Bad Religion is a Southern California punk rock band. It was founded by Jay Bentley, Greg Graffin, Brett Gurewitz , and Jay Ziskrout in 1979 in Los Angeles. The band consist of Greg Graffin, Brett Gurewitz, Jay Bentley, Greg Hetson, Brian Baker, Brooks Wackerman.
They are frequently given credit for being implicated in the restoration of punk rock and inspiring numerous succeeding punk bands during the late 1980s, and influencing a huge number of other punk and rock musicians during their entire career. In 31 years since its beginning, Bad Religion had several changes in their line up. Graffin is the only regular member, though at the present, the band features three of their original line up.
Up to this date, Bad Religion has released fifteen studio albums, two EPs, three compilation albums, two live recordings, and two DVDs. More or less all of their albums were released on Epitaph Records. The band has sold over 5 million records worldwide by themself, which make the band one of the most successful independent punk accomplishment of all time. In 1982, Bad Religion released its debut album How Could Hell Be Any Worse?. With the 1988 album release "Suffer" considered by several analysts as one of the most exceptional punk rock albums of all time