Fall Out Boy Pay Tribute to Nirvana's 'In Utero'

"Everything around that record is so interesting and cool," says guitarist Joe Trohman.

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Fall Out Boy recently took some time to discuss Nirvana's "In Utero" album, giving grunge icons' final effort nothing but props.

Guitarist Joe Trohman did the talking, proving NME TV he has a sound knowledge of the album's story and background.

"I'm a big Nirvana fan - like in the 90's - it's definitely an era when we all grew up," the guitarist kicked off. "That record - lyrically it's one of the most raw Nirvana records and sonically because Steve Albini engineered it. It definitely sounds like a loud record, it sounds like three guys playing in a room together."

Trohman continued, "I know how Albini records, he's not a big multi-tracker. It's such a unique-sounding record and unique lyrically-themed record considering how big it was, such a huge record. And all the videos too, at least 'Heart-Shaped Box' - it's such a bizarre video. Everything that came around that record is so interesting and cool," he concluded.

"In Utero" celebrates its 20th anniversary this year and is being reissued on September 23 with a package including previously unreleased track "Forgotten Tune." You can check out what Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic had to say about the song here.

As for Fall Out Boy, the group released their latest studio effort "Save Rock and Roll" in mid-April through Island Records, landing at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with 154,000 units shipped in the US within the first week. Late Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain's wife, Courtney Love, contributed to the record, recording the vocal parts of the track named "Rat a Tat."

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    Everybody misunderstood them, "Save Rock and Roll" was meant to be sarcasm, they are now a electro pop band.
    I honestly like the album. But I have to admit to imagining more guitar in the songs than there really is.
    Now knowing that Courtney Love featured on that new FOB album just intensifies my dislike for it
    You know what the sad part is. That a guy in a band like this can say " Hey that album was awesome....blah blah blah" and still get thumbs down by half of a guitar community because the band he plays in isn't liked.