Rancid Announce New Album; Share Video for Single ‘Ghost of a Chance’

Rancid today announced details around June 9's upcoming album Trouble Maker, and even delivered a new music video for its lead single "Ghost of a Chance." Clocking in at 1:42, "Ghost of a Chance" is a rapid fire, blistering punk gem and is performed live in a garage in the video below. The clip also

Rancid Release Album Details and New Video

Punk stalwarts Rancid have offered up a sampler video featuring three new songs to announce their upcoming eighth studio album, ...Honor Is All We Know, due out Oct. 27. The black-and-white clip features the quartet playing "Collision Course," "Honor Is All We Know" and "Evil's My Friend." Bad Religion guitarist Brett Gurewitz produced the new album,

Five Great Gretsch Songs of the 90s

Ask most people about music in the 1990s, and they’ll probably point to grunge’s dominance during the early part of the decade and bubblegum pop towards the end as main mile markers. Gretsch artists and their trusty guitars certainly had several standout moments in those areas. But whether it was the straightforward punk from Tim Armstrong and Rancid or the infectious rockabilly of Brian Setzer, Gretsch played a big part in many other genres, as well.

Tim Armstrong Revs Up Solo Project – Tim Timebomb and Friends

Last year, Tim Armstrong noted that new material from Rancid and the Transplants would be on the way, but before those records drop, fans can look forward to Armstrong’s solo project, Tim Timebomb and Friends, releasing a debut album on Dec. 11. Armstrong has been posting tracks on his official YouTube channel over the past few weeks, offering a mix of originals and covers with several guest musicians, including Pink and Travis Barker. “Tim Timebomb and Friends is a place for me to share with you some of my favorite songs that I’ve recorded with friends of mine,” Armstrong wrote on the Tim Timebomb website.  “I’ve always enjoyed sharing music, whether I’m just sitting around playing acoustic guitar with my friends or breaking out old 45’s. “I guess you could call me a music nerd. I like everything from Bob Dylan to the Ramones, to Jimmy Cliff to Cock Sparrer. I plan to bring together a great group of players to record covers as well as some originals. I hope you dig it and encourage you to pass them on.”

Rancid Rocks 2012 Hootenanny

Rancid recently headlined the Hootenanny in Silverado Canyon, Calif., in celebration of their 20th anniversary, and Sullen TV caught up with drummer Branden Steineckert for an update on the band. The clip below also includes an energetic performance of "Roots Radical," a classic off Rancid's 1995 album ... And Out Come the Wolves. Check out

Tim Armstrong Appears On Guitar Center Podcast

Tim Armstrong recently sat down with Guitar Center's host Nic Harcourt for an exclusive podcast. In the hour-long session, Armstrong opens up about his legendary punk rock career with bands such as Operation Ivy, Rancid and The Transplants, and he even performs a few acoustic gems from his prolific catalog. In addition, Armstrong and his signature

Tim Armstrong Announces New Web Series

Rancid's Tim Armstrong has announced a new original web series called Tim Timebomb's RockNRoll Theater. "Doing a show centered on musical theatre isn't really a stretch for me,"  Armstrong tells altpress.com. "For 25 years I've been making music and collaborating with friends, been involved in hundreds of videos, and it's really just a direct extension

Rancid Rehearse for Tour with Blink-182

Tim Armstrong rocking his signature Gretsch guitar. Photo by Michael Schulz Gretsch caught up with Rancid at Center Staging in Burbank, Calif., as they rehearsed for their upcoming run of shows with Blink-182. The two-week run in support of Blink-182 (also featuring Against Me and My Chemical Romance) kicks off on Aug. 25 in Winnipeg

Rancid Plays Two-Night Stint at LA’s Music Box

Tim Armstrong with his signature Gretsch and a shot of his guitar rack. Photos by Chris Pontius. Rancid played a pair of shows over the weekend at the Music Box in Los Angeles. The legendary punk rockers donated a portion of the proceeds to the Silverlake Conservatory of Music, a local nonprofit that specializes in

Vintage Guitar Reviews the Gretsch G5191BK Tim Armstrong Electromatic

Tim Armstrong with his signature Gretsch G5191BK. Be sure to pick up the August 2010 issue of Vintage Guitar for a review of the Gretsch G5191BK Tim Armstrong Electromatic, modeled after the preferred hollowbody guitar that the renowned Rancid frontman has torn up stages with for more than a decade. “Plugged in, the G5191BK does