guitar (1997–2003)
  • Jonny Manak - bass (2005–2006)
  • Gabe Gossack - bass (1999)
  • Ken Helwig - bass (1997–1999)
  • Eric Powers - drums (fill-in 2011 and 2014)
  • Todd Loomis - drums (1998–1999)
  • Shea Roberts - drums (1997–1998)



  • Class Separation 7" EP (1997) TKO Records
  • Veni Vidi Vici CD/LP (1998) TKO Records
  • Picture Disc 7" EP (1999) Abusive Records
  • Keep The Corpses Quiet CD/LP(2000) TKO Records
  • Singles Collection CD/LP (2000) Core-Tex Records (DE)
  • Ask No Questions CD/10" EP (2001) Knockout Records
  • Control Me CD/LP (2002) BYO Records
  • The Forgotten/Heartaches split CD/LP (2003) People Like You Records
  • Out Of Print US-release of Singles Collection CD (2003) BYO Records
  • The Forgotten CD (2008) TKO Records


  • "Riff Raff" AC/DC (2000 "A Punk Tribute to AC/DC" CD/LP)
  • "No Room For You" Demob (2000 US Tour - present)
  • "Employer's Blacklist" The Business (2001 "Hardcore Hooligan: A Tribute To The Business" CD/LP)
  • "Your Generation" Generation X (2003 "The Forgotten/Heartaches Split" CD/LP)
  • "I Am The Hunted" GBH (2003 "The Forgotten/Heartaches Split" CD/LP)
  • "On The Dark Side" (inside "Social Security") John Cafferty & The Beaver Brown Band (2005-2006 live)
  • "Solitary Man" Neil Diamond (2005-2006 live)
  • "Rock 'N' Roll Outlaw" Rose Tattoo (2006 live with Shawn Packer)
  • "Knife's Edge" GBH (2008 "Self-Titled" CD)
  • "Safe European Home" The Clash (2008 European Tour - present)
  • "I Got Your Number" Cock Sparrer (2008 "A Tribute To Cock Sparrer" CD/LP)
  • "Catastrophe" Swingin' Utters (2010 "Untitled 21: A Juvenile Tribute to the Swingin' Utters" CD/LP)
  • "Corruption" Rancid (2014 "Hooligans United: Rancid Tribute Record" CD/LP)
  • "I'm True" Anti-Heros (2016 live)



  • Oberwart Festival - Oberwart, Austria 6/24/00
  • With Full Force Festival - Roitschora, Germany 6/25/00
  • Sommerloch Festival - Limburg, Germany 7/1/00
  • Fasanenhof Antifascist Festival - Stuttgart, Germany 5/19/01
  • Tonne Festival - Wangen, Germany 6/9/01
  • Open Air Festival - Regensburg, Germany 6/22/01
  • Holidays In The Sun Festival - Morcambe, England 7/6/01
  • Sjock Festival - Antwerp, Belgium 7/8/01
  • Beer Olympics Festival - Atlanta, GA 7/22/01
  • Holidays In The Sun Festival - San Francisco, CA 8/26/01
  • Holidays In The Sun Festival - Asbury Park, NJ 9/8/02
  • Punk Rock Bowling Music Festival - Las Vegas, NV 2/3/03
  • Punk & Disorderly Festival - Berlin, Germany 2/24/08
  • Punk Rock Bowling Music Festival - Las Vegas, NV 5/26/12
  • Punk Rock Bowling Music Festival - Las Vegas, NV 5/25/14
  • Insta-Fest - Long Beach, CA 9/13/14

Associated acts[edit]

  • Lars Frederiksen and the Bastards - Gordy Carbone (vocals), Craig Fairbaugh (guitar)
  • Transplants - Craig Fairbaugh (guitar)
  • Swingin' Utters - Nick Schuneman (bass, guitar, fill-in)
  • Re-volts - Nick Schuneman (guitar)
  • The Dwarves - Nick Schuneman (guitar, fill-in)
  • The Casualties - Johnny Gregurich (bass, fill-in)
  • The Vex - Johnny Gregurich (bass, fill-in)
  • (Four) Banger - Dave Kashka (drums), Johnny Gregurich (bass, guitar)
  • Crack - Dave Kashka (drums)
  • Bibles & Hand Grenades - Dave Kashka (drums)
  • Muckruckers - Nick Schuneman (guitar, vocals)
  • The Uglies - Nick Schuneman (guitar, vocals)
  • Trashkannon - Nick Schuneman (guitar)
  • No One's Victim - Johnny Gregurich (bass, guitar, fill-in)
  • The Frontline - Johnny Gregurich (bass)


  1. ^ Official web site, "History" page</
  2. ^ TKO Records website, "TKO Records" page</
  3. ^ BYO Records website, "BYO Records" page</
  4. ^ Epitaph mini site, "Bio page

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