The Boston Phoenix has got an article about BR today.
"In LA in particular, I think you get desensitized to tragedy," Bentley muses. "It?s just another news item, no different from what?s happening on Jerry Springer or 60 Minutes. It?s all a flash of information that you don?t really respond to. I?ve found that once you get out of that scenario, you start reacting like a normal human being. When something bad happens, you actually have a sense of empathy for the people involved. It was written while LA was physically burning, but it?s got the allegorical side where the media are blowing it out of proportion, because they want you to watch their program versus another company?s program."
"When we put out Process, Brett came out on that first tour," Bentley explains. "He had a great time, but that was when he realized, ?I can?t do this, because it takes too much time away from my job.? Unlike the rest of us, who can have this Peter Pan existence, he actually has to get up and go to work in the morning. So he?s pretty much come to this thing like, ?Look, I?ll play any show I can drive to.? " According to Bentley, a part-time Gurewitz is better than none at all. "It?s what I?ve always thought of as Bad Religion, which is having Brett and Greg both writing. And then with Brian and Brooks, all of a sudden you?ve got this super-talented band."