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Monday, January 12 2015 22:16

Listen: FALL OUT BOY + THE MUNSTERS = "Uma Thurman"

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FALL OUT BOY has gone through several evolutions already (I still recall their early days here in the North Suburbs of Chicago), and with the release of their latest album, AMERICAN BEAUTY/AMERICAN PSYCHO due out on January 20th, it would appear we're witnessing another. After sampling Suzanne Vega for their recent single, "Centuries," the band has taken inspiration from THE MUNSTERS and Quentin Tarantino films for their newest, "Uma Thurman," sampling composer Jack Marshall's GRAMMY-nominated theme song for 1960s classic to groovy effect. Hear the new track below, and check out the note from FOB's Pete Wentz...

"I do believe Marcellus Wallace, my husband, your boss, told you to take me out do whatever I wanted. Now I wanna dance, I wanna win. I want that trophy, so dance good."Uma Thurman as Mia Wallace in PULP FICTION (1994)

"This was a fun song to write. originally, when we came up with the idea, and there was this sample in it, which is a sample from THE MUNSTERS TV show, people kept saying 'oh cool, like Quentin Tarantino, cool' when we played it. We decided why don't we kind of create this world around that?

To me, Uma Thurman and Winona Ryder, they were these women in pop culture who were quirky, but that made me only crush on them harder. and rather than going with the traditional Uma Thurman role, we thought a lot about KILL BILL and who her character was in that, and this kind of resilience and this violence, but there's something that's authentic about it (like a woman taking revenge or being empowered). so that's what the chorus of the song's about, and the verses are what you would do to try and capture this woman's affection."

--PETE WENTZ

AMERICAN BEAUTY/AMERICAN PSYCHO is available for pre-order now on Amazon and iTunes.

James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider — a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

He regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers. 

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global. A new album has been completed and is set for release this year.

Zahn and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, NBC, ABC, WGN, CBS, GCTN, G4, The Chicago Tribune, Forbes, MarketWatch, Reuters, BusinessWire, Fangoria, Starlog and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360 alongside Anderson Cooper, and has been interviewed by Larry King. In the past he served as a writer for the Netflix Stream Team,  Fandango Family and PBS KIDS, penned articles for Sprout and PopSugar, and was a contributor to Chicago Parent.

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