Who says punk is dead? Founded in 1981 by Bad Religion guitarist Brett Gurewitz, Epitaph Records is one of the oldest and most successful independent punk record labels. While remaining resolutely underground, the label has tasted its share of commercial success with releases by artists such as The Hives, Offspring, Pennywise, and Rancid. Through its imprint labels Anti- and Hellcat, Epitaph has produced records by a more eclectic range of artists, including Merle Haggard, Refused, and Tom Waits. In addition to its LA-based headquarters, the label also has a European office in Amsterdam and a Canadian office in Toronto. Gurewitz owns Epitaph Records.