Source: Bad Religion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Bad Religion is an American punk rock and melodic hardcore band founded in Southern California in 1980 by Jay Bentley (bass), Greg Graffin (vocals), Brett Gurewitz (guitars), and Jay Ziskrout (drums). They are often credited for leading the revival of punk rock and inspiring several subsequent punk bands during the late 1980s, as well as influencing a large number of other punk and rock musicians throughout their career. In the 30 years since its inception, Bad Religion has had numerous lineup changes, and Graffin has been the only constant member, although the band currently features three of the original four members. To date, Bad Religion has released fourteen studio albums (with a fifteenth due in 2010), two EPs, three compilation albums, one live recording, and two DVDs. Their 1988 album Suffer has been regarded by some critics as one of the most important punk rock albums of all time, although it was not charted in Billboard. Bad Religion rose to fame with their 1993 album Recipe for Hate, which reached number 14 on Billboard's Heatseekers chart, marking the highest initial charting album in the band's career. Their next album, Stranger Than Fiction, featuring the band's well-known hit singles "21st Century (Digital Boy)" and "Infected", was also highly successful and became the only Bad Religion album to obtain gold status in the US. Following Gurewitz's departure in 1994, Bad Religion declined in popularity and poor record sales continued until the release of The New America in 2000. Gurewitz returned to the fold in 2001, making Bad Religion a six-piece band, and contributed to their three most recent albums. The band is currently working on a new studio album, which is expected to be released in 2010, and will also mark the first time that a Bad Religion line-up had not changed in four consecutive studio recordings. They are particularly known for their use of style, metaphor, vocabulary, imagery, and vocal harmonies (which they refer to in their album liner notes as the "oozin aahs".) Lyrics are often reflective on matters of personal feelings or of personal or social responsibility. Source: Greg Graffin - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Vocalist: Gregory Walter Graffin (born November 6, 1964 in Racine, Wisconsin) is an American punk rock musician and college professor. He is most recognized as the lead vocalist and songwriter of the noted Los Angeles band Bad Religion, which he co-founded in 1980 and has been its only continual member. Graffin obtained his Ph.D. at Cornell University and has lectured courses in life sciences and paleontology at the University of California, Los Angeles. [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RGqA1lNXYhg]YouTube - Bad Religion - New Dark Ages[/ame] [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12kcpP-8jfM]YouTube - Bad Religion- American Jesus[/ame] [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PR_P-vpNOuY]YouTube - Greg Graffin playing Sorrow (live acoustic)[/ame] [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ThWxeBoRuzc]YouTube - Bad Religion - Greg Graffin PHD Interiview[/ame] Great band! Discuss!