A hardcore slew of punk artists have contributed to the 26-song album, The Songs Of Tony Sly: A Tribute to honor the former No Use For A Name frontman. Frank TurnerYellowcardRise AgainstBad ReligionNOFXPennywise, and more are just a few of the artists featured on the album honoring the tragically deceased punk rock veteran who died on July 31, 2012 at the age of 41.  The album will be released on October 29 with proceeds going to Tonysly.org in order to help Sly’s wife and two daughters.

Fat Mike told NME that the record was created to “show 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,” Mike elaborated. “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… 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.”

The Songs Of Tony Sly: A Tribute tracklist

1: Karina, “Denike Biggest Lie”
2: Mad Caddies, “AM”
3: Strung Out, “Soulmate”
4: Rise Against, “For Fiona”
5: Bad Religion, “Let It Slide”
6: NOFX, “The Shortest Pier”
7: Snuff, “On the Outside”
8: The Bouncing Souls, “Homecoming”
9: Old Man Markle, “Feel Good Song of the Year”
10: Lagwagon, “Discomfort Inn”
11: Teenage Bottlerocket, “Via Munich”
12: Frank Turner, “Keira”
13: Get Dead, “Pre-Medicated Murder”
14: Pennywise, “Devonshire and Crown”
15: Alkaline Trio, “Straight from the Jacket”
16: The Gaslight Anthem, “Capo 4th Fret”
17: Yellowcard, “Already Won”
18: Swingin’ Utters, “Not Your Savior”
19: The Flatliners, “Fireball”
20: Simple Plan, “Justified Black Eye”
21: Useless ID, “Frances Stewart”
22: Jon Snodgrass & the Dead Peasants, “On the Outside”
23: American Steel, “Dark Corner”
24: Frenzal Rhomb, “Flying South”
25: Anti-Flag, “Toaster in the Bathtub”
26: Joey Cape with Scorpios, “International You Day”
27: Russ Rankin, “Via Munich*”
28: Donots, “Invincible*”
29: Brian Wahlstrom, “The Answer is Still No*”
30: The Swellers, “Chasing Rainbows*”
31: The Holy Mess, “Fatal Flu*”
32: Miracles, “Coming Too Close*”
33: Ryan Hardester, “International You Day*”

Learn more about Tony Sly at tonysly.org and purchase the tribute at Fat Wreck Chords.

–Nadia Noir, KROQ Los Angeles


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