Brett Gurewitz (born May 12, 1962) Los Angeles,CA. Also known as Mr. Brett or Brett Religion, he is the guitarist and songwriter for Bad Religion. He is also the owner of the record label Epitaph Records. Brett is from the town of West Hills,CA.(a suburb of L.A.'s San Fernando Valley) Bad Religion was founded in Woodland Hills,CA. in 1980 with Greg Graffin, Jay Ziskrout and Jay Bentley.All four attended El Camino Real High School.They released their first album in 1981.