Peter Asher Produces, Nathaniel Kunkel Records “Saturday Night”
Fall Out Boy dropped in at Ocean Way studios to record “Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting,” their contribution to the Elton John 40th Anniversary tribute album “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.” Nathaniel Kunkel engineered with producer Peter Asher, who also joined in on the chorus vocals. Asher, the long-time producer of Linda Ronstadt and James Taylor is also producing the re-mastered reissue of the original classic set.
Save Rock and Roll is the gold certified fifth studio album from the Grammy-nominated band Fall Out Boy and features the multiplatinum hit “My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up)” and the hit “Alone Together.” Save Rock and Roll debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200 and #1 on iTunes in 27 countries when it was released last April. This is the band’s second #1 debut; Platinum selling “Infinity On High” topped the chart in 2007 which followed multi-platinum breakthrough album “From Under The Cork Tree” released in 2005. Hailing from Chicago, Fall Out Boy-Patrick Stump (vocals/guitar), Pete Wentz (bass), Joe Trohman (guitar) and Andy Hurley (drums)-has appeared on the cover of Rolling Stone and other prestigious publications.
Fall Out Boy has performed on Saturday Night Live, The Today Show, America’s Got Talent, The Voice, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Conan, The Late Show with David Letterman, Jimmy Kimmel Live and many more. They wrapped up 2013 with an appearance with Taylor Swift at the Victoria Secrets fashion show in December, following their second sold out tour of 2013, performing in arenas in support of Save Rock and Roll. Kicking off 2014, the band won “Best Alternative” at the Peoples Choice Awards.
Other artists contributing to the “Yellow Brick Road” project include the Band Perry, John Grant, Zac Brown Band, Emeli Sande, Imelda May, Hunter Hayes, who is recording the title track, Ed Sheeran taking lead on “Candle in the Wind,” and Miguel putting his own spin on “Bennie and the Jets” with help from Wale.
“Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” was the seventh studio album by Elton John. Released in 1973, it has come to be regarded as one of his best and most popular albums. Recorded at the Château d’Hérouville in France, the album was inducted in 2003 into the Grammy Hall of Fame. The album was ranked No. 91 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. The album has sold more than 31 million times worldwide. The re-mastered reissue and tribute double album will be released in March.