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If this year’s Coachella had an off day, it was Saturday. Of the festival’s three headliners, Saturday night top draw Jack White is probably the least exciting, though he’s still an electric presence with a deep catalog. The festival’s organizers seemed to sense this, booking White to play second-to-last on the big stage and throwing… More »

Bad Religion have existed for 33 years and released 16 albums, and the vast majority of those fit into one strict template: Rocketing muscular guitar grooves, hoarsely declarative Greg Graffin vocals, weirdly folky backing harmonies, syllable-crammed and vaguely political the-world-is-fucked lyrics, surging fists-up choruses. It’s probably the most durable model in punk rock history, and… More »

Self-titled albums are one thing. But when a band names one of its songs after itself — or, alternately, when a band names itself after one of its songs — it’s a pretty big deal. The song itself comes off looking something like a mission statement, an encapsulation of everything that the band means. Whe… More »

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Bad Religion – “O Come, O Come Emmanuel”

At the end of the month you’ll be able to hear Christmas Songs, which will collect Bad Religion’s punk rock covers of yuletide classics. The Christmas album is pretty much the epitome of a cash-grab, but the band seems to approach it here with the thoughtfulness that has always come with their music. First of… More »

By: Miles Bowe / October 21, 2013 - 1:17 pm

Bad Religion – “True North” Video

When old punk bands position themselves as some sort of youth thing, it becomes seriously fun and fascinating to parse the results. Case in point: SoCal lifers Bad Religion’s new video for “True North,” the title track from their new album. The video consist of a young punk kid, with circa-1982 show flyers all over… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 13, 2013 - 12:30 pm

Watch Bad Religion Play Fallon

These days, Bad Religion frontman Greg Graffin looks and dresses like a sitcom dad. Somehow, that made it even more fun to watch him lead his grizzled band through “Past Is Dead,” a terse and muscular melodic-hardcore banger from their new True North album, on last night’s episode of Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. Also:… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 31, 2013 - 3:31 pm

Stream Bad Religion True North

Bad Religion, the great long-running California thesaurus-toting punk bashers, have released umpteen billion albums, and they’ve all been, at the very least, pretty good. The next one, True North, comes out next week, and we’ve already posted the self-explanatory “Fuck You.” But for a bunch more variations on that ever-durable melodic-hardcore pummel, click below to… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 16, 2013 - 4:37 pm

Bad Religion – “Fuck You”

You know what’s weird? Bad Religion, first-generation Cali hardcore legends, have now spent more than half their career as Warped Tour standbys. But whatever, fuck you guys, I don’t care, they can sire all the Offsprings they want; I love this band. I even love their new songs, which sound exactly like their old ones. More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 6, 2012 - 10:40 am

Tegan & Sara – “Suffer” (Bad Religion Cover)

Bad Religion’s been around for 30 years, which means they’re older than your Facebook. To honor the Southern California punks, MySpace and SPIN have joined “forces” to present Germs of Perfection: A Tribute to Bad Religion. The first song they’re offering is the Quin’s take on the 1998 fight song “Suffer,” the title track from… More »

By: brandon / September 27, 2010 - 3:43 pm

Bad Religion Offer Free Live Album

As a “thank you” to the folks who listen to them, the So-Cal punk elders are offering 30 Years Live, an album they’ll record during their upcoming 2010 House Of Blues tour, as a free download on 5/18. Sign-up to reserve a copy at Longstanding fans should ask their kids how to do that. More »

By: brandon / March 8, 2010 - 1:09 pm

New Bad Religion – “Honest Goodbye”

SoCal punk revivalists Bad Religion release their fourteenth(!) studio effort this summer, the warm-and-cozy titled New Maps Of Hell. The record spans 16 tracks and features Joe Barresi on production (Queens Of The Stone Age, L7), and you can hear Joe’s touch on the melodic, compressed-sludge hook of “Honest Goodbye,” the first track to rise… More »

By: Stereogum / May 21, 2007 - 12:12 pm

New Greg Graffin – “Don’t Be Afraid To Run”

This week sees the release of Greg Graffin’s solo album Cold As The Clay. Its sound is rooted in old-timey Americana (half the songs are covers of traditional folk songs), which isn’t so surprising if you’re familiar with the Intelligent Punk Music of Bad Religion’s catalog. Greg explains:Even though I am known as a punk… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / July 12, 2006 - 1:10 pm