Fall Out Boy Drop Beat It10 November 2009
Fall Out Boy have vowed to stop playing their Michael Jackson cover of 'Beat It' live.
Fall Out Boy Drop Beat It
Fall Out Boy are to stop performing 'Beat It'.
The rockers have decided not to continue giving their rendition of the track - which they recorded with John Mayer last year - following the death of the song's original artist, Michael Jackson, following his death in June.
Basisst Pete Wentz revealed: "We never got the chance to meet him. I don't even know if he heard it. We kind of recorded it on a whim, like, nine months before he passed away."
"We've decided not to play it anymore. It's his song, you know? We put it on the record because we did a video for it, but it's definitely his song."
The bassist - who writes most of the group's lyrics - also admitted that he takes great care when choosing the band's infamously long song titles, but never reveals them until the last minute.
He added: "Lyrics are just like spring cleaning; it just dumps out of my head and leaves Patrick to put it together. Song titles are all inside jokes or references to the songs. They're not random. I choose them at the last minute before the record goes to print and then it just pisses everybody off."