A week after the compilation Rock Against Bush Vol. 1 was released, a sequel to the politically minded compilation is taking shape.
No Doubt, the Foo Fighters, Green Day, Bad Religion, the Used, Yellowcard and Flogging Molly are on board for the album, due in August, with many more artists expected to join them.
The Foo Fighters will contribute their cover of the early ’80s punk song “Gas Chamber,” while No Doubt donates “Comforting Lie,” from their third album, 2000’s Return of Saturn, to the cause. Bad Religion’s contribution, “Let Them Eat War,” will also appear on their new album, The Empire Strikes First, slated for release June 8. The other bands have not decided on what they’ll throw into the mix.
“Gas Chamber” was originally recorded by L.A. punks the Angry Samoans, and appeared as a B-side to the Foos’ 1996 CD single “Big Me.” The original tune appeared on the Angry Samoans’ second album, 1982’s Back From Samoa.
NOFX frontman Fat Mike, who runs Fat Wreck Chords, is spearheading the series and has extended an invitation to Good Charlotte. Last week, NOFX wrapped up the first leg of the Rock Against Bush Tour with Alkaline Trio, Authority Zero and Dead Kennedys frontman Jello Biafra.
Rock Against Bush Vol. 1, featuring contributions from Sum 41, Alkaline Trio, the Offspring, Ministry, the Ataris and New Found Glory, was released April 20 (see “Good Charlotte, Green Day, NOFX To Rock Against President Bush” ). It sold nearly 20,000 copies in its first week and debuted on the new Billboard 200 albums chart at #54.
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This story was updated at 11:25 a.m. ET on 04.30.2004