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Fall Out Boy

Fall Out Boy live in 2006.
Background information
Origin Wilmette, Illinois, United States
Genres Alternative rock, Emocore, Pop punk[1]
Years active 2001–2009 (hiatus)
Labels Decaydance, Island, Fueled by Ramen, Uprising
Associated acts Racetraitor, Damned Things
Patrick Stump
Pete Wentz
Joe Trohman
Andy Hurley
Former members
T.J. "Raccine" Kunasch
Mike Pareskuwicz

Fall Out Boy was an American rock band from Wilmette, Illinois, that formed in 2001. The band consists of vocalist-rhythm guitarist Patrick Stump, lead guitarist Joe Trohman, bassist Pete Wentz and drummer Andy Hurley.

With Pete Wentz as the band's primary lyricist and Patrick Stump as the primary composer, Fall Out Boy reached mainstream success with its major label debut, From Under the Cork Tree. Released in 2005, the album won several awards and has achieved double platinum status after selling more than 2.5 million albums in the United States alone. To support the album, the band headlined tours around the world in 2005 and 2006.

In 2007 the band released Infinity on High to major chart success, reaching #1 on the Billboard 200 and selling 260,000 copies its first week. The lead single, "This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race", reached #1 on the Pop 100 and #2 on the Billboard Hot 100. To promote the album, the band performed at the Live Earth concerts and headlined the Honda Civic Tour through mid 2007.

On February 2, 2010, the band reportedly broke up although no official press statement was released.[2] On both February 4, 2010 and February 6, 2010, the band's current status was made more clear and the indefinite hiatus was re-confirmed.[3][4]



Early years (2001–2002)

Fall Out Boy was formed in early 2001 by friends Joe Trohman and Pete Wentz, who had played in various hardcore punk bands in the Chicago area. Inspired by bands they listened to growing up, such as Green Day, Descendents, and The Smiths, the pair decided to start their own band.[5] Trohman met high schooler Patrick Stump in a Borders Bookstore.[6] Trohman introduced himself to Stump when he overheard him talking about the band Neurosis, in which they shared a mutual interest.[6] Stump auditioned as a drummer, but his impressive vocal range led to his placement as the lead vocalist.[7] Two other Chicago musicians were recruited to play drums and guitar.

The band was nameless for their first two shows. At the end of their second show, they asked the audience to yell out their ideas for a name. One audience member suggested "Fallout Boy",[6][8] a reference to the sidekick of the Radioactive Man from The Simpsons[5][9] (which the band performed the closing theme song for in the 2009 episode "Lisa the Drama Queen").

The following year, the band debuted with a self-released demo and followed it up with the May 28, 2002 release of Split EP, which featured Project Rocket, on Uprising Records. The group released a mini-LP, Fall Out Boy's Evening Out with Your Girlfriend, on Uprising Records, in 2003.[10]

Independent success (2003–2004)

Following the release of their mini-album, the band saw a lineup change with the addition of Andrew John Hurley (formerly of Racetraitor) on drums, Stump switching to guitar, and the departure of Raccine and Pareskuwicz. During this time, the band often played local shows at the The Knights of Columbus Hall in Arlington Heights, Illinois, the site of their "Dead on Arrival" video.[11] The same year, after signing to Fueled by Ramen, they released their first full-length album, Take This to Your Grave, on May 6, 2003. In order to record a proper debut, the band received an advance from Island Records which came with a right of first refusal for Island on Fall Out Boy's next album.[12] With major financing in place, the band recorded Take This to Your Grave at the Butch Vig-owned Smart Studios in Madison, Wisconsin, with Sean O'Keefe as producer.[12]

With singles "Grand Theft Autumn/Where Is Your Boy" and "Saturday" receiving video airplay on FUSE, mtvU and Target's in-store video stream and radio airplay on mainstream stations across the country, the album sold very well and eventually achieved Gold status, but only after the success of the band's next album, From Under the Cork Tree.[13]

In mid-2003, the band signed with Island Records which is a part of the mainstream label Island Def Jam Music Group, along with Def Jam Records. This was after it picked up the option for its next album. In the meantime of recording its mainstream debut, the band released the acoustic EP My Heart Will Always Be the B-Side to My Tongue on Fueled by Ramen, May 18, 2004. It debuted at #153 on the Billboard 200, the band's first such entry on the chart.[14] The two-disc set included more acoustic performances and a fan photo gallery.[10]

From Under the Cork Tree and mainstream success (2005–2006)

With Pete Wentz as the band's primary lyricist, and Patrick Stump the primary composer, Fall Out Boy reached mainstream success with its first major label album on May 3, 2005, From Under the Cork Tree,[10] which debuted on the Billboard 200 at #9, selling over 68,000 copies in its first week. The album achieved double platinum status after selling more than 2.5 million albums in the United States alone.[15]

Their first single, "Sugar, We're Goin Down", peaked at #8 on the Billboard Hot 100, #6 on the Pop 100, and #3 on the Modern Rock Charts.[16] The video reached #1 on MTV's TRL, where it was retired on August 26, 2005. The video won the MTV2 Award at the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards, prompting a huge new interest and surge in sales. The band was also nominated for "Best New Artist" at the 2006 Grammy Awards.

The second single off the album, "Dance, Dance", became their second Top 10 Single when it peaked at #9 on the Hot 100. It reached #6 on the Pop 100, becoming the band's highest charting single when it reached #2 on the Modern Rock Charts.[16] The video for the song premiered on TRL on October 11, 2005; it soon reached #1 and was later retired on January 17, 2006. "Dance, Dance" was also featured on the PlayStation 2 version of Dance Dance Revolution SuperNova by Konami.[17] The third single off the album, "A Little Less Sixteen Candles, a Little More "Touch Me"", was much less popular than both prior singles, but still managed to peak at #65 on the Hot 100[16] and hit #1 twice on TRL, retiring on June 6, 2006.

The band headlined the Nintendo Fusion Tour in the fall of 2005, joining The Starting Line, Motion City Soundtrack, Boys Night Out, and Panic! at the Disco on a 31 city tour.[18] Due to its increased success from their MTV Video Music Award, the group headlined the Black Clouds and Underdogs Tour, a pop/punk event that featured The All-American Rejects, Well-Known Secret, Hawthorne Heights, and From First to Last. The tour also featured The Hush Sound for half of the tour and October Fall for half. They played to 53 dates in the US, Canada, and the UK.[19]

Infinity on High, Live in Phoenix and other projects (2007–2008)

In early 2007, the band released its second major label album, Infinity on High. The album had a successful debut week, selling 260,000 copies and reaching number one on the Billboard 200. This charting was spurred by the single "This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race", which reached #2 in the US and UK. Fall Out Boy then headlined the Honda Civic Tour to promote the album. Though the tour was initially postponed due to personal issues,[20] it would take place with +44, Cobra Starship, The Academy Is... and Paul Wall as supporting acts.

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A CD and DVD of live material recorded during a June 22, 2007, concert at Phoenix's Cricket Wireless Pavilion was released on April 1, 2008. Of note, the album, simply called Live in Phoenix, contains a new studio recording covering Michael Jackson's "Beat It" with John Mayer as a guest on guitar.[21] The song premiered for the first time on Wentz's site Friends or Enemies,[22] and was released as a single on March 25, 2008. Following its release, it debuted at #22 on the Billboard Hot 100 and peaked at #19.

On March 18, it was revealed that Fall Out Boy had plans to play a show in Antarctica in order to be included in the Guinness Book of World Records as the only band to play a concert on all seven continents in less than nine months; however, weather conditions prevented them from flying to Antarctica. The following week, they began making plans for a second attempt.[23]

Fall Out Boy collaborated with rapper T.I. for the album Paper Trail on a track entitled "Out in the Cold",[24] but the song was left out of the final cut. T.I. told MTV that he may add some of the cut tracks to his next album.[25]

Citizens for Our Betterment (2008)

A viral campaign was launched by Pete Wentz on August 18, 2008, to promote what is now known to be the band's fifth studio album Folie à Deux. The campaign started when the website for Decaydance Records was supposedly "hacked" by an organization called "Citizens For Our Betterment" (CFOB).[26] Clues were left in links and images on the website, and Wentz left clues on his personal blog. On August 19, Ashlee Simpson was seen carrying a pamphlet for the organization, raising suspicion and sparking many rumors online.[27] In the days that followed, new posts appeared on the Citizens For Our Betterment website and Wentz continued to blog, at times referring to November 4, the same day as the 2008 U.S. presidential election.[28] Meanwhile, another band, Copeland, launched their own viral campaign. As part of it, they launched a similarly named site,, and spread links through various Fall Out Boy fan blogs in order to attract more people to their own site.[26] While this mixing of campaigns was done without the knowledge of the members of Fall Out Boy, Wentz did post an acknowledgement on August 22, when CFOB again "hijacked" Decaydance Records website.[28] Finally, on August 26, a blog post of a press release was made on the band's page officially announcing Folie à Deux as their upcoming album, due for release on November 4. It also revealed that a mixtape, titled "Welcome to the New Administration", was available for download on the FriendsOrEnemies website.[29] Later the same day, the band made another post featuring a Buzznet video of them announcing the upcoming release of the album and explaining the name.[30]

Folie à Deux (2008–2009)

On December 16, 2008, the band released its fifth studio album, Folie à Deux, as a follow-up to their 2007 album Infinity on High. The band collaborated with other artists such as Elvis Costello, Lil Wayne, Brendon Urie of Panic! at the Disco, Gabe Saporta of Cobra Starship, Travis McCoy of Gym Class Heroes, Doug, Alex DeLeon of The Cab, William Beckett of The Academy Is..., Debbie Harry of Blondie, and Pharrell Williams.

The lead single for the album, "I Don't Care", was released on September 3, 2008, on iTunes, and was number 68 on Rolling Stone's list of the 100 Best Songs of 2008.[31] The second single to receive radio play was "America's Suitehearts", released on December 8, 2008. Wentz stated the song is about the ongoing Bush administration.

In January 2009 the band announced they would embark on the Believers Never Die Part Deux Tour with Cobra Starship, Metro Station, All Time Low and Hey Monday to support the Folie à Deux release. Its name is based on their 2004 "Believers Never Die Tour". The group also performed alongside Kanye West and Kid Rock at the Youth Ball for the inauguration of President Barack Obama.[32]

On April 27, 2009 an EP was released on iTunes, titled America's Suitehearts: Remixed, Retouched, Rehabbed and Retoxed. It contains a remix from Blink-182 bassist Mark Hoppus. Fall Out Boy, along with Weezer, were the opening acts for Blink-182's summer reunion tour in 2009.[33]

Believers Never Die – Greatest Hits and indefinite hiatus (2009)

A compilation titled Believers Never Die – Greatest Hits was released on November 17, 2009. It includes the band's past singles as well as two new songs. One of the new songs was confirmed to be the full version of "Alpha Dog", a track that was previously released as a demo on the Welcome to the New Administration mixtape, and the other "From Now On We're Enemies". The album artwork, created by Daniel Danger,[34] features two skeletons hugging; a reference to the skeletons found outside of Mantua, Italy who were found buried together while locked in an embrace.[35] There are also numerous references to the band's career and previous works.

On November 20, 2009, the four band members announced they will be taking a break, an indefinite hiatus for the time being. "We don't know the future of Fall Out Boy!" said the four band members. Bassist and lyricist Pete Wentz has said that his personal reason for taking a break is that he feels that his name and marriage to pop singer Ashlee Simpson had become a hindrance for the band. He added: "I think the world needs a little less Pete Wentz".[36]

Unofficial breakup controversy and re-confirmation of indefinite hiatus (2010)

On February 1, 2010, bassist Pete Wentz said on Twitter, "Don't you get it? A hiatus is forever until you get lonely or old. I don't plan on either." "I can't imagine playing in FOB again." "Something would have to change in my head or my heart ... not my wallet."[37]

On February 2, 2010, Spin Magazine released an interview they had with lead singer Patrick Stump, who replied to Pete Wentz's tweets by saying, "I'm not in Fall Out Boy right now. But one way or another, the band will always be around...Whether we play again or not, I don't know. If we do, it will be for the right reasons. If we don't, it will also be for the right reasons." Stump also told that he was focusing on his upcoming solo career.[38]

Later that day, drummer Andy Hurley simply tweeted, "I quit too." as guitarist Joe Trohman tweeted in reply, "fine, i quit too."[2][39]

Wentz took to his blog to sum it all up saying, "i dont know the future of fall out boy. its embarrassing to say one thing and then have the future dictate another. as far as i know fall out boy is on break. (no one wants to say the “h” word). as much as i don't have a solo project, i also cant predict that id ever play in fall out boy again. not due to personal relationships as much as a band we grew apart. in this statement id like to include there is the possibility that fob will play again with out me or i will be a part of it when everyone is on the same page. it is no ones fault and there is no animosity about the decision. i felt as fans you deserve to know. there is no singular reason for this. the side projects or bands are supported by all members of the band. i am the single biggest fan of fob and if this is our legacy than so be it. i am proud of it."[40]

On February 4, 2010, Wentz tweeted that the band is "in the same place it ever was" and that "there is a chance it'll work out, or not."[3][41] Then later, he tweeted again, saying, "ok no more fob jokes. we['re] in the exact position we were when we decided to take a break".[3][42]

On February 6, 2010, E! Online reported that Wentz had told them "We're just on a break," and that he is more focused on being a father right now than he is on Fall Out Boy. Pete lastly added, "...I think I'll be OK. It's too soon to say that we'll be back. We just got burned out."[4]

Pete Wentz has also revealed that he has e-mailed lead singer Patrick Stump and that they are still on good terms with each other. Additionally, Wentz stated that he believes the whole event has been "blown out of proportion".[43]

Musical style

While widely considered to be a pop punk band,[44][45][46] Fall Out Boy has been described as emo[47] and cites emo group The Get Up Kids as an influence. When interviewed for a retrospective article in Alternative Press at the time The Get Up Kids disbanded in 2005, Pete Wentz stated that "Fall Out Boy would not be a band if it were not for The Get Up Kids."[48]

A central part of Fall Out Boy's sound is rooted in the band's lyrics, mainly penned by bassist Pete Wentz, who commonly uses irony and other literary devices to narrate personal experience and stories.[49] Their albums Take This To Your Grave and From Under The Cork Tree are both said to have pop punk as well as punk rock sounds and influences,[49][50] and Infinity on High features a wide range of styles and instrumentation, including orchestral and choral arrangements ("Thnks fr th Mmrs" and "You're Crashing, But You're No Wave") and a slower piano ballad ("Golden"). On Folie à Deux, Fall Out Boy continues to evolve their sound, increasing the use of piano ("What a Catch, Donnie", "Headfirst Slide into Cooperstown on a Bad Bet", and "20 Dollar Nose Bleed"), synthesizers, and guest artists. The band also shows a number of influences, with the opening track borrowing a chord sequence from The Who song "Baba O'Riley"[51] and "What a Catch, Donnie" referencing Roberta Flack and Donny Hathaway in both sound and lyrics.

The band has worked with many producers and artists, including The Neptunes, Timbaland, Lil' Wayne and Kanye West, who Patrick Stump described as "the Prince of his generation."[52] Following the news that Fall Out Boy would be taking a break, Rock Sound revealed that Joe Trohman and Andy Hurley have teamed up with members of Every Time I Die and Anthrax to create a metal supergroup called The Damned Things.[53]

Band members

  • Patrick Stump – lead vocals (2001–present), rhythm guitar (2003–present)
  • Joe Trohman – lead guitars, backing vocals (2001–present)
  • Pete Wentz – bass, backing vocals (2001–present)
  • Andy Hurley – drums, percussion (2003–present)
  • T.J. "Raccine" Kunasch – rhythm guitar, backing vocals (2001–2003)
  • Mike Pareskuwicz – drums, percussion (2001–2003)


Studio albums


Year Nominated work Award Result
2005 "Sugar, We're Goin Down" MTV Video Music Award - MTV2 Award Won
2006 "Dance, Dance" MuchMusic Video Award - People's Choice: Favorite International Group Won
"Sugar, We're Goin Down" Kerrang! Award - Best Video Won
"Dance, Dance" Teen Choice Award - Rock Track Won
"Dance, Dance" Teen Choice Award - Single Won
Fall Out Boy Teen Choice Award - Rock Group Won
Fall Out Boy MTV Video Music Award - Viewer's Choice Nominated
2007 "This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race" Kerrang! Award - Best Video Won
"Thnks fr th Mmrs" Teen Choice Award - Single Won
Fall Out Boy Teen Choice Award - Best Group Won
Fall Out Boy MTV Video Music Award - Best Group Won
"Thnks fr th Mmrs" Nickelodeon Kids Choice Award - Single Won
2008 ""The Take Over, the Breaks Over"" MuchMusic Video Award - People's Choice: Favorite International Video Won
Fall Out Boy TMF Award - Best Live International Won
Fall Out Boy TMF Award - Best Rock International Won
Fall Out Boy TMF Award - Best Alternative International Won
"Beat It" MTV Video Music Award - Best Rock Video Nominated
Fall Out Boy Teen Choice Award - Choice Rock Group Nominated
Pete Wentz Teen Choice Award - Choice Hotties Nominated
2009 "I Don't Care" NRJ Music Award - Best International Band Nominated

See also


  1. ^ Fall Out Boy biography. Rolling Stone. Retrieved on November 22, 2009.
  2. ^ a b Patrick Stump Declares: 'I'm Not In Fall Out Boy Right Now'
  3. ^ a b c Update: Fall Out Boy Downplay Breakup Chatter -
  4. ^ a b Pete Wentz: Fall Out Boy on a Break, Not Breakup - E! Online
  5. ^ a b Gitlin, Lauren (August 12, 2005). "Fall Out Boy's Sugar Rush". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2009-11-22. 
  6. ^ a b c "Joe Trohman / Fall Out Boy". fendercom. Retrieved 2009-11-29. 
  7. ^ Fall Out Boy (2004). (2004). My Heart Will Always Be the B-Side to My Tongue. [DVD]. Fueled By Ramen. 
  8. ^ Lamb, Bill (2007). "Fall Out Boy". Retrieved 2009-11-22. 
  9. ^ Kaufman, Gil (July 25, 2005). "Fall Out Boy: Warped, Wicked & Wonderful". Retrieved 2009-11-22. 
  10. ^ a b c Loftus, Johnny. "Biography: Fall Out Boy". All Music Guide. Retrieved 2009-11-22. 
  11. ^ "Fall Out Boy – Arlington Heights Knights Of Columbus" (Video). JBTV Online. Retrieved on December 12, 2009.
  12. ^ a b "Fall Out Boy: Main". 2007. Retrieved 2007-11-28. 
  13. ^ RIAA search results for Fall Out Boy's Take This to Your Grave. RIAA. Retrieved on 2009-11-22.
  14. ^ "Fall Out Boy biography". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2009-11-28. 
  15. ^ Harris, Chris (February 14, 2007). "Fall Out Boy Take It To The Top, Score First Billboard #1". MTV News. Retrieved 2009-12-14. 
  16. ^ a b c "Artist Chart History: Fall Out". Archived from the original on 2008-05-03. 
  17. ^ Gerstmann, Jeff (2006-09-29). "Dance Dance Revolution SuperNOVA (PlayStation 2)": GameSpot editors' review. CNET. Retrieved on November 28, 2009.
  18. ^ Cohen, Jonathan (July 27, 2005). "Fall Out Boy To Lead Nintendo Fusion Tour". Retrieved November 28, 2009. 
  19. ^ Lamb, Bill (2006). "Fall Out Boy Black Clouds and Underdogs". Retrieved November 28, 2009. 
  20. ^ Fall Out Boy Experience “Personal Issues,” Delay Tour, Kevin Costner Fights the Man in the Name of His Band, Watch 50 Shove a Model Into a Pool". Rolling Stone, April 6, 2007. Retrieved on November 28, 2009.
  21. ^ Jonathan Cohen (2008-02-26). "'Beat It' Cover Bolsters Fall Out Boy CD/DVD". Retrieved November 28, 2009. 
  22. ^ Clandestine (Pete Wentz) (2008-02-29). "Fall out boy plus our good friend john mayer- playing michael jackson's "Beat It"". Friends or Enemies. Archived from the original on 2008-06-30. 
  23. ^ Montgomery, James (March 28, 2008). "Fall Out Boy Plan Second World-Record Attempt, Promise To Play Antarctica: 'We're G". MTV News. Retrieved November 28, 2009. 
  24. ^ Montgomery, James (2008-07-14). "Fall Out Boy, T.I. Team Up For Personal Song With 'Nightmare Before Christmas' Sound". MTV. Retrieved November 28, 2009. 
  25. ^ Reid, Shaheem (2008-11-10). "50 Cent Steals A Dr. Dre Beat From Eminem; T.I. Choosing Paper Trail Follow-Up's Title: Mixtape Monday". MTV. Retrieved November 28, 2009. 
  26. ^ a b Montgomery, James (April 21, 2008). "Fall Out Boy's 'Citizens For Our Betterment' Viral Campaign Hijacked By Florida Rockers Copeland". MTV News. Retrieved 2009-11-22. 
  27. ^ Harding, Cortney (September 6, 2008). "Fall Out Boy rolls out viral campaign for 'Folie'". Reuters. Retrieved on December 14, 2009.
  28. ^ a b "Citizens For Our Betterment: The Rundown". CFOBmania!, August 23, 2008. Retrieved on December 14, 2009.
  29. ^ Fall Out Boy (August 26, 2009). "Fall Out Boy's New Release Folie a Deux Scheduled For November 4th Election Day". Retrieved on December 14, 2009.
  30. ^ Fall Out Boy (August 26, 2009). "Special Announcement From Fall Out Boy". Retrieved on December 14, 2009.
  31. ^ "The 100 Best Songs of 2008". Rolling Stone (December 25, 2008). Retrieved on November 28, 2009.
  32. ^ Montgomery, James (January 21, 2009). "When Fall Out Boy Met President Barack Obama...". MTV News. Retrieved on November 22, 2009.
  33. ^ Tartanella, Emily (December 8, 2009). "World Tour/Media Whore(s): The Year in Reunions". Retrieved on December 12, 2009.
  34. ^ Danger, Daniel (October 9, 2009). "all out boy - greatest hits cover". Retrieved on November 28, 2009.
  35. ^ "Italy mystery of prehistoric hug". BBC News. February 7, 2008. Retrieved 2009-11-22. 
  36. ^
  37. ^ Pete Wentz 'Can't Imagine Playing In Fall Out Boy Again'
  38. ^ Patrick Stump: "I'm Not in Fall Out Boy"
  39. ^ Joe Throhman tweets, "fine, i quit too."
  40. ^ A Homeboy's Life - to make it perfectly clear.
  41. ^ Pete Wentz Tweets that The Band is Still in the Same Place
  42. ^ Pete Wentz Tweets that The Band is in the Exact Position it was when the Break first started
  43. ^ Pete Wentz says Fall Out Boy not completely done -
  44. ^ Fall Out Boyz at YouTube
    Pete Wentz refers to the band as "pop punk".
  45. ^ Adita, Bradley (March 2004). "Fall Out Boy Interview". Redline Distribution. Retrieved November 28, 2009. 
  46. ^ Associated Press (December 14, 2005). "Fall Out Boy takes pop route to rock success". Retrieved November 28, 2009. 
  47. ^ "Line-up and Artists: Fall Out Boy". BBC. Retrieved 2009-11-22. 
  48. ^ "Say Goodnight, Mean Goodbye: The Oral History of The Get Up Kids". Alternative Press, issue #204.
  49. ^ a b Loftus, Johnny. "From Under The Cork Tree". Allmusic. Retrieved November 28, 2009. 
  50. ^ Loftus, Johnny. "Take This To Your Grave". Allmusic. Retrieved November 28, 2009. 
  51. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. Folie a Deux > Overview AMG.
  52. ^ Scaggs, Austin (December 11, 2008). "Q&A: Patrick Stump." Rolling Stone. Issue 1067.
  53. ^ "Fall Out Boy Members Announce Metal Side Project". Rock Sound (November 28, 2009). Retrieved on December 5, 2009.

External links


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--AmberrS. 01:14, 3 May 2009

Fall Out Boy at Rockefeller Center performing on NBC's Today Show

Fall Out Boy (commonly abbreviated as FOB) is an American band from Wilmette, Illinois (a suburb of Chicago) that formed in 2001. The band consists of Patrick Stump (lead vocals, rhythm guitar, and primary composer), Pete Wentz (bass guitar, backup vocals, and primary lyricist), Joe Trohman (lead guitar), and Andy Hurley (drums).



  • "I've got Fall Out Boy fever. I want to be in a band with Fall Out Boy."

Famous Lines from "Fall Out Boy's Evening Out With Your Girlfriend"

  • "I can be your John Cusack."
    • "Honorable Mention"
  • "Walking out on the show is walking out on you, and walking out on you's still the best thing that I ever did."
    • "Switchblades And Infidelity"
  • "I was terrified and would you mind if I sat next to you and watch you smile."
    • "Pretty In Punk"
  • "I sat outside my front window...this story's going somewhere: "He's well hung," and I am hanging up."
    • "Calm Before The Storm"

Famous Lines from "Take This To Your Grave"

  • "Loaded words and loaded friends, loaded guns to our heads."
    • "Chicago Is So Two Years Ago"
  • "Boys like you are overrated, so save your breath."
    • "Chicago Is So Two Years Ago"
  • "My smile's an open wound without you."
    • "Homesick At Spacecamp"
  • "Tonight the headphones will deliver you the words that I can't say."
    • "Homesick at Spacecamp"
  • "I wrote myself out of the day, We Ever had to meet. Are you through with me?"
    • "The Patron Saint Of Liars and Fakes"
  • "And when it all goes to hell, will you be able to tell me you're sorry wih a straight face?"
    • "The Patron Saint Of Liars and Fakes"
  • "Where is your boy tonight? I hope he is a gentleman. Maybe he won't find out what I know: you were the last good thing about this part of town."
    • "Grand Theft Autumn/ Where is Your Boy?"
  • "And what meant the world had folded like legs and fingers holding onto what escapes me, what he has; a better kiss that never lasts."
    • "Calm Before the Storm"
  • "Let's play this game called when you catch fire. I wouldn't piss to put you out."
    • "Tell That Mick He Just Made My List Of Things To Do Today"
  • "And I've read about the afterlife, but I've never really lived more than an hour."
    • "Saturday"
  • "I want to hate you half as much as I hate myself"
    • "The Pros And Cons Of Breathing"

Famous Lines from " From Under the Cork Tree"

  • "Dance, dance, we're falling apart to half time."
    • "Dance, Dance"
  • "Am I more than you bargained for yet?"
    • "Sugar We're Goin Down"
  • "I confessed I messed up dropping I'm sorry's like you're still around."
    • "A Little Less Sixteen Candles, A Little More Touch Me"
  • "I'm hopelessly hopeful that you're just hopeless enough."
    • "I've Got A Dark Alley And A Bad Idea That Says You Should Shut Your Mouth"
  • "I keep telling myself I'm not the desperate type."
    • "7 Minutes In Heaven (Atavan Halen)"
  • "Are we growing up or just going down?"
    • "Sophomore Slump Or Comeback Of The Year"
  • "Wear me like a locket around your throat I weigh you down I watch you choke."
    • "Nobody Puts Baby In The Corner"

Famous Lines from "Infinity on High"

  • "I am an arms dealer, fitting you with weapons in the form of words."
    • "This Ain't a Scene, Its an Arms Race"
  • "Say a prayer, but let the good times roll, in case God doesn't show"
    • "Thnks Fr Th Mmrs"
  • "I sing the blues and swallow them too."
    • "Hum Hallelujah"
  • "We don't fight fair."
    • "The Take Over, The Break's Over"
  • "And all the lovers with no time for me. And all of the mothers raised their babies, stay away from me."
    • "Golden"
  • "They say quitters never win, but we walk the plank on a sinking ship. There's a world outside of my front door that gets off on being down."
    • "Don't You Know Who I Think I Am?"
  • "I've already given up on myself twice, third time is the charm, third time is the charm. Threw caution to the wind, but I've got a lousy arm"
    • "G.I.N.A.S.F.S"

Famous Lines from "Folie A Deux"

  • "Does he know the way I worship our love"
    • "Headfirst Slide Into Cooperstown On A Bad Bet"
  • "I don't care what you think as long as its about me"
    • "I Don't care"
  • "The best of us can find hapiness in misery"
    • "I Don't Care"
  • "They say a captain goes down with the ship, so when the world ends will God go down with it?"
    • "What A Catch, Donnie"
  • "I've got troubled thoughts and the self-esteem to match."
    • "What A Catch, Donnie"
  • "Oh baby, you're a classic, like a little black dress."
    • "Tiffany Blews"
  • "Why, why, why won't the world revolve around me?"
    • "America's Suitehearts"
  • "I wanna scream "I love you" from the top of my lungs, but I'm afraid that someone else will hear me."
    • "The (Shipped) Gold Standards"
  • "I will never believe in anything again."
    • "(Coffee's for Closers)"
  • "Oh hell yes, I'm a nervous wreck."
    • "West Coast Smoker"
  • "Don't feel bad for the suicidal cats, gotta kill themselves 9 times before they get it right."
    • "West Coast Smoker"
  • "Give me a pen, call me Mr.Benzedrine."
    • "20 Dollar Nose Bleed"
  • "Have you ever wanted to disapear?"
    • "20 Dollar Nose Bleed"
  • "What a match I'm half-doomed and your semi-sweet."
    • "The Disloyal Order of What Buffalos"
  • "So, Boycot love, detox just to retox."
    • "The Disloyal Order of Water Buffalos"

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Fall Out Boy
File:Fall Out Boy 2006
Fall Out Boy on stage.
Background information
Origin Chicago, Illinois, United States
Genres Emo,[1] pop punk[2]
Years active 2001 – 2009 (breakup dispute)
Labels Decaydance
Fueled by Ramen
Pete Wentz
Patrick Stump
Andy Hurley
Joe Trohman
File:Fall Out Boy 2006
Fall Out Boy on stage.

Fall Out Boy (often shortened to FOB) is an alternative rock band, that make music, from Chicago, Illinois, USA. The members are Pete Wentz (bassist), Patrick Stump (vocals), Andy Hurley (drums), and Joe Trohman (guitar). They have written successful songs, including "Thnks fr the Mmrs", "Sugar, We're Goin' Down" and "Dance, Dance". Their music is mostly like the pop-punk style, or genre, of music.

The band got the name "Fall Out Boy" from a character who appeared in one episode of The Simpsons.[3]

"Sugar, We're Goin' Down" was the first single from their album From Under the Cork Tree. It has peaked at number eight on the Billboard charts. The second single was "Dance, Dance" which picked up major airplay in the U.S. The third single was "A Little Less Sixteen Candles, a Little More Touch Me."

Their third album is Infinity On High. Two songs from the album were very popular across the world. They are "This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race" and "Thnks fr th Mmrs". The second song's title is "Thanks for the Memories" without the vowel letters, which is meant to look as if it were from a text message. The third single from Infinity on High is called "The Take Over, The Breaks Over". The fourth is "I'm Like a Lawyer With the Way I'm Always Trying to Get You Off (Me & You)". The album have five singles if the digital single "The Carpal Tunnel of Love" is counted.

Their fourth, and most recent album is Folie à Deux, which was released on December 16, 2008. I Don't Care was the first song released from the album.


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