Bad Religion Premiere New Song “Emancipation Of The Mind”

Bad Religion have premiered a new song titled “Emancipation Of The Mind.” The track is an outtake from the band’s 2019 album “Age Of Unreason” and Greg Graffin had the following to say about it:

“I think the song really is a celebration of enlightenment values that can be cultivated through enthusiastic learning and open-mindedness. So often we’re told what to think. But learning how to think (as opposed to learning what to think) is a true feeling of emancipation from the constraints of indoctrination that are so commonplace in our society.”

Bad Religion To Celebrate 40th Anniversary With “Decades” Streaming Series

Bad Religion will be celebrating their 40th anniversary with a four-part streaming series titled “Decades.” Each set was filmed live at The Roxy Theatre in Hollywood, California and they all focus on different decades.

Here’s the dates:

12/12: “Bad Religion: The ’80s”
12/19: “Bad Religion: The ’90s”
12/26: “Bad Religion: The ’00s”
01/02: “Bad Religion: The ’10s”

The following was said about each performance:

* The ’80s – Bad Religion performs songs from “How Could Hell Be Any Worse”, “Suffer” and “No Control”. They discuss what it was like being young punks in a world of Pacman, Reaganomics and televangelism.

* The ’90’s – Bad Religion performs songs from “Against The Grain”, “Generator”, “Recipe For Hate”, “Stranger Than Fiction”, “The Gray Race” and “No Substance”. This decade cemented their position as one of the most influential and prolific bands of our time, but it didn’t come easy or without cost; the band discusses the growing pains and lessons learned.

* The ’00s – Bad Religion performs songs from “The New America”, “The Process Of Belief”, “The Empire Strikes First” and “New Maps Of Hell”. Returning home and charging forward into a new millennium, Bad Religion continued to awe with their prowess, releasing some of their most beloved material to date.

* The ’10s – Bad Religion performs songs from “The Dissent Of Man”, “True North” and “Age Of Unreason”. The COVID-19 pandemic cut short their plans to tour in support of “The Age Of Unreason” and are now performing material never seen live before. The band discusses the gratitude they live with every day looking back on 40 years of being Bad Religion and the legacy they are still actively creating.”

Greg Graffin commented:

“I can speak for the whole band when I say that we were so disappointed to not be able to tour this year. It is our fans and all those concerts we play each year that provide the life-force of Bad Religion. ‘Decades’ allows new fans as well as those who were there at the beginning to get a rich overview of our entire career and witness the changes in songwriting and performance styles at each stage of our evolution.”

Tickets are available HERE.

Bad Religion Premiere New Song “What Are We Standing For”

Bad Religion have premiered a new song titled “What Are We Standing For.” The band commented:

“In this time of tribal nationalism, dissent, as a form of political speech, is vital to democracy. ‘What Are We Standing For’ is an outtake from ‘Age Of Unreason’. It is one of support and compassion for professional athletes, and others, whom have taken a knee to protest police brutality and racism.”

Bad Religion Share Demo Version Of “Lose Your Head”

Bad Religion have shared a demo version of their song “Don’t Lose Your Head.” The final version of that track appeared on the band’s 2019 album “Age Of Unreason.” The group commented:

“Here’s a demo version of ‘Don’t Lose Your Head’, with a faster tempo and alternate lyrics that Brett and Greg developed at Brett’s home studio. When producer Carlos de la Garza was brought on board, he suggested trying a slower version. We liked both versions equally so, when we entered Sunset Sound to record ‘Age Of Unreason’, we decided to work on basic tracks for both and choose later. It was a close call but ultimately we chose the slow version. This demo version is the result of taking previously unreleased rhythm tracks from the Sunset Sound sessions and combining them with the original home demo recordings to bring the fast version of the song to life.”

Bad Religion Planning To Release “A String Of Singles” Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Bad Religion recently released a reimagined version of “Faith Alone” and now it looks like more new music is on the way. During a recent interview with Q104.3, Greg Graffin said that the group have “a string of other singles” that they are planning to release amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Graffin said the following while discussing the band’s postponed touring plans:

“Bad Religion still has a pretty grueling touring schedule. We’d sold a lot of tickets this year. And by March, obviously, it was clear that we were gonna be sidelined. Yet still, we reassured our fans that we were going to honor those tickets, and as soon as we’re through this crisis, we will.

A band is a lot more than just playing live, so we’ve tried to maintain our sanity and offer something to the fans. We just put out a single called ‘Faith Alone 2020’; you can find it on streaming services. And we’ve got a string of other singles that are gonna be coming out during this time. Because when we’re not on tour, we spend a lot of time in the studio. And now we all have music rooms and we all have Pro Tools studios at our houses. And we’re trying to fill in the time by doing creative, collaborative works like that.”

He also added:

“If you’re a creative band, you’re active right now. Because regardless of what a lot of bands will tell you, it’s not that easy to write music when you’re on tour. You have to partition your energy. And the idea of a band getting together after a concert, getting in a bus and just writing music, in our experience, that just doesn’t happen. Good writing is really a time of reflection, and it happens at times like these. So I think creative bands can be in a really good mode right now of producing material. As far as getting out there and playing, there’s only a certain number of venues, and everyone’s gonna be wanting to get out into those venues. So it remains to be seen how we’re going to partition the tours in the next year. But bands like Bad Religion, certainly, we have committed ourselves — we’ve already sold tickets, and I think those will be honored in the normal way.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Bad Religion Release Reworked Version Of “Faith Alone”

Bad Religion have shared a reworked version of their song “Faith Alone.” The new version of the track was recorded remotely and it includes vocals and piano from Greg Graffin, additional instrumentation from Brett Gurewitz, drums from Jamie Miller, and strings from Stevie Blacke.

Graffin commented:

“I have always written songs on piano. Some of our earliest songs were written on my mom’s piano. I’ve been home a lot and so I started recording a bunch of our songs that way. Brett thought ‘Faith Alone’ was particularly relevant for this moment. For me, it exemplifies what’s special about the band, which is that we write songs that go to the spiritual and intellectual aspects of human existence.”

Gurewitz added:

“I think the message of ‘Faith Alone’ really resonates with everything that’s happening right now. Racial injustice, Trump, the COVID pandemic, the rejection of science, none of these things can be solved by burying our heads in the sand. We’ve always believed problems can be solved through reason and action, not faith and prayer. It’s what we’ve been writing about since the band started.”

Soundtrack Revealed For Remastered “Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2”

The soundtrack has been revealed for the newly remastered “Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2.” The video game will be released on September 4 and it will feature songs from Papa Roach, Rage Against The Machine, Primus, Powerman 5000, American Nightmare, Bad Religion, Sublime, Goldfinger, Reel Big Fish, and more.

Here’s the track listing:

– “Connect to Consume” / A. Swayze and the Ghosts
– “Misery Guts” / Alex Lahey
– “Life Support” / American Nightmare
– “All Souls Day” / The Ataris
– “You” / Bad Religion
– “In Control” / Baker Boy
– “Afraid of Heights” / Billy Talent
– “The Struggle” / Black Prez featuring Kid Something
– “South” / CHAII
– “Confisco” / Charlie Brown Jr.
– “Something to Say” / Cherry Kola
– “Made Me Do” / Chick Norris
– “Heavy Metal Winner” / Consumed
– “Stomp” / Craig Craig Featuring Icy Black
– “Coming Through” / Crush Effect featuring Karra
– “Police Truck” / Dead Kennedys
– “Duck Eat Duck World” / Destroy Boys
– “Cyclone” / Dub Pistols
– “IN-TO-IT” / DZ Deathrays
– “Here and Now” / The Ernies
– “Vilified” / Even Rude
– “West Coast / FIDLAR
– “Evil Eye” / Fu Manchu
– “Superman” / Goldfinger
– “Sedona” / JunkBunny
– “May 16” / Lagwagon
– “Bomb Drop” / Less Than Jake
– “Bloody Valentine” / Machine Gun Kelly
– “Bass” / Merkules, Hopsin + Tech N9ne
– “No Cigar” / Millencolin
– “Let’s Ride” / MxPx
– “Pin the Tail on the Donkey” / Naughty by Nature
– “Blood Brothers” / Papa Roach
– “Mid 20’s Skateboarder” / Pkwe Pkew Pkew
– “When Worlds Collide” / Powerman 5000
– “Jerry Was a Racecar Driver” / Primus
– “Guerrilla Radio” / Rage Against the Machine
– “She’s Famous Now” / Reel Big Fish
– “Deathwire” / Rough Francis
– “Let Me In” / Screaming Females
– “Shutdown” / Skepta
– “Run It Up, Pt. II” / Spilt Milk
– “Firecracker” / Strung Out
– “Subculture – Diselboy + Kaos VIP” / Styles of Beyond, Dieselboy + Kaos
– “Same in the End” / Sublime
– “New Girl” / Suicide Machines
– “Like This” / The Super Best Frens Club
– “Five Lessons Learned” / Swingin’ Utters
– “Flamingo” / Token
– “Can I Kick It?” / A Tribe Called Quest
– “Lose Control” / Tyrone Briggs
– “Euro-Barge” / The Vandals
– “Slow Learner” / Viagra Boys
– “All My Friends Are Nobodies” / Zebrahead

[via Loudwire]

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.