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=Bad Religion=
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! class="fn org" colspan="2" style="text-align: center; font-size: 125%; font-weight: bold;"|Bad Religion
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Bad Religion in [ <u>Stockholm</u>], 2004
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|name = A Secret Sphere of Influence!
! colspan="2" style="text-align: center;"|Background information
|jname = シンオウ時空伝説!
|image = DP036.png
! scope="row" style="text-align: left;"|Origin
|jnum = 502
|[ <u>Los Angeles</u>], California
|jair = May 31, 2007
|uair = November 10, 2007
! scope="row" style="text-align: left;"|[ <u>Genres</u>]
|songs = Diamond and Pearl
|[ <u>Punk rock</u>], [ <u>melodic hardcore</u>], [ <u>hardcore punk</u>] (early)<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-1">[ <u>[1</u>]]</sup><sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-2">[ <u>[2</u>]]</sup><sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-3">[ <u>[3</u>]]</sup>
|machars = [[Ash]], [[Dawn]], [[Brock]]
|rchars = [[Jessie]], [[James]], [[Officer Jenny]] (Eterna City), [[Officer Jenny]] (Viridian City), [[Nando]], [[Pokémon Hunter J]] (Flashback), [[Saturn]], [[Team Galactic Grunts]]
! scope="row" style="text-align: left;"|Years active
|michars = [[Gardenia]], [[Rhonda]], the Sinnoh Now staff, Policemen
|pchars = [[Ash's Pikachu]], [[Team Rocket's Meowth]], [[Dawn's Piplup]], [[Jessie's Wobbuffet]], [[Ash's Torterra|Ash's Turtwig]], [[Ash's Staraptor|Ash's Staravia]], [[Brock's Croagunk]], [[Jessie's Seviper]], [[James' Cacnea]], [[James' Carnivine]], [[Dawn's Ambipom|Ash's Aipom]], [[Dawn's Buneary]], [[Dawn's Pachirisu]], [[Ash's Buizel|Dawn's Buizel]], [[Brock's Sudowoodo]],[[Gardenia's Turtwig]], [[Officer Jenny's Stunky]], [[Nando's Roserade|Nando's Roselia]], [[Nando's Sunflora]], [[Growlithe]] <br />
Pokémon that appeared in fantasy <br />
! scope="row" style="text-align: left;"|[ <u>Labels</u>]
[[Uxie]], [[Mesprit]], [[Azelf]], [[Dialga]], [[Palkia]]
|[ <u>Epitaph</u>], [ <u>Atlantic</u>], [ <u>Epic</u>]
|local = [[Eterna City]]
|major = Ash and co. find out Gardenia is the Eterna Gym Leader, Nando revealed he caught a Sunflora, won his first ribbon and the Forest Badge, Team Galactic is introduced, hiring Team Rocket to steal the Adamant Orb.
! scope="row" style="text-align: left;"|Associated acts
|b1 = coalbadge.png}}
|[ <u>Tenacious D</u>], [ <u>Circle Jerks</u>], [ <u>Minor Threat</u>], [ <u>Government Issue</u>], [ <u>Dag Nasty</u>], [ <u>Daredevils</u>], [ <u>Bad4Good</u>], [ <u>Suicidal Tendencies</u>], [ <u>Infectious Grooves</u>], [ <u>Error</u>], [ <u>Black President</u>]
Ash and co. finaly arrive in Eterna City, where Ash hopes to earn his second badge. However, they are delayed by a trip to the museum where Ash meets not only the Eterna city Officer Jenny, but is reacquainted with the Viridian City Jenny. They also run into Nando and Gardenia, who is Eterna's Gym Leader. They learn that Team Rocket plans to steal the Adamant Orb. Can our heroes stop them, and who is really behind this theft?
! scope="row" style="text-align: left;"|Website
|[ <u></u>]
===Human Characters===
*Team Galactic
! colspan="2" style="text-align: center;"|
===Pokémon Characters===
! scope="row" style="text-align: left;"|Members
|[ <u>Greg Graffin</u>]
[ <u>Brett Gurewitz</u>]
[ <u>Jay Bentley</u>]
[ <u>Greg Hetson</u>]
[ <u>Brian Baker</u>]
[ <u>Brooks Wackerman</u>]
! colspan="2" style="text-align: center;"|
! scope="row" style="text-align: left;"|Past members
|[ <u>Jay Ziskrout</u>]
Davy Goldman
[ <u>Tim Gallegos</u>]
[ <u>Pete Finestone</u>]
John Albert
[ <u>Lucky Lehrer</u>]
[ <u>Bobby Schayer</u>]
[ <u>Paul Dedona</u>]
'''Bad Religion''' is a [ <u>punk rock</u>] band that formed in Los Angeles in 1979. The band makes extensive use of soaring 3-part vocal harmonies (which they refer to in their album [ <u>liner notes</u>] as the "oozin' aahs"), guitar solos and intellectual lyrics that often contain political or religious commentary. Their lyrics often relate to matters of [ <u>social responsibility</u>]. The band's lineup has changed several times over its lifespan, with lead vocalist [ <u>Greg Graffin</u>] being the only consistent member; the current lineup, however, features three out of four of the band's original members (Graffin, [ <u>Brett Gurewitz</u>] and [ <u>Jay Bentley</u>]).
Bad Religion has released sixteen studio albums, two live albums, three compilation albums, two EPs, and two DVDs (which were both recorded live). Although they gained a cult following with many of their early albums, Bad Religion did not experience major worldwide commercial success until the 1994 release of their eighth studio album ''[ <u>Stranger Than Fiction</u>]'', which spawned their biggest hits "[ <u>Infected</u>]" and a re-recorded version of "[ <u>21st Century (Digital Boy)</u>]", and was certified gold in both the United States and Canada. Their latest album, ''[ <u>True North</u>]'', was released on January 22, 2013. Bad Religion has sold over 5 million albums worldwide,<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-4">[ <u>[4</u>]]</sup> and along many of their contemporaries—such as [ <u>The Offspring</u>], [ <u>Green Day</u>], [ <u>Rancid</u>], [ <u>NOFX</u>] and [ <u>Social Distortion</u>]—they are one of the best-selling punk rock acts of all time.<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-5">[ <u>[5</u>]]</sup>
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*"I can't believe people would use Grass Pokémon to commit a crime. Those jerks."<br />
[[ <u>hide</u>]] *[ <u>1 History</u>]
*Meowth dressed up as a Sunflora again. The first time he did this was way back in [[JE019: Grin to Win!]].
**[ <u>1.1 Formation and early recordings (1979–1982)</u>]
**[ <u>1.2 ''Into the Unknown'', ''Back to the Known'' and hiatus (1983–1985)</u>]
*The Team Galactic female grunt's arms were colored wrong.
**[ <u>1.3 Reunion and ''Suffer'' (1986–1988)</u>]
**[ <u>1.4 ''No Control'', ''Against the Grain'' and ''Generator'' (1989–1992)</u>]
**[ <u>1.5 Mainstream success and departure of Gurewitz (1993–1995)</u>]
**[ <u>1.6 Post-Gurewitz period (1996–2000)</u>]
**[ <u>1.7 Return to Epitaph and reunion with Gurewitz (2001–2004)</u>]
**[ <u>1.8 ''New Maps of Hell'' (2005–2008)</u>]
**[ <u>1.9 ''30 Years Live'' and ''The Dissent of Man'' (2009–2010)</u>]
**[ <u>1.10 ''True North'' (2011–present)</u>]
*[ <u>2 Style and influences</u>]
**[ <u>2.1 Politics</u>]
**[ <u>2.2 Religion</u>]
*[ <u>3 In the media and legacy</u>]
*[ <u>4 Logo</u>]
*[ <u>5 Concert tours</u>]
*[ <u>6 Band members</u>]
**[ <u>6.1 Current members</u>]
*[ <u>7 Discography</u>]
*[ <u>8 References</u>]
*[ <u>9 External links</u>]
==[[ <u>edit</u>]] History==
===[[ <u>edit</u>]] Formation and early recordings (1979–1982)===
Bad Religion was formed in Los Angeles in 1979 by high school students [ <u>Greg Graffin</u>], [ <u>Jay Bentley</u>], [ <u>Jay Ziskrout</u>], and [ <u>Brett Gurewitz</u>].<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-6">[ <u>[6</u>]]</sup> Their first show was held in 1980 when the band [ <u>opened</u>] for [ <u>Social Distortion</u>] in Fullerton, CA, at a warehouse.<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-7">[ <u>[7</u>]]</sup> Following the Social Distortion show, the band received some airplay from Los Angeles radio station [ <u>KROQ</u>].<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-opiateofthemasses_8-0">[ <u>[8</u>]]</sup>
In 1981, the band released their initial [ <u>eponymous</u>] album on the newly formed label, [ <u>Epitaph Records</u>], which was and continues to be managed and owned by Gurewitz. In 1982, the band began recording their first full-length album, ''[ <u>How Could Hell Be Any Worse?</u>]''. During the recording of this album, [ <u>drummer</u>] Jay Ziskrout quit the band, and was replaced by [ <u>Peter Finestone</u>]. ''How Could Hell Be Any Worse?'' was also distributed by the band under the Epitaph label, and sold roughly 12000 copies.<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-opiateofthemasses_8-1">[ <u>[8</u>]]</sup>
===[[ <u>edit</u>]] ''Into the Unknown'', ''Back to the Known'' and hiatus (1983–1985)===
In 1983, the band released ''[ <u>Into the Unknown</u>]'', a keyboard-driven album with a slightly slower pace.<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-intotheunknown_9-0">[ <u>[9</u>]]</sup> Almost all of the albums the band produced were sold out of the warehouse they were housed in without the band's knowledge, after which this album went out of print. This incident, as well as band members' increasingly divergent personal lives, led to the band's temporary dissolution shortly after the album's release.<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-opiateofthemasses_8-2">[ <u>[8</u>]]</sup>
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Soon after, Graffin reassembled Bad Religion with [ <u>Circle Jerks</u>] guitarist [ <u>Greg Hetson</u>] replacing Gurewitz, who had gone into rehab for his drug problem. Bad Religion returned to a somewhat mellower, [ <u>rock and roll</u>] version of their original sound with the ''[ <u>Back to the Known</u>]'' EP.
===[[ <u>edit</u>]] Reunion and ''Suffer'' (1986–1988)===
Bad Religion slowly reformed in 1986 out of the ''Back to the Known'' line-up when Graffin called Bentley and asked him to return. Bentley's response was tentative, but after being assured that the setlist consisted mostly of tracks from ''How Could Hell Be Any Worse?'', he agreed to return for one show, and ended up staying on because he had so much fun. A freshly rehabilitated Gurewitz was eventually convinced to come back aboard, and with Pete Finestone returning on drums and Greg Hetson on second guitar, Bad Religion was back.<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-opiateofthemasses_8-3">[ <u>[8</u>]]</sup>
The reunited band released their third album ''[ <u>Suffer</u>]'' in 1988.
===[[ <u>edit</u>]] ''No Control'', ''Against the Grain'' and ''Generator'' (1989–1992)===
During the ''Suffer'' tour in 1988, Bad Religion began writing "albums worth of material".<sup class="Template-Fact" style="white-space: nowrap;">[''[ <u>citation needed</u>]'']</sup> In early 1989, while the band was on a brief break from their ''Suffer'' tour, they decided to commence work on their next album and entered the [ <u>Westbeach Recorders</u>] studio in June of that year to record it. The resulting album, ''[ <u>No Control</u>]'', was released in November 1989, and ended up selling more than 60,000 copies.<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-10">[ <u>[10</u>]]</sup> By the time it was released, the band had become one of the most critically praised hardcore punk bands of the time, despite a lack of mainstream success.<sup class="Template-Fact" style="white-space: nowrap;">[''[ <u>citation needed</u>]'']</sup>
Bad Religion's hardcore punk style continued with their next album, ''[ <u>Against the Grain</u>]'', which was released in 1990. While the album still did not break the band into mainstream audiences, it was the first 100,000 seller, and showed how quickly they were growing.<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-11">[ <u>[11</u>]]</sup> "[ <u>21st Century (Digital Boy)</u>]", one of the tracks off the album, is generally regarded as the band's most well-known song, and has been played at almost every live show.
Drummer [ <u>Pete Finestone</u>] left Bad Religion again in April 1991 to focus on his other band, The Fishermen, which had signed with a major label, and [ <u>Bobby Schayer</u>] joined the band as his replacement. In May 1991, Bad Religion entered the Westbeach Recorders studio to begin recording material for their sixth studio album, ''[ <u>Generator</u>]'', which was not released until March 1992. The album was recorded almost live in the studio,<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-Generatorinfo_12-0">[ <u>[12</u>]]</sup> because, at the time, Gurewitz had moved Westbeach to larger premises, and for the first time, the entire band could play in the studio at the same time. He stated that it was "time to change" and the band "did it in a different studio, but as far as the songwriting, it was a deliberate effort to try something different".<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-Generatorinfo_12-1">[ <u>[12</u>]]</sup> To accompany the album, Bad Religion filmed their first music video "[ <u>Atomic Garden</u>]", which was also their first song to be released as a single.
To coincide with the band's success, Bad Religion released a compilation album, ''[ <u>80–85</u>]'', in 1991. It is a repackaging of their debut album, ''[ <u>How Could Hell Be Any Worse?</u>]'', their two EPs, ''[ <u>Bad Religion</u>]'' and ''[ <u>Back to the Known</u>]'' and the band's three track contributions to the ''[ <u>Public Service</u>]'' EP. This compilation did not include ''[ <u>Into the Unknown</u>]''. ''80–85'' is now out of print and has been replaced by the 2004 re-issued version of ''[ <u>How Could Hell Be Any Worse?</u>]'' with the same track listings.
===[[ <u>edit</u>]] Mainstream success and departure of Gurewitz (1993–1995)===
With [ <u>alternative rock</u>] and [ <u>grunge</u>] breaking into the mainstream, Bad Religion decided to leave Epitaph for [ <u>Atlantic Records</u>] in 1993 and quickly re-released their seventh full-length studio album ''[ <u>Recipe for Hate</u>]'' on the label that same year. Despite receiving mixed reviews from music critics, the album finally broke Bad Religion into mainstream audiences and got their highest U.S. chart position to date, debuting at No. 14 on [ <u>Billboard</u>]'s [ <u>Heatseekers</u>] chart, with "[ <u>American Jesus</u>]" and "[ <u>Struck a Nerve</u>]" in particular becoming major rock radio hits at their time. Also in 1993, the band recorded the song "Leaders and Followers" (which later appeared as a bonus track on the Japanese version of their [ <u>next album</u>]) for the soundtrack for the [ <u>Kevin Smith</u>] film, ''[ <u>Clerks</u>]''.
''Recipe for Hate'' was followed up by Bad Religion's eighth studio album ''[ <u>Stranger Than Fiction</u>]''. The album met high critical reception upon its release in September 1994, and subsequently became their most successful album, scoring hits with "[ <u>Infected</u>]" and a re-recording of "[ <u>21st Century (Digital Boy)</u>]", which was originally released on ''Against the Grain''. The album was Bad Religion's first to enter the [ <u>Billboard 200</u>]; the release peaked at number 87, and was awarded [ <u>gold certification</u>] on March 4, 1998, for sales of over half a million copies.<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-13">[ <u>[13</u>]]</sup> Before the release of ''Stranger Than Fiction'', Gurewitz left the band. He officially cited the reason for his departure as the increasing amount of time he was needed at Epitaph as [ <u>The Offspring</u>] (who had just released ''[ <u>Smash</u>]'' to unexpected success and acclaim) became one of the biggest bands of the mid-1990s, but it was well known that his departure was not on good terms.<sup class="Template-Fact" style="white-space: nowrap;">[''[ <u>citation needed</u>]'']</sup> Gurewitz, along with many fans, accused the band of [ <u>selling out</u>] for leaving Epitaph to seek greater financial success despite the fact that Gurewitz was making millions off The Offspring alone.<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-14">[ <u>[14</u>]]</sup>
As tensions increased, Graffin would sing alternate lyrics during concerts such as "I want to know where Brett gets his crack" or "I want to know why Gurewitz cracked," on the song "[ <u>Stranger Than Fiction</u>]".<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-strangerthanfiction_15-0">[ <u>[15</u>]]</sup> These barbs referred to Gurewitz's struggles with crack, heroin and other addictions which plagued him for years. Brett discussed his drug use in an interview on the band's ''Suffer Tour'' documentary, ''[ <u>Along the Way</u>]'', and is now clean and sober. In response, Gurewitz recorded a song with his new band [ <u>The Daredevils</u>] entitled "[ <u>Hate You</u>]", reportedly directed towards Jay Bentley.
Gurewitz was replaced as a guitarist by [ <u>Brian Baker</u>], a former member of bands such as [ <u>Minor Threat</u>], [ <u>Dag Nasty</u>], and [ <u>Junkyard</u>]. Since Greg Graffin and Gurewitz had split songwriting duties, Graffin was now Bad Religion's primary songwriter.
===[[ <u>edit</u>]] Post-Gurewitz period (1996–2000)===
Bad Religion continued touring and recording without Brett Gurewitz and released three more albums for Atlantic, starting with ''[ <u>The Gray Race</u>]'' (1996), produced by former Cars frontman [ <u>Ric Ocasek</u>]. Despite never garnering the amount of attention that ''Stranger Than Fiction'' received, it would score Bad Religion a minor U.S. radio hit with the song "A Walk" as well as the European release of "Punk Rock Song" (sung in both English and German).<sup class="Template-Fact" style="white-space: nowrap;">[''[ <u>citation needed</u>]'']</sup> The band would find its greatest success in Europe, where the album would reach the German music charts at No. 6 and score the band their first European gold record for sales in Scandinavia alone.<sup class="Template-Fact" style="white-space: nowrap;">[''[ <u>citation needed</u>]'']</sup>
[][][ <u>Brian Baker</u>] (left) with Bad Religion, live in the Netherlands, 1995.In 1998, Bad Religion released their tenth full-length album, ''[ <u>No Substance</u>]'', produced by [ <u>Alex Perialas</u>], Ronnie Kimball and the band themselves. Although the album was anticipated by both music critics and fans as a result of the band's previous worldwide successes with ''Stranger Than Fiction'' and ''The Gray Race'', it was given mixed reviews by critics and fans.<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-16">[ <u>[16</u>]]</sup> Following the release of ''No Substance'', the band embarked on a year-long tour.
In 1999, Gurewitz reunited with Graffin to co-write a song together, called "Believe It", which would appear on their next album, ''[ <u>The New America</u>]'' (2000). For it, [ <u>Todd Rundgren</u>], an early musical inspiration for Graffin, was brought in to produce. "Todd was kind of an underground sensation back in 1974. Here's a guy who was making pop music but in a way that you wouldn't hear on the radio. So much of my early musical identity was wrapped up in the way he conducted himself." In the summer of 2000, they set out on a 3-month U.S. arena tour opening for [ <u>Blink-182</u>].<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-17">[ <u>[17</u>]]</sup> Unfortunately, the experience might not have been all that Greg and the rest of the band might have hoped. Interest in recording the record waned, due to Rundgren's poor attitude. Jay Bentley reflects on this by saying, "I didn't feel we were going anywhere and so did Greg. Todd didn't like Greg and that made Greg so mad! He met his idol and he was a jerk! I don't think Todd gave a shit about anything."<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-chartattack_18-0">[ <u>[18</u>]]</sup> However, Graffin later writes in his book, Anarchy Evolution, that although Todd Rundgren was difficult to work with, he and Graffin are friends to this day. Meanwhile, [ <u>Bobby Schayer</u>] left the band following a serious shoulder injury and was replaced by [ <u>Brooks Wackerman</u>] ([ <u>Suicidal Tendencies</u>]).
===[[ <u>edit</u>]] Return to Epitaph and reunion with Gurewitz (2001–2004)===
In 2001, Bad Religion departed from Atlantic Records. They returned to Epitaph and Brett Gurewitz rejoined the band. The expanded six-piece line-up then recorded and released ''[ <u>The Process of Belief</u>]'' (2002). Graffin states, "there was a little bit of disappointment on my part when he left the band, but we never had any serious acrimony between the two of us. I can't say the same for the rest of the band. But he and I, being the songwriters from way back, we really wanted to try again."<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-rollingstone_19-0">[ <u>[19</u>]]</sup>
Their next album, ''[ <u>The Empire Strikes First</u>]'', was released in June 2004. Like ''The Process of Belief'', it is widely regarded by fans<sup class="noprint Inline-Template" style="white-space: nowrap;">[''[ <u>who?</u>]'']</sup> as a return to the faster punk-style songwriting that some felt was less prominent in the band's music during their time on Atlantic.
In April 2004, the band also re-released digitally-remastered versions of all of their first six studio albums on Epitaph Records (except ''Into the Unknown''). The ''How Could Hell Be Any Worse?'' re-issue, though reclaiming the original title of the band's debut LP, contained all of the same material as the previously issued ''80–85'' compilation, including their first EP, the ''[ <u>Public Service</u>]'' EP (with different versions of the songs Bad Religion, Slaves, and Drastic Actions than the self-titled EP) and the "Back To The Known" EP. To coincide with the re-issues, they also released their long out-of-print live VHS ''[ <u>Along the Way</u>]'' on DVD for the first time. Though ''Recipe for Hate'' was released on Epitaph, the album could not be re-issued; due to the fact that it was re-issued on Atlantic, problems with the rights ownership made a re-issue unlikely.
===[[ <u>edit</u>]] ''New Maps of Hell'' (2005–2008)===
[][]Bentley (left) and Graffin (right) with Bad Religion, live in the House of Blues, 2005.On March 7, 2006, a live DVD, ''[ <u>Live at the Palladium</u>]'' was released. This DVD featured a live show performed in late 2004 at the Hollywood Palladium, as well as extensive interviews, several music videos, and a photo gallery. During one of the interview segments, guitarist [ <u>Brett Gurewitz</u>] said the band's next album would be a double-length release, but this turned out not to be the case.<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-palladium_20-0">[ <u>[20</u>]]</sup>
[ <u>Greg Graffin</u>] released his second solo album, ''[ <u>Cold as the Clay</u>]'', on July 11, 2006.
Bad Religion's fourteenth studio album, ''[ <u>New Maps of Hell</u>]'', was released on July 10, 2007. On June 29, of that year ([ <u>Greg Hetson</u>]'s 46th birthday), [ <u>Epitaph Records</u>] started selling ''New Maps of Hell'' at the [ <u>Warped Tour</u>] in Pomona, California. The album was a commercial success and spawned three hit singles "[ <u>Honest Goodbye</u>]", "Heroes and Martyrs", and "[ <u>New Dark Ages</u>]", and as a result, ''New Maps of Hell'' reached number 35 on the ''Billboard 200'', marking Bad Religion's highest-ever chart position. Bad Religion also joined the 2007 Warped Tour to support the album.<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-warpedtour_21-0">[ <u>[21</u>]]</sup>
Hetson formed a [ <u>supergroup</u>] band called [ <u>Black President</u>], consisting of Charlie Paulson (from [ <u>Goldfinger</u>]), Jason Christopher, Wade Youman (both from [ <u>Unwritten Law</u>]) and [ <u>Christian Martucci</u>] (from [ <u>Dee Dee Ramone</u>]).<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-blackpresident_22-0">[ <u>[22</u>]]</sup>
In early March 2008, Bad Religion played several night residences at [ <u>House of Blues</u>] venues in [ <u>Southern California</u>] as well as [ <u>Las Vegas</u>].<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-23">[ <u>[23</u>]]</sup> They also played at the [ <u>KROQ Weenie Roast</u>] (y Fiesta) on May 17 along such bands as [ <u>Flobots</u>], [ <u>Metallica</u>], [ <u>The Offspring</u>], [ <u>Pennywise</u>], [ <u>Rise Against</u>], and [ <u>Scars on Broadway</u>]. Following that, they performed four European festival appearances in May and June.<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-24">[ <u>[24</u>]]</sup>
On July 8, 2008, Bad Religion released their first-ever deluxe edition CD, a re-issue of then-current album ''[ <u>New Maps of Hell</u>]''. The deluxe version includes the original 16-song CD, along with seven new acoustic tracks recorded by Graffin (vocals) and Gurewitz (guitars/back vocals). Three of the acoustic songs are new, written specifically for this release; the other four tracks are new acoustic versions of BR songs. The release also includes a DVD with an hour-long live performance, music videos, and behind-the-scenes footage.
===[[ <u>edit</u>]] ''30 Years Live'' and ''The Dissent of Man'' (2009–2010)===
In June 2008, [ <u>Jay Bentley</u>] said in an interview at the [ <u>Pinkpop Festival</u>] in [ <u>Landgraaf</u>], Netherlands that Gurewitz had already begun writing new material for the next Bad Religion album. Bentley stated that the band was planning to return to the studio after Graffin teaches UCLA to start work on the follow-up to ''New Maps of Hell'' planned for a June 2009 release.<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-25">[ <u>[25</u>]]</sup> However, according to a December 2008 report on the fan site The Bad Religion Page, Bentley revealed that due to Bad Religion's upcoming touring commitments for 2009, the band would not have a chance to record their new album until around the end of the year, for an expected 2010 release date.<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-nextBRalbum_26-0">[ <u>[26</u>]]</sup>
In August 2009, guitarist Brett Gurewitz sent an email to a fan site mentioning he was writing new material for the next Bad Religion album.<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-27">[ <u>[27</u>]]</sup>
In December 2009, Bentley revealed to the fan site The Bad Religion Page that the band was expected to go into the studio on April 26, 2010, to start recording their new album. He stated that a few songs for the album had been written and "it feels like the songwriting is picking up momentum. Baker said he was going to drive up to Graffin's, Brooks and I are going to do some demos with Brett, so we have a pretty good jump."<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-28">[ <u>[28</u>]]</sup> According to Brett's [ <u>Twitter</u>], Bad Religion is aiming for a fall release of the new album.<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-29">[ <u>[29</u>]]</sup> In January 2010, Bentley revealed that Bad Religion would record their new album at a studio in [,_California <u>Pasadena, California</u>] with [ <u>Joe Barresi</u>], who engineered 2004's ''The Empire Strikes First'' and produced its 2007 follow-up ''New Maps of Hell''.<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-30">[ <u>[30</u>]]</sup> Despite the statement made by Bentley about entering the studio in April, he noted that the recording date was now May 1.<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-31">[ <u>[31</u>]]</sup> On April 6, 2010, Bentley revealed in an interview with [ <u>KROQ</u>]'s [ <u>Kevin and Bean</u>] that the date on which the band would record their new album was May 6.<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-32">[ <u>[32</u>]]</sup>
Bad Religion toured Southern California and Nevada House of Blues locations, in March & April. To commemorate their 30th anniversary, Bad Religion played a 30-day tour, playing a 30-song set each night. They also toured Europe from June to August, including an appearance at the Rebellion Festival in England. To coincide with the tour, Bad Religion announced a live album called ''[ <u>30 Years Live</u>]'', which was released as a free download for those who had signed up on the mailing list at [ <u>Bad Religion's website</u>]. It consists of songs recorded during their House of Blues tour during March and April 2010 which also includes some new songs from their 15th studio album, before the new album was released. ''[ <u>30 Years Live</u>]'' was mixed by [ <u>Mike Fraser</u>] and was released on May 18, 2010. At the House of Blues concert in [,_California <u>Anaheim, California</u>] on March 17, 2010, the band debuted a new song called "Resist-Stance", which will appear on their upcoming album and is included on ''[ <u>30 Years Live</u>]''.
On May 1, 2010, Brett posted an update on his Twitter saying, "threw me a going away [to the studio] party and all my friends hung with me tonight – thx everybody, I love you guys."<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-33">[ <u>[33</u>]]</sup> This adds fuel to the possibility of the band's new album being recorded the first week of May. According to a report on, the band started recording on May 5, 2010.<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-34">[ <u>[34</u>]]</sup> On May 12, 2010 (which happened to be Brett's 48th birthday), bassist Jay Bentley posted an update on their Facebook page regarding the recording process of the album: "first week of recording at joe's house of compression and brooks gets the medal for superasskicking. brian has finished 14 basics... a couple more to go. i started getting some good bass sounds late, late last night, the liver wins the shootout again. brett is playing late night tracks on his birthday, some way to celebrate! happy birthday bg! quote of the day; BG "what percentage of the sound is coming from the snakeskin?". haha... working of album titles and ideas today. it's all coming together. joe says the corn flavored kit kats are gross, but the wasabi ones are quite delicious.... get back to work. work work work. will send photo's soon".<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-35">[ <u>[35</u>]]</sup>
In June 2010, [ <u>The Bad Religion Page</u>] reported that the new album would be released on September 28, 2010. Jay (who goes by jabberwock on The Bad Religion Page) mentioned on the site's message board that Bad Religion had finished recording their new album and was mixing it. In an interview at the Azkena Rock Festival on June 26, 2010, the band members announced that the new album would be called ''[ <u>The Dissent of Man</u>]''. ''The Dissent of Man'' was released on September 28, 2010. The album debuted at No. 35 on the Billboard 200 chart and at No. 6 on the Billboard Independent Albums chart.<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-36">[ <u>[36</u>]]</sup> On August 30, 2010, the album version of the song "The Resist Stance" was released on Bad Religion's MySpace page. A week before the album's release, it was made available for streaming on Bad Religion's MySpace page. The band has been touring to support the album through 2011.<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-37">[ <u>[37</u>]]</sup>
On October 18, 2010, Bad Religion released a vinyl box set of all their albums that is limited to 3000 copies, including their 1983 album ''[ <u>Into the Unknown</u>]'', which had been out of print for over 25 years.
===[[ <u>edit</u>]] ''True North'' (2011–present)===
In an April 2011 interview with [ <u>The Washington Examiner</u>], guitarist [ <u>Brian Baker</u>] was asked if Bad Religion was going to make another album after ''The Dissent of Man''. His response was, "It's all very punk [attitude] just like it's always been. We will record when we have enough songs. For us, it just kind of happens."<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-38">[ <u>[38</u>]]</sup> During the Boston show on April 29, 2011, frontman [ <u>Greg Graffin</u>] said "after this year you probably won't be seeing much more of us. We're going to try one more album and then all join the navy, do honest work", hinting at a possible split or hiatus.<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-39">[ <u>[39</u>]]</sup> In an interview at the [ <u>KROQ</u>] [ <u>Weenie Roast</u>] on June 4, 2011, Graffin stated that Bad Religion would record and release a new album in 2012. Bassist [ <u>Jay Bentley</u>] also mentioned an early 2012 timeframe for going back into the studio in an interview at [ <u>Live 105</u>]'s BFD festival, which took place on the day after the Weenie Roast.<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-40">[ <u>[40</u>]]</sup> In February 2012, it was reported that Brett had written two songs for the album.<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-41">[ <u>[41</u>]]</sup>
According to a May 2012 interview with [ <u>Pennywise</u>] guitarist [ <u>Fletcher Dragge</u>], Brett is writing a "fast" Bad Religion album. He also said that Pennywise's new album ''[ <u>All or Nothing</u>]'' inspired Brett to write a sequel to the band's 1989 album ''[ <u>No Control</u>]''.<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-42">[ <u>[42</u>]]</sup><sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-43">[ <u>[43</u>]]</sup>
On June 4, 2012, [ <u>Jay Bentley</u>] confirmed on the Bad Religion fan site The Bad Religion page that they were expected to begin recording their new album in July and August. He also stated that Brett and [ <u>Joe Barresi</u>] are going to produce it. On July 23, the band uploaded a picture to Bad Religion's [ <u>Facebook</u>] page of all the members (except [ <u>Greg Hetson</u>], who was taking the picture) in the studio with the caption, "here we go again," indicating that work on their sixteenth studio album had begun. On August 22, [ <u>Brett Gurewitz</u>] tweeted that they were mixing the album, and a month later, he tweeted that the band was finishing it.<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-44">[ <u>[44</u>]]</sup> [ <u>Greg Graffin</u>] later stated that the album was supposed to be out by Christmas.<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-45">[ <u>[45</u>]]</sup> "Fuck You" was the album's lead single and released on [ <u>iTunes</u>] on November 6, which happened to be Greg Graffin's 48th birthday.<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-46">[ <u>[46</u>]]</sup>
On November 5, 2012 (Bad Religion Day), it was announced that Bad Religion's sixteenth studio album, ''[ <u>True North</u>]'', would be released on January 22, 2013.<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-47">[ <u>[47</u>]]</sup> On that same day, they premiered the new single "Fuck You". ''True North'' has received mostly positive reviews, and managed to reach number 18 on the [ <u>''Billboard'' 200</u>] albums chart, marking Bad Religion's first ever top-20 album and highest ever peak on that chart in their entire 34 year career.<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-48">[ <u>[48</u>]]</sup>
==[[ <u>edit</u>]] Style and influences==
The band's major influences stemmed from late 1970s punk acts like [ <u>The Ramones</u>], [ <u>The Germs</u>], [ <u>Sex Pistols</u>] and [ <u>The Clash</u>], along with such early 1980s American hardcore bands as [ <u>Black Flag</u>], [ <u>Circle Jerks</u>] and [ <u>Minor Threat</u>]. Unlike many other hardcore bands of the era, they also acknowledged [ <u>proto-punk</u>] bands like the [ <u>New York Dolls</u>] and [ <u>MC5</u>]. Even more unusual for a band of the scene that spawned them, they were also informed by such [ <u>new wavers</u>] as [ <u>Elvis Costello</u>], [ <u>The Jam</u>] and [ <u>Nick Lowe</u>], as well as authors like [ <u>Jack Kerouac</u>].<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-prosody_49-0">[ <u>[49</u>]]</sup> [ <u>The Beatles</u>] were also a huge influence on Bad Religion. The band said The Beatles were about the only band everyone in Bad Religion really liked. Greg Graffin and Brett Gurewitz have been called the [ <u>Lennon/McCartney</u>] of punk rock on several occasions.<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-Beatles_50-0">[ <u>[50</u>]]</sup>
Greg Graffin called his influences "pop-sounding rock tunes that were not necessarily commercial."<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-palladium_20-1">[ <u>[20</u>]]</sup> Brett Gurewitz acknowledges attempting to emulate Germs singer [ <u>Darby Crash</u>] early on in Bad Religion's lyrical style. "He wrote some intelligent stuff, and didn't shy away from the vocabulary, which I thought was cool."<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-mrbrett_51-0">[ <u>[51</u>]]</sup> In addition to their use of unusually sophisticated vocabulary for a punk band, Bad Religion is also known for their frequent use of vocal harmonies. They took their cues from [ <u>The Adolescents</u>], in the way that they used three-part harmonies. Bassist Jay Bentley says, "Seeing The Adolescents live, it was so brilliant. So, in a way, the Adolescents influenced us into saying we can do it, too, because look, they're doing it."<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-opiateofthemasses_8-4">[ <u>[8</u>]]</sup><sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-seemag_52-0">[ <u>[52</u>]]</sup>
In turn, many of today's [ <u>punk</u>] bands cite Bad Religion as an influence, including [ <u>AFI</u>],<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-53">[ <u>[53</u>]]</sup> [ <u>All</u>],<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-54">[ <u>[54</u>]]</sup> [ <u>Authority Zero</u>],<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-55">[ <u>[55</u>]]</sup> [ <u>The Bouncing Souls</u>],<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-Lagwagon_at_Allmusic.com_56-0">[ <u>[56</u>]]</sup> [ <u>Death by Stereo</u>],<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-57">[ <u>[57</u>]]</sup> [ <u>Lagwagon</u>],<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-Lagwagon_at_Allmusic.com_56-1">[ <u>[56</u>]]</sup> [ <u>NOFX</u>],<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-58">[ <u>[58</u>]]</sup><sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-59">[ <u>[59</u>]]</sup> [ <u>The Offspring</u>],<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-60">[ <u>[60</u>]]</sup><sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-61">[ <u>[61</u>]]</sup> [ <u>Pennywise</u>],<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-62">[ <u>[62</u>]]</sup> and [ <u>Rise Against</u>].<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-63">[ <u>[63</u>]]</sup> [ <u>Funeral for a Friend</u>] vocalist Matt Davies-Kreye has also stated Bad Religion as an influence, particularly with their Against The Grain album<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-64">[ <u>[64</u>]]</sup>
===[[ <u>edit</u>]] Politics===
Many of Bad Religion's songs are about different social ills, although they try not to ascribe the causes of these ills to any single person or group. Greg Graffin believes that the current political situation in the United States can make it difficult to voice these concerns, as he doesn't want to feed the polarization of viewpoints.<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-Lyxz.C3.A9n_65-0">[ <u>[65</u>]]</sup>
The band contributed a song to the ''[ <u>Rock Against Bush</u>]'' series organized by [ <u>Fat Mike</u>]'s Punkvoter, a political activist group and website whose supporters are primarily [ <u>left-liberal</u>] members of the punk subculture.<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-66">[ <u>[66</u>]]</sup>
Brett Gurewitz attributed his anger towards former U.S. president [ <u>George W. Bush</u>] as the major inspiration for ''[ <u>The Empire Strikes First</u>]''. "Our whole album is dedicated to getting Bush out of office. I'm not a presidential scholar but I don't think you'll find a worse president in the history of the United States. He's probably one of the worst leaders in the history of world leaders. I just hate the guy."<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-Lyxz.C3.A9n_65-1">[ <u>[65</u>]]</sup>
Bad Religion performed at [ <u>L7's</u>] [ <u>pro-choice</u>] benefit ''[ <u>Rock for Choice</u>]'' at the [ <u>Hollywood Palladium</u>] on April 30, 1993 with acts such as [ <u>Stone Temple Pilots</u>], [ <u>White Zombie</u>], [ <u>Bikini Kill</u>], [ <u>King Missile</u>] and [ <u>Kitty</u>] with [ <u>Kim Gordon</u>]. Hetson wore a Rock for Choice t-shirt quite often when performing, one example was when the band was on [ <u>Late Night with Conan O'Brien</u>] in 1994 performing ''"21st Century (Digital Boy)"''. The band's song ''"Operation Rescue"'' (off 1990's record ''Against the Grain'') is a pro-choice song (named after [ <u>pro-life</u>] organization [ <u>Operation Rescue</u>]).
===[[ <u>edit</u>]] Religion===
Faith in your partner, your fellow men, your friends, is very important, because without it there's no mutual component to your relationship, and relationships are important. So, faith plays an important role, but faith in people you don't know, faith in religious or political leaders or even people on stages, people who are popular in the public eye, you shouldn't have faith in those people. You should listen to what they have to say and use it.
<p style="text-align: right;">— Greg Graffin<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-nyrock_67-0">[ [67]]</sup></p>
Despite the name of the band, or the band's logo, the members do not consider themselves [ <u>antitheist</u>]. Singer Greg Graffin states that more often than not, the band prefers to use religion as a metaphor for anything that does not allow for an individual's freedom to think or express themselves as they choose. In this way, their songs are more about anti-conformity than anti-religion.<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-kellycathy_68-0">[ <u>[68</u>]]</sup> Contrary to popular belief, Greg Graffin does not identify himself as an atheist, but chooses to identify as a [ <u>naturalist</u>].
Wired Magazine came out with a big exposé of "the new atheists". I was interviewed for it—and yet I think I was included as a sidebar but not as a main feature and I think the main reason they did that was because they noticed that I wasn't that happy billing myself as an atheist. To me it just doesn't say that much; it doesn't say much about you. Instead I bill myself as a naturalist, which I think says a lot more. Because a ''naturalist'' is someone who... first of all—they study natural science, and they have a hopeful message—I think—to send to the world, which is... we can agree on what the truth is... and it has to be through experimentation, verification, and new discoveries, followed by more verification. So... if we can agree on those terms, we can agree that the truth changes, based on new discoveries, and the ''structure'' of science is such that you can never be so sure of something, because a new discovery can rework the framework—it can ''reconstruct'' the framework of your science and you have to look at the world differently. That makes it a very dynamic and exciting place to be. And if you say "you're an atheist", it's not really saying much about how you came to that conclusion. But if you say "you're a naturalist", I think it says something. You've reached that point because you've studied science, because you believe there's a ''fundamental'' way of looking at the world that is part of a long tradition. And so, I prefer naturalist.
<p style="text-align: right;">— Greg Graffin<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-69">[ [69]]</sup></p>
Despite this, he did co-author the book ''Is Belief in God Good, Bad or Irrelevant?'', which is based on a series of lengthy debates about science and religion between Graffin and historian Preston Jones.<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-70">[ <u>[70</u>]]</sup> In 2010, Graffin released ''Anarchy Evolution'', in which he promotes his naturalist worldview.<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-71">[ <u>[71</u>]]</sup>
The band's bassist Jay Bentley has stated that he has spiritual beliefs.<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-Bentley_72-0">[ <u>[72</u>]]</sup> Brett Gurewitz is a "provisional [ <u>deist</u>]."
On March 24, 2012 Bad Religion headlined the [ <u>Reason Rally</u>] in [,_D.C. <u>Washington, D.C.</u>], sharing the stage with the likes of [ <u>Eddie Izzard</u>], [ <u>Richard Dawkins</u>], [ <u>Tim Minchin</u>] and [ <u>James Randi</u>].<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-73">[ <u>[73</u>]]</sup>
==[[ <u>edit</u>]] In the media and legacy==
Bad Religion appeared once on ''[ <u>Late Show with David Letterman</u>]'' in 1994, twice on ''[ <u>The Jon Stewart Show</u>]'' in 1994 and 1995, twice on ''[ <u>The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn</u>]'' in 2000 and 2002 and ''[ <u>Late Night with Conan O'Brien</u>]'' five times in 1993, 1995, 1996, 2002, and 2007. In the early days, Bad Religion appeared twice on the [ <u>New Wave Theatre</u>] in 1981 and 1982. They were considered a "classic" band on MTV's ''[ <u>120 Minutes</u>]'', appearing a number of times live on the show. They also appeared on ''[ <u>MTV's Most Wanted</u>]'' in 1995. Frontman [ <u>Greg Graffin</u>] appeared three times on ''[ <u>Politically Incorrect</u>]'' in 1994, 1996, and 2000. In 2010, the band was featured on [ <u>NBC</u>]'s ''[ <u>Last Call with Carson Daly</u>]'' about their 30-year anniversary.
Bad Religion music has appeared in movies such as ''[ <u>Clerks</u>]'', ''[ <u>The Chase</u>]'', ''[ <u>Glory Daze</u>]'', ''[ <u>The Hammer</u>]'', ''[ <u>Eyeborgs</u>]'', ''Jetboy'' and ''[ <u>Stoked: The Rise and Fall of Gator</u>]''. Bad Religion's "Crossbuster" logo appears in ''[ <u>Juno</u>]'', ''[! <u>SLC Punk!</u>]'', ''[ <u>8mm</u>]'' and ''[ <u>Helmiä ja sikoja</u>]''. Posters for [ <u>The Empire Strikes First</u>] appear in ''[ <u>Superbad</u>]'', ''[ <u>Kids in America</u>]'', ''[ <u>Special</u>]'', ''[ <u>Fifty Pills</u>]'', ''[ <u>Strange Wilderness</u>]'', ''[ <u>Dishdogz</u>]'' and in an episode of ''[ <u>Zoey 101</u>]''. Other Bad Religion posters appear in ''[ <u>Scott Pilgrim vs. the World</u>]'', ''[ <u>The Sentimental Engine Slayer</u>]'' and ''[ <u>PCU</u>]''. Bad Religion can also be seen written on marquees in the films ''[ <u>The Dictator</u>]'' and ''[ <u>Rock of Ages</u>]''. Bad Religion stickers appear in ''[ <u>The Ring</u>]'' (which was directed by [ <u>Gore Verbinski</u>] who directed Bad Religion music videos early in his career) and ''[ <u>Cheaper by the Dozen</u>]''.
On TV, Bad Religion's song "New America" appeared in the final episode of ''[,_90210 <u>Beverly Hills, 90210</u>]'' and "Portrait of Authority" was in an episode of ''[ <u>Lizzie McGuire</u>]''. In an episode of ''[ <u>Las Vegas</u>]'', Piper requests that she has Saturday off because Bad Religion are in town and she has "killer tickets". In an episode of ''[ <u>The Gilmore Girls</u>]'', [ <u>Graffin's</u>] master in [ <u>biology</u>] and his [ <u>PhD</u>] in [ <u>evolutionary biology</u>] are used as examples of how college and rock n' roll go together. A Bad Religion poster can be seen in a locker in an episode of ''[ <u>Weird Science</u>]''. A kid wearing a Bad Religion t-shirt gets shot in an episode of ''[ <u>CSI: Crime Scene Investigation</u>]''.
In video games, Bad Religion songs have made it into ''[ <u>Crazy Taxi</u>]'', ''[ <u>Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2</u>]'', ''[ <u>Tony Hawk Underground</u>]'', ''[ <u>Tony Hawk's American Wasteland</u>]'', ''[ <u>Tony Hawk's Project 8</u>]'', ''[ <u>NCAA Football 2006</u>]'', ''[ <u>Crazy Taxi 3: High Roller</u>]'', ''[ <u>NHL 2K9</u>]'' and ''[ <u>Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit</u>]''. A cover of "[ <u>Infected</u>]" (from ''[ <u>Stranger Than Fiction</u>]'') appears in ''[ <u>Guitar Hero</u>]'' and is downloadable for ''[ <u>Guitar Hero 2</u>]''. The song "[ <u>21st Century (Digital Boy)</u>]" (from ''[ <u>Against the Grain</u>]'') is downloadable for [ <u>Guitar Hero: World Tour</u>]. The songs "[ <u>Sorrow</u>]" (from ''[ <u>The Process of Belief</u>]''), "[ <u>21st Century (Digital Boy)</u>]" (from ''[ <u>Against the Grain</u>]''), ''[ <u>New Dark Ages</u>]'' (from ''[ <u>New Maps of Hell</u>]'') and ''No Control'' (from ''[ <u>No Control</u>]'') appear as downloadable songs for both ''[ <u>Rock Band</u>]'',''[ <u>Rock Band 2</u>]'' and Mx Vs Atv Untamed.
The Los Angeles [ <u>modern rock</u>] radio station [ <u>KROQ</u>] listed Bad Religion at No. 39 in the "top 106.7 biggest KROQ bands of all time" memorial for six years in a row,<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-74">[ <u>[74</u>]]</sup> and No. 70 at the "Top 166 Artists of 1980–2008" list.<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-75">[ <u>[75</u>]]</sup>
[ <u>Alternative Press</u>] did a 100 Best Singles of the Decade list in 2009. It was a list for the 2000s (decade). "Los Angeles Is Burning" came in at number 90 and "[ <u>Sorrow</u>]" came in at number 56.<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-76">[ <u>[76</u>]]</sup>
Bad Religion's songs have been covered by many notable bands and musicians, including [ <u>Sublime</u>],<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-77">[ <u>[77</u>]]</sup> [ <u>Parkway Drive</u>],<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-78">[ <u>[78</u>]]</sup> [ <u>Tegan & Sara</u>],<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-79">[ <u>[79</u>]]</sup> [ <u>Switchfoot</u>],<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-80">[ <u>[80</u>]]</sup> [ <u>Simple Plan</u>],<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-81">[ <u>[81</u>]]</sup> [ <u>Frank Turner</u>],<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-82">[ <u>[82</u>]]</sup> and [ <u>Streetlight Manifesto</u>].<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-83">[ <u>[83</u>]]</sup>
==[[ <u>edit</u>]] Logo==
[][]The CrossbusterBad Religion's logo has been referred to by fans as the "Crossbuster". It features a black [ <u>cross</u>] with a red [ <u>prohibition sign</u>] over it. It was created by guitarist [ <u>Brett Gurewitz</u>] by drawing it on a piece of paper and showing it to the rest of the band. They supposedly thought it would be a good way to annoy their parents.
In the live documentary ''[ <u>Along the Way</u>]'', frontman [ <u>Greg Graffin</u>] claimed to regret choosing that as their symbol because it may have put off a lot of religious people who he feels could benefit from listening to Bad Religion. When bassist [ <u>Jay Bentley</u>] was asked about it in the same documentary, he claimed it was a symbol meant to "piss off our parents" and that it was "something easy to put on [ <u>t-shirts</u>] and for kids to [ <u>spray paint</u>] [ <u>on walls</u>]"; when people ask him what it means, he says, "whatever you think it means". Guitarist [ <u>Greg Hetson</u>] claims in the documentary that it stands for [ <u>anti-establishment</u>].
Brian Baker, who joined the band later in their career, sums it up as follows:
“The name Bad Religion and the crossbuster logo came to pass in the minds of two fifteen-year-olds who were trying to find the most offensive name and image they could possibly find for the punk band they were starting in their garage… These are not people who thought that 21 years later they would be on the telephone doing interviews.”<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-84">[ <u>[84</u>]]</sup>
A lot of Bad Religion [ <u>merchandise</u>] including hats, belt buckles, t-shirts, and hoodies contain the Crossbuster. The logo was also used on the covers for their early EPs, 1981's [ <u>self-titled</u>] and 1985's ''[ <u>Back to the Known</u>]'', and the disc for ''[ <u>New Maps of Hell</u>]''. It can also be found on other Bad Religion albums including ''[ <u>Suffer</u>]'' (on the back of the boy on fire's t-shirt), ''[ <u>No Substance</u>]'' (on [ <u>Kristen Johnston</u>]'s right breast, behind one of the actors playing a TV host and on a woman's fingernails), ''[ <u>The Process of Belief</u>]'' (inside the booklet there is a small one mixed with all the other symbols) and on ''[ <u>30 Years Live</u>]'' (replacing the zero in 30).
==[[ <u>edit</u>]] Concert tours==
*Early shows (1980–1987)
*Suffer Tour (1988–1989)
*No Control Tour (1990)
*Against the Grain Tour (1991)
*Generator Tour (1992–1993)
*Recipe for Hate Tour (1993–1994)
*Stranger Than Fiction Tour (1994–1995)
*The Gray Race Tour (1996–1997)
*No Substance Tour (1998–1999)
*The New America Tour (2000–2001)
*The Process of Belief Tour (2002–2003)
*The Empire Strikes First Tour (2004–2006)
*New Maps of Hell Tour (2007–2009)
*30 Years Live Tour (2010)
*The Dissent of Man Tour (2010–2011)
*[ <u>Rise Against</u>] and [ <u>Four Year Strong</u>] Tour (2011)
*Australian Soundwave Tour (2012)
==[[ <u>edit</u>]] Band members==
For more details on this topic, see [ <u>List of Bad Religion band members</u>].'''Timeline'''
Although Greg Graffin is the only constant member of the band's line-up, the band currently features two other original members, Brett Gurewitz and Jay Bentley.
===[[ <u>edit</u>]] Current members===
*[ <u>Greg Graffin</u>] - lead vocals, piano, synthesizer, [ <u>acoustic guitar</u>], main [ <u>songwriter</u>] (1979–present)
*[ <u>Brett Gurewitz</u>] - guitar, backing vocals, main [ <u>songwriter</u>] (1979–1983, 1986–1994, 2001–present)
*[ <u>Jay Bentley</u>] - bass, backing vocals (1979–1982, 1986–present)
*[ <u>Greg Hetson</u>] - guitar (1984–present)
*[ <u>Brian Baker</u>] - guitar, percussion, backing vocals (1994–present)
*[ <u>Brooks Wackerman</u>] - drums, percussion (2001–present)
==[[ <u>edit</u>]] Discography==
Main article: [ <u>Bad Religion discography</u>]
{| class="wikitable"
!U.S. Chart position
! colspan="3"|Guitars
|''[ <u>How Could Hell Be Any Worse?</u>]''<sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-85">[ <u>[85</u>]]</sup><sup class="reference" id="cite_ref-86">[ <u>[86</u>]]</sup>
| style="text-align: center;"|—
| rowspan="16"|[ <u>Greg Graffin</u>]
| rowspan="8"|[ <u>Mr. Brett</u>]
| rowspan="2"|
| rowspan="8"|
|[ <u>Jay Bentley</u>]
|[ <u>Jay Ziskrout</u>] /
[ <u>Pete Finestone</u>]
| rowspan="6"|[ <u>Epitaph</u>]
|''[ <u>Into the Unknown</u>]''
| style="text-align: center;"|—
|[ <u>Paul Dedona</u>]
|[ <u>Davy Goldman</u>]
|''[ <u>Suffer</u>]''
| style="text-align: center;"|—
| rowspan="14"|[ <u>Greg Hetson</u>]
| rowspan="14"|Jay Bentley
| rowspan="3"|Pete Finestone
|''[ <u>No Control</u>]''
| style="text-align: center;"|—
|''[ <u>Against the Grain</u>]''
| style="text-align: center;"|—
|''[ <u>Generator</u>]''
| style="text-align: center;"|—
| rowspan="6"|[ <u>Bobby Schayer</u>]
|''[ <u>Recipe for Hate</u>]''
| style="text-align: center;"|14 (Heatseekers)
|[ <u>Epitaph</u>]
[ <u>Atlantic</u>]
|''[ <u>Stranger Than Fiction</u>]''
| style="text-align: center;"|87
| rowspan="4"|[ <u>Atlantic</u>]
|''[ <u>The Gray Race</u>]''
| style="text-align: center;"|56
| rowspan="3"|
| rowspan="8"|[ <u>Brian Baker</u>]
|''[ <u>No Substance</u>]''
| style="text-align: center;"|78
|''[ <u>The New America</u>]''
| style="text-align: center;"|88
|''[ <u>The Process of Belief</u>]''
| style="text-align: center;"|49
| rowspan="5"|Mr. Brett
| rowspan="5"|[ <u>Brooks Wackerman</u>]
| rowspan="5"|[ <u>Epitaph</u>]
|''[ <u>The Empire Strikes First</u>]''
| style="text-align: center;"|40
|''[ <u>New Maps of Hell</u>]''
| style="text-align: center;"|35
|''[ <u>The Dissent of Man</u>]''
| style="text-align: center;"|35
|''[ <u>True North</u>]''
| style="text-align: center;"|19
==[[ <u>edit</u>]] References==
#'''[ <u>^</u>]''' Ruch, John (2002-03-16). [ <u>"MUSIC REVIEW; Bad Religion plays divine pop/punk show"</u>]. Retrieved 2012-05-02.<span style="display: none;"> </span>
#'''[ <u>^</u>]''' [ <u>"Hot Band"</u>]. 2000-10-19. Retrieved 2012-05-02.<span style="display: none;"> </span>
#'''[ <u>^</u>]''' ''Bucks County Courier Times''. 2004-08-06 [ <u></u>]<span class="citation-comment" style="display: none;">Bare URL needs a title</span>.<span style="display: none;"> </span>
#'''[ <u>^</u>]''' [ <u>"Bad Religion Tested: Live CD"</u>]. 2002-07-15. Retrieved 2011-10-15.<span style="display: none;"> </span>
#'''[ <u>^</u>]''' [ <u>"Bad Religion Announce Shows In Manchester And London"</u>]. Stereoboard UK. 2013-04-04. Retrieved 2013-04-04.<span style="display: none;"> </span>
#'''[ <u>^</u>]''' According to bassist [ <u>Jay Bentley</u>], Bad Religion started around November or December 1979, "but no one can remember exactly. [ <u>Greg Graffin</u>] wanted the year 2000 to be Bad Religion's 20th birthday". [ <u>[1</u>]]
#'''[ <u>^</u>]''' [ <u>"Bad Religion: 30 Questions for 30 Years"</u>]. YuppiePunk. 2010-03-22. Retrieved 2011-10-15.<span style="display: none;"> </span>
#^ [ <sup>'''''<u>a</u>'''''</sup>] [ <sup>'''''<u>b</u>'''''</sup>] [ <sup>'''''<u>c</u>'''''</sup>] [ <sup>'''''<u>d</u>'''''</sup>] [ <sup>'''''<u>e</u>'''''</sup>] Greene, Jo-Anne. (23 May 1997). [ <u>"Addicted to the Opiate of the Masses"</u>]. ''Goldmine: The Collectors Record and Compact Disc Marketplace''.<span style="display: none;"> </span>
#'''[ <u>^</u>]''' Dougan, John. [ <u>"Into The Unknown (review)"</u>]. Retrieved 23 June 2012.<span style="display: none;"> </span>
#'''[ <u>^</u>]''' [ <u>"No Control (album) | The Answer | The Bad Religion Page - Since 1995"</u>]. Retrieved 2011-10-15.<span style="display: none;"> </span>
#'''[ <u>^</u>]''' [ <u>"Against The Grain (album) | The Answer | The Bad Religion Page - Since 1995"</u>]. Retrieved 2011-10-15.<span style="display: none;"> </span>
#^ [ <sup>'''''<u>a</u>'''''</sup>] [ <sup>'''''<u>b</u>'''''</sup>] [ <u>"Generator -the album"</u>]. ''The Bad Religion Page''. Retrieved 12 September 2009.<span style="display: none;"> </span>
#'''[ <u>^</u>]''' [ <u>"RIAA Certification (type in "Bad Religion" in the artist box)"</u>]. ''[ <u>RIAA</u>]''. Retrieved 11 October 2007.<span style="display: none;"> </span>
#'''[ <u>^</u>]''' Neal Rogers (9 May 1996). [ <u>"The Higher Calling"</u>].<span style="display: none;"> </span><sup class="noprint Inline-Template"><span style="white-space: nowrap;" title=" since December 2010">[''[ <u>dead link</u>]'']</span></sup>
#'''[ <u>^</u>]''' The Bad Religion Page. [ <u>"Stranger Than Fiction"</u>].<span style="display: none;"> </span>
#'''[ <u>^</u>]''' [ <u>Ankeny, J: "No Substance" review</u>]
#'''[ <u>^</u>]''' [ <u>"2000 – The Mark, Tom, and Travis Show Tour (opening for Blink 182)"</u>].<span style="display: none;"> </span>
#'''[ <u>^</u>]''' Carman, Keith (19 July 2002). [ <u>"Bad Religion: The Process of Labels"</u>]. ''[ <u>Chart</u>]''. Retrieved 27 September 2009.<span style="display: none;"> </span>
#'''[ <u>^</u>]''' Jennifer Vineyard (11 May 2000). [ <u>"The New State of Bad Religion"</u>].<span style="display: none;"> </span>
#^ [ <sup>'''''<u>a</u>'''''</sup>] [ <sup>'''''<u>b</u>'''''</sup>] Greg Graffin (2005). ''Bad Religion Live at the Palladium'' (DVD). Epitaph Records.
#'''[ <u>^</u>]''' [ <u>"Bad Religion Sign On For Warped Tour"</u>]. 28 November 2006.<span style="display: none;"> </span>
#'''[ <u>^</u>]''' In the January issue of the magazine Alternative Press, it was revealed that their 14th album would be released in late spring 2007.[ <u>"Greg Hetson, Charlie Paulson form Black President"</u>]. 6 November 2006.<span style="display: none;"> </span>
#'''[ <u>^</u>]''' [ <u>"Bad Religion (California / Nevada)"</u>]. 6 February 2008.<span style="display: none;"> </span>
#'''[ <u>^</u>]''' [ <u>"Bad Religion announce European festival appearances"</u>]. 19 February 2008.<span style="display: none;"> </span>
#'''[ <u>^</u>]''' [ <u>"Bad Religion looks ahead to 2009 album"</u>]. 8 June 2008.<span style="display: none;"> </span>
#'''[ <u>^</u>]''' [ <u>"Bad Religion to release next album in 2010?"</u>]. 3 December 2008.<span style="display: none;"> </span>
#'''[ <u>^</u>]''' Marty (1 August 2009). [ <u>"15 in 2010"</u>].<span style="display: none;"> </span>
#'''[ <u>^</u>]''' Marty (12 December 2009). [ <u>"Bad Religion plans to hit the studio in April for a fall release"</u>].<span style="display: none;"> </span>
#'''[ <u>^</u>]''' OblivionPact (12 December 2009). [ <u>"Brett Gurewitz (OblivionPact) on Twitter"</u>].<span style="display: none;"> </span><sup class="noprint Inline-Template"><span style="white-space: nowrap;" title=" since December 2010">[''[ <u>dead link</u>]'']</span></sup>
#'''[ <u>^</u>]''' Jesse (28 January 2010). [ <u>"Minor League news No. 12"</u>].<span style="display: none;"> </span>
#'''[ <u>^</u>]''' Marty (16 February 2010). [ <u>"2/16/2010–2010 Album diary"</u>].<span style="display: none;"> </span>
#'''[ <u>^</u>]''' [ <u>"UPDATE: Bad Religion on KROQ - Download available + pics | News from the front | The Bad Religion Page - Since 1995"</u>]. Retrieved 2011-10-15.<span style="display: none;"> </span>
#'''[ <u>^</u>]''' [ <u>[2</u>]]<sup class="noprint Inline-Template"><span style="white-space: nowrap;" title=" since December 2010">[''[ <u>dead link</u>]'']</span></sup>
#'''[ <u>^</u>]''' [ <u>"Bad Religion + studio = a lot of awesomenimity | News from the front | The Bad Religion Page - Since 1995"</u>]. Retrieved 2011-10-15.<span style="display: none;"> </span>
#'''[ <u>^</u>]''' [ <u>"2010 Album diary | The Bad Religion Page - Since 1995"</u>]. Retrieved 2011-10-15.<span style="display: none;"> </span>
#'''[ <u>^</u>]''' [ <u>"Music Albums, Top 200 Albums & Music Album Charts"</u>]. Retrieved 2011-10-15.<span style="display: none;"> </span>
#'''[ <u>^</u>]''' [ <u>"Tours & shows | The Bad Religion Page - Since 1995"</u>]. Retrieved 2011-10-15.<span style="display: none;"> </span>
#'''[ <u>^</u>]''' [ <u>"Bad Religion on a recruiting tour"</u>]. [ <u>The Washington Examiner</u>]. April 24, 2011. Retrieved 2011-04-25.<span style="display: none;"> </span>
#'''[ <u>^</u>]''' [ <u>"Guitar Center interview with Greg and Brett"</u>]. The Bad Religion Page. May 6, 2011. Retrieved 2011-05-06.<span style="display: none;"> </span>
#'''[ <u>^</u>]''' [ <u>"A couple of interviews and early news about a new album"</u>]. The Bad Religion Page. June 7, 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-07.<span style="display: none;"> </span>
#'''[ <u>^</u>]''' [ <u>"Minor League news No. 20"</u>]. The Bad Religion Page. February 18, 2012. Retrieved 2012-02-22.<span style="display: none;"> </span>
#'''[ <u>^</u>]''' [ <u>"Idioteq – PENNYWISE guitarist says "All or Nothing" inspired Brett Gurewitz to write another fast BAD RELIGION record"</u>]. 2012-05-07. Retrieved 2013-02-19.<span style="display: none;"> </span>
#'''[ <u>^</u>]''' [ <u>"Brett inspired to write another No Control | News from the front | The Bad Religion Page - Since 1995"</u>]. Retrieved 2013-02-19.<span style="display: none;"> </span>
#'''[ <u>^</u>]''' [ <u></u>]
#'''[ <u>^</u>]''' [ <u>"Some details about the upcoming record | News from the front | The Bad Religion Page - Since 1995"</u>]. Retrieved 2013-02-19.<span style="display: none;"> </span>
#'''[ <u>^</u>]''' [ <u>"UPDATE: New single details appear in iTunes - Now with high-res images | News from the front | The Bad Religion Page - Since 1995"</u>]. Retrieved 2013-02-19.<span style="display: none;"> </span>
#'''[ <u>^</u>]''' [ <u>"The name of the new album is True North | News from the front | The Bad Religion Page - Since 1995"</u>]. Retrieved 2013-02-19.<span style="display: none;"> </span>
#'''[ <u>^</u>]''' [ <u>"Bad Religion Chart Career High"</u>]. Drew Beringer. January 30, 2013. Retrieved January 31, 2013.<span style="display: none;"> </span>
#'''[ <u>^</u>]''' Sandy Masuo (September 1994). [ <u>"Bad Religion's Punk Prosody"</u>].<span style="display: none;"> </span><sup class="noprint Inline-Template"><span style="white-space: nowrap;" title=" since December 2010">[''[ <u>dead link</u>]'']</span></sup>
#'''[ <u>^</u>]''' [ <u>"The Bad Religion Page"</u>]. Retrieved 26 December 2012.<span style="display: none;"> </span>
#'''[ <u>^</u>]''' The majority of Bad Religion's lyrics are written by either Greg Graffin or Brett Gurewitz. Only on rare occasions will they co-write a song. Other band members, such as Jay Bentley, also contribute songs, but these constitute only a small percentage of the Bad Religion catalog.Matt Taylor and Mateo Rojas (27 September 1996). [ <u>"A Conversation with Mr. Brett"</u>].<span style="display: none;"> </span><sup class="noprint Inline-Template"><span style="white-space: nowrap;" title=" since December 2010">[''[ <u>dead link</u>]'']</span></sup>
#'''[ <u>^</u>]''' Trent McMartin (3 November 2005). [ <u>"Acting Their Rage"</u>].<span style="display: none;"> </span>
#'''[ <u>^</u>]''' [ <u>"AFI at"</u>]. ''''. Retrieved 27 March 2010.<span style="display: none;"> </span>
#'''[ <u>^</u>]''' [ <u>"All at"</u>]. ''''. Retrieved 27 March 2010.<span style="display: none;"> </span>
#'''[ <u>^</u>]''' [ <u>"Authority Zero at"</u>]. ''''. Retrieved 27 March 2010.<span style="display: none;"> </span>
#^ [ <sup>'''''<u>a</u>'''''</sup>] [ <sup>'''''<u>b</u>'''''</sup>] [ <u>"Lagwagon at"</u>]. ''''. Retrieved 27 March 2010.<span style="display: none;"> </span>
#'''[ <u>^</u>]''' [ <u>"Death by Stereo at"</u>]. ''''. Retrieved 27 March 2010.<span style="display: none;"> </span>
#'''[ <u>^</u>]''' [ <u>"Q & A | Read fuck Answers | NOFX"</u>]. [ <u>Archived</u>] from the original on 23 March 2010. Retrieved 27 March 2010.<span style="display: none;"> </span>
#'''[ <u>^</u>]''' [ <u>"NOFX at"</u>]. ''''. Retrieved 27 March 2010.<span style="display: none;"> </span>
#'''[ <u>^</u>]''' [ <u>"The Offspring at The Gothic Theatre"</u>]. Retrieved 27 March 2010.<span style="display: none;"> </span>
#'''[ <u>^</u>]''' [ <u>"The Offspring at"</u>]. ''''. Retrieved 27 March 2010.<span style="display: none;"> </span>
#'''[ <u>^</u>]''' [ <u>"Pennywise at"</u>]. ''''. Retrieved 27 March 2010.<span style="display: none;"> </span>
#'''[ <u>^</u>]''' [ <u>"Rise Against at"</u>]. ''''. Retrieved 27 March 2010.<span style="display: none;"> </span>
#'''[ <u>^</u>]''' [ <u>"Funeral For A Friend interview - Matthew Davies-Kreye (part 2)"</u>]. YouTube. 2011-08-11. Retrieved 2011-10-30.<span style="display: none;"> </span>
#^ [ <sup>'''''<u>a</u>'''''</sup>] [ <sup>'''''<u>b</u>'''''</sup>] Dennis Lyxzén (29 June 2004). [ <u>"Brett Gurewitz Interview"</u>].<span style="display: none;"> </span><sup class="noprint Inline-Template"><span style="white-space: nowrap;" title=" since December 2010">[''[ <u>dead link</u>]'']</span></sup>
#'''[ <u>^</u>]''' [ <u></u>]<sup class="noprint Inline-Template"><span style="white-space: nowrap;" title=" since December 2010">[''[ <u>dead link</u>]'']</span></sup>
#'''[ <u>^</u>]''' Gabriella of (April 1998). [ <u>"NYRock Interview with Greg Graffin"</u>].<span style="display: none;"> </span>
#'''[ <u>^</u>]''' Kelly E. and Cathy D (15 October 1993). [ <u>"Graffin Interview"</u>].<span style="display: none;"> </span><sup class="noprint Inline-Template"><span style="white-space: nowrap;" title=" since December 2010">[''[ <u>dead link</u>]'']</span></sup>
#'''[ <u>^</u>]''' [ <u>"Greg Graffin acoustic performance and interview at Harvard"</u>]. 2008-04-28. Retrieved 2011-10-15.<span style="display: none;"> </span>
#'''[ <u>^</u>]''' Max, Tucker. [ <u>"Is Belief In God Good, Bad Or Irrelevant?: A Professor And A Punk Rocker Discuss Science, Religion, Naturalism: Intervarsity Press: Books"</u>]. Retrieved 2011-10-15.<span style="display: none;"> </span>
#'''[ <u>^</u>]''' [ <u>"Greg Graffin from Bad Religion Talks About Anarchy Evolution"</u>]. YouTube. 2008-12-08. Retrieved 2011-10-15.<span style="display: none;"> </span>
#'''[ <u>^</u>]''' [ <u>"Bentley Interview"</u>].<span style="display: none;"> </span>
#'''[ <u>^</u>]''' [ <u>"Bad Religion in lineup for March 24 Reason Rally in Washington, D.C."</u>]. The Los Angeles Times. 2012-03-21. Retrieved 2012-04-05.<span style="display: none;"> </span>
#'''[ <u>^</u>]''' [ <u>KROQ's "Biggest Bands of All Time" list</u>]<sup class="noprint Inline-Template"><span style="white-space: nowrap;" title=" since December 2010">[''[ <u>dead link</u>]'']</span></sup>
#'''[ <u>^</u>]''' [ <u>"The KROQ Top Artists of 1980–2008"</u>]. Retrieved 2011-10-15.<span style="display: none;"> </span>
#'''[ <u>^</u>]''' [ <u>"Alternative Press' 100 Best Singles of the Decade"</u>]. November 18, 2009.<span style="display: none;"> </span>
#'''[ <u>^</u>]''' [ <u>We're Only Gonna Die</u>]
#'''[ <u>^</u>]''' [ <u>"Parkway Drive – Do What You Want (Bad Religion Cover) (2010)"</u>]. PunkWarez. 2011-01-31. Retrieved 2013-02-19.<span style="display: none;"> </span>
#'''[ <u>^</u>]''' [ <u>"Tegan & Sara – "Suffer" (Bad Religion Cover)"</u>]. Stereogum. 2010-09-27. Retrieved 2013-02-19.<span style="display: none;"> </span>
#'''[ <u>^</u>]''' [ <u>"Switchfoot – Sorrow (Bad Religion Cover)"</u>]. Retrieved 2013-02-19.<span style="display: none;"> </span>
#'''[ <u>^</u>]''' [ <u>"Simple Plan – American Jesus (Bad Religion) – Discover music at"</u>]. 2013-01-15. Retrieved 2013-02-19.<span style="display: none;"> </span>
#'''[ <u>^</u>]''' [ <u>"Media: Frank Turner: "My Poor Friend Me" (Bad Religion)"</u>]. Retrieved 2013-02-19.<span style="display: none;"> </span>
#'''[ <u>^</u>]''' [ <u>"Streetlight Manifesto's Skyscraper cover of Bad Religion's Skyscraper"</u>]. WhoSampled. Retrieved 2013-02-19.<span style="display: none;"> </span>
#'''[ <u>^</u>]''' [ <u>"NewsPro Archive"</u>]. 2001-11-30. Retrieved 2011-10-15.<span style="display: none;"> </span>
#'''[ <u>^</u>]''' [ <u>"How Could Hell Be Any Worse? | Discography | The Bad Religion Page - Since 1995"</u>]. 1981-01-06. Retrieved 2011-10-15.<span style="display: none;"> </span>
#'''[ <u>^</u>]''' [ <u>"Bad Religion - How Could Hell Be Any Worse? at Discogs"</u>]. Retrieved 2011-10-15.
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A Secret Sphere of Influence!
General Other Information
Season: Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl Char. of the Day: None
Episode №: #502 Main: Ash, Dawn, Brock
Aired: JapanFlag May 31, 2007 Recurring: Jessie, James, Officer Jenny (Eterna City), Officer Jenny (Viridian City), Nando, Pokémon Hunter J (Flashback), Saturn, Team Galactic Grunts
UnitedStatesFlag November 10, 2007
Opening Theme: Diamond and Pearl Minor: Gardenia, Rhonda, the Sinnoh Now staff, Policemen
Badge(s): Coalbadge Setting: Eterna City
Pokémon: Ash's Pikachu, Team Rocket's Meowth, Dawn's Piplup, Jessie's Wobbuffet, Ash's Turtwig, Ash's Staravia, Brock's Croagunk, Jessie's Seviper, James' Cacnea, James' Carnivine, Ash's Aipom, Dawn's Buneary, Dawn's Pachirisu, Dawn's Buizel, Brock's Sudowoodo,Gardenia's Turtwig, Officer Jenny's Stunky, Nando's Roselia, Nando's Sunflora, Growlithe

Pokémon that appeared in fantasy
Uxie, Mesprit, Azelf, Dialga, Palkia

Major event(s)
Ash and co. find out Gardenia is the Eterna Gym Leader, Nando revealed he caught a Sunflora, won his first ribbon and the Forest Badge, Team Galactic is introduced, hiring Team Rocket to steal the Adamant Orb.
Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl


Ash and co. finaly arrive in Eterna City, where Ash hopes to earn his second badge. However, they are delayed by a trip to the museum where Ash meets not only the Eterna city Officer Jenny, but is reacquainted with the Viridian City Jenny. They also run into Nando and Gardenia, who is Eterna's Gym Leader. They learn that Team Rocket plans to steal the Adamant Orb. Can our heroes stop them, and who is really behind this theft?


Human Characters

  • Team Galactic
  • Saturn

Pokémon Characters

  • Stunky


  • "I can't believe people would use Grass Pokémon to commit a crime. Those jerks."



  • Meowth dressed up as a Sunflora again. The first time he did this was way back in JE019: Grin to Win!.


  • The Team Galactic female grunt's arms were colored wrong.
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