Fall Out Boy know how to tell a story: Slowly, with anticipation, and apparently, with the help of close friends like 2 Chainz, Big Sean and Elton John.
That’s exactly what they’ve been doing over the past few months with “The Young Blood Chronicles,” a musical film composed of 11 videos from their fifth studio album, Save Rock and Roll.
They started the story — which follows the band to hell and back — back in February, and finally, after trickling out chapters video by video, it all came to a close this week with the release of the final two chapters, the videos for “Miss Missing You” and “Save Rock and Roll,” featuring Elton John and Tommy Lee.
And it all takes a pretty weird twist, as it turns out Elton John is God and Tommy Lee is the devil.
But what does it all really mean?
When VH1 caught up with Pete Wentz and Patrick Stump, they tried to explain.
“There’s so many bizarre allusions in this video — trouble people helping troubled people,” Wentz said of “Miss Missing You.” “I’m pretty sure there’s a little ’Hills Have Eyes’ with this random place with these screwed up people.”
As for the 11th and final chapter, “Save Rock and Roll,” Wentz said it was meant to introduce a “darker presence,” as well as a god, played by the one and only Elton John. The guys close out the clip by walking into what Wentz described as a “wall of blood” and spraying said blood all over Elton John.
“Elton John was God. Tommy Lee was the devil,” Wentz said. “Tell me rock and roll wasn’t saved.”