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Details announced for Torr Skoog Memorial Auction

When Torr Skoog passed away earlier this year, it came as a shock to many in and around the Boston music community. In addition to a long-time partner, Val, and scores of other shocked, heavy hearts, the Kings Of Nuthin front man and vintage hot rod enthusiast also left behind a large collection of tools and parts from more than a decade of tinkering. A memorial auction, featuring many of those vintage hot rod parts, has been set up in Torr’s name; click here to check out the details.

RIP Torr.

Details emerge regarding the death of Torr Skoog (Kings Of Nuthin)

More details have emerged regarding the sad and untimely death of the Kings of Nuthin frontman Torr Skoog.

According to the Valley News, Skoog’s body was found in the Quechee Gorge in Vermont after a three day search by police and firefighters.  From the article:

“Authorities have classified Skoog’s death as a suicide. Hartford Deputy Chief of Police Braedon Vail said a Massachusetts-registered pickup truck was found Thursday morning near the Quechee Gorge gift shop. The truck was unlocked, the driver’s door was open and letters were inside the vehicle that caused police officers to consider suicide was possible, Vail said. Skoog’s body was found on Saturday. Vail said Skoog was in his 30s.”

After discovering his unlocked truck near the gorge gift shop, authorities discovered letters inside the vehicle that led them to rule the death as a suicide.

RIP Torr Skoog, vocalist of Boston punk band The Kings of Nuthin

Torr Skoog, singer for the Boston band The Kings of Nuthin , passed away over the weekend. The details are sketchy, but bandmate Zack posted to the band’s Facebook page earlier today:

As you may have heard we’re mourning the loss of Torr Skoog, the best friend, bandmate, lifeline, and inspiration that anyone could hope to have. Our hearts go out to the Skoog family, the extended KON family, and friends everywhere who understand how lucky we all were to have him in our lives.


Music Video: “Black and Blue” by The Kings of Nuthin, off new album “Old Habits Die Hard”

Massachusetts rockers The Kings of Nuthin have just posted a new music video for their song, Black and Blue. The track appears on their latest album, Old Habits Die Hard, which was released this week on Sailor’s Grave Records, and apparently is about the band’s time in Italy (and getting banned from the country for five years!).

The song is also streaming on their MySpace page along with the title track of the album. Head here to give them a little listen. Watch the video here.

The Kings Of Nuthin’ announce new album “Old Habits Die Hard”, streaming 2 new tracks

sailors-grave-recordsOn May 11th, 2010, Boston’s The Kings Of Nuthin’ will be releasing their new album Old Habits Die Hard on Sailor’s Grave Records.  The album’s cover art can be found here and the band has made two tracks from the album available for streaming.  Check out the track Black And Blue here, and Old Habits Die Hard here.

I hadn’t heard of these dudes until today but I’m stoked this press release landed in my inbox. They’ve definitely got a hard sound to describe; sorta like oldies swing music meets punk rock…  Or a grittier, more punk rock version of World Inferno Friendship Society….  It’s best to just listen to the tracks or read this snippet from the press release:

Old Habits Die Hard is the band’s first all-original full length since 2002’s Fight Songs. Recorded at The Outpost (Dropkick Murphys, The Unseen, Blood For Blood, etc), Old Habits Die Hard is classic KON — a mystifying mixture of Joey Ramone huffing paint and Little Richard sniffing glue. Laced with pounding cadences of wild R&B and the punk rock that inspired it, all woven into one potent tapestry of rock n roll chaos.