Published Apr 23, 2013Last year, No Use for a Name frontman Tony Sly tragically passed away at the age of 41. Now, some of the singer's punk peers have joined forces to record a tribute album in his memory.
The record is being assembled by Fat Mike of NOFX and Me First and the Gimme Gimmes for his Fat Wreck Chords label. He's put together an impressive lineup of musicians, with confirmed contributors including Bad Religion, Lagwagon, Dropkick Murphys, Rise Against, NOFX, Frank Turner, Pennywise, the Gaslight Anthem, and Bouncing Souls.
In an announcement through Fat Wreck Chords, the label boss revealed that there would will be "about 20 more" artists on the compilation beyond the aforementioned acts. All of the acts will be performing songs written by No Use for a Name or Sly.
The full details of the compilation have yet to be confirmed, but it's expected to arrive in "a few months." We'll leave you with Fat Mike's full statement regarding the forthcoming 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 favourite 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.