Once every year or two, Elton John descends from his well-earned mansion-on-the-hill perch to say what's up to a couple of people in contemporary pop to whom he gives his blessing—Eminem, Timbaland, Lady Gaga, and so forth. The latest pop power to get the thumbs-up from Sir Elton is Fall Out Boy, and specifically lead singer Patrick Stump, who recently tweeted about a visit the Hall-of-Famer made to the office:
Man, a couple peas in a pod, these two. Look at them, all smiling and styling with their horn-rimmed glasses. And if Fall Out Boy really are on a quest to Save Rock and Roll, it never hurts to have an ally as powerful as Elton on their side—that guy had a couple good rock songs back in his day. Two words, Patrick: Russell Mulcahy.