March 20, 2014


Fall Out Boy Cover Elton John's "Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting"

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Fall Out Boy are no strangers to killer cover songs—just check out their version of Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" or their live take on the Ramones' "Blitzkrieg Bop" from last year. Their latest effort is a straightforward rock 'n' roll rendition of Elton John's 1973 classic "Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting" that absolutely kicks ass.

While the Illinois punk band and the British pop legend might not seem to have much in common, we've seen them cross paths before: Elton John lent his vocals to "Save Rock and Roll" from their last album, and he even convinced them to make it the title of the LP because it would "piss people off." 

FOB's Elton cover officially arrives March 25th on the remastered five-disc box set of John's landmark album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road. The collector's item hosts a dozen Elton John hits as well as covers from MiguelWaleEd Sheeranthe Band PerryHunter HayesZac Brown Band and more. Along with a reissue of the classic album, the set includes a 100-page illustrated book, a recording of Live at the Hammersmith 1973, and and a DVD of Elton John and Bernie Taupin Say Goodbye to Norma Jean and Other Things.

Listen to it at Popcrush.