The Offspring Release Covers Of Bad Religion, Pennywise

by Zack Zarrillo - Jul 26, 2014

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The Offspring have released covers of Pennywise’s “No Reason Why” and Bad Religion’s ”Do What You Want” and “No Control.” Stream the covers below after the jump.

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POZ Playlist: Take Me Home To California

by Zack Zarrillo - Jun 4, 2014

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PropertyOfZack is continuing a new string of Playlist features from individual team members to highlight specific feelings or desires. Next up is titled Let’s Take Me Home To California by Deanna Chapman.

Check out our the Playlist, let us know what your favorite songs on it are, and listen to these songs on Spotify while reading along below!

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I gave the east coast a try and quickly realized it was not the place for me. Don’t get me wrong, New York is great and all. I’m just one of those people who needs more open space and while I’ve been on the east coast I’ve definitely missed that and I’ve missed driving. Also, don’t even get me started on how much I miss being able to have In-N-Out whenever I please. 

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Bad Religion, The Offspring (‘Smash’ In Full), Pennywise Announce Summer Tour

by Zack Zarrillo - May 12, 2014

Bad Religion, The Offspring, and Pennywise will be going out on the Summer Nationals Tour from July through the end of summer. The Offspring will be playing Smash in full. Check out the dates below after the jump!

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Bad Religion Guitarist Greg Hetson Leaves Band After 30 Years

by Zack Zarrillo - May 7, 2014

Bad Religion guitarist Greg Hetson has left the band after nearly 30 years. Check out a tweet from Hetson below after the jump.

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Bad Religion Discuss Relationship With Christianity

by Zack Zarrillo - Dec 27, 2013

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Bad Religion just put out a Christmas EP, and the band recently spoke about the release with Rolling Stone. The interview touched on the band’s relationship with Christianity, and that portion can be read below after the jump.

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POZ Review: Bad Religion - Christmas Songs

by Zack Zarrillo - Dec 25, 2013

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During my more formative years, I picked up a copy of Recipe for Hate from my local record store’s used CD bin, and if you had told that kid how one day he would review a Bad Religion Christmas album, I probably would have given you the finger and told you to “Fuck off!”  Yet, here I am, reviewing Bad Religion’s Christmas Songs.  However, I unabashedly love punk covers of Christmas songs and the irony that Bad Religion brings to the table with their pointed stance on the effects of religion make this album all the more poignant.

If the aforementioned irony wasn’t apparent enough, the band is donating 20 percent of the proceeds from the album to SNAP, which stands for Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, making it pretty clear where they stand on the issue of organized religion.

The nearly twenty minute album opens up with a chorus of Greg Graffin singing “Hark the herald angels sing, glory to the newborn king” before a guitar slide announces that this is not just an a cappella record.  The song’s soaring riffs and revamped tempo instantly transform this religious standard into a punk jam with a fury like no other.  

Brooks Wackerman blasts into “O Come All Ye Faithful” with a set of drum fills rife with flams, rolls, and general percussive virtuoso.  The song, just like its preceding track, “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel,” thumps right along while Brett Gurewitz layers sizzling guitar leads over the top of Jay Bentley’s supple basslines.

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Bad Religion Release “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing” Music Video

by Zack Zarrillo - Dec 1, 2013

Bad Religion have released a new music video for “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing.” Watch the video below after the jump. 

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Bad Religion To Begin Writing Album In 2014

by Zack Zarrillo - Nov 18, 2013

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Bad Religion will most likely begin writing a new album in 2014, just a year after the release of True North. Check out a portion of an interview with the band below after the jump.

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Bad Religion Stream ‘Christmas Songs’

by Zack Zarrillo - Oct 25, 2013

Bad Religion will be releasing Christmas Songs next week. Stream the holiday album in full ;below after the jump.

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Bad Religion Release “O Come, O Come Emmanuel” Christmas Song

by Zack Zarrillo - Oct 21, 2013

Bad Religion have released a new Christmas song called “O Come, O Come Emmanuel.” Stream it below after the jump.

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Bad Religion Announce South American Tour

by Zack Zarrillo - Oct 11, 2013

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Bad Religion will be heading to South America in 2014. Check out the dates below after the jump.

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Bad Religion To Release ‘Christmas Songs’ On October 29

by Zack Zarrillo - Sep 11, 2013

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Bad Religion will be releasing Christmas Songs on October 29th via Epitaph Records. Check out the jolly track listing below after the jump.

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POZ Riot Fest Chicago Preview: Our Must-See Bands And Artists (Day One)

by Zack Zarrillo - Sep 9, 2013

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Riot Fest Chicago kicks off this weekend, and PropertyOfZack has never been more excited for a festival. Just in case you haven’t put together your schedule, we thought it’d be a great idea to put together a list of POZ’s Must See Bands And Artists that will be gracing the stage this weekend in Chicago. Reblog and let us know who we need to see while we’re at the first day of Riot this weekend as well!

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Fall Out Boy
You know how when you’re a kid (or a full blown adult, whichever) and you find a band that you really connect with, you start to fall in love with the places that they sing about, the hometown that they’re from, the physical location and context from which they hail? There’s a reason hometown and homecoming shows are so special for bands, and Fall Out Boy is by no means an exception. 

The first comeback show (which happened the same day the reunion was announced) was at the tiny Subterranean in Wicker Park; the first week of the mid-size club tour they did was concentrated in the Midwest, hitting the Riviera Theater in Chicago by day three. And even though time and careers have flung the members far and wide across the country when it comes to where they set down their luggage, Chicago is the city that will forever be the origin point for the band. Chicago is their home, Chicago is so two years ago, and Chicago will easily be losing their minds for FOB when they headline Riot Fest Friday night in the city that gave rise to them. - Adrienne Fisher

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Bad Religion
After more than 30 years defining the So-Cal sound, Bad Religion have reached that point where their greatness seems to be taken for granted. True North, the band’s 16th(!) studio release, has been hailed as a “return to form,” but frankly, so has every album the band’s issued since their 2002 reconciliation with founding guitarist/songwriter (and Epitaph Records head honcho) Brett Gurewitz.

The truth is, Bad Religion know their strengths — skate punk tempos and shreddy guitars topped with vocalist Greg Graffin’s trademark rapid-fire hyper-intellectual lyrics, all sweetened with the act’s famous “oozin’ ahhs” harmonies — and they’ve done well to stick by them all these years. 

They still spit hot fire live too. Every young punk act at Riot Fest would do well to catch Bad Religion’s performance, just so they can understand how high the bar’s been set. You don’t last this long without being great, and if there’s one thing we can be pretty sure Bad Religion will never do, it’s coast. - Jesse Richman

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Yellowcard
Ocean Avenue just recently notched its birthday, so while the album is still eleven years too young to crack open a Pabst Blue Ribbon at Riot Fest, Yellowcard’s set should still mark a pretty spectacular birthday bash for their most celebrated album to date.

On tour with Thursday’s Geoff Rickly, Yellowcard has been underplaying their breakthrough record, reserving it for an understated acoustic set (a nod to their recent reimagining of Ocean Avenue) while saving the full-blown, full-band experience for “the hits.” Not so at Riot Fest: Yellowcard will dive into its set headfirst with all its instruments blazing, and that’s the kind of Yellowcard we’ve come to know and love.- Erik van Rheenen

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Masked Intruder
Masked Intruder’s gimmick might be a great attention-getter, but a gimmick can only get you so far. Fortunately, the band’s self-titled debut album is a surprisingly fantastic burst of undeniably catchy Gilman Street-style ’90s pop-punk — it may have been reissued by Fat Wreck just this year, but you’d be forgiven for mistaking the LP for a long-lost Lookout! release. 

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Bad Religion Guitarist Attacked By Wife With Hanger; Has $18,000 Stolen From Him

by Zack Zarrillo - Aug 2, 2013

Greg Hetson of Bad Religion has accused his wife of attacking him with a coat hanger in addition to stealing $18,000 from him. Check out a report below after the jump.

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Bad Religion Rock Am Ring Live Performance

by Zack Zarrillo - Jun 13, 2013

Bad Religion played Rock Am Ring this past weekend. Check out footage from their set below after the jump.

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