Do What You Want: The Story of Bad Religion

October 30, 2020
Do What You Want: The Story of Bad Religion

From their beginnings as teenagers experimenting in a SanFernando Valley garage dubbed "The Hell Hole" to headlining majormusic festivals around the world, Do What You Want tells the wholestory of Bad Religion's 40-year career in irreverent style.Do What You Want: The Bad Religion Story reveals the ups anddowns of the band's forty-year career. From their beginnings asteenagers jamming in a San Fernando Valley garage dubbed "The HellHole" to headlining major music festivals around the world, Do WhatYou Want tells the whole story in irreverent style.While Do What You Want tracks down nearly all of Bad Religion'smembers past and present, the chief storytellers are the fourvoices that define Bad Religion: Greg Graffin, a Wisconsin kid whosang in the choir and became an L.A. punk rock icon while he wasstill a teenager; Brett Gurewitz, a high school dropout who foundedthe independent punk label Epitaph Records and went on to become arecord mogul; Jay Bentley, a surfer and skater who gainedrecognition as much for his bass skills as for his onstage antics;and Brian Baker, a founding member of Minor Threat who joined theband in 1994 and brings a fresh perspective as an intimateoutsider.With a unique blend of melodic hardcore and thought-provokinglyrics, Bad Religion paved the way for the punk rock explosion ofthe 1990s, opening the door for bands like NOFX, The Offspring,Rancid, Green Day, and Blink-182 to reach wider audiences. Theyshowed the world what punk could be, and they continue to spreadtheir message one song, one show, one tour at a time -- with nosigns of stopping.