Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello, Billie Joe Armstrong, Rancid & Many More To Appear on Jesse Malin Tribute Album

RMAG news

A superstar group of rock icons will be featured on an upcoming tribute album honoring Jesse Malin as the beloved punk troubadour continues his recovery from a spinal stroke he suffered last year that left him partially paralyzed. Silver Patron Saints: The Songs of Jesse Malin is due out on Sept. 20 and will feature Bruce Springsteen, Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong, late MC5 guitarist Wayne Kramer (with the Kills’ Alison Mosshart), Lucinda Williams, Elvis Costello, Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello and many more.

In a statement, D Generation singer and solo performer Malin, 57, said, “As always in my songs, the themes are all there — transcendence, positivity and global unity through music. This is what I love to do, and I’m going to do everything I can to keep doing it.” All proceeds from the album will go to Malin’s Sweet Relief artist fund.  

The album honoring the New York punk stalwart whose gutter poetry songwriting acumen has long made him a favorite among fellow songsmiths will also feature contributions from the Hold Steady, the Replacements/GNR’s Tommy Stinson, Counting Crows, Dinosaur Jr., the Wallflowers, Spoon, the Bangles’ Susanna Hoffs, Frank Turner and Rancid.

Malin revealed that. he suffered a spinal cord stroke while out to dinner with a friend in New York’s East Village in May 2023 that left him paralyzed from the waist down. When his insurance did not cover the significant medical bills he incurred, a Sweet Relief fundraiser was started to help with long-term care.

The album’s first single, the Bleachers’ “Prisoners of Paradise,” is out now and you can pre-order the album here. “Prisoners” originally appeared on Malin’s third solo studio album, 2007’s Glitter in the Gutter, which featured contributions from Springsteen, Wallflower’s Jakob Dylan, Queens of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme and Foo Fighters’ Chris Shiflett.

In an Instagram post, Malin said the song has always been one of his favorites, describing it as being about “new beginnings and rebirth… letting the past crumble and starting fresh.”

In a video update from Malin posted in March, the singer said he’d been receiving treatment and undergoing extensive physical therapy in Buenos Aires, Argentina for several weeks and that the doctors “are seeing some progress and I push forward every single day nonstop.” At the time he said he really missed playing music and was hoping to get back to it this fall. “It has been the hardest thing I’ve ever gone through to say the least . You guys take care of each other please and don’t forget me,” he wrote.

A full track listing for the album has not yet been released.

Watch the “Prisoners of Paradise” visualizer below.