Fall Out Boy release new album art: a punk and a monk

I’ve known this picture for quite a long time; it was taken by photographer Roger Stonehouse and it features ‘a punk and a monk’ – two brothers, people of the same blood, but entirely different lives, attitudes and spirits. It represents the idea of new and old clashing, though they sprang from the same place. Seriously, I love this photo; and I like Fall Out Boy… but somebody’s got to say it: what the actual f**k?

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You guys just found a cool picture on the internet and said hey, this is wicked, people know it, I can relate to it, so I’m gonna use it? Why not post a picture of a cat, because you know, cats are cute, and you’re cute and whatever. Seriously.

“When we were beginning the journey of making this record we wanted to find some inspirational images. We came across the punk and monk image on the internet and it really solidified what we were trying to get across on the record – the idea of old and new clashing. Tradition and change coming together. There was something striking about it.”

It’s really trivializing.

“Obviously this is an image that means a lot to many people – we felt like we wanted to be part of this conversation. These kids represent the youth, change and irreverence that we hope our record is listened to with. At the end of the day we just want to take the rules and start all over with ‘Save Rock and Roll’ anyway.”

Pete Wentz, dreamboy of every pre-16 year old girl kept it cool, claiming that he “didn’t think people would care” about Fall Out Boy reuniting after a four-year hiatus. Nice try, Pete, nice try.

Hey guys, you know what would be really cool to see from artists? New stuff. New art, new songs, new covers. Seriously, I like Fall Out Boy – so get it together and don’t be a fail.

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