Fake Names (Refused, Bad Religion, Etc.) Premiere New Song “Brick”

Fake Names, the new band featuring Dennis Lyxzén (Refused, etc.), Brian Baker (Bad Religion, Minor Threat, etc.), Michael Hampton (S.O.A., etc.) and Johnny Temple (Girls Against Boys, etc.), have premiered a new song titled “Brick.” This track is from the group’s self-titled debut album, which will be released on May 8.

Track Listing:

01. “All For Sale”
02. “Driver”
03. “Being Them”
04. “Brick”
05. “Darkest Days”
06. “Heavy Feather”
07. “First Everlasting”
08. “This Is Nothing”
09. “Weight”
10. “Lost Cause”

Bad Religion & Alkaline Trio Postpone North American Tour

Bad Religion and Alkaline Trio have postponed their co-headlining tour due to the coronavirus pandemic. Bad Religion posted the following on Instagram:

Flogging Molly Recruit Descendents, Bad Religion, Etc. For 2020 “Salty Dog Cruise”

Flogging Molly have revealed the initial lineup for their sixth annual “Salty Dog Cruise.” That cruise will set sail from Tampa, Florida on November 5 and will make stops in Key West and CocoCay, Bahamas before returning on November 9. In addition to Flogging Molly, the event will feature: Descendents, Bad Religion, The Devil Makes Three, Me First and the Gimme Gimmes, Broilers, Mongol Horde, Authority Zero, The Bunny Gang, The Cherry Coke$, Punk Rock Karaoke, The Attack, and Brogue Wave.

Bad Religion’s Autobiography “Do What You Want” To Be Released In August

Bad Religion’s autobiography “Do What You Want: The Story of Bad Religion” is set to be released on August 18. The band co-wrote the book with Jim Ruland and it can be pre-ordered HERE.

Here’s a description of the book:

“DO WHAT YOU WANT: The Story of Bad Religion reveals the ups and downs of the band’s 40-year career. From their beginnings as teenagers jamming in a San Fernando Valley garage dubbed “The Hell Hole” to headlining major music festivals around the world, DO WANT YOU WANT tells the whole story in irreverent style.

While DO WHAT YOU WANT tracks down nearly all of Bad Religion’s members past and present, the chief storytellers are the four voices that define Bad Religion: Greg Graffin, a Wisconsin kid who sang in the choir and became an L.A. punk rock icon while he was still a teenager; Brett Gurewitz, a high school dropout who founded the independent punk label Epitaph Records and went on to become a record mogul; Jay Bentley, a surfer and skater who gained recognition as much for his bass skills as for his onstage antics; and Brian Baker, a founding member of Minor Threat who joined the band in 1994 and brings a fresh perspective as an intimate outsider.

With a unique blend of melodic hardcore and thought-provoking lyrics, Bad Religion paved the way for the punk rock explosion of the 1990s, opening the door for bands like NOFX, The Offspring, Rancid, Green Day, and Blink-182 to reach wider audiences. They showed the world what punk could be, and they continue to spread their message one song, one show, one tour at a time-with no signs of stopping.”

Bad Religion & Alkaline Trio Announce North American Tour

Bad Religion and Alkaline Trio have announced a co-headlining North American tour. You can find the dates for that run below.

Tour Dates:

03/26 Los Angeles, CA – The Palladium
03/27 Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
03/28 Phoenix, AZ – Marquee Theatre
03/30 Denver, CO – Mission Ballroom
04/01 Austin, TX – Stubb’s
04/02 Dallas, TX – Gas Monkey
04/04 Orlando, FL – House of Blues
04/06 Norfolk, VA – The NorVA
04/07 Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore
04/08 Buffalo, NY – Buffalo RiverWorks
04/10 Asbury Park, NJ – Convention Hall
04/11 Worcester, MA – The Palladium
04/13 Pittsburgh, PA – Stage AE
04/14 Toronto, ON – Rebel
04/15 Detroit, MI – The Fillmore
04/17 Columbus, OH – Express Live!
04/18 Chicago, IL – Radius
04/19 Milwaukee, WI – Eagles Club

Parkway Drive, A Day To Remember, Etc. Set For Australian “Good Things” Festival

The lineup has been revealed for the 2019 “Good Things” festival. The event will take place in three Australian cities this December and it will feature the following: Parkway Drive, A Day To Remember, Violent Soho, Simple Plan, Bad Religion, Trivium, Skeggs, Simple Creatures, Karnivool, The Veronicas, Coheed And Cambria, Falling In Reverse, Enter Shikari, Dance Gavin Dance, Reel Big Fish, Poppy, Thy Art Is Murder, Ice Nine Kills, The Damned Things, Slowly Slowly, Man With A Mission, The Bennies, Voyager, Yours Truly, Windwaker, The Beautiful Monument, and Gravemind. Here’s the dates:

12/06 Melbourne, AUS – Flemington Racecourse
12/07 Sydney, AUS – Centennial Park
12/08 Brisbane, AUS – Showgrounds

Festival Recap: Vans Warped Tour 25th Anniversary Event In Mountain View, CA

On July 20-21, thousands of people descended upon Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA to say goodbye to the Vans Warped Tour at the final of three 25th anniversary events. It was a long weekend of music, skating, wrestling, and more.

People started moving into the event on Saturday morning and they were already excited for what lied ahead. For those that wanted to take in the whole festival, it was nice to get in as early as possible to navigate the festival grounds and check out the various merch booths, vendors, etc. before their favorite artists took the stage. This date featured performances from the likes of The Offspring, Bad Religion, August Burns Red, Wage War, Goldfinger, Simple Plan, Save Ferris, Anti-Flag, OFF!, Meg & Dia, Silent Planet, and tons more. These groups managed to bring in an unmatched energy that captured the spirit of the festival’s 25 year run. Every act was memorable for different reasons, whether it be The Offspring’s impeccable showmanship and comedic stage banter, Bad Religion’s killer musicianship, Anti-Flag’s inspiring words, or Wage War’s intense onslaught.

As day two arrived, there was no shortage of massive amounts of talent and positive vibes. This day included artists such as NOFX, who played an abbreviated set after some travel issues, Jawbreaker, The Used, Sum 41, The All-American Rejects, Atreyu, Andy Black (Black Veil Brides), Juliet Simms, Dance Gavin Dance, Thrice, Circa Survive, and more. Every artist had a different flair to them, helping to enhance the festival experience even more. This included the awesome dual vocal stylings of Dance Gavin Dance and Atreyu, amazingly powerful vocals from Simms, the entertaining and comedic nature of The All-American Rejects, the extremely energetic Sum 41, and the fun dancey vibe of Black.

Despite all these great things, the real highlight came at the end. NOFX’s flight got cancelled and they ultimately needed to get flown in on a private jet, before getting a police escort to the venue. However, they weren’t going to make it until 9:50, so organizer Kevin Lyman recruited a number of musicians to cover songs from the band until then. Members of Goldfinger, Sum 41, Thrice, Atreyu, The Used, The All-American Rejects, The Starting Line, etc. participated in the cool performance, which Lyman described as a drunken jam session, reminiscent of past Warped barbecues. They even had a fan, identified as Twitch, sing a song before Fat Mike ran out, much to the crowd’s delight.

Once NOFX took the stage, they powered through 11 tracks, before being told to stop, but it was awesome nonetheless. The band were hilarious, energetic, and they managed to give Warped Tour a proper send-off, regardless of the circumstances.

All in all, the whole weekend was a blast. There may have been a few hiccups at the very end, but it actually worked out by making everything even more memorable. The iconic “punk rock summer camp” has been bringing people together for 25 years and it ended the way it should have, with a community joined together by the power of music.