Rancid is an American punk rock band formed in Berkeley, California, in 1991. Founded by 80s punk veterans Tim Armstrong and Matt Freeman, who previously played in the highly influential ska punk band Operation Ivy, Rancid is credited-along with Green Day, The Offspring, Bad Religion, NOFX, and Social Distortion-for reviving mainstream interest in punk rock in the United States during the mid-1990s. Unlike many of their contemporaries, however, Rancid remained signed to an independent record label and retained much of its original fan-base, most of which was connected to its underground roots.
Rancid includes Tim Armstrong on guitar and vocals, Freeman on bass and vocals, Lars Frederiksen on guitar and vocals, and Branden Steineckert on drums. The band was formed by Armstrong, Freeman, and former drummer Brett Reed, who left the band in 2006 and was replaced by Steineckert. Frederiksen joined Rancid in 1993 when the band was searching for a second guitar player.
To date, Rancid has released eight studio albums, one split album, one compilation, two extended plays, and a series of live online-only albums, and has been featured on a number of compilation albums. The band has independently sold over four million records worldwide, making it one of the most successful independent punk groups of all time. The band rose to fame in 1994 with its second studio album, Let's Go, featuring the single "Salvation". In the following year, Rancid released its highly successful album ...And Out Come the Wolves, which produced its best-known songs "Roots Radicals", "Ruby Soho" and "Time Bomb", and was certified gold and platinum by the RIAA, selling over one million copies in the United States alone. Its next four albums - Life Won't Wait (1998), Rancid (2000), Indestructible (2003) and Let the Dominoes Fall (2009) - were also critically acclaimed, though not as successful as ...And Out Come the Wolves. Rancid released ...Honor Is All We Know, their first studio album in five years, on October 27, 2014.
Sources: Last.fm, Wikipedia
Rancid in the news
Bay Area Rock Songstress Karney Reaches New Heights On Her Fifth Full-Length Album No Mercy
Harmful If Swallowed Releases Explosive New EP
Channel 3 ('CH3') Launch Pre-Orders For New Album 'Put 'em Up', Out August 18
Seminal Southern California Punks CH3 Drop New Video On The Hard Times; 'Put 'Em Up', First Full Album Of New Music In Over 15 Years Out August 18
Yorkshire Rats - S/T EP
The Flatliners' New LP "Inviting Light" Out Now; On Tour With Weezer, The Menzingers And More This Spring
It's Not Dead 2- Socal's Biggest Punk Rock Festival Returns To Glen Helen Amphitheater Festival Grounds In San Bernardino On August 26, 2017
Bay Area Rock Songstress Karney To Release Her New Singles Vol. 2: Restless Wind With Same Song This Fall
Former Frontman & Founder Of Hostages Ray Vaughn To Release New Full-Length Solo Album 'Wounded Bird'
Social Distortion To Release New 4-LP Vinyl Box Set, Out Oct. 28
Bay Area Rock Songstress Karney To Release Her New Singles Vol. 1: Manifest Destiny W/ I Got Mine From Her Upcoming Full-Length Album Renditions In Early 2017
Coercion 96 Release "Live And Learn" Lyric Video; Band Features Members Of Good Riddance, Fury 66, The Lonely Kings And Papa Roach 2
Cape Town Punk Rock Pioneers "Half Price" Debut "Straight Outta' (South) Africa" For US Audiences
Coercion 96 Reforms After 20-Year Hiatus; 4-Song "Exit Wounds" EP Out July 1, 2016
American Hi-Fi New, Acoustic Version Of Their Acclaimed Self-Titled Album Out On April 29, 2016
(28/04/2016)||Songs by Rancid|