Ryan Adams Teams Up with Fall Out Boy to Record "Punk Rock" Songs
Published Jul 17, 2013Genre-hopping songwriter Ryan Adams has previously lent his collaborative talents to diverse acts like (but not limited to) Willie Nelson, Weezer, Norah Jones and Mandy Moore, and now he can added a new name to that ever-expanded list: pop punks Fall Out Boy.
News of the team-up first emerged last week when the band's Pete Wentz shared a photo (above) of the band in the studio with Adams. The bassist has since told Rolling Stone that Fall Out Boy and Adams recorded "eight or nine" songs over two nights. "It was punk rock — the stuff that makes you want to kick the shit out of your bedroom at your parents' house," Wentz said. "It's impossible to deny the spirit of what was happening there."
The Los Angeles sessions lasted until 2 a.m. at Adams's own Pax-Am studio. "We played loud and Patrick [Stump] was singing live vocals, so it was very raw," Wentz said, identifying one cut called "Keeping Up Disappearances" as a particular favourite.
It's unclear exactly how or when the material will be released, since it isn't formally earmarked for a new album. Wentz speculated that some of the tracks might come out on a future 7-inch, but at this point, this is speculative. If you ask us, this could make an ideal Record Store Day exclusive.