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Pennywise



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Hometown: Hermosa Beach, CA (USA)

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Formed in 1988 by vocalist Jim Lindberg, guitarist Fletcher Dragge, bassist Jason Thirsk and drummer Byron McMackin, PENNYWISE inked with Epitaph Records for their eponymous 1991 debut. A middle finger directed at the grunge movement of the time, the group helped to define the emerging West Coast punk scene. Remarkably, 1993's Unknown Road sold a few hundred thousand copies and at the height of the punk resurgence of 1994 the major labels came calling. Saying "thanks, but no thanks" PENNYWISE elected to stay put and released another hit with '95's About Time. But the tragic death of Thirsk the following year put the band's future in doubt. Electing to soldier on with new bassist Randy Bradbury, Full Circle hit the racks in 1997 and the outfit's following continued to swell with its fifth studio disc, '99's Straight Ahead.

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Pennywise Yesterdays

Pennywise

Yesterdays (2104)

Epitaph Records

Pennywise Live in São Paulo

Pennywise

Live in São Paulo (2012)

live show

Pennywise All or Nothing

Pennywise

All or Nothing (2012)

Epitaph

Pennywise Reason to Believe

Pennywise

Reason to Believe (2008)

MySpace

Pennywise The Fuse

Pennywise

The Fuse (2005)

Epitaph

Bad Religion / Pennywise / Anti-Flag live in New York

Bad Religion / Pennywise / Anti-Flag

live in New York (2005)

live show

Pennywise / Sick of It All live in Washington, D.C.

Pennywise / Sick of It All

live in Washington, D.C. (2005)

live show

Pennywise Home Movies DVD

Pennywise

Home Movies DVD (2004)

Epitaph

Pennywise From The Ashes

Pennywise

From The Ashes (2003)

Epitaph

Pennywise Land of the Free

Pennywise

Land of the Free (2001)

Epitaph

Pennywise/Face To Face/No Use For A Name live in San Diego

Pennywise/Face To Face/No Use For A Name

live in San Diego (2001)

live show

Pennywise Land of the Free?

Pennywise

Land of the Free? (2001)

Epitaph

Pennywise Straight Ahead

Pennywise

Straight Ahead (1999)

Epitaph

Pennywise Full Circle

Pennywise

Full Circle (1997)

Epitaph

Pennywise About Time

Pennywise

About Time (1995)

Epitaph

Pennywise Unknown Road

Pennywise

Unknown Road (1993)

Epitaph

Pennywise Wildcard / A Word from the Wise

Pennywise

Wildcard / A Word from the Wise (1992)

Theologian

Pennywise Pennywise

Pennywise

Pennywise (1991)

Epitaph

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Current Releases

PennywiseYesterdays

Pennywise

Yesterdays

July 15, 2014

Interviews

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Jim Lindberg (The Black Pacific, ex-Pennywise)

Tuesday, July 20, 2010 at 8:00 PM (EDT)

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Randy Bradbury (Pennywise)

Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at 8:30 PM (EDT)

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Jim Lindberg (Pennywise)

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 8:00 PM (EST)

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