November 30, 2013

Bullseye with Jesse Thorn: Bad Religion's Brett Gurewitz on Songwriting, the Rise of Punk, and Making Christmas Music

When Brett Gurewitz and his high school friends Greg Graffin, Jay Bentley and Jay Ziskrout joined up in 1979 to form the punk band Bad Religion, their biggest dream was to maybe play a backyard party. Over thirty years later, Brett continues to play guitar and write for Bad Religion and has owned the thriving Epitaph Records label for almost as long. Still busy producing music, Bad Religion released their album True North in January and just put out their first holiday-themed album, Christmas Songs. However, it was a long journey between time spent playing in a garage and their… Read More

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November 27, 2013  Via www.thebrpage.net

Into The Unknown... love it or hate it

Multiple websites have picked up on this already; so who are we to not also spend some time to reflect on Into The Unknown's 30th birthday? In true BR-nerd-style, of course...

We as The BR Page were never really sure when Into The Unknown was exactly released and even Bad Religion's own website just mentions January 1st 1983. However, a few days ago La Weekly posted this blog because ITU was supposedly released in November of that year... with the always "trustworthy" Wikipedia most likely being source of this info.

There are a couple of reasons… Read More

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November 26, 2013  Via www.thebrpage.net

Brett in the media. Plus a first sign of a next album?

When it comes to promoting Bad Religion's Christmas Songs album, it looks like Brett has drawn the short straw.

Let's start off with the most interesting one that he did with Diffuser.fm.

In this interview Brett talks about ‘Christmas Songs,’ explains the ‘Desecration’ of punking up religious favorites. The most interesting part of this interview, however, is this bit:

Q: Any plans for after the Christmas album?
A: Nothing major in the works. We’ll play some shows next year, not heavily. I think 2014 will be when we start writing the next album, too.

 

This next interview… Read More

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