Fat Wreck Chords has begun to roll out information on their much-rumored tribute album for No Use For A Name frontman Tony Sly [second from left], who suddenly passed away last year. The compilation will include covers from Bad Religion, Lagwagon, Dropkick Murphys, Rise Against, NOFX, Frank Turner, Pennywise, the Gaslight Anthem, Bouncing Souls, Teenage Bottlerocket “and about 20 more,” according to Fat's website. Label head/NOFX frontman Fat Mike posted the following statement about the album:
“Tony was a fucking amazing songwriter and one of my dearest friends. His death was traumatic. Horrible. I’ve had friends die, but this was different. Tony wasn’t finished.I’ve been putting together this tribute comp for some time. It’s incredible how many bands have called me wanting to be on it. It’s been my absolute privilege to put this together. What I wanted to show on this record is how amazing Tony’s songs are.You can tell a song is great when it can be done in any style and it’s still great. That’s what this comp is about. All the bands are doing No Use for a Name songs or Tony Sly songs with their own take. It’s a real tribute to his songwriting.
I wanted to make a comp that Tony would be so proud of. These bands were his closest friends and his favorite bands. I thank all of them for stepping up and showing their love and respect to Tony and his family. It’ll come out in a few months and we’re gonna have a fucking crazy party when it does. You’re all invited to do the same.”
No release date has been set yet, nor is an official title or cover art available. We'll bring you more as this story develops.