As Fall Out Boy, Weezer, and Inexperienced Day are on the point of embark on their 2020 joint Hella Mega world stadium tour collectively, Billboard sat down with Pete Wentz, Rivers Cuomo and Billie Joe Armstrong to play “Fishing For Answers.”
The blokes chatted about assembly each other for the very first time, how the music making course of has modified over time, and that point Wentz and Cuomo appeared — of their underwear — in a industrial with Taylor Swift.
Pulling questions out of a fish bowl, the trio are first prompted to recollect how they first met one another. Armstrong tells Billboard that he first met Wentz on the MTV Music Awards in 2004, whereas Cuomo notes that they met at a present in Florida in 2014.
“We showed up, and we in Weezer realized we were opening for you and Fall Out Boy and we were like, ‘Wow, alright,’” he says, because the three burst out laughing. “So, it was like okay, we need a new manager!”
As for the way Wentz first met Cuomo, the 2 recall that they really as soon as appeared in an advert collectively (which you’ll be able to watch under). “I met you on the set of this commercial, TV commercial that we shot for Band Hero,” he says. “In our underwear…with Taylor Swift…you can definitely see it online…but you were knitting a blanket. That’s what my takeaway from that was.”
Requested what has modified probably the most about recording new music at this time, versus once they first began out, Armstrong replies that the whole lot is way quicker now. “You don’t watch the wheels go running around, and round, and round, anymore,” he explains. “The speed, that’s the one thing I’ve noticed.”
Cuomo provides that now, artists have the power create an infinite variety of tracks. “You can just keep trying a zillion different ideas,” he shares. “Sometimes it’s hard to pick. Back in the day, you got 24 tracks. That means by the time you get all the drums and bass, basic guitars done, there’s only a few tracks left. You kinda have to figure out exactly what you want to do before you record it on the last few remaining tracks.”
Within the interview, which you’ll be able to watch in full above, Cuomo, Armstrong, and Wentz additionally reveal what they might be doing in the event that they weren’t musicians and what their backup band names had been.
Plus, you possibly can try the trio’s Billboard cowl story right here, and take a behind-the-scenes have a look at their cowl shoot under.