The Forgotten started in 1997. 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. The Forgotten has also have releases on BYO records (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 May 2000 on bass. The band toured heavily throughout Europe, the US and Japan from 2000-2003 building a loyal and growing following. After guitarist Craig Fairbaugh left the band in late 2003 and moved to the Los Angeles area to pursue a solo music career, Johnny shifted 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 LP and the Self Titled CD ‘The Forgotten’. Gordy Carbone also plays and records with Lars Frederiksen in Lars Frederiksen & the Bastards.
The Forgotten has played shows and/or toured with Rancid, Dropkick Murphys, The Unseen, The Casualties, US Bombs, GBH, Oxymoron, Agnostic Front, The Business, Madball, Cock Sparrer, Anti-Nowhere League, The Adicts, Nashville Pussy, Demented Are Go, Slayer, Anti-Heros, Bouncing Soulds, Hot Water Music, Ignite, Misfits, Sham 69, Cro-Mags, Earth Crisis, U.K. Subs, One Man Army and Stiff Little Fingers.