11 Short Stories of Pain & Glory is the ninth studio album by American band Dropkick Murphys and was released on January 6, 2017, on the band's Born & Bred Records label. It is the band's first studio album in four years since 2013's Signed and Sealed in Blood. The album was announced on November 3, 2016, and a video for the song "Blood" was released on the same day. "You'll Never Walk Alone" and "Paying My Way", which also had a music video, followed as singles. All three songs were given away as digital downloads to people who pre-ordered the album. The album is also the first since 2003's Blackout to not feature bagpipe player Scruffy Wallace who left the band in 2015. While not an official member, Lee Forshner plays bagpipes on the album and also serves as the band's touring bagpipe player.