City: Los Angeles
Format: CD , LP
Time: 35 min.
Style: Pop Punk Hardcore
Formed in 1988 by vocalist Jim Lindberg, guitarist Fletcher Dragge, bassist Jason Thirsk and drummer Byron McMackin, Pennywise linked 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. After three albums reasonable good, Pennywise recorded one of the best but the best one in 1997, entitled "Full circle".
While on hiatus from the group, Jason Thirsk died on July 29, 1996 and the bass role was permanently taken over by Randy Bradbury. On August 21, 2009, Jim Lindberg announced his departure from the group. On February 16, 2010, Zoli Teglas, formerly of Ignite, was announced as Lindberg's permanent replacement. Lindberg rejoined the group as lead vocalist on October 29, 2012.