Brett Gurewitz Poster

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Founded Epitath Records (1980-). NOTE: The label was begun to release the work of Gurewitz' band, Bad Religion.

Founding member of Bad Religion.

His band, Bad Religion's 1988 album, "Suffer", is considered one of the top selling punk albums sold in the world, containing highlighted songs as "You Are (The Government)", "Give You Nothing", "Best for You", "Suffer" and "Do What You Want".

Left Bad Religion in 1994 to concentrate on the future of Epitaph Records and was replaced by Brian Baker. The band recorded three albums without him before he returned in 2001. He is still a member of the band as of 2010.

Children: Max (b. 1991), Frida (b. 1994), Nico (b. 2009).

Notable acts singed to his label Epitaph include NOFX, Pennywise, The Offspring, Rancid, and most recently Social Distortion and Weezer.

The best-selling recording on Brett's label Epitaph is The Offspring's 1994 album "Smash". Thanks to the single "Come Out and Play", it managed to sell at least 15 million copies worldwide, making it the best-selling independent record of all time.

In July 2009 he and Bad Religion embarked on a world tour to promote their album "New Maps of Hell".

Currently writing some new Bad Religion songs for their new album that would be in stores by 2006. [2005]