Rise Against released their live cover of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Fortunate Son,” one of the most memorable and poignant rock hits addressing class issues in military conscription. Debuting on Veteran’s Day, the cover is from the band’s new EP Nowhere Sessions—out tomorrow via Loma Vista Recordings—and arrives alongside a live video. “We actually used to cover ‘Fortunate Son’ in our early basement days. To me, the song represents one of the best examples of mixing music and politics together so seamlessly that nobody questions it,” says singer/guitarist Tim McIlrath, whose band continues the lineage of politically-conscious rock bands.
A six-track live expansion of their 2021 album Nowhere Generation, Rise Against’s new EP captures and celebrates the anthemic intensity of the band’s performances, shown here in peak form. “Fortunate Son” follows first single “Talking to Ourselves (Nowhere Sessions),” a new rendering of the Nowhere Generation album track. Other songs include a fiery cover of Misfits’ “Hybrid Moments” and a live version of Rise Against’s 2009 breakout single “Savior."