Bad Religion formed in Los Angeles in 1980, and ranks among the most influential American punk rock bands of all time. They have released 17 albums that have sold over five million copies, and they continue to sell out venues all over the world.Jim Ruland has been writing for punk rock zines like Flipside since the early '90s and has written for every issue of Razorcake, America's only non-profit independent music fanzine. He is the co-author of My Damage with Keith Morris, the founding vocalist of Black Flag, Circle Jerks, and OFF!
"The first exhaustive examination of one of California's greatest
punk rock bands. Members open up to Ruland in ways they never have
in the past, with each sharing their own insights into the band's
long and not always easy history."--New Noise
[DO WHAT YOU WANT is] the book treatment their legendary career deserves.--Entertainment Weekly
[A] fascinating story... the band has overcome a lot of challenges over the years, and this sufficient narrative documents every one of them.--Kirkus
A breezy and enjoyable oral history of being in one of the most respected and enduring punk acts in American history.--A.V. Club
Ruland serves up a heady, revelatory collaboration with the enduring punk band Bad Religion... his testament to the value of hard work and independent thinking offers a thrilling alternative to the conventional rise-and-fall rock narrative.--Publishers Weekly, "Summer Reads Staff Pick"