After bassist Pete Wentz initially asked yesterday, “Wanna guess what blonde hair singer we got on the record?” fans offered answers ranging from Miley Cyrus to Pink to Madonna before the Fall Out Boy account Tweeted today, “It’s Courtney bitch” along with a six-second clip with rapid-fire pictures of the Hole frontwoman. The video also included a short snippet of what might be their collaboration, though it was nothing more than someone (possibly Love) deadpanning, “It’s Courtney bitch” before a chorus cried, “Rat-a-tat-tat, rat-a-tat-tat-tat!”
Amidst the flurry of fan guesses, Wentz also confirmed that John would appear on the record. Rumors had been swirling that the rock icon would contribute after frontman Patrick Stump Tweeted a picture of the two in the studio last week with the hashtag “#saverockandroll.”
Along with Love and John, Fall Out Boy have been teasing a collaboration with rapper 2 Chainz on a remix of “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up),” their first single since 2009. The rapper appears in the track’s video and also performed the song alongside the band at the NBA All-Star Weekend concert.
Around the same time, the band told Billboard about the Save Rock & Roll‘s guests. Wentz said, “If people are excited about the 2 Chainz idea, there’s more exciting stuff.” Guitarist Joe Trohman added, “More left-field stuff. But to me, it doesn’t feel left-field. We all like different stuff.”
Save Rock & Roll will be released on April 16th.