Published on October 27th, 2015 | by Denise Borders


Who I Think Bad Religion’s New Drummer Should Be


The internet is buzzing today with the news that Brooks Wackerman, long-time drummer of Epitaph’s Bad Religion, has announced his departure from the band. He released this statement on his Facebook and Twitter:

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As you can see below, other websites are really giving TONS of information and opinions about the news:

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Thank you for taking .004 seconds out of your day to post these seven words, AbsolutePunk! Thank god you surpass PWV in views daily, because clearly, you work for it.

One of the first things that popped in my head when I heard this, like most other people I’m sure, is who in the world is going to replace Brooks? Well, I think it should be……

Josh Freese


Freese has been an active drummer since the late 80’s and has made a living from it, deservingly. He’s sat behind the kit for bands like the Vandals, the Dwarves, Nine Inch Nails, A Perfect Circle, Devo, The Offspring, Ween, Paramore and the list goes on. Also, he was born on Christmas which has probably sucked his entire life so HE DESERVES THIS. Tell him on Twitter.

Who do you think should take on this iconic role? Tell me on Twitter or Facebook or in the comments below.

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Denise Borders

33, Los Angeles.

Denise founded PWV in 2008 and remains the primary manager and photographer/videographer. She thinks the world would be a better place if there were more John Joseph’s walking around.

6 Responses to Who I Think Bad Religion’s New Drummer Should Be

  1. Adam Gomez says:

    Aside from Brooks and Chris Pennie, I think Josh should drum for everybody.

  2. GaryPalmer says:

    Simo Perini would 100% be my choice as a replacement.

  3. Stig Stench says:

    I can’t believe no one has made the obvious suggestion.
    Original Circle Jerks/Darby Crash Band/Bad Religion drummer. Incidentally, Lucky has students who went on to play with Bad Religion. MY VOTE is for Lucky Lehrer!!!!
    He is a LA Punk Drummer Pioneer!
    He is the best American Hardcore Punk Drummer of ALLTIME
    -Stig Stench/ STENCHRADIO.COM

  4. Lee says:

    My suggestion is LUCKY LEHRER formerly of THE CIRCLE JERKS!. I see him perform on Wednesday nights @LUCKYSTRIKELIVE and he goes a great job. I’m sure he would love the opportunity. Josh Freese is a legend….but it’s getting crazy the industry is revolving around 1 person, and that is coming from a huge Vandals fan (me). I vote for LUCKY!

  5. Kris says:

    Tim balch

  6. Miguel says:

    Could it be Steve Port? (he’d already filled in live for Brooks in 2013)

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