- 19 May 21
Members of iconic '90s punk groups are teaming up for a new charity single.
Leading members of '90s punk bands Rancid and Pennywise have joined forces to create a new rock supergroup called The Crew.
They've released a one-off single, 'One Voice' out now on digital streaming services and as a now sold-out limited edition 7" release in aid of the music charity Musack. It is released on the legendary punk record label Epitaph.
The group features Tim Armstrong and Matt Freeman of Rancid and Operation Ivy fame, Mike Muir from Suicidal Tendencies and Pennywise's Fletcher Dragge & Byron McMackin.
Their new song also comes with a lyric video featuring Armstrong holding up the middle finger, mosh pits and skulls all under a grey colour palette. Jason Link created the visuals.
The Crew have also released a limited t-shirt available from Musack's website, with these proceeds also going to the American charity. It's website describe their mission as giving "kids and teens a voice through music by providing guitars, drums, and support for music teachers - wherever the need arises".
Armstrong's main band Rancid last played in Ireland in 2017, supporting Green Day on their Revolution Radio world tour at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham. The group were touring after releasing their most recent album, Troublemaker in the same year. Pennywise's most recent release was their twelfth album, Never Gonna Die which came out in 2018.
Meanwhile, the band Rancid played with then, Green Day, recently put out a surprise new single, 'Pollyanna', after rescheduling their North American dates for the Hella Mega Tour with Weezer and Fall Out Boy.
The three bands were also due to play in Ireland in 2020 on that tour before the pandemic happened, with the date rescheduled to June 27 2022. Tickets are still available for the gig at ticketmaster.ie.