Lars Frederiksen

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Lars Frederiksen
LarsLive24Sept2008.jpg
Background information
Born (1971-08-30) 30 August 1971 (age 42)
Origin Campbell, California, United States
Genres Punk rock, ska punk
Instruments Guitar, vocals
Years active 1986–present
Associated acts Rancid
Lars Frederiksen and the Bastards
UK Subs
The Silencers
The Old Firm Casuals
Oxley's Midnight Runners
Notable instruments
Epiphone Les Paul Custom
Gibson SG

Lars Erik Frederiksen (born 30 August 1971) is the Danish-American guitarist and vocalist for the punk rock band Rancid, as well as the frontman of Lars Frederiksen and the Bastards and The Old Firm Casuals. He was also briefly a member of the UK Subs in 1991.[1] 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. He has produced albums for bands such as Agnostic Front, The Business, Dropkick Murphys, Swingin Utters, Marky Ramone and the Intruders, Anti-Heros, Patriot, The Forgotten, Harrington Saints, and Pressure Point.[2] He recently mixed Charged GBH's new album entitled Perfume and Piss, as well as Cock Sparrer's album "Here We Stand" both alongside Michael Rosen.

Discography[edit]

Rancid[edit]

Guitar and vocals.

Lars Frederiksen and the Bastards[edit]

Guitar and vocals.

The Old Firm Casuals[edit]

Guitar and vocals.

  • The Old Firm Casuals S/T (7") (Oi! the Boat Records 2011)
  • We Want The Lions Share (7") (Randale Records 2011)
  • The Last Resort / The Old Firm Casuals (Split Double 7") (Oi! the Boat Records 2011)
  • Army of One (7") (Oi! the Boat Records 2011)
  • Oi! This Is Streetpunk Vol. 1 (11" Various Artists Compilation) (Pirates Press Records 2011)
  • Them Against Us (Split 7" w/ Insane Dogs) (Randale Records 2012)
  • Hooligan Classics Vol. 1 (Split Double 7" w/ The Chosen Ones, On File, Control) (Randale Records 2012)
  • Stesso Sangue (Split 7" w/ Klasse Kriminale) (Randale Records 2012)
  • Oi! Rules...OK! (Split 7" w/ Evil Conduct) (Randale Records 2012)
  • Red White & Blue: Which One Are You? (Split Double 7" w/ Harrington Saints, Argy Bargy, Booze & Glory) (Pirates Press Records 2012)
  • Oi! Ain't Dead (Split CD/LP w/ Razorblade, The Corps, Booze & Glory) (Rebellion Records 2012)
  • Born Criminal (7") (TKO Records 2012)
  • Respect Your Roots Worldwide (CD Various Artists Compilation) (Strength Records 2012)
  • United We Stand: The Front Lines of American Street Punk (2xLP Various Artists Compilation) (Durty Mick Records 2013)
  • Hooligan Classics Vol. 2 (Split double 7" w/ Stomper 98, Iron Cross, The Gonads, and The Resort Bootboys*) (Randale Records 2013) *Resort Bootboys are The Old Firm Casuals with Roi Pierce of Last Resort on vocals
  • The Old Firm Casuals/ The Headliners split EP (Split 7") (UVPR Records 2013)
  • For The Love of it All... (Double LP) (Oi! the Boat Records/Randale Records 2013)
  • EP+1 (The band's first EP plus bonus track of Madball cover "Pride" on CD) (Rebellion Records 2013)
  • Yuletide Cheers & Oi! (Split X-Mas 7" w/ Evil Conduct) (Randale Records 2013)
  • Never Say Die (San Jose Earthquakes Anthem on blue 7") (2014)

Oxley's Midnight Runners[edit]

Guitar/Backing Vocals

Tim Timebomb and Friends[edit]

Guitar and vocals.

History[edit]

Early life[edit]

Frederiksen is half-Danish, his father was Italian, and his mother, Minna, was a Danish immigrant. He was raised in Campbell, California, a town near San Jose, California.[citation needed]

Personal life[edit]

He married his girlfriend Megan in 1998. They divorced, and he is now married to Stephanie Snyder, who gave birth to their son, Wolfgang Erik Anders Frederiksen, on 11 September 2007. Frederiksen and his wife celebrated the birth of their second child, Soren Erik Adler Frederiksen on 27 October 2011. He is a fan of Millwall Football Club, and often has the Millwall lion on his guitar.[3] He is also a San Jose Earthquakes and San Francisco Bulls season ticket holder. In January 2014, Lars and The Old Firm Casuals wrote the new team anthem/theme song for the San Jose Earthquakes titled "Never Say Die". Lars called the team the "punkest" team in MLS.[4]

Recently, Frederiksen had gotten involved with San Francisco's Project Homeless Connect, partnering with Tony Hawk to donate skateboards to teenagers in the family shelter.

"It was emotional," said Frederiksen, who says he was reminded of his mother's struggles as a single parent. "But I was thinking that when people donate toys, it is always the teenagers that get left out. That's when I got Tony Hawk on the phone." [5]

Frederiksen has expressed his personal dislike for signing to major record labels numerous times.

Kids come up to us all the time and say, "We're in a band and we're never going to sign to some major label. We're going to stay independent like you guys. You guys proved you don't need to sign some major label and all that bullshit [to be successful]." That's the most gratifying thing anyone can say to me or to any of us.[6]

Frederiksen appears in several episodes of Tim Armstrong's Tim Timebomb's Rock n Roll Theater as Dante. Lars can also be seen in the documentary film, The Other F Word. Lars, who is a longtime fan of professional wrestling is friends with professional wrestler CM Punk and is featured in the WWE produced documentary about CM Punk.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ True, Christopher. "Biography: Lars Frederiksen". AMG. Retrieved 12 May 2010. 
  2. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/artist/lars-frederiksen-mn0000112937/credits
  3. ^ On the Phone with Rancid's Lars Frederiksen MLS Insider, 18 November 2009
  4. ^ "San Jose Earthquakes and Rancid: The Old Firm Casuals pen MLS club's new anthem". mlssoccer.com. January 23, 2014. Retrieved January 23, 2014. 
  5. ^ Nevius, C.W. (22 December 2009). "Rancid guitarist treats teens to skateboards". SF Gate. Retrieved 11 October 2012. 
  6. ^ "Catching up with Lars Frederiksen of Rancid". Rebel Noise. Retrieved 11 October 2012. 
  7. ^ http://www.wwedvdnews.com/talent-list-interviewed-cm-punk-wwe-dvd/27397/

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