Rancid signs to Warner Bros. Don’t these guys ever pay attention to what happens to the bands before them. Ask Jawbreaker where a major label got them. Ask the Jesus Lizard, or countless other bands that were doing quite well on a big indie label and making some good money, only to end up in debt after signing.
I guess just a couple weeks ago in an interview in AP, that Rancid fellow had proclaimed that they were going to be on Epitaph for life. Funny how a big advance (that you have to pay back!) and promises of the world can make one change their mind.