NOFX’s Fat Mike Wrote A Punk Rock Musical
For someone who made his name writing scatological pop-punk joke songs, NOFX frontman Fat Mike has always had a knack for formal innovation; consider, for example, NOFX’s 18-minute epic “The Decline.” And now Rolling Stone reports that Fat Mike has written a stage musical that’ll start touring early next year. Home Sweet Home has a story about homeless street kids, and while we don’t yet know the cast or dates of its touring production, it’s set to debut onstage after the release of the soundtrack album, which Mike will release on his own Fat Wreck Chords 2/10. Mike wrote the musical with Avenue Q co-creator Jeff Marx and with Soma Snakeoil, his dominatrix girlfriend. The album features people like Frank Turner, Alkaline Trio’s Matt Skiba, and Hedwig And The Angry Inch’s Lena Hall. I am already 100% certain that this will kick the shit out of the Green Day musical.