Reunited rockers Fall Out Boy had a very special guest join them onstage at a recent concert in Brooklyn, New York - iconic punk star Marky Ramone. The drummer joined forces with the Dance, Dance hitmakers onstage at the Barclays Center last Saturday (07Sep13) to revisit Ramones classics I Wanna Be Sedated and Blitzkrieg Boy, much to the crowd's delight.
The veteran rocker wasn't the only star to make an unexpected appearance at the gig - Gym Class Heroes frontman Travie McCoy also teamed up with Patrick Stump and the group to perform his hit Bruno Mars collaboration, Billionaire.
Reunited rockers Fall Out Boy stunned fans attending California's Coachella festival on Saturday (20Apr13) after joining rapper 2 Chainz onstage for a surprise appearance. The unlikely acts came together on the second weekend of the popular three-day event to perform the remix to the band's new track, My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up), with 2 Chainz sharing the microphone with frontman Patrick Stump and even picking up a guitar to strum alongside Joe Trohman.
Introducing the punk stars to the spotlight, the rapper told the crowd, "Not only did I come to save hip-hop, I came to save rock and roll", making a reference to the group's comeback release Save Rock and Roll.
Taking to Twitter.com after the show, Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz wrote, "Thanks 2chainz (sic) for having us out at coachella..."
The hip-hop star later kept himself busy by teaming up with producer Diplo to hit the stage during his Major Lazer set, when he rapped along to the track Bubble Butt.
Pete Wentz feels more protective of his fans since becoming a father and often worries when he sees Fall Out Boy's younger devotees queuing in the cold to see the band. The rocker and his ex-wife Ashlee Simpson welcomed son Bronx in 2008, and Wentz admits fatherhood has opened his eyes to what the group's followers go through to get close to the band.
He tells Britain's Daily Star, "Having my son Bronx four years ago totally changed me. Now when I see kids queuing for hours for our shows I think: 'I hope you aren't cold'. It's so geeky but I just want them to be safe, whereas before I wanted each show to be a mini-riot."
The Dance, Dance rockers embarked on a hiatus in 2009, and Wentz admits he feels a changed man now they have reformed.
He adds, "I didn't feel I had to be accountable for my life or my feelings first time round. It took us going on a hiatus to get myself together because as long as the band was together I could hide. I didn't have to look at myself and how I was coping."
Singer Patrick Stump adds, "I still think of us as kids. We had an eight-hour meeting when we agreed to return and it was weird because it made me realise we're grown men with wives, mortgages and dogs."
Fall Out Boy's newest music video is for their second single off of the band's upcoming album Save Rock and Roll, but "The Phoenix" serves as a prequel to the album's first single. It begins where "My Songs Know What You Did In the Dark (Light Em Up)" leaves off — the four members of FOB are handcuffed and hooded in the back of a truck — but then jumps to a week earlier to show just how they got there.
A mysterious, glowing case a la Pulp Fiction causes the four FOB members to be kidnapped and, in lead singer Patrick Stump's case, tortured. Two leather-clad femme fatales unleash Homeland hell on Stump (who had the case handcuffed to his wrist), and make FOB fans' worst nightmare imaginable a reality in the biggest WTF moment of the video: they chop off his hand to get the case. Not his hand!
Watch the video below and then proceed for the 9 other biggest WTF moments from "The Phoenix":
9. Stump gets tasered while being distracted by a smiling kid on a bike. He didn't even see it coming (or get to shout, "Don't tase me, bro!" What a wasted opportunity).
8. One of the kidnappers has a lizard tongue. Seriously, check it out at 1:36 — do you see how long that thing is?
7. Pete Wentz gets Stump's stump delivered to his house, and yet doesn't seem all that freaked out by his friend/band member's severed hand. Was he expecting this?
6. Wentz has some interesting artwork in his home. A giant orange sting ray painting? Classy.
5. Even after gaining access to the case, the two leather-clad women continue to torture a bloody Stump with surgical equipment. What could they possibly want?
4. Wentz sends a warning to the other FOB band members via an eagle flying over the city. Too bad the rest of the band was too mesmerized by watching the eagle to pay attention to their surroundings!
3. The third member to get kidnapped was pumping gas while smoking a cigarette. Hasn't he seen Zoolander? Smoking and gasoline do not mix well!
2. Surprise! There's a third kidnapper, and she's none other than Wentz's girlfriend sporting a s*** ton of eyeliner!
1. What's in the case?!?
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Overall, the dark video matches the song's mood perfectly, but the ominous ending has us concerned. Will the boys be able to rise from the ashes, phoenix-style, to save rock and roll? Or will Wentz's girlfriend destroy the band for good? Let's hope the story continues in their next video!
FOB's fifth studio album, Save Rock and Roll, will be released on April 15.
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Break out that guy-liner, because Fall Out Boy is back! Just don’t call it a reunion.
The pop/punk band announced on Monday that they are releasing a brand new studio album, Save Rock and Roll, as well as heading out on a national tour. "'My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)' is the first single from Fall Out Boy's new album, Save Rock and Roll, which will be released globally on May 6/7, 2013, the 10th anniversary of Fall Out Boy's first full-length studio album in 2003, Take This To Your Grave," a press release Monday said.
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This will be the first time FOB released new music since Pete Wentz and Patrick Stump announced in 2010 that they were taking a break from the band. But, while the new album and tour may seem like a reunion to fans, the band remains adamant that they never officially broke up.
"As far as I know, Fall Out Boy is on break," Wentz said at the time of the break. He later tweeted, "A hiatus is forever until you get lonely or old, [and] I don't plan on either."
Stump, meanwhile, said he had left the group and wouldn’t be back until something changed in "my head or my heart – not my wallet." Well, looks like something did change in his head or his heart (or maybe his wallet?) since FOB is making new music!
"When we were kids the only thing that got us through most days was music. It's why we started Fall Out Boy in the first place,” the group said in a statement. “This isn't a reunion because we never broke up. We needed to plug back in and make some music that matters to us. The future of Fall Out Boy starts now. Save Rock And Roll…"
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The band will also play three intimate club dates to kick off the Save Rock and Roll tour, starting Monday night in Chicago at Subterranean, Tuesday night in New York City at Webster Hall Studio, and Thursday night in Los Angeles at the Roxy. The nationwide tour then begins May 14 in Milwaukee, Wis. Tour dates will be announced at a later date. So time to reapply your black eye-liner (guys, you too!), put those skinny jeans back on (sag the butt, of course), and let's party like it's 2006!
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