In a recent interview with Dying Scene, PENNYWISE guitarist Fletcher Dragge talked about about how their new album “All or Nothing” inspires BAD RELIGION guitarist and Epitaph Records founder Brett Gurewitz to write another fast record, specifically a sequel to the band’s 1989 classic “No Control”.
So when it came time to talk about this new record, Brett said, “Hey, I’m here for you guys. Whoever you choose, I back Pennywise 100%.” It was pretty rad because when he heard the record he said “You know, you coulda delivered a mediocre Pennywise record but you delivered an old school, hardcore Pennywise record and I can’t even believe how good it is. You guys have really stepped up your game.” It was really cool.
“Brett even called me later and said, “I’m writing the new Bad Religion record right now, and your record has inspired me to write a fast Bad Religion record. I’m trying to write another ‘No Control’ record here in my living room.”
And I’m like, “Fuck yeah! ‘No Control,’ ‘Suffer,’ please.” That’s rad. When a guy you’ve been doing business with tells you this is the best record you’ve put out since “Full Circle” that’s a pretty fucking huge compliment. He’s always been a cool guy and everybody who works there, Jeff Abarta, Tami, and Dave Hansen, and all the people that have had our backs all these years. Its been an awesome run and they’re an awesome group of people so we’re stoked to be back there.
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