It’s weird that Bad Religion is as old as I am.
This year, the legendary SoCal punk band will turn 30 years old. It’s hard to keep a band together for 6 months…but 30 years!
Greg Graffin, a guy that is smarter than you or I (has a PhD at Cornell University and is writing a book titled ‘Anarchy Evolution) says that the bands longevity can be pointed directly to the fact that they continue to appeal to a younger crowd, they’re staying relevant. In other words, they won’t be playing the casion anytime soon
“If we were being offered to play as a heritage act, I don’t think I’d feel so motivated,” says Graffin, “But we’re still getting to play every year in new places with vibrant punk scenes, so we still feel relevant.”
How are they celebrating?
With a tour consisting of special shows that have set lists that span the bands extensive discography. Greatest Hits one night, Stranger Than Fiction in it’s entirety the next.
The tour isn’t coming to Seattle. Bummer
After that, it’s in the studio to record record #15. They already have 16 songs ready to go.
One of the cooler moments in both the history of Bad Religion and The End happened a few years ago when they headlined “Endfest Unplugged”. It was their first public, acoustic performance.
From it: “Sorrow”
BR – Sorrow Endfest