White Punks on Warner Bros. 

The not-so-covert mainstreaming of Rancid.

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let the bashing begin ... (o:

doesn't the bible mention this as one of the signs of the end times?

What are they gonna yell on stage now that they can't say "Fuck the major labels!!"

This just in ... There will be NO Warner Brothers imprint (logo) on the record .. .only the Hellcat logo! You know what this means? PUNKERS BEND OVER; THE MAN is trying to trick you. Not only have they left their home (Epitaph) that claimed they would be partners "for life" but RANCID are too pussy to have the WB logo on their record! Geeze guys comeon, if you are going to get a divorce, take off the fucking ring. C-Ya in the board meeting!

I always thought that Rancid, being one of the biggest punk rock bands ever, must have been asked to join majors many times throughout their career. I also thought the reason they weren't on one already was because it didn't fit into their morals. Maybe it's about time that I stop being so fucking naive.

FUCK that. This band has been saying fuck major labels for too long. I refuse to believe this. I don't care about bands signing to major labels, but when you stand against them the way Rancid always did, fuck that. This better not be true, or I'm saying something I never thought I'd say as long as I lived: Fuck Rancid.

do you really think this will change Rancids sound?? i dont get what the big deal is....

i think you guys forgot about 8 years ago when they were all over radio and mtv as much as the smashing pumpkins. this band has never been really independent.

I don't understand why everyone is arguing whether or not Rancid sold out by going major ... when they should realize that maybe this could help the band, in the case that they suck so bad now that maybe a major will help them become better. actually, no, that would be too hard.

YOU EMOTIONAL, "WORRY ABOUT EVERYTHING" PUSSIES SHOULD GET A LIFE!!! WHO GIVES A FLYING FUCK WHAT LABEL A BAND IS ON, IT'S ALL ABOUT THE MUSIC. WARNER, VICTORY, COLUMBIA, KUNG FU, EPITAPH WHO GIVES A RATS ASS. IF THEY WANT MORE MONEY AND PUBLICITY, WHO CARES WHO THEY SIGN WITH.

since all the "smart" punks dont want to say it, i guess i will. RANCID HAS SOLD OUT!!!! THEY ARE FUCKING SELL OUTS!!!! THEY HAVE GIVEN UP ALL THIER PUNK ETHICS, ALL THIER BELIEFS, JUST FOR MORE MONEY!!!! THEYVE PULLED DOWN THEIR PANTS AND ASKED WARNER TO SHOVE THE CORPORATE BOOT RIGHT UP THIER ASSHOLES!!!! DONT BOTHER DEFENDING IT!!!! RANCID HAS SOLD OUT!!!! AND YES, IT DOES MATTER!!!!

Madonna must have sent a whole portfolio of nekkid pictures this time.

I think this site should add a "Rancid (1993-2003)" right next to Joe Strummer's tribute on the top of the page.

hey guys. this is tim armstrong. i feel i need to clarify things for you all. first of all the reason we signed with a major is because i need to buy a big fast cool awesome sweet killer car and i need the money. regards tim armstrong. ps i am gay.

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