Jay Ziskrout

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Jay Ziskrout (born September 8, 1962) was the first drummer for Bad Religion, forming the group with schoolmate Brett Gurewitz in 1980. [1] Ziskrout performed on Bad Religion's self-titled EP and half on their debut album How Could Hell Be Any Worse? . He decided to leave the band with only half of the songs recorded due to the other band members not listening to him. [2] Bad Religion replaced him with his drum roadie, Pete Finestone. [3]

After leaving Bad Religion, Jay formed the band Electric Peace. [4] They would go on to release four albums including one on Enigma Records. [5] Ziskrout would go on to be managing director for Epitaph Records Europe, Vice President of Album Promotion for Arista Records, COO of CMJ, and founder of Grita! Records. [6]

For Grita! Records he signed or released such artists as:

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