March 12, 2010  Via www.thebrpage.net

Don't underestimate Bad Religion

The Orange County Register has published 2 articles about Bad Religion.


The first one is about Bad Religion's 30th anniversary, the new album and the new web site. Here are some extracts from it.


Read the whole article here.


(...)There’s plenty of fodder for Bad Religion right now — Wall Street, health care, Toyotas — yet Gurewitz says the new album may shy away from current topical issues to instead get at something more emotional and introspective.


“I’ve got to say that living in the aftermath of eight years of Bush, it feels tired to rail against him on record,” he says, “and it feels unnatural to rail against Obama for trying to clean up Bush’s mess. I’m writing more about the feelings of just living through this time.”


The band is also revamping its Web site to include a complete mixed-media timeline as well as its entire catalog streaming for free, plus all of the lyrics to every song they’ve ever written. (“You can find our lyrics on the Web now,” Gurewitz says, “but most of them … a lot of them … are wrong.”) Also part of the redesign: rare photos and videos and aggregated social networking feeds for all things Bad Religion.


A busy year, to say the least. Will they make it another 30? Graffin says he’s frightened by the thought of a world where people would want to see them perform in their 70s.


But don’t count them out anytime soon. He shares a story from the early days of punk promotion, when Gary Tovar, who started concert mainstay Goldenvoice, had a conversation with Graffin’s friend Keith Morris of Circle Jerks — who early on wasn’t convinced Bad Religion would cut it as a headliner.


“Gary shot back and said ‘No, no, no Keith, you are wrong. Don’t ever underestimate Bad Religion,’” Graffin says, laughing. “I have no hard feelings about it now, and Keith and I are great friends. But to this day the guys and I still say that to each other: ‘Hey, don’t underestimate Bad Religion.’”


 



While gathering info and interviews for that first article, the band’s publicist at Epitaph was asked if anyone would be interested in offering a quote about how the punk mainstay has been an influence. This second article contains quotes from artists like Zack de la Rocha of Rage Against the Machine, Matt Skiba of Alkaline Trio, Geoff Rickly from Thursday, Jordan Brown and Matt Wilson from Set Your Goals and others.


Read it here.



 



Extra tidbit - Brett can't be referring to the lyrics on thebrpage, can he? They're like 99,99% correct.

| Permalink | View Comments


Updates

RT @BuckyIsotope: I have a daughter. A strong, confident, kind daughter. If you try to make a world where she can’t be that I will fight yo…
@jay_bentley
9 hours ago
RT @WatlingChris: @TheOfficialA7X Day 1/2 is finally upon me. Not seen you since @DownloadFest '14. Buzzing to see @brookswackerman 2night&…
@brookswackerman
19 hours ago
RT @TheOfficialA7X: Shadows and Brooks dropped by to check out Vlauder Lauder's General Store in Camden! Make sure you check out the store…
@brookswackerman
26 hours ago
Friday Foto: From one extreme (Civilization's beginning) to today's other. https://t.co/s261ckLlKP
@DoctorGraffin
34 hours ago
RT @RebellionFest: BAD RELIGION - Thursday night headliners confirmed! Can't wait to have these guys back. This will kick the weekend off i…
@theBRpage
36 hours ago
the willingness to get into bed with the devil to facilitate the pretense of a benevolent god's national favoritism will not go unnoticed.
@jay_bentley
40 hours ago
sometimes when i'm listening to @AndyRourkeMusic play and it's everything i ever wanted to be...
@jay_bentley
3 days ago
RT @PunkRockBowling: @badreligion returns 2 PRB! Get your tix or you'll be sitting @ home asking yourself, "How could hell be any worse?" h…
@badreligion
4 days ago
RT @TheOfficialA7X: "Mr. Brooks Wackerman everybody." Sheffield, UK. 🇬🇧 #thestageworldtour #avengedsevenfold https://t.co/0zN0dO8hzl
@brookswackerman
5 days ago
think about who you are what you stand for and what you are willing to stand against. #MLKDAY https://t.co/v5pOiBVrK7
@jay_bentley
5 days ago

Contributors

Follow Us (RSS)