Jesse Malin - under construction (Silver Patron Saints (The Songs of Jesse Malin)

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From Rolling Stone:

Bruce Springsteen, Billie Joe Armstrong, Bleachers Cover Jesse Malin Songs for New Tribute Album
Jack Antonoff and his band deliver "Prisoners of Paradise," the first release from Silver Patron Saints: The Songs of Jesse Malin, a record benefitting the New York icon as recovers from a spinal stroke
Bruce Springsteen, Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong, Lucinda Williams, and the late Wayne Kramer all come together for Silver Patron Saints: The Songs of Jesse Malin, a tribute album to the New York songwriter due Sept. 20. Jack Antonoff and Bleachers’ version of Malin’s "Prisoners of Paradise" announces the album, which benefits Malin as he continues to recover from a May 2023 spinal stroke.
Bleachers’ take on "Prisoners of Paradise" is more lo-fi than the original, which Malin cut for his 2007 album Glitter in the Gutter. "Well, I had super heroes, silver patron saints/I’ve seen the movie/I even made that face," Antonoff sings to open the track, which gives the album its title.
"This record is also a dynamite and long-overdue awareness project, non-stop star time in vigorously personal twists on behalf of a great rock & roll songbook," RS’s David Fricke, a longtime Malin fan, writes of Silver Patron Saints. "Jesse Malin knows about scars – from his youth, observation and more. They all carry tales, and he’s not done telling them. Silver Patron Saints is the gang back at the bar, coming to the stage to toast the composer and his story so far."
While a full track list has yet to be announced, other artists on the album include Elvis Costello, the Hold Steady, Tom Morello, Counting Crows, Dinosaur Jr., the Wallflowers, Spoon, Susanna Hoffs, Frank Turner, Rancid, Tommy Stinson, and Alison Mosshart.
Silver Patron Saints: The Songs of Jesse Malin is available for pre-order now on Glassnote Records, including a triple-vinyl set. All proceeds go to Malin’s Sweet Relief artist fund.
Malin has been working hard with physical therapy to regain movement in his legs. "I am getting some strength back in my legs, but it moves a lot slower than I would like," he told Rolling Stone in 2023. "I don’t want to portray it like I’m ready to do the James Brown splits onstage. I definitely have a long way to go, but I’m blessed and so grateful for the amazing fans and friends that I have."

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