Rankin, Russ

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Rankin, Russ Gender: M
Russell Chapin Rankin
born on 25 May 1968 at 01:54 (= 01:54 AM )
Place Santa Cruz, California, 36n58, 122w02
Timezone PDT h7w (is daylight saving time)
Data source
News report
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 04°12' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 13°07 Asc.s_piscol.18.gif 05°23'

Russ Rankin (At right, with Good Riddance, 2005)
photo: Nákes, license cc-by-sa-2.0


American singer, songwriter, record producer, and writer best known as the vocalist for the punk rock bands Good Riddance and Only Crime. He performed a cover of the Johnny Cash song "Walk the Line" for a punk rock tribute album, All Aboard: A Tribute to Johnny Cash (2008). In 2012, Rankin released his debut solo album, Farewell Catalonia, on Paper + Plastik Records.

Russ Rankin has been outspoken about his political stances and done many charity actions. Particularly with Good Riddance, he has participated in benefit concerts, donated a portion of their records sales and distributed animal rights literature at their live shows. He became a vegetarian in the early 1990s and has been a vegan since 1993. Rankin has been straight edge since 1987.

In addition to music, Rankin is a hockey scout. He has contributed writing to magazines such as AMP, New Noise, Alternative Press, Razorcake, and The Washington Times.

Link to Wikipedia biography

Source Notes

Sy Scholfield provided copy of birth news, Santa Cruz Sentinel (Santa Cruz, California), 14 June 1968, page 24, born at Dominican Hospital.


  • Traits : Body : Diet unusual (Vegan since 1993)
  • Traits : Body : Other body ("Straight edge")
  • Lifestyle : Financial : Fundraiser
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Group/ Duo (Good Riddance; Only Crime)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (Bass guitar)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Song writer
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.
  • Vocation : Entertain/Business : Entertain Producer (Music)
  • Vocation : Politics : Activist/ social
  • Vocation : Sports Business : Promoter/ Agent (Hockey scout)
  • Vocation : Writers : Columnist/ journalist