If 2020 has taught us anything, it’s to expect the unexpected. Only 12 days into 2021 and that still seems to be the case as NOFX has just released an entirely new version of their track “Linoleum” featuring none other than Avenged Sevenfold.
Taken from the band’s upcoming 14th studio album titled Single Album, Fat Mike and Co. have completely re-written the lyrics to their massive fan-favorite track to help acknowledge how weird it is that the song became so popular in the first place.
“I have no idea why ‘Linoleum’ is THE NOFX song that is covered by so many bands, while other NOFX songs get hardly any attention,” explains Fat Mike.
“‘Linoleum’ wasn’t a single; it had no video; it got no radio play, and most importantly, it didn’t even have a chorus!!! All popular songs have choruses! WTF!”
The band’s outspoken bassist/vocalist went on to say, “So, one night I stayed up till 4:00 am checking out all the different [covers] on YouTube. Watching hundreds of bands from over 28 countries (mostly Indonesia) doing ‘Linoleum’ was a humbling experience for me. So I decided to write a song that was a shout-out to all those people that learned those four chords and remembered the non-rhyming lyrics. Then I asked the biggest of all the bands (Avenged Sevenfold) to play some leads on the song. Then M Shadows suggested we do a video together. Then I figured I should put all of the bands in the video. Well, I couldn’t fit all the bands, but I picked a bunch of cool ones!”
“A song about not playing a song that’s not a hit song with a video about other bands covering the song,” Mike concluded. “This is why I love punk rock and writing punk songs. Rules out the door!”
To check out the new version of “Linoleum” featuring Avenged Sevenfold titled “Linewleum,” be sure to look below. Afterward, make sure to pre-order NOFX’s upcoming album before it hits stores February 26th via Fat Wreck Chords.
Single Album Track List:
1. The Big Drag
2. I Love You More Than I Hate Me
3. Fuck Euphemism
4. Fish In A Gun Barrel
7. My Bro Cancervive Cancer
8. Grieve Soto
9. Doors and Fours
10. Your Last Resort