April 28 [10:00 EST] -- Bush, 311, Rancid, and the Mighty Mighty Bosstones will be among the bands saluting legendary punk outfit The Clash on an upcoming tribute album.
Bush will turn in a version of "Janie Jones," 311 will record "White Man in Hammersmith Palais," Rancid will tackle "Cheat," and the Bosstones will re-work "Rudie Can't Fail" for the collection, due out this September on Ark 21 Records.
Jason Rothberg, who helped to assemble this year's "Generations One" collection, is also organizing this tribute, and told MTV News that Jewel, STP's Scott Weiland, Green Day, and Tricky have also expressed interest in the project. Rothberg said that Tricky may take a stab at the Clash anthem "London Calling," while Jewel has expressed interest in "Should I Stay Or Should I Go."
Rothberg said that other artists confirmed for the project include Moby (who will handle "Straight To Hell"), Goldfinger, the Brian Setzer Orchestra, Frosted (the latest from ex-Go-Go Jane
Wiedlin), and Hank Williams Jr. (the country performer who recorded the Grammy winning "There's a Tear in My Beer"). Rothberg said the album will also feature the first solo recording from Social Distortion frontman Mike Ness.
The Clash tribute will also spawn a "making of" video featuring behind-the-scenes footage from recording sessions for the album, but it is not yet known if the documentary will be released as a home video or broadcast on cable television.