Fall Out Boy Talks Disney, Oscars, and 'Centuries'
. (Radio.com) Fall Out Boy's return to active duty in 2013, after a couple of years on hiatus, has been pretty successful. They've had hit singles. They're one of the few rock band to get radio play. And they still perform to large audiences. But one thing they won't be getting--at least not yet--is an Academy Award.
Their song, "Immortals," from Big Hero 6, was unfortunately not selected from the "shortlist" of nearly 80 songs from films this year for a Best Song nomination.
When discussing this miscarriage of show-biz justice with Radio.com, frontman Patrick Stump laughs, joking, "Our song was so obviously Oscar-worthy!"
Bassist Pete Wentz qualifies the answer. "We saw the list of songs that qualified for Oscars, and that was 79 songs. But it was amazing that we were able to work on this Disney film. I would never in a million years have thought that Fall Out Boy, this punk band from the suburbs of Chicago, would be involved in a Disney/Marvel film."
And working at Disney came with it's own benefits, especially if you're a animation or comic-book geek. Drummer Andy Hurley--who was otherwise pretty stoic through most of the interview--enthused, "I got to meet some of the writers from the [Big Hero 6] comic, they also do Ben 10 and other cartoons and comics. I'm a comic fan, so that was really cool."
Wentz adds that they got props from a legend of animation, John Lasseter, the cofounder of Pixar and director of Toy Story and Cars, among other classics. "[He] gave us all hugs at the premiere, that's mind-blowing!" Read more here.
Radio.com is an official news provider for antiMusic.com.