New band Bad Optix, featuring Op Ivy’s Tim Armstrong & Jesse Michaels, premieres debut single

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Operation Ivy may still be broken up, but half of the legendary punk band is getting back together.

Guitarist Tim Armstrong and vocalist Jesse Michaels have launched a new band called Bad Optix. You can listen to the group’s debut single, “Raid,” now via digital outlets.

Along with the former Op Ivy bandmates, Bad Optix includes ex-Queens of the Stone Age drummer Joey Castillo.

Op Ivy was a seminal band of California’s East Bay punk scene of the ’80s, which also produced Green Day. Following the group’s brief but impactful two-year run, Armstrong went on to form Rancid alongside Op Ivy bassist Matt Freeman.

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