Rancid Punk Band
Punk Rock Bands -Rancid
Inspired by corporate rock infringement into punk's private party, Rancid's third album, ...And Out Come The Wolves, busted them wide open. Stars of Lollapalooza and MTV, Rancid still managed to maintain integrity. In '97, Armstrong launched Epitaph subsidiary Hellcat Records, specializing in old-school punk and Two Tone.
Given the success of the Transplants, talk of a Rancid sellout became almost irrelevant, but the band was still concerned about publicizing a new alliance with Warner Bros. Records. Although the band signed a deal with the major for unspecified "additional support," there was no mention of W.B. on 2003's Indestructible. Instead, the album was released under the Hellcat imprint.