Brett formed the Daredevils after leaving Bad Religion.
When he was asked how The Daredevils differ from BR he laughed, "I'm not going to overdub the background vocals 20 times. [They] won't sound like Queen." And in a more somber tone he said: "It also won't be Greg Graffin singing, and he's a wonderful singer. He's a much better singer than I will ever be."
They only released one single with two songs, "Hate You" and "Rules, Hearts". Brett: "This is my creative outlet. It's not my business. It's something I do to keep my sanity. I'm not a rock star. I'm a record company owner." Brett wrote some more material of which he was very happy with and in 1997 said that it was much more hardcore than the single, truly in the spirit of old BR. The first album was to be released in 1998, which never happened. The whole project came to a halt because of Brett's drug problems and was finally abandoned for good when Brett rejoined BR in 2001. The single, as well as flyers, ads, stickers etc. of the Daredevils mention that Brett is the former Bad Religion guitarist. During some of the concerts on the Gray Race tour, BR used to play the Daredevil's two released songs before and after shows.
The artwork was done by Fred Hidalgo, who also did the Recipe For Hate artwork.
An alternate cover was also made:
Brett Gurewitz: guitar, vocals
Gore Verbinski: guitar
Dean Opseth: bass
Josh Freese: drums
Hate You is a song about Jay, with whom Brett had an argument that he used as an excuse for quitting BR. When asked in 2002 about the motivation for Hate You, Brett replied: "That was uncool of me. I was being bitter."
A video was made for Hate You:
SLUG Magazine, no. 89, May 1996
This is a brand-spanking new release from the newest members of the Epitaph family, Daredevils. Even though this is a fairly new band, the members have been around the block a time or two. Brett Gurewitz from Bad Religion is the lead singer and rhythm guitars. Josh Freeze plays drums, he’s been around, Gore Verbinski is on lead guitar and Dean Opseth plays bass. This is actually a two song ep, it contains Hate You and Rules, Hearts. I really like this release. Most Epitaph bands are really fast neo-punk rock for the nineties, this release is a good rockin’ medium pace, with great hooks and sing along choruses. 'Rules, hearts and promises are much too serious, I’m almost always joking, every damn day.' Oh yeah, words to live by. It’s what rock and roll is all about… fun. Yeah, it’s fun and it’s a good time. Plus with Epitaph backing them, I think we are all going to see some big things from this band. Remember, this is only two songs, but it is the beginning and I know how all of you slick hipsters and riot grrrls love to be the first on your block to find anything of value or of hipness to impress all of your peers so they can all say “ooo-wow, you are sooo cool!” So, check it out! -RDJ"