Fall Out Boy enlisted some rock heavyweights to help them save rock and roll on their upcoming album. The recently reunited group’s next record, Save Rock And Roll, comes out in just under a month, and now we have some more details about it. Today (March 21) via Twitter, the band announced that Courtney Love will be featured on the LP. This comes a day after bassist Pete Wentz teased a collaboration with a “blonde haired singer” on his personal Twitter (fan guesses ranged from Taylor Swift to Dee Snider to Niall from One Direction).
In the process of hinting at the Love collaboration, Wentz confirmed that Elton John would be a part of the album, too. Speculation over this collaboration started last week when frontman Patrick Stump tweeted a picture of himself and Sir Elton in the studio and hashtagged “save rock and roll.” Inevitably, fans guessed that Elton was the mysterious blonde haired collaborator, but Wentz replied that it was someone in addition to the British legend, prior to the band’s official announcement about Love. Head below to see the tweets confirming all the news.
@calliannmcd it’s someone else in addition to Elton John.
— Pete Wentz(@petewentz) March 21, 2013
— Fall Out Boy (@falloutboy) March 21, 2013
In the past, FOB have collaborated with artists ranging from Jay-Z to Elvis Costello, and the new album’s first single, ”My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light ‘Em Up),” features 2 Chainz. We’ll know for sure if there are other collabs on April 15, when Save Rock And Roll is released worldwide. Then FOB hit the road for a US tour in May, followed by a string of international festival dates starting in July.