I don’t know if we can save rock ‘n’ roll. I don’t know if that’s even the point. I think the thing is, rock 'n’ roll needs to be saved from the old folks’ home. It needs to be saved from being a vision of the past. It needs to accept that there is a future, and it needs to relate to the future.
Fall Out Boy will be performing at the Jimmy Kimmel Live! Outdoor Stage in Hollywood as part of the post-show concert series on Yahoo. You'll be able to stream the show on Yahoo! on Wednesday, November 25th at 12:35 AM EST/9:35 PM PST.
Along with their upcoming tour, Fall Out Boy will be releasing "Irresistible" (featuring Demi Lovato) as their next single on October 16th.
In addition to the winter tour, Fall Out Boy have revealed that their next single will be a new version of “Irresistible” featuring their friend and powerhouse vocalist Demi Lovato, available on Oct. 16. The original track, which has already sold over 100,000 copies, has been reimagined with Lovato's soaring vocals blending harmoniously with Stump's already powerful singing.
We've been doing this band for 13, 14 whatever years. I think that challenging ourselves to do new things is important. It's hard to find new things sometimes, you know? People said this tour was going to be polarizing, but we're doing bigger numbers than we've done before, you know? I think it's probably tapping into different kids or something.
Some new certifications for Fall Out Boy: "Centuries" is now 3x platinum, while both "Immortals" and "Uma Thurman" went gold. Also, "Uma Thurman" is climbing the hot 100 (#44 for now) and American Beauty/American Psycho (number five on our mid-year list) is the tenth best-selling album in the country so far with 813k equivalent copies sold (for sales only, it's the eighth best-selling, with 478k).
Boys: always take the high road, even when the low road seems easier or simpler. Let your kindness radiate and defend those who cannot defend themselves. Be yourself when it is not popular to be. Love your friends not in spite of their flaws but because of them. Bronx, I remember once asking you what your favorite color was and you said, “Red, black and the color of lightning.” Never let the world take away your creativity and divergent thinking. Be the color of lighting, be wild, and always laugh a lot. Never forget who you are.
Our good friend Gunz recently spoke with Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy on The Gunz Show about the tenth anniversary of From Under The Cork Tree; they also spoke about how Fall Out Boy has changed over the years. You can listen here.
Tumblr is announcing today the launch of "Answer Time" – a new live Q&A platform that will connect creative personalities with their fans. Fall Out Boy will be participating on June 8th at 3pm EST. The full press release is in the replies.
I was contacted by Rob Stevenson, who was [Fall Out Boy’s] A&R guy at Island Records. Basically he told me he had this band, Fall Out Boy, and I don't believe I had specifically heard of them. He was very excited about me being involved in the record and said he thought I’d be a perfect fit and could he send me some demos from the upcoming record, which he did. They probably were on CDs at that point. I don't remember how many he sent me—maybe five, a handful—and my initial reaction was that I was not interested in doing the record. I just felt like the songs weren’t that...
For us, we always were amazed at how serious rock bands took themselves. We were always back in our hotel rooms laughing, because this is the best job in the world. I mean, you can take your art seriously, but you should never take yourself too seriously. So I think we also had a blessing, going away for three years. It was great for our band, because when we came back, we knew. In reality, it was three years, but it was more like six years because the Internet moves so fast. So we knew that sonically, we had to change, had to make something that reflected that. So you had to understand that the world had moved on, but at the...
The boys performed “Thanks For The Memories,” “Sugar, We’re Goin Down,” “Centuries,” “This Ain’t A Scene, It’s An Arms Race,” and closed out with “My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light ‘Em Up),” with a sprinkling of “Uma Thurman” at the end.
Hit the replies for a 22 minute video with JR Rotem as he talks about writing "Centuries" with Fall Out Boy. He walks through the process, goes over the sound files, and goes really indepth. Really interesting watch.