When Fall Out Boy unexpectedly crowned themselves the kings of ALTer EGO last minute, fans had no clue what a treat they were in for. As if being the substitute headliners wasn’t buzz-worthy enough — take that, Paramore — they decided to turn the cool factor up to eleven. Enter Mike Shinoda, of Linkin Park fame, for a surprise rendition of ‘Dance Dance’ that probably left the crowd wondering if they’d accidentally walked into a rock ‘n’ roll hall of fame induction ceremony.
“Dance Dance” isn’t just any FOB classic; it’s a cargo pants pocket filled with 2005 nostalgia. Now, mix in Shinoda’s alt-rock seasoning, and you’ve got a flavor explosion that’s sure to leave the audience’s taste buds, I mean eardrums, reeling for days. The band’s bassist, Pete Wentz, spilled some tea about their 2024 Download Festival headline slot, reminding us all to embrace our weirdness and create without fear. Feeling inspired is practically guaranteed.
Whether you were in the nosebleeds or jamming up front, videos of this collaboration are currently fueling the fire of FOMO across the internet. Better watch it now — your rock cred might depend on it. And let’s face it, if Fall Out Boy and Shinoda are the new peanut butter and jelly, we’re all going to need a bigger lunchbox.
Check out the original music video from Fall Out Boy's 2005 hit 'Dance Dance'.