Chicago local pop-punkers The Addisons have released a tribute to Pierre Kezdy, the late bassist for legendary punk band Naked Raygun. The tribute is a cover of “Vanilla Blue,” a song Pierre wrote for Naked Raygun. The cover was self-released to Bandcamp and you can stream it below:

Pierre Kezdy, who joined Naked Raygun in 1985, and first appeared on their album All Rise, succumb to cancer earlier this year. He had previously suffered a stroke that forced him to temporarily leave the band until his strength had returned, at which point he performed with a modified bass lovingly referred to as a “buitar.”

You can contribute to a GoFundMe to help support Pierre’s family and cover the cost of his outstanding medical expenses here.


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