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Lars Frederiksen and the Bastards
Lars Erik Frederiksen (born August 30, 1971) is a guitarist and vocalist for the punk rock band Rancid, and the frontman of Lars Frederiksen and the Bastards, he is also notable as a producer having worked with the Dropkick Murphys, Agnostic Front, Union 13, The Gadjits, Pressure Point, and The Business. Campbell (ˈkæmbəl is a city in Santa Clara County, California, part of Silicon Valley, in the San Francisco Bay Area. California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A music genre is a categorical and typological construct that identifies musical sounds as belonging to a particular category and type of music that can be distinguished from other Rancid is a punk band formed in 1991 in Albany California, by Matt Freeman and Tim Armstrong. Lars Frederiksen and the Bastards was a punk band Their songs included subject matter about drinking fighting drugs sex prostitutes gangs and street life The UK Subs are an English punk band, the mainstay of which is vocalist Charlie Harper, originally a Singer in Britain's Events 1363 - Beginning date of the Battle of Lake Poyang; the forces of two Chinese rebel leaders— Chen Youliang and Year 1971 ( MCMLXXI) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. A guitarist is a Musician who plays the Guitar. Guitarists may perform solo pieces or play with ensembles and bands of a wide variety of genres Rancid is a punk band formed in 1991 in Albany California, by Matt Freeman and Tim Armstrong. Lars Frederiksen and the Bastards was a punk band Their songs included subject matter about drinking fighting drugs sex prostitutes gangs and street life Dropkick Murphys are a Celtic punk band formed in Quincy, Massachusetts, U Agnostic Front is an American band that formed Union 13 is a Hardcore punk band from East Los Angeles California, USA who have to date released four full length albums &ndash three on Epitaph Records The Gadjits were a Ska and Rock and roll band from Kansas City Missouri. A pressure point in the field of Martial arts represents an area on the human body that when contacted produces significant pain or some other effect The Business is an English Oi! / punk band formed in the late 1970s in Lewisham, South London. He joined Rancid in 1993 after the band was searching for a second guitar player and was present on their second album Let's Go. Rancid is a punk band formed in 1991 in Albany California, by Matt Freeman and Tim Armstrong. Year 1993 ( MCMXCIII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar) Let's Go is a 1994 album by the Punk rock band Rancid. Released on the influential indie label Epitaph Records, Let's Go Lars' surname was originally Dapello after his father, who abandoned his family at a young age so he took his mother's maiden name, Frederiksen. Lars had an older brother named Robert who died in the early 2000s from an aneurysm; the song "Otherside" by Rancid was written in memory of his older brother. An aneurysm (or aneurism) is a localized blood-filled dilation (balloon-like bulge of a blood vessel caused by disease or weakening of the vessel wall
Frederiksen is half-Danish (his mother, Minna, was a Danish immigrant) and was reared in Campbell, California, a town near San Jose, California. The term Dane may refer to People with a Danish ancestral or ethnic identity whether living in Denmark, emigrants or the descendants of emigrants Immigration refers to the movement of people among countries While the movement of people has existed throughout human history at various levels modern immigration implies long-term Campbell (ˈkæmbəl is a city in Santa Clara County, California, part of Silicon Valley, in the San Francisco Bay Area. The sixth track on his 2001 album, Lars Frederiksen and the Bastards, is titled "Campbell, CA. Lars Frederiksen and the Bastards was a punk band Their songs included subject matter about drinking fighting drugs sex prostitutes gangs and street life "  He is a notable drop out of Westmont High School. Notable alumni Notable Alumni at Westmont High School include Douglas Edmund Capilla, a Major League Baseball player
His mother came to the US as an immigrant, barely able to speak English and with very little money. Lars' father, John Dapello abandoned the family when Lars was just 4 years old. Life was a constant struggle for Minna and she worked two jobs to try to support her two sons, Lars and his older brother, who was four years older than him. However seeing his mother struggle gave birth to his survival instincts for later in life and surely helped to instill that working class punk rock ethic. His first introduction to music was by his brother, who introduced Lars to punk as well as cementing his early rabid fanaticism for KISS. Kiss (also typeset as KISS) is an American rock band formed in New York City in December 1972 Lars Brother Rob died in the 2000's it is referenced to in the Song "The Viking" (Lars Fredrickson & The Bastards) and "The Other Side" (Rancid) He later learned to play guitar both by pausing fretboard close-ups in MTV rock videos and from the former guitarist of San Jose glam rock band The Shattered. Glam rock (also known as glitter rock) is a sub-genre of Rock music that developed in the UK in the post- Hippie early 1970s which was "performed by The Shattered was a glam rock band from the San Francisco Bay Area of California formed in 1988
Lars Frederiksen has "SKUNX" tattooed on his forehead. Skunx is a crew that Lars belongs to, led by a punk who Lars got his first punk record from. SKUNX stands for skinheads punx and drunx. Skunx has active chapters in el paso, tx Las Cruces, NM and London, UK. The original core members from the late 80's all have the same "S" shaped brand. He is also a member of U. S. Thugs as it is tattooed on his belly.
Lars' was previously married to long time friend Megan but in 2001 he returned home from a tour with the Bastards to find his wife of 3 years had left him. A lot of reference to Lars' heartbreak can be found in the second Lars Frederiksen & the Bastards record 'The Viking'. After the divorce Lars said in an interview he was so down he slept with various prostitutes, reference to this period of his life can be found in the Viking record also. He is now happily married to Stephanie, who gave birth to their son, Wolfgang Erik Anders Frederiksen on September 11, 2007. Events 9 - The Battle of the Teutoburg Forest ends 506 - The Bishops of Visigothic Gaul Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century.
The following is a list of songs that Frederiksen has appeared on where he was not a member of the band.