There’s something to be said for versatility in an artist. Just like how there are so many actors-turned-directors, it seems we’re more often seeing artists-turned-producers/co-writers/etc. It makes sense. Aside from the sheer megalomania of fame, most artists want to have their fingers in as many ventures as possible simply because they know they’re good at what they do. The best of these know that they’re good at more than just what they made their names on in the first place.
Fall Out Boy covering Tom Waits sounds like the stuff nightmares are made of. An entry for the next Punk Goes Creaky-Beat-Blues-Holler perhaps. At a recent live performance at Rolling Stone headquarters, though, FOB lead singer Patrick Stump paid homage to Waits with a left-field choice and a truly impressive delivery.