Fall Out Boy performs at the CMAs

Punk rock band Fall Out Boy is always pushing the boundaries of modern rock with its edgy melodies and angsty lyrics, but this time, frontman Patrick Stump may have pushed things too far. At the Country Music Awards Wednesday night, the members of Fall Out Boy joined country music singer Thomas Rhett on stage to sing a rock version of Rhett’s hit “Crash and Burn” before performing their own latest single, “Uma Thurman,” accompanied by a team of dancers in skin-tight black costumes.

While some viewers thought the performance was “awesome,” others said to leave punk rock out of country music events.

Fall Out Boy delivered a flashy, talented performance — typical for the rock band — but whether rock ‘n’ roll belongs at the CMAs in another question entirely. Kudos to Rhett for making a smart promo move by associating himself with the hugely popular punk band, but perhaps the members of Fall Out Boy lost a bit of street cred when the famed rockers stepped on stage to overhaul a country song at an event for country musicians.

You can watch the performance here:


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