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Current members (other than Brett Gurewitz), guitarist Greg Hetson (left in 1982 and came back in 1984) and bassist 'Jay Bentley' (replaced by Paul Dedona in 1982 and came back in 1986) have both been replaced from the band for a while during the 80's.
Past members of the band are: Paul Dedona (bass, 1982-1984) Tim Gallegos (bass, 1984-1986), Jay Ziskrout (drums, 1980-1981), Peter Finestone (drums, 1981-1982, 1984-1991), Davy Goldman (drums, 1982-1984), Bobby Schayer (drums, 1991-2001).
Their older albums on Epitaph Records (except for 1993's "Recipe for Hate", which would later be re-released by Atlantic) were digitally-remastered. The albums are "How Could Hell Be Any Worse?" (1982), "Suffer" (1988), "No Control" (1989), "Against the Grain" (1990) and "Generator" (1992). [April 2004]
(To date) "Suffer" (1988) and "No Control" (1989) are considered the band's best known works and top selling albums sold in the history of punk music.
The band's original label, Epitaph Records, was founded by Brett Gurewitz in 1980. After the release of their 1993 album "Recipe for Hate", they departed from that label and signed to Atlantic, then Brett soon left the band in 1994 to concentrate on the future of Epitaph. However, he rejoined Bad Religion in 2001, then they re-signed to Epitaph.
In the process of writing a follow-up album to be released in 2009. [November 2008]
Gearing up for a new studio album, which should be released in late 2006/early 2007. [July 2006]
Greg Graffin and Brett are both currently writing some new songs for their new album that should be in stores by 2006. [2005]
Recording the new Bad Religion album at Grand Master Studios in Los Angeles, California with Grammy-nominated producer Joe Barresi. [February 2007]
Their new album, "New Maps of Hell", is released. [July 2007]
Released the deluxe edition of New Maps of Hell, complete with a DVD with footage from a concert at The House of Blues in Las Vegas. The CD also contains six acoustic songs, which include three never-before-released tracks, "Won't Somebody", "Adam's Atoms", and "Chronophobia". [July 2008]
Their latest album "The Empire Strikes First" was released. [June 2004]

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