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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. When… 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…
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:…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
Scott Lapatine | July 12, 2006 - 1:10 pm