NOFX have announced a new album, Single Album, and it's their 14th studio album. As part of the celebration, the band released a track for “Linewleum,” dedicated to the hundreds of bands that have covered their hit “Linoleum” over the years.
The song features a guest lead from Avenged Sevenfold, who appear in the video, along with members of August Burns Red and Tony Sly.
The albumwas originally was originally scheduled to be a double album, but Fat Mike decided against it, saying “When you write a double album, you write differently,” Mike says. “I was writing really different songs, and some fun songs, but you have to make a double album interesting enough to listen to the whole way. I wanted to make a perfect double album, and I didn't accomplish that. So I decided to just make a single album, hence the title.”
Mike reflects on the universal love fans have for “Linoleum.” "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. ‘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! So, One night I stayed up till 4:00 am checking out all the different versions 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.”