Tim Mcilrath of Rise Against joined Kevin Manno at the Q101 studios in Chicago for over an hour, playing some of his favorite songs, taking calls from listeners, and how much he loved touring with Rancid. “Those guys are the real deal,” Tim said of the veteran punk rock band. “So many guys sing songs and don’t walk the walk. This is a band that sings songs about brotherhood and friendship and punk music. They really are brothers, they really are friends. When you pull back the veil, they’re real guys. It was so inspiring as a guy who wants to be in a band the next 20 years to see these four dudes getting along, loving each other, loving the band, loving the music, and still be so real.” Watch
Rancid are out with the video to their latest single ‘Up To No Good’, from the veteran punk rock group’s seventh full-length album ‘Let The Dominoes Fall’, in stores now on Hellcat Records. Watch it via YouTube below.
Rancid are out with the video to their new single ‘Last One To Die’, off the American punk rock band’s seventh full-length album ‘Let The Dominoes Fall’, in stores now on Hellcat Records. Watch it via YouTube below.
Rancid guitarist and co-vocalist Lars Frederiksen acknowledged to Zero magazine that the band’s five-year press lock-out may have contributed to a slight career slump but quickly noted how it
was all their decision. “After we put out ‘Life Won’t Wait’ we decided we weren’t
going to talk to the press anymore,” he explained. “We wanted to take a step back and say ‘fu** it all.’ It was kind of like a ‘fu** you, we’re going to do what we want; we are
going to be here forever.’ That’s the thing about Rancid, no one can tell us what to do–record labels, managers, whomever. So if we want to do something, we’re going to do it. That’s been the spirit of Rancid for 12 years. For all our experience we just know that taking care of us is number one. We don’t give a fu** what anyone else says or thinks, the most important people are the four of us.”
In the beginning, punk was about acceptance, and few bands have kept that spirit alive the way Rancid has over the last 12 years. “One of the things we say is that we didn’t find punk rock; punk rock sort of found us,” bassist Matt Freeman tells Jason Bracelin of the Cleveland Scene. “I was a freak kid, had no social skills, didn’t fit in anywhere until I started to go to punk shows. Then there was all these people who were as fu**ed up, or more fu**ed up than I was. It was sort of like ‘Wow, this is rad. I’m accepted here. I’m not a freak.’ I think punk rock is still about that. There’s always gonna be fu**ed-up kids that have some fu**ed-up sh** at home, or God knows what’s happened to them,” Freeman sighs. “Punk rock is a refuge from that.” The full story at clevescene.com has since been removed.
Rock acts on television this week include Nada Surf, who perform on Last Call with Carson Daly on Tuesday; Rancid, who perform on Late Night with Conan O’Brien on Tuesday; Maroon 5, who perform on the Ellen DeGeneres Show on Tuesday; Stereophonics, who perform on the Sharon Osbourne Show on Tuesday and Last Call with Carson Daly on Wednesday; Eve 6, who perform on the Sharon Osbourne Show on Wednesday; R.E.M., who perform on the Late Show with David Letterman on Thursday; Fuel, who perform on the Late Late Show on Thursday and Last Call on Friday; Staind, who perform on Late Night on Thursday; Pete Yorn, who performs on the Late Late Show on Friday; Pennywise, who perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Friday.
After hearing that Pink has turned to punk rockers Rancid for the production duties, Busted star Charlie Simpson told the Daily Star: “Pink is working with Rancid on her new album. It’s ridiculous. She’s about as punk as my little finger.”
Rancid performed at Brixton Academy in London on Thursday (September 18). Check out pictures from GettyImages.
Darryl Sterdan of the Winnipeg Sun reviewed Rancid’s new album ‘Indestructible’, giving it 4 out of 5 stars. Sterdan writes, “Plenty of these 19 cuts foresake [frontman Tim Armstrong’s] personal politics for more global concerns. The choppy rocker ‘Out of Control’ rails against government oppression. The twangy ‘Stand Your Ground’ salutes the homeless. The surprisingly melodic ballad ‘Arrested in Shanghai’ chronicles the fate of an Asian activist. And there are plenty of hard-charging anthems to punk and touring like ‘Memphis’, ‘Road Block’ and ‘Spirit of ’87’.” Read more.