Rancid is a punk band that is very strong in influence by reggae music. They stood in the year 1991 in the city of Albany, California, United States. Rancid members Tim Armstrong on guitar and vocals, Lars Frederiksen on guitar and vocals, Freeman on bass and vocals, and drummer Branden Steineckert.
The band was founded by Tim Armstrong, Matt Freeman and drummer Brett Reed who later came out in 2006 and was replaced by Branden Steineckert. Lars Frederiksen entered into the band in 1993 when the second guitarist for Rancid. Rancid included into California Punk Band with The Offspring and Greenday to revive public interest in the genre of punk rock in the U.S. at the beginning of this famous 90an.Band hits singles titled Ruby Soho, Time Bomb, Salvation, and Fall Back Down.
In 2007 they were working on the album and is predicted to release in 2008 by Hellcat Records. At first, Tim Armstrong and Matt Freeman had been playing in ska-punk band named Operation Ivy in 1987 until 1989. When Operation Ivy broke up, they agreed to form a new band that started from a hardcore punk named Generator. They also had formed another band by ska confluence include Downfall and Dance Hall Crashers, but eventually broke up very quickly. In 1991 Tim Armstrong and Matt Freeman recruited drummer Brett Reed, who later formed a band we all know by Rancid. And agreed to fly under the record label owned by Bad Religion guitarist, Epitaph Records in the year when Rancid 1993. At the time to write an album that was in the follow-up, Billie Joe Armstrong from Greenday who was a friend of Rancid took part in writing a song called Radio. This makes them participate in a live gig with Rancid. Tim Armstrong had offered to Billy Joe Armstrong to join the permanent members of Rancid, but he prefers to stay in Greenday. Previously Tim Armstrong has also been invited Lars Frederiksen from the UK Subs to join in Rancid as a second guitarist, but he also refused. After Billie Joe Armstrong refused to join Rancid, Lars Frederiksen finally changed his decision and eventually joined the Rancid.Lars Frederiksen on guitar playing with Rancid on the album Let's Go in 1994.