Pepsi has announced a new music platform, “Out of the Blue” that will deliver an amazing experience for fans like none other, and you must check it out!
HollywoodLife.com spoke to Patrick Stump from Fall Out Boy about his career, One Direction, Blink-182 and so much more during his time shooting an amazing commercial for Pepsi you will see during the Grammys. After the jump, find out everything you need to know about your next obsession!
Pepsi & Fall Out Boy Launch New Music Platform To Debut During Grammys
Pepsi announced a brand-new music platform “Out of the Blue” that will deliver unexpected, once-in-a-lifetime music experiences for fans everywhere. Grammy-nominated artist Charli XCX and multi-platinum selling artist Fall Out Boy will appear in “Out of the Blue” ad spots debuting during the Grammys broadcast on CBS. The spots will help kick-off the “100 Days” contest, which will give consumers a chance to win these exclusive music experiences, including front-row seats, artist meet-and-greets, etc. to SXSW, the 2016 Grammy Awards and more. Check out a cool behind the scenes look below…
Grammy-nominated artist Jhené Aiko will serve as an “Out of the Blue” Correspondent and will be featured in unique content for the first phase of Pepsi’s new platform, including artist interviews and behind-the-scenes access at commercial shoots, events and more. Talk about an amazing venture, we love it!
Fall Out Boy’s – Patrick Stump Talks Grammys, One Direction & More!
Along with the amazing things that Pepsi is doing, Patrick Stump from Fall Out Boy took some time and talked to HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY on all things concerning the Grammys, Blink-182, One Direction, Wiz Khalifa and so much more, check it out below!
But first a little more about Pepsi, starting on Grammy Sunday, February 8, and continuing for a total of 100 days, Pepsi will award a fan each day with the music experience of a lifetime. Through May 18, one lucky winner will be chosen to receive a flyaway trip for them and three guests to an upcoming major music event with “Out of the Blue” experiences ranging from backstage passes, premier seats at a show, artist meet and greets, access to rehearsals and sound checks, and more. A sampling of some of the events and concerts include music experiences with SXSW and a VIP experience at the 2016 Grammy Awards. Fans become eligible for a chance to win by following @Pepsi on Twitter, snapping a photo of any Pepsi beverage product and posting it to Twitter with #OutoftheBlue. Additionally, Pepsi will release exclusive behind the scenes videos capturing “Out of the Blue” moments from artists and music events. By entering the sweepstakes, fans will be able to unlock new videos each week on the Out of the Blue web site, which will be hosted on pepsi.com.
And now the interview…
With the Grammys right around the corner, who do you think will have the big night this year?
PS – Yeah that is tough because there has been a lot of breakout records this year! I mean obviously Sam Smith is going to be a lock, he is a critical favorite and a fan favorite as well. Those are the records that are fun to watch, because I think its a great record. Hozier is probably going to be a really interesting one to watch and i am trying to think who else, I think we had a lot of great hip hop records but I can’t think of one that really sticks out because there were many good ones so its hard to nail down. But it will be great!
How do you guys feel about Blink-182 breaking up?
PS – You know, I don’t think that story is over and we will see where it goes! You know, I am curious to see how it all shakes out just like everyone else you know!
You wrote songs for One Direction that weren’t currently used, and it was explained by Pete that they may have been a little to odd, what made them odd and not be released in your minds and do you think they might be released in the future?
PS – “Well we still keep in touch with those guys so we will see if we can write something else sometime. The issue I think there was, I mean One Direction really is in a very unique place and I believe in them as actual artists because you meet them and you talk to them, they are very in charge of what is happening and they know whats happening. They are one of the hardest working younger bands that I have met regardless of what anyone thinks, they are very sharp! They are just being careful with their legacy because they want to lift the boy band label and I think they totally can. I would love to make it happen I would like to pursue it again, we’ll see what happens and if it works out. But i am in a band too and you have to see what works well for you band so whatever works you know!”
Wiz Khalifa just released a remix of FOB’s song “Uma Thurman.” Can we expect another collab from the two of them this summer?
PS – “I would hope for it, I can’t really predict and I never really know what is going to happen on tour but I would love to see that and that would be really fun!”
The new album American Beauty/American Psycho plays with the idea of sampling which is often seen more in the hip hop world than in rock. How did FOB utilize samples to make a statement on this record?
PS – “Yeah so basically you are exactly right, it is seen as this thing as that rock musicians don’t do, and people think its for hip hop and everybody else! That is the thing that is funny about it is I feel like all of music has experimented with it in some way and rock music is still considered the taboo and that is kind of silly. I think rock music needs to come into the millennia and we need to understand. I mean there is a guy I see in front of Amoeba records who hands out these stickers that say drum machines have no soul and that is true but the person who programmed it had a soul. Just because music is coming through certain electronic or computerized things at times doesn’t mean that some one isn’t putting their soul and art into creating it. I think rock needs to be cool with it. Rock musicians know that you know, rock musicians are open to that but there is a collective fear that guitars will not be used anymore but don’t worry guitars will still be used, we still will be playing very loud guitars!” (Laughter)
So HollywoodLifers, Pretty awesome stuff, between Patrick’s interview and Pepsi’s contest, our Grammys is already set! So check it out and win, how awesome would that be? Sound off and tell us below!
UPDATE: Check out the awesome commercials below!
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