This in from MTV News producer Matt Elias, out in LA:
We just recently shot with Tyson Ritter, aka lead singer of All-American Rejects. We were up in Runyon Canyon, and boy are my calves killing me! For those not in the know, Runyon Canyon is the spot for all of Hollywood’s hardbodies to get their cardio on, which was the perfect contrast to the waify wisecracker. Seriously, the dude should be in contention for funniest frontman in rock, if such an award existed (you hear me VMAs?). He had our whole crew in stitches.
While he was there to dish on his upcoming role in “House Bunny,” which you’ll hear about closer to the Movie Awards — including Tyson picking up dog doody (yup!) — we were able to squeeze some music news out of him as well. He and the rest of the Rejects are still holed up in the studio, finishing their yet untitled album. But while the disc doesn’t yet have a name, one of his new favorite songs does: “I Hope It Gives You Hell.” Here’s what Tyson had to say about it:
“It probably won’t come out first, but it will be the one that opens up the power kegs. The chorus is, ’Every time I see your face, I hope it gives you hell.’ It’s kind of a bitter song about people…It’s mainly towards people back home that never thought it could happen. It’s really full of rage and fun. It’s definitely going to be a beer-drinking, party song.”
Tyson told us to look out for the new album in September.