Usually we just skip the many, many interviews that appear almost daily on the internet. In most cases they're only about his book and hardly relate to Bad Religion. However, sometimes one just has to make an exception. Why you ask? Because these ones have audio!
First there's a recent one on the Citizen Radio podcast: http://wearecitizenradio.com/home.htm
Here's a direct link to the mp3: http://traffic.libsyn.com/citizenradio/Citizen_Radio_10-25-10.mp3
The interview with Greg begins at 52:26 and lasts about 25 minutes.
Then, there's one from CNN Belief Blog: http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2010/10/22/punk-rock-prof-explains-%E2%80%98anarchy-evolution%E2%80%99/
Photo by Nina Stiller
The Oral History of Epitaph Records: Great piece on Spin.com on the history of Epitaph Records that includes many Bad Religion-related quotes and tidbits. For example: the first show opening for Social Distortion at a warehouse party (read more), Suffer (read more), the infamous meeting with [E Street Band keyboardist] Roy Bittan about re-writing and re-recording Against The Grain (read more), etc.
We don't know if the printed issue is longer, but it would definitely be worth buying.
A couple of days ago the soundtrack for Tony Hawk: Shred was announced. Shred, the second game to use the skateboard controller bundled with last year's Tony Hawk: Ride. Unlike Ride, the game is apparently aimed at a younger audience and includes snowboarding as well as more arcade-style tricks.
Bad Religion is in there with the song "Only Rain".
1 A Day To Remember - Have Faith In Me
2 Aceyalone featuring - Bionik Workin' Man Blues
3 Alice Cooper - Schools Out
4 Amazing Baby - Smoke Bros
5 Anberlin - We Owe This To Ourselves
6 The Appleseed Cast - Fishing The Sky
7 At The Drive-In - Cosmonaut
8 Bad City - Wildlife
9 Bad Religion - Only Rain
10 Baron & Black Mountain - The End Of The Beginning
11 The Beach Boys - I Get Around
12 Biffy Clyro - Saturday Superhouse
13 Bill Haley & His Comets - Rock Around The Clock
14 Braid - The New Nathan Detroits
15 The Brian Setzer Orchestra - Jump, Jive an' Wail
16 Brass Bed - Pop Mission
17 Burning Brides - If One Of Us Goes Further
18 Circa Survive - Get Out
19 Coheed and Cambria - World of Lines
20 The Comas - Come My Sunshine
21 Cornelius - Free Fall
22 Deftones - Be Quiet And Drive (Far Away)
23 Devo - Uncontrollable Urge
24 Far - Deafening
25 Foxy Shazam - Unstoppable
26 Freeway & Jake One - Throw Your Hands Up
27 G.B.H. - Kids Get Down
28 Greek Fire - Doesn't Matter Anyway
29 Guttermouth - Summer's Over
30 The Happy Hollows - High Wire
31 The Henry Clay People - End Of An Empire
32 Hot Hot Heat - Implosionatic
33 Iggy Pop & The Stooges - Search And Destroy
34 Jimmy Eat World - My Best Theory
35 The Law - Don't Stop, Believe
36 Little Fish - Whiplash
37 Living Things - Mercedes Marxist
38 Me First and the Gimmes - Over The Rainbow
39 Mike Posner - Cooler Than Me
40 Moving Units - Between Us & Them
41 Nena 99 - Red Balloons
42 Neon Trees - Animal
43 Obits - Widow Of My Dreams
44 OK Go - This Too Shall Pass
45 Orion - Electro Snake
46 Psychosis - Building Empires
47 Psychosis - Face of War
48 Rise Against - The Good Left Undone
49 Rival Schools - Travel By Telephone
50 Royal Republic - The Royal
51 Sam & Dave - Soul Man
52 Sleigh Bells - Kids
53 Social Distortion - Reach For The Sky
54 The Soft Pack - Answer To Yourself
55 Sponge - Plowed
56 Story Of The Year - The Dream Is Over
57 Surfer Blood - Swim
58 The Swellers - Sleeper
59 Switchfoot - The Sound (John M. Perkins' Blues)
60 Taylor Hawkins - James Gang
61 Ted Leo - Where Was My Brain?
62 Texas Is The Reason - If It's Here When We Get Back It's Ours
63 Vampire Weekend - Cousins
64 Yellowcard - Lights and Sounds
The upcoming game Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit (Xbox360 and PS3) will also contain a Bad Religion song. This time it's "The Resist Stance".
Here's the complete list:
1 Bad Religion - The Resist Stance
2 Benny Benassi feat. Garry Go - Cinema
3 Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - Conscience Killer
4 Chiddy Bang - Opposite of Adults
5 Deadmaus feat. Sofi - Sofi Needs A Ladder
6 Does It Offend You, Yeah? - All The Same
7 Funeral Party - Giant Song
8 Greenskeepers - Live Like You Wanna Live
9 Hadouken! - Bombshock
10 Killa Kela - Get A Rise
11 Klaxons - Echoes
12 Klaxons - Twin Flames
13 Lazee feat. Dead By April - Stronger
14 Lemonade - Big Weekend
15 Lupe Fiasco feat. Matthew Santos - Shining Down
16 Maximum Balloon feat. Theophilus London - Groove Me
17 M.I.A. - Born Free
18 New Politics - Yeah Yeah Yeah
19 Pendulum - Watercolour
20 Pint Shot Riot - Nothing From You (Redanka Remix)
21 Plan B - Stay Too Long (Pendulum Remix)
22 Teddybears - Devil's Music
23 Travie McCoy - Superbad (11:34)
24 We Have Band - Divisive (Tom Starr Remix)
25 White Lies - Bigger Than Us
26 Weezer - Ruling Me
Extra tidbit: Check out The Answer to find out about the other video games Bad Religion appeared in.
will outbid you
10/30/2010 at 02:27
I oprolly oughta get me a game console... That old 8-bit NES ain't that fun anymore...
Location: Dublin, Ireland
10/28/2010 at 12:35
EA put them in their Rock Band games.
Location: Winnipeg, MB
10/28/2010 at 01:27
Location: Costa Rica
10/27/2010 at 23:38
yeah it's true the CNN audio is really bad...
10/27/2010 at 20:16
did the audio quality on the CNN interview suck really bad, or was it just my speakers?
The Devil In Stitches
Location: Oregon, USA
10/27/2010 at 19:11
I remember hearing BR for the first time while playing Crazy Taxi on the Dreamcast... then later on THPS 2
Location: On a mountain
10/27/2010 at 16:43
10/27/2010 at 14:19
ok not bad, didnt actually think that way back, but now that you mention it, i used to play it with a friend on his amiga, it was awesome. but i was thinking more about Dirt and Grid. those blow all of the last need for speeds out of the water. i think after need for speed 2 it went downhill.
Kerosene Keeps Me...
The Devil In Stitches
Co-MVP of the Month
10/27/2010 at 14:14
10/27/2010 at 14:12
cause EA SUCKS! they should have skipped need for crap also and instead gone for a codemasters racing game.
Bass boss but still a n00b
Location: Long Island, NY
10/27/2010 at 13:39
Yo! Why the hell does BR always go into tony hawk series? Why can't they go into EA Skate?
The Devil In Stitches
10/27/2010 at 13:32
Good choice of songs, but Mike Ponser? Fuck that, i went to middle school and high school with the guy and we graduated together. I'm not a hater but hes ruining music
The Devil In Stitches
Location: QcCity Canada
10/27/2010 at 13:21
well well well video games im not a huge gamer but i will take a look