Last night Fall Out Boy premiered the final two chapters in The Young Blood Chronicles with the music videos Miss Missing You and Save Rock and Roll.
The series tells the story of a famous rock band who go to literally Hell and back in search of rock and roll redemption over the course of 11 music videos for songs from their album Save Rock and Roll, which includes Elton on the title track.
Lead singer Patrick Stump and bassist Pete Wentz spoke with VH1.com about the series, giving song by song commentary for each video.
The roots of The Young Blood Chronicles lay in the enigmatic music video for “My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark,” featuring rapper 2Chainz.
“Basically the 2 Chainz video raised a lot of questions for us and we wanted to follow those leads,” Patrick explained, adding “We wanted to figure out why the band’s in the van, why is he burning all these records, like what’s happening basically.” What followed was a thrill ride featuring drugs, zombies, lost limbs, murder and cameos from Elton and Courtney Love, among others.
Pete sums it up. . . . “Elton John as God, Tommy Lee as the Devil. I mean, tell me rock and roll wasn’t saved.”