Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy said he watched Metallica’s documentary Some Kind of Monster with the band’s vocalist Patrick Stamp before they started work on their new album So Much (For) Stardust.
The 2004 film provided a glimpse into Metallica’s camp when they were recording their split album “St Anger”, a time that was particularly difficult for the band due to frontman James Hatfield’s addiction problems and the departure of bassist Jason Newstead.
Wentz said in an interview with Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1 that he saw a movie that echoes his own experience of life in the band. “Before we started working on the new album, I was watching Some Kind of Monster. For some reason in my head I always thought it was a band for 30 or 40 years.” [through louder]
He continued: “I really don’t know why, but I thought, ‘Oh, we were the same band as them when we shot this, it’s just a very strange mirror to look into.’
Stump, meanwhile, added, “Because what you were saying is that they get along with each other?” There are so many things that have to line up for the band to make a record at this stage, let alone make it good.”
Fall Out Boy announced their eighth album “So Much (For) Stardust” earlier this week after a teaser campaign during which they took out a full-page advertisement for “FOB8” in the Chicago Tribune and sent “Bring Me The Horizon”. Oli Sykes is a pink shell. The album is due to be released on March 24, and is preceded by its lead single “Love From The Other Side”.
Stamp told NME in a new interview that “So Much (For) Stardust” is “not a retrospective album.” He explained: “I didn’t want to go back to a certain style, but I wanted to imagine what it would sound like if instead we recorded right after Folie à Deux [the controversial Fall Out Boy album of 2009]. take a break for a few years
“It was like exploring the multiverse. It was an experiment to see what we would do.”