From: "The Band" article on "The Challah Fame: Who's Who in Jewish Rock" website (http://www.jewsrock.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=challah.view&page=B; viewed 23 November 2005):
Brett Gurewitz fits the model of other Jewish musicians with record labels, but with one notable exception: his label, Epitaph, is one of the most influential in punk rock. Gurewitz was raised Jewish but had become disillusioned enough by the time he was fifteen to name his band Bad Religion. Founded in 1980, the band has a lifespan unrivaled in the fast-moving world of hardcore: Despite several lineup changes and a long hiatus on Gurewitz's part, Bad Religion is still around today. Gurewitz's other project, Epitaph Records, has exhibited equal stamina. Epitaph was founded in 1983 as a way for Bad Religion to release its records. By the early nineties, the label had a number of hit bands; today, its roster ranges from the indie hip-hop of Sage Francis to the Swedish neo-garage group the Hives.