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Rancid is an American punk band out of Berkeley, CA, that formed in 1991. Its members include Tim Armstrong and Matt Freeman from the ska punk group Operation Ivy. Armstrong is on guitar and vocals, Freemon is on base, with Lars Frederiksen on guitar and... ... read more

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Rancid Bio

Rancid is an American punk band out of Berkeley, CA, that formed in 1991. Its members include Tim Armstrong and Matt Freeman from the ska punk group Operation Ivy. Armstrong is on guitar and vocals, Freemon is on base, with Lars Frederiksen on guitar and vocals, and Branden Steineckert on drums. Former drummer Brett Reed left the band in 2006.

During the mid-90s, Rancid helped to revive mainstream interest in punk along with other groups like Green Day, The Offspring, Bad Religion, and NOFX.

The band’s first EP, Rancid, came out in 1992. Two years later saw the release of Rancid's second album, Let's Go. It features the radio hit "Salvation,” which took the No. 21 spot on Billboard’s Modern Rock chart.

The third Rancid album, ...And Out Come the Wolves, was released in 1995 and debuted at No. 45 on the Billboard 200. Three singles from the album charted on Billboard’s North American Modern Rock Tracks list: "Roots Radicals," "Time Bomb,” and "Ruby Soho." ...And Out Come the Wolves has since been certified platinum.

Hints of reggae, rockabilly, dub, hip-hop, and funk are present on the fourth Rancid record, Life Won't Wait, which was released in 1998 and peaked at No. 35 on the Billboard 200 album chart. The band returned to its hardcore sounds with another self-titled album in 2000. Then the group took a hiatus.

After nearly a decade of working on side projects, Rancid returned in 2009 with its seventh studio album, Let the Dominoes Fall. It was the band's first record with drummer Branden Steineckert.

Having toured with The Offspring, recorded the hit song “Radio” with Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day, and played the stage at Saturday Night Live, Rancid has been around the block and back. Don’t miss the Rancid tour when it comes to a venue near you. Be sure to look out for Rancid tickets today!

Rancid User Comments

Skylar H. May 2, 2013
As a teen and pre-teen, the "punk rock revival" movement of the 90s was something I became familiar with, and Rancid's album "And Out Come The Wolves" is in my trio of essential and timeless albums from that movement (the others being Green Day's "Dookie" and the Offspring's "Smash"). It was one of those albums where every song was memorable, and was edgy enough to be punk but still had a memorable melody to sing along with. I saw them live at a KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas in the early 2000s and remember they were pretty good. Although I remember their age compared to their dress style was very apparent (especially Lars), and objectively they weren't exceptional musicians (except maybe Matt Freeman), and Tim Armstrong still can't sing, there's something about the simplicity and feel-good nature of Rancid's music that makes it enjoyable regardless. Definitely start on "And Out Come The Wolves" for the best they have to offer.
Ross S. Oct 9, 2012
One of the many artists in 1994 that introduced me to punk rock music. 'And Out Come The Wolves' is my favorite Rancid record, but they are all pretty good. They put on a fun live show & play rarely, so don't miss them if they come to your area!

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