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Watch Green Day Reunite With Original Drummer, Cover Rancid & Operation Ivy With Tim Armstrong In Cleveland

Tomorrow night, Green Day go into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. Last night, the band played its first U.S. show in a couple of years at Cleveland’s House Of Blues, and they made it a special one. Punk rock hero Tim Armstrong, of Rancid and Operation Ivy, joined the band for a couple… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 17, 2015 - 2:52 pm

Stream Rancid Honor Is All We Know

Berkeley punk rock lifers Rancid, my favorite band of all time, haven’t released an album since the slept-on Let The Dominoes Fall in 2008. That changes next Tuesday. The band has a new one called Honor Is All We Know loaded up and ready to go, and we’ve posted its songs “Face Up” and “AlreadyMore »

By: Tom Breihan / October 21, 2014 - 2:48 pm

Rancid – “Already Dead”

Berkeley punk greats Rancid announced their new album Honor Is All We Know a few weeks ago, and they’ve already posted video of themselves playing three new songs and shared the first single “Face Up.” “Already Dead,” the latest song that they’ve shared, is the best one we’ve heard yet. The song does that great… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 14, 2014 - 1:33 pm

Rancid – “Face Up”

Berkeley punk lifers Rancid have a new album coming out, and if you know anything about me, you know that I am extremely fucking amped about this. The band has already shared a video of themselves playing three of the songs from the new Honor Is All We Know in quick succession, and now they’ve… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 7, 2014 - 12:55 pm

Watch Rancid Play “Collision Course,” “Honor Is All We Know,” & “Evil’s My Friend” From Their New Album

Bay Area punk greats Rancid, my favorite band of all time, are back with a new album called Honor Is All We Know in one month’s time. The album is their first in six years; it follows 2008’s underrated Let The Dominoes Fall. And since it’s been so long, they’ve shared an in-studio video of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 30, 2014 - 11:30 am

Let’s Go Turns 20

Let’s Go, the sophomore album from the Berkeley punk band Rancid, is not my favorite album ever. Most days, it’s not even my favorite Rancid album; that distinction bounces back and forth between …And Out Came The Wolves and Life Won’t Wait. But Let’s Go is something else: It’s the album that changed my life,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 20, 2014 - 9:16 am

Rancid – “Fuck You”

Veteran Berkeley punkers Rancid are, quite simply, my favorite band of all time. If the ninth-grade me hadn’t stumbled across them, I would be a very different and possibly dead person. Rancid’s last album, the pretty-great Let The Dominoes Fall, is now three and a half years old, so I am deeply amped about the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 19, 2012 - 2:59 pm

Jimmy Cliff Covers Rancid’s “Ruby Soho”

If you were a high school punk at any point in the 1990s, Rancid’s “Ruby Soho” is a song that’s running through your veins at all times. Rancid frontman Tim Armstrong recently produced Sacred Fire, a new EP from a fellow legend, reggae innovator Jimmy Cliff. And the EP features Cliff singing “Ruby Soho” i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 29, 2011 - 3:57 pm

Progress Report: Jimmy Cliff

Name: Jimmy Cliff
Progress Report: Reggae legend and Rock and Roll Hall Of Famer Jimmy Cliff gets to work on a new record with Rancid’s Tim Armstrong. More »

By: T. Cole Rachel / August 11, 2011 - 11:21 am

Vampire Weekend Cover Rancid

When dishing up our two cents on Vampire Weekend’s Billboard-topping Contra we noted:

It would have been interesting if Ezra had worked some of his knowledge/love of punk and hardcore (a la his Fucked Up moment) into the mix. The song notes provided by the band/label as background mention “Holiday” was inspired by “third… More »

By: brandon / February 8, 2010 - 10:07 am

OldStand: Blender, May 1995

Take our ink-stained hands and join us at the OldStand, where Jon McMillan goes to remind everyone what an honest-to-goodness music magazine is supposed to look like.

Oh man, remember the future?

Well, my Macbook doesn’t (thanks for nothing, Leopard!), because it refused to read the contents of this CD-ROM “magazine” from 1995. More »

By: Jon / July 7, 2008 - 4:02 pm