VIDEO: FALL OUT BOY PERFORMING PANTERA’S “WALK.” YES, YOU READ THAT CORRECTLY.
I don’t even know where to begin with this. It could be the fact that Fall Out Boy is playing Pantera (albeit with Every Time I Die’s Keith Buckley — who has at least some metal cred — on vocals). It could be the voices of pre-adolescent children in the bacvkground. It could be that the band skipped the guitar solo. Has Dimebag-based rhetoric become so ubiquitous and marketable at this point that it’s acceptable for a teeny-bopper emo band to play Pantera live? Ten to one, no one in Fall Out Boy knew a note of Pantera before Dimebag’s death almost 3 years ago.
Somewhere Dimebag is rolling over in his grave. Or is he? On one hand, Fall out Boy — fucking FALL OUT FUCKING BOY — is butchering a Pantera song. But on the other hand, I guess it’s cool that kids who wouldn’t otherwise be exposed to Pantera are hearing it? Fuck it, all the kids are singing along and they clearly know the song — fuck this band, fuck them hard in the poo-holes. Fucking fuckity fuck fuck fuck.
And now the video in question, which according to Blabbermouth was filmed November 19 in Buffalo, New York at a secret Fall Out Boy show (they performed under the name Schrute Farms) at the Mohawk Place:
Can I get a collective sigh of “kids these days…”?