Tribute Thursday: Ronnie Radke

Hey mah cherries and daggers!
So since tomorrow is a public holiday and I’ll probably get motherlessly wasted on tequila tonight, I’ve decided that instead of posting my Tribute Thursday in the late hours of tomorrow (when I finally get out of hibernation and recover), I’m giving you guys a 2-post today treat!

First, let’s start off with the good news…

it’s almost the weeeeeeeeeeeeeeekend babeh!!

And now back to my post:


Ronnie Radke

All the way from Las Vegas, Ronnie was born on the 15th of December 1983.

He formed a band called “Escape The Fate” with his friends Max Green, Bryan Money, Omar Espinosa and Robert Ortiz and were somewhat “discovered” by My Chemical Romance in 2005 when a radio station was holding a contest that MCR had to choose the winners. That was when Epitaph Records decided to sign them.

Escape the Fate when Ronnie was still the lead vocalist

According to “Their first EP “There’s no sympathy for the dead” came out in May 2006. ‘Cause of drug problems, Ronnie had to leave the band in 2006. But in November he came back and their first LP, named “Dying is your latest fashion”, came out. There was a group battle in 2007 in Las Vegas and Michael Cook died. Ronnie Radke was arrested for participate, even he wasn’t the murderer. He had to accede to a detox programme and he couldn’t tour for 8 months. So the band kicked him out.  Ronnie did’nt go to the training and later he had to stay in prison for 2 years. Escape the Fate replaced him for vocalist Craig Mabbitt. Ronnie was angry and sad for this and he made up a new band, named Falling in Reverse. 2011 came out their first single, The Drug in Me is You. In his new songs Ronnie write most about his time in prison. The songs are written by himself in his last 2 years. Now Ronnie continues with his new band and Escape the Fate with Craig. Ronnie is still Max’ friend (they were best friends for a long long time) but he kid Craig often. Escape the Fate tried to take him back in the band but he’s still angry and he has’nt intentions to go back to them.”

Ronnie’s new band Falling in Reverse

So why am I dedicating an entire Tribute Thursday to Mr R Radke?

Because he’s awesome of course.

The lyrics in his songs are cocky, arrogant and funny as hell and if you’re into post-hardcore songs like I am, you will find their music is like taking a dip into a chocolate-filled swimming pool.

Here are some of the songs he did vocals for for both Escape the Fate and Falling in Reverse. Enjoy!

Have a delicious Thursday!


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