What is Brandon Barnes from Rise Against religion?
I think Brandon Barnes is Jewish, the only Jewish member of Rise Against.
They had no previous jobs as far as we're concerned. Vocalist Tim McIlrath has been in bands since his teens and never grew out of it, same with Bass player Joe Principe. Zach Blair was a member of the thrash metal band GWAR. However I am not positive about the drummer Brandon Barnes, he could have worked in Starbucks for all I know.
Zach Blair is the current guitarist for Rise Against. He has been in other bands before Rise Against. He grew up and resides in Austin, TX. Zach played guitar in the following bands prior to Rise Against Hagfish (Dallas, TX) Gwar Armstrong (guitar/lead vox) Only Crime Rise Against http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zach_Blair