Fat Mike has unveiled some of the details surrounding the Tony Sly tribute compilation that will be released on Fat Wreck Chords sometime in the near future, and will apparently feature songs from Bad Religion, Lagwagon, Dropkick Murphys, and many other bands. Here’s what he had to say:
“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.
– Fat Mike
Some of the bands:
Bad Religion, Lagwagon, Dropkick Murphys, Rise Against, NOFX, Frank Turner, Pennywise, Gaslight Anthem, Bouncing Souls. And about 20 more…”
We’ll keep you posted as more details on the tribute compilation surface. Tony passed away at the age of 41 on July 31st, 2012.
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