You’ve all heard the news about this tour called “The Big 4 of ’90s Punk Rock” (featuring Bad Religion, The Offspring, Green Day and Rancid), right? Well, apparently it has gained controversy. People have been posting comments on the tour’s Facebook page asking why NOFX are not part of the “Big 4”.
It would appear that the owner of the Facebook page has been feuding with the people who ask for NOFX and sometimes deletes their comments or tells them they’re not in the “Big 4” because of the fact that they never got the same popularity as Bad Religion, The Offspring, Green Day and Rancid. For example, the owner would say something like, “Sorry if you thought I was being harsh, but they don’t belong in the Big 4, just Bad Religion, The Offspring, Green Day and Rancid. The reason they all belong in the Big 4 is because they all achieved the same height of popularity back in the ’90s. NOFX never got to do that, which is why they’re not in the Big 4. Fat Mike even insisted that he never wanted NOFX to be as big as The Offspring or Green Day. So, that’s another reason why NOFX is not included.”
What a strange reason to not include NOFX in the “Big 4”, I know they’ve been getting more popular since Punk in Drublic came out. Even some fans are offended by this idea and have been asking for NOFX as a replacement for Green Day or The Offspring. Now the “Big 4” Facebook page is being rivaled by another Facebook page called Big 5 version of ’90s Punk Rock, which features Bad Religion, Rancid, NOFX, Pennywise and The Offspring.