They play every show as if it could be their last, and say that when the time comes, there won't be a farewell tour - the band will finish without celebration.
Posted on Feb 08, 2013 11:22 am
Bad Religion aren't calling it quits yet - but when they do, it won't be with a big bang.
They say that when the time feels right, there won't be any celebrations or farewell tours. And while they're not planning to quit yet, they say their retirement could happen at any moment.
"It's like any relationship. We could wake up one morning and decide we don't want to be part of it anymore and then it's over. So we look at every show as potentially our last," bassist Jay Bentley told Spinner.
Bentley says they're constantly checking on themselves to make sure they're still in it for the music rather than prioritising the money and glory.
"You have to ask yourself, 'Do you a really enjoy what you are doing or are you just going through the motions for a paycheck?'," Bentley said. "Greg [Graffin] and I have an agreement: when this is over, it's over - no farewell tours, no balloons, no bullsh-t, we'll just call it a day and we are done."
Meanwhile, they're currently promoting new album "True North", which was rumored to be their last album when a journalist mis-quoted singer Greg Graffin. It's not officially their last, but it's time for fans to accept that Bad Religion won't last forever.
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