‘Soldier’ is set for release on box-set compilation '7-Inches For Planned Parenthood'
Steven Kline
10:24 20th October 2017

Foo Fighters are going to battle for domination of a new charity compilation box-set by dropping the almighty bomb of a studio outtake called ‘Soldier’.

The song, a driving rock pounder full of relationship-as-warfare imagery, is one of 33 tracks on the ‘7-Inches For Planned Parenthood’ limited edition box-set due out on November 17. Listen to the track below.

Other contributions come from CHVRCHES, Sleater-Kinney, St Vincent, Sharon Van Etten, Die Antwoord, Bjork, Elliott Smith, Bon Iver, Feist, Common, Mary J Blige and others, including comedians Sarah Silverman and Zach Galifianakis.

The project aims to raise money to fight plans to shut down planned parenthood in the US. “Lawmakers with extreme views are working hard to shut down Planned Parenthood,” the project’s website explains. “If they succeed, millions of Americans will lose access to basic health services, including STD testing and treatment, birth control, and cancer screenings. ‘7-inches for Planned Parenthood’ is a response to this threat. This curated series of records is made by a group of people who believe that access to health care is a public good that should be fiercely protected.”

The entire box-set, featuring new tracks and unreleased live recordings, is being streamed now. Sleater-Kinney released their contribution ‘Here We Come’ yesterday, one of four completed songs left off their 2015 album ‘No Cities To Love’.

Meanwhile, Foo Fighters fans are the latest to be up in arms over online ticketing touts, with standing tickets for their three UK stadium shows of 2018 selling out in minutes this morning (October 20), and appearing at inflated prices on secondary sites seconds later.

“So @foofighters tickets sold out within 3 minutes and now they’re on a tout website for more than double the price. What a joke.” Wrote one disappointed fan on Twitter, while another commented: “9:01 apparently 60,000 foo fighters tickets sold out. 9:02 Ticketmasters sister site, GetMeIn has >300 for sale £200 upwards each. FUCK OFF.”