In an exclusive interview with Alt Press Brett Gurewitz The Epitaph Records founder explains why being “non-racist” isn’t enough in 2020.
In response to the May 25 killing of George Floyd by former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin and the resulting international outcry for social justice and protests against systemic racism, Gurewitz, has dedicated the Epitaph platform in solidarity to amplify Black voices and promote tools to becoming a better ally. Gurewitz spoke to Alternative Press about the ethics of punk and the complicity of silence. He also insists that it’s imperative to become involved in the massive social justice movement currently surging throughout the United States. And if you don’t, he thinks you’re missing the point of punk rock.
Read the Full Interview Here: https://www.altpress.com/features/brett-gurewitz-black-live-matter-interview/
I’m a London born and bred music journalist, a mediocre bass player and the occasional strummer of the guitar. In the ’80s I worked in recording studios and made a few records you’d probably recognise. I have written a couple of books and made the odd media appearance as a music commentator. I now call Brisbane home.