Rancid Enters the Studio

Brett Gurewitz back at the helm



Officially putting an end to its two-year hiatus, the acclaimed punk group from Berkeley has reportedly entered the studio with plans to complete album number seven. Longtime friend, Bad Religion guitarist, and Epitaph Records honcho Brett Gurewitz joins the band as producer. Rancid's last record was 2003's Indestructible, followed by a two-year break, brief touring, and the replacement of original drummer Brett Reed with ex-Used drummer Branden Steineckert. The new record is slated for release later this year.