Would Fall Out Boy Collaborate with Green Day? "We'd Definitely Answer the Phone!" Says Pete Wentz
Green Day has returned with their new album Revolution Radio, and perhaps no one is more excited about that than Pete Wentz. The Fall Out Boy bassist has long been a fan of the punk trio -- his band inducted Billie Joe Armstrong and company into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last year -- and if the opportunity to collaborate were to arise, Wentz would certainly be ready.
"They're definitely at a level where they call the collaborative shots," Wentz tells NME. "If they ever called us up we'd definitely answer the phone!"
With Revolution Radio, Green Day now has released 12 studio albums over their 25-year-plus career. As for how they've been able to stay relevant for so long, Wentz says that they've "defied expectation multiple times."
"When Dookie broke I remember thinking, 'This is a band that speaks to me, that sounds like me, that looks like me and they're played on the radio and MTV,'" Wentz explains. "They made an odd kid feel like I had a foothold in pop culture."
"Then with American Idiot, it came out just at the right time, it was a great critical response to what was happening in our world," he continues. "And 'Boulevard of Broken Dreams,' can you write a more epic song? There's a couple but not many."
Wentz adds that what he's heard from Revolution Radio sounds "great."
"It was like a return to form," he says. "The Green Day that I grew up with."
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