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The Top 20 Punk Protest Songs for July 4th

As punk music history verifies, American citizenry are not all shiny, happy people. These 20 songs reflect the other side of patriotism -- free speech brandished by the brave and uncouth.

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Adventure and Discovery: An Academic Discussion With Bad Religion's Greg Graffin

PopMatters talks with Bad Religion's Greg Graffin about his new book The Population Wars, his life as a Doctorate-holding punk singer, enlightenment, society, music, and science.

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The Fascination with Fundamentalism in Hardcore Punk

Some bands echoed the Dead Kennedys' anti-Moral Majority messages; others embodied right-wing religion.

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Bad Religion: Christmas Songs

Bad Religion tackles a bunch of Christmas carols with finesse and bite. Damned if you won't want to stuff it in your stocking this year.

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Bad Religion: True North

Sixteen albums and 30-plus years in, these SoCal punk legends show no sign of slowing down or burning out. And we should be thankful because the world still needs Bad Religion.

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Greg Graffin: One / Authority: Zero in 'Anarchy Evolution'

In his memoir-slash-treatise, Bad Religion lead singer Greg Graffin takes a break from the gang shouts and loquacious lyrics to dive headfirst into one of the meatiest debates between armchair philosophers today.

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The Year in Music: September 2010

September 2010, the subject of our latest look at the year’s biggest events in music, was a month of TV events, celebrity arrests, and a lot of new music.

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Epicenter Twenty Ten: 26 September 2010 - Fontana, CA

It was refreshing to have the Auto Club Speedway become for one weekend a literal hotbed of progressivism and fist-pumping music.

Melissa Bobbitt
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Bad Religion: New Maps of Hell [Deluxe Edition]

Veteran SoCal punks supplement their last release with acoustic EP, concert DVD, and some nifty posters.

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Bad Religion: New Maps of Hell

Have our punk-rock heroes given up on changing the world?

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Bad Religion: Live at the Palladium [DVD]

Bad Religion finally give the fans what they want -- a full-length DVD that captures the band's intensity and musicality in glorious 5.1.

Mark Weisinger
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Bad Religion: The Empire Strikes First

Far be it for me to badmouth an album that badmouths Bush, but anyone willing to give this repeated playings already stands an excellent chance of finding Dubya's name on a ballot no more tempting than bin Laden's.

Peter Su
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