Bad Religion’s Greg Graffin Opens Up on Brooks Wackerman Leaving For Avenged Sevenfold + Talks Bad Religion’s Future
We recently invited Bad Religion legend Greg Graffin into our studio to talk about his new solo album, Millport. During Graffin’s visit, he revealed some plans for Bad Religion’s future and spoke about drummer Brooks Wackerman’s departure to join Avenged Sevenfold.
Bad Religion have been around for a staggering 37 years, releasing 16 full-length albums in the process. With Graffin currently focusing on his solo material and his career as a college professor in the fall semester, we wanted to know how much longer Bad Religion will continue touring and writing music.
“There’s no end in sight,” Graffin proclaimed. “In fact, in two-and-a-half years, there’s a very important 40th anniversary milestone. Another album is on the horizon, but True North was such a good album that I don’t want to put out something that indicates we’re aging, so it’s gotta be as good as True North. [Laughs] We do plan on getting another record out there, hopefully before that 40th anniversary.”
As for Brooks Wackerman’s move to Avenged Sevenfold, Graffin revealed he wasn’t aware of the drummer’s new gig until it was announced publicly. “It wasn’t until he announced it [that I knew he was joining Avenged Sevenfold] but he did tell us he was leaving for greener pastures, but he didn’t put it that way. He gave us ample notice,” Graffin explains. “It was not at all bitter, it was wishing him the best of luck.”
Check out our exclusive interview with Greg Graffin above. To grab a copy of Graffin’s excellent folky roots album, Millport, click here.
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