Punk icons NOFX are getting ready to kick off their Aussie tour tomorrow night in Brisbane, but that hasn’t stopped the group dropping a brand new song, which just so happens to be a tribute of sorts to the recently-departed physicist Stephen Hawking.

Released via the Fat Wreck Chords YouTube account, ‘There’s No ‘Too Soon’ If Time Is Relative’ is a rather tongue-in-cheek to the noted physicist, who passed away on March 14th at the age of 76.

While some might assume that the track is in poor taste to have been released so soon after his death, the video for the track makes special mention of the fact that the tune was actually recorded last month, on February 10th.

Of course, the track has been met with some criticism by fans, with some in the YouTube comments section claiming the track’s content (which includes jokingly calling him “so lazy he could only write A Brief History Of Time“) is a little bit too harsh compared to some of their other humorous tributes.

Others however have claimed it’s as a perfect continuation of one of the greatest punk rock groups of all time, while NOFX seem certain that Hawking would have loved the tune, noting “I bet in heaven there’s a computer voice laughing its ass off.”

NOFX are set to hit up Brisbane tomorrow night (who knows, maybe if you request this one, it might get a debut airing!), before they play Sydney on Friday, and wrap up their Aussie tour with an appearance at the inaugural Download Festival in Melbourne on Saturday. Tickets to all these shows are still on sale, so make sure you don’t miss out on seeing one of punk’s most famous bands live!

Check out NOFX’s ‘There’s No ‘Too Soon’ If Time Is Relative’:

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NOFX 2018 Australian Tour

(With Hot Water Music, Bad Cop/Bad Cop and Dad Religion)

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018
Riverstage, Brisbane, QLD
Tickets: Select Touring

Friday, March 23rd, 2018
Hordern Pavilion, Sydney, NSW
Tickets: Select Touring

Also appearing at Download Festival Australia 2018

Saturday, March 24th, 2018
Flemington Racecourse, Melbourne, NSW
Tickets: Download Festival

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