The roots of Rancid are traceable back to Operation Ivy at 924 Gilman Street in Berkeley, Ca. circa1987. After Operation Ivy broke up, Tim Armstrong and Matt Freeman went on to form Rancid. In1993 they signed with long time producer, and label founder Brett Gurewitz of Bad Religion andEpitaph, who would stay on with the band for the next 20 years as the bands producer.Rancid (Tim Armstrong, Lars Frederiksen, Matt Freeman, Branden Steineckert) has stayedindependent.They have their own independent booking agent, they’re on an independent record label, Hellcat/Epitaph, and they make their own t-shirts.Rancid’s new record Honor Is All We Know is again produced by Brett Gurewitz. So here it comeseverybody, one more time, it's Rancid.See ya in the pit.