FALL OUT BOY’S PETE WENTZ SAYS COURTNEY LOVE IS ‘AN IMPORTANT VOICE IN ROCK AND ROLL’

Fall Out Boy bassist/pussy Pete Wentz discussed Fall Out Boy’s collaboration with former Hole frontwoman Courtney Love in a new interview with FasterLouder, “She was someone we reached out to. She thought it was cool and she wrote some rad lyrics, and I can’t wait for people to hear it,”

“I know that’s polarising for people,” Wentz admitted. ”[But] it’s super relatable for me being one of those people who, where anything you say or do, enamors people or pisses them off.” Wentz added that Love is “an important voice in rock and roll, both literally and in the way she thinks and the things she does.”

  • Suz

    yep, just as important as they are in rock and roll! 😀

  • Joe Momma

    There’s actually good stuff going on in music, but the writers of this site can’t help themselves. Any little snippet of news with the name Billy Corgan or Courtney Love automatically makes headlines here. The other recent articles are about Francis Bean’s dog over dosing or Bush playing a festival with Bon Jovi. Great hard hitting ‘grunge’ news.

    Although it has been covered, the Mad Season reissue comes out Tuesday. How about an excerpt from the McCready / Martin radio interview? Something , ANYTHING to do with current alternative music. Did you know Jerry Cantrell joined Les Claypool on stage the other night in LA? i read that on a site not dominated by BC or Scott Weiland. The occasional headline about Bush or QOTSA is not going to legitimize this site when you keep posting this other crap.

    Good job fellas. You’re really taking it to new levels here.

  • Casper

    I thought they kicked Pete out of Fall Out Boy.

  • abbazabba

    I absolutely concur Joe Momma…. well said! On the other hand, there is really no other place to get news on bands 99.9% of fans come here for. That is pretty sad considering how important the seattle music scene is to music. Some day’s I feel like this site should be called the buttrockreport.net. or stpcoriganholereport.net. It sucks and too bad this site is not as legit as the bands it claims to be based on. Another example is Slash and aerosmith even being mentioned here… and Bush? PFFFT what a joke!

  • Slaves and Bulldozers

    Seriously. This site is run by idiots.

  • mandingo

    Wentz is a tool and a very shit bassist but fall out boy are ok i guess for a pop rock band

  • Mike

    Yeah, important because she had something to do with killing the true import voice of rock and roll

  • Joe Momma

    “Abbazabba, you my only friend.”

    Slash & Aerosmith are rock legends regardless of their current status. I would rather read about them than what Courtney Love said on twitter, or what Josh Homme said about Meatloaf.

  • Billy

    I hate fallout boy and came here just to say that they suck.

  • Tastes Grungey

    I like to think of GrungeReport as the Pete Wentz of music websites.

  • Slaves and Bulldozers

    Seriosuly, I’m not the only one who thinks this site is a joke.

  • Spoonman

    its kinda lame that this is big news over the cantrell/claypool thing. love the site, first thing i check in the morning but yeah there is TONS of bullshit to sift through

  • cindy wise

    I guess you have to stay on a murderer’s good side

  • Brett Buchanan

    I was on Spring Break vacation in Vegas this week so I missed the Cantrell/Claypool thing until now.

    We have filler to keep stories flowing (less stories= less traffic) but with the new name and new bands added there was be far less filler. This article though I’d consider news, stupid or not.

  • Felicity

    I consider this article news too, because anything music related in Courtney’s world should be reported on this site. After all, she is the most important female in the grunge scene. Period. This said, the main focus should be on Courtney contributing with lyrics on the song. It was unknown until now. What Pete Wentz says is irrelevant in pair with the new musical information he provided. The headline screams you want a bunch of comments saying Courtney isn’t rock&roll blah blah blah.

    Reporting on Frances Bean rests credibility. Who is she other than the daughter of 2 grunge musicians? Even if she were a musician, she isn’t part of the grunge scene and her life isn’t news worthy. She’s not even a musician, why should we care? Reporting on the death of her dog is beyond pathetic. Are you going to report pet deaths of celebrity kids now?

    If it gets you traffic good for you Brett

  • Brett Buchanan

    I didn’t post the dog story, and I wouldn’t have. I was on vacation for most of the past week.

  • Brett Buchanan

    Felicity, I don’t know why her writing lyrics would be news. When I first heard the story I assumed it, Courtney always writes her own lyrics outside of “Letter to God” on Nobody’s Daughter.

  • NevertheMachine

    Why do people who hate this site get on here and comment???

  • Shoegazer

    Courtney’s place in music shouldn’t have to be defended. She released 2 of the best albums in the 90s. Who else released more than one elite album? Very few. Off the top of my head, maybe Smashing Pumpkins, Pearl Jam, Pulp, James, & possibly Nirvana. I understand if you want to bash her relevance today, but I don’t think it’s fair to diss her career.

  • lucia

    she’s the queen <3

  • Felicity

    Okay Brett, but you’re responsible because this is your site and you have reported on Frances Bean in the past (modelling photos, engagement, legal issues). I expect gossip magazines to report her life, grungereport? Hell no. I don’t want to sound rude but even if she died she’s not worth an article, she’s just the daughter of 2 musicians, a nobody whose life doesn’t affect the music scene. Reporting on her dog is a joke, but I see we agree on that.

    As for you assuming Courtney wrote lyrics on the fob track, you’re answering yourself: assuming vs. confirmation.

    I apologize if I sound rude, it’s your blog and you do what you think is best. It’s just that I like to visit grungereport for the music and it’s a letdown when irrelevant news are reported. Best wishes

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