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A pillar of punk rock’s rebirth during the ’90s, Rancid has maintained their independent ethos and ramshackle spirit for more than three decades. ∙ Rancid emerged from the ashes of hardcore band Operation Ivy, when guitarist Tim Armstrong and bassist Matt Freeman formed the band in Berkeley, California, in 1991. ∙ Infusing breakneck hardcore with classic ska grooves, 1995’s ...And Out Come the Wolves was the group’s platinum breakthrough, producing their biggest hits, “Time Bomb” and “Ruby Soho.” ∙ The band’s 2003 LP, Indestructible, hit No. 15 on the Billboard 200, and their 2009 follow-up, Let the Dominoes Fall, went to No. 11—their highest-charting album to date. ∙ Tim Armstrong and bandmate Lars Frederiksen joined the Ramones onstage for a few songs during the NYC punk icons’ final concert in 1996. ∙ In 1993, Billie Joe Armstrong (later known for his work with Green Day) played several shows with Rancid—and cowrote “Radio,” from the LP Let’s Go. ∙ Tim Armstrong teamed up with rapper Rob Aston and drummer Travis Barker to form Transplants in 1999, and he has kept the project going alongside Rancid ever since.

HOMETOWN
Berkeley, CA, United States of America
FORMED
1991