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Patrick Martin Stump

Background information
Birth name Patrick Martin Stump
Born April 27, 1984 (1984-04-27) (age 25)
Evanston, Illinois
Genres Alternative rock, emo, pop punk, pop rock
Years active 1999–present
Labels Island Records, Fueled by Ramen, Decaydance
Notable instruments
Gibson SG

Gretsch Electromatic Stump-O-Matic

Patrick Stump (born Patrick Martin Stumph, April 27, 1984, then later changed to Patrick Martin Vaughn Stump) is a singer-songwriter, composer, record producer, and music critic. He is principle composer, lead singer, and multi-instrumentalist for Fall Out Boy, an American rock band from Chicago, Illinois.



Before Fall Out Boy, Patrick Stump was the drummer of a few suburban Chicago bands. Despite originally auditioning as the drummer for Fall Out Boy, and having no previous experience singing in a band, he became the somewhat reluctant lead singer after his vocal range was discovered. Several lineup changes were to follow, after which he began playing rhythm guitar for the band. At this point, current drummer Andy Hurley was also brought in.

Following a 2002 Split EP with Project Rocket, the band's first full-length album, Fall Out Boy's Evening Out with Your Girlfriend, was released in 2003 on Uprising Records, though they shortly left the label to sign to Fueled By Ramen. They released Take This To Your Grave in 2003, their second full-length album. It's been credited with earning the band's first significant fanbase, as well as some minor commercial success.

In 2003, Stump and his bandmates went on to sign with Island Records, and released the acoustic-based EP My Heart Will Always Be the B-Side to My Tongue CD and DVD in 2004. This was followed with their third studio album, From Under The Cork Tree, which went double-platinum in 2005. Their fourth studio album, Infinity On High, was released to generally positive reviews in 2007, and their most recent album, Folie a Duex, was released on November 23 and 16, 2009 in the United States/worldwide, respectively.[1]

In a Rolling Stone interview with Stump, Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds said of him, "Patrick is one of the hottest dudes I've seen in a long time... He has a great voice – very talented." Stump also writes music for bands such as Cobra Starship and Gym Class Heroes.

In Fall Out Boy (FOB), Stump writes the majority of the music for the band, while bassist Pete Wentz writes the majority of the lyrics. Guitarist Joe Trohman said of Stump, "I guess Patrick is some kind of musical genius – he's a mad scientist."

Music projects

As a producer, along with a handful of Fall Out Boy tracks, Stump has worked with The Hush Sound on Like Vines, Gym Class Heroes on As Cruel As School Children and Cobra Starship on ¡Viva La Cobra!. He also produced a track on Lupe Fiasco's The Cool.[2] He was also featured in a song by hip-hop group The Roots On their 2008 album Rising Down. In 2008, he executive- and co-produced The Cab's Whisper War and Gym Class Heroes' The Quilt, as well as several tracks on Tyga's No Introduction. He is currently said to be working with Cobra Starship and The Cab again on their upcoming records.

In addition to producing albums, Stump has also remixed various tracks for soundtracks or special releases. Among various others, he's notably provided a "Queen Of Apology" remix for The Sounds on the Snakes on a Plane soundtrack, a remix of the Fall Out Boy single "Dance, Dance" available on the Sugar, We're Goin' Down EP, a "Sugar We're Goin Down" remix on Fall Out Boy's From Under the Cork Tree special edition release, and "Pace Yourself" for The Higher on their album, On Fire. He has also recently remixed Good Charlotte's "Little Things" for their remix compilation, Greatest Remixes.

Patrick Stump remixed All Time Low's “Damned If I Do Ya (Damned If I Don’t)" originally released on their latest album, “Nothing Personal.”

Patrick is currently working on a self written, performed and produced album.[3] He has created a video on his website that shows in playing numerous instruments, starting with drum kit then adding more such as synthesizer, cowbell, electric guitar and bass, amongst others.

Guest appearances

Year Song Artist Album
2005 "Cupid's Chokehold" Gym Class Heroes The Papercut Chronicles
2005 "Everything Is Alright" Motion City Soundtrack Commit This to Memory
2006 "Second Chances" October Fall A Season In Hell
2006 "Don't Wake Me Up" The Hush Sound Like Vines
2006 "One Day I'll Stay Home" Misery Signals Mirrors
2007 "If You Could Remember (With Pete Wentz, Bassist of Fall Out Boy) Damnation A.D. In This Life or the Next
2007 "One and Only" Timbaland Shock Value
2007 "Clothes Off!!" Gym Class Heroes As Cruel as School Children
2007 "Cupid's Chokehold" Gym Class Heroes As Cruel as School Children
2007 "King of Wishful Thinking" New Found Glory From the Screen to Your Stereo Part II
2007 All tracks on "¡Viva la Cobra!" Cobra Starship ¡Viva La Cobra!
2007 "Little Weapon" (producer/songwriter) Lupe Fiasco Lupe Fiasco's the Cool
2008 "One of THOSE Nights" (with Brendon Urie of Panic! at the Disco) The Cab Whisper War
2008 "I'm a Wonder" The Cab Whisper War
2008 "Birthday Girl" The Roots Rising Down
2008 "Don't Regret It Now" Tyga No Introduction
2008 "Blinded by the Sun" Gym Class Heroes The Quilt
2008 "That's What It Takes, Dear" KRISTEENYOUNG Music For Strippers, Hookers, and The Odd On-Looker
2008 "Little Things (Patrick Stump Remix)" Good Charlotte Greatest Remixes
2009 "Open Happiness" Coca-Cola Company Coke Commercial

Other projects

Stump is a contributing writer for Rolling Stone where he reviews albums. He also has a personal website, used to inform readers of his newest projects.[4]

In January 2008, Stump was a guest star on the television crime-drama Law & Order. He appeared in the Season 18 two-hour premiere as Marty Dressler, a lowly employee of an electrical company, who is suspected in the kidnapping of the wife and daughter of an executive. The episode, titled "Darkness", aired on January 2, 2008 on NBC. He was not paid for this episode.[5]

Stump has also been working on a film of his own creation called Moustachette.[6]

On February 1, 2009, Gretsch released the G5135PS Electromatic Stump-O-Matic Signature Guitar, based on their model body with personal stylings by Patrick Stump such as a "kill switch" and stripes. Also, Patrick Stump signed and gave away two of his signature guitars that he used to record Fall Out Boy's fifth album, Folie à Deux.

On October 31, 2009 Patrick did a benefit concert, Foodstock, at his old high school, Glenbrook South High School (GBS), in Glenview, Illinois.[7]


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Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikiquote

Patrick Stump (born Patrick Martin Stumph, 27 April 1984) is the lead singer, composer and rhythm guitarist of the band Fall Out Boy.


Patrick Stump, Part 1 - 10.06.08 [1]

  • I'm not a drummer anymore, on my gravestone, if there is one, if anyone writes anything about me besides hopefully being a dad, it would be that I sang in my band when I was in my 20s. So I was like, "Yeah, I should probably focus on this a little more," so I just practiced a lot. (When asked about his singing.)
  • What you want if you're asking that question is a specific time in your life to come back to you, and that will never happen. You will never be 15 years old again. I could write, verbatim, another Take This To Your Grave, and you won't feel the same way. It's not going to mean anything to you because it wouldn't mean anything to me.
    • When asked "how do you respond to people who say they wish Fall Out Boy would just write another Take This To Your Grave?"
  • Sometimes people associate getting big with selling out, which is funny because that's not something you necessarily have choice in. That's not a matter that is entirely up to you and at the same time, who hasn't sold out? If you've heard of a specific artist, they're big enough--they got to you. Where do you draw the line between what's big and what's too big?
  • I don't mind if someone thinks I'm a sell out. I go to bed happy knowing I do what I do and I'm not doing anything for reasons of money, and if I were trying to pick up chicks, I'm doing a horrible job. And if I wanted to drive awesome cars, I'm doing a really bad job there too.
  • If you're trying to get a lot of money and attention and cars and just stuff like that, being in a band is a really bad way to do it, because it takes a lot of work, it's constant work, it's very grueling, and you don't really have time to spend money. So that would probably not even make my top 10 list of ways to make a lot of money, because records aren't selling anymore. The richest musician in America still doesn't even come close to a mid-level athlete.
  • I've heard a lot of really awful, negative things said about Pete, and it's like, “Dude, you don't even have a clue how honest and real that guy is” for the amount of crap that people talk about him. Pete said it, and it's true, they make you into a wrestling character. And it's also like reality TV editing. It's really easy to cut somebody in rolling their eyes when that might not have even happened next to the thing that it's being shown next to.
  • There was a weird moment where—I was still a drummer, I always saw myself as a drummer—and we got nominated for a Grammy, that was really crazy, and I was sitting there and Stevie Wonder was on stage and I remember thinking "Wow, I really need to take [singing] more seriously!"
  • There's something really personal about your voice, where if people talk shit on your guitar, "Ugh, he played out of tune," etc., you can, in your head, blame it on something else, but when you fuck up with your singing, that's part of you [...] So I guess I'm an insecure enough dude that I just went back and really studied and tried to sing better.

Patrick Stump, Part 2 - 10.13.08 [2]

  • Pete's my best friend, I was the best man at his wedding, I love that man to death. I'd take a bullet for him.
  • There's so many accusations that are so ridiculous about Pete Wentz that are taken as the gospel—people just assume that he posted pictures of his penis on the internet. That is the stupidest fucking thing thing I've ever heard. Why on earth would you ever do that?
  • I think Joe's underappreciated, I think Andy's underappreciated, I think Pete's underappreciated, I don't think people know how good he is. I think Neal [Avron]'s underappreciated, but if anything, I feel overappreciated. I think Patrick Stump gets enough attention.
  • I collect movies, I still buy records constantly. I collect musical instruments and most of my time I spend making music, it's pretty much what I do 90% of the time I'm home. Aside from just normal stuff, I walk the dog, I hang out with my girlfriend, get dinner. Pretty mellow stuff.
  • Right now I'm in Hollywood—I don't like Hollywood, it's not really my style. But I've found my own little niche here where it's not bad. It's one of those things where I've been on an extended work trip here for 2 years. I still technically live in Chicago and I'm dying to get back. That's one of the big things for me, I go back to Chicago when I want to hang out. I'm weirdly very proud of my city, and I hope, God willing, I die there.
  • I think a producer should be like water, and whatever the shape of the glass is, he or she should fill that. If they need you to be the engineer guy--typically I have an engineer--I work at that stuff. If they need you to be a songwriting help guy, I work on that. If they need you to be a vocal melody guy, I work at that, etc. I kind of look at whatever a band needs out of me then I try to give it to them.
    • When asked "Are you very hands on when it comes to production or do you focus more on the larger vision of the song/album - the vibe/etc? "
  • I think one of the things if you look at minimalism or expressionism, there's various movements in modern composition that I think you can see really natural relations in pop music, so I mean I always look to that in pop music.
  • Reich and John Cage were pretty big influences on this record (Folie A Deux) in weird ways in that you wouldn't necessarily hear any of it - nothing ends up sounding like either of them, but I think just methodology and things like that ended up on the record in various ways.

Rolling Stone

  • I hear all sorts of things slung at us, one of my favorites being the "boy-band" accusation. I'm like, 'Boy band? I'm fat! If we were a boy band, I'd look good, I'd dance and I'd be charming - so what the fuck are you talking about?' I write songs, that's all I do. [3]

Blender Magazine

"Boy Crazy" Article- June, 2006

  • I get really annoyed with photo shoots and interviews and handshakes. I’m a musician; God forbid I actually have time to make music.[4]
  • He's not cocky because of Fall Out Boy, he's cocky because he's Pete Wentz.[5]

  • Quiet IS the new loud. [6]
  • Yeah, I've been writing a bunch of new stuff, but it's all secret. In fact, I may or may not have been writing stuff this entire interview. [6]

  • I love playing Michigan, I'm really excited that we begin the tour in Detroit. It's one of those places where we know the kids like the back of our hands and they know us -- it's like home. [7]

  • Whoever is in charge of my Wikipedia, all right, whoever you are - the major, most egregious thing in there isn't that, you know, apparently I'm bisexual and have like, twenty kids and that I learned everything I know from a sixteen-year-old who probably wrote that in himself, but the most egregious of all the errors is that it says I am a massive David Bowie fan, which is true, but it is a gross omission to leave out my obsession with Prince. Absolutely. So whoever you are, throw that in there. Go for it. You know what? Make me eighty feet tall. And, you know, make me a transsexual. But put in Prince. "A Tour Through LA by Patrick Stump!"
  • We're standing outside of Peet's Coffee. I've never been here before, but I'm gonna pretend like I have. I love you, Peet's. So good memories. [1]
  • I did my civic duty. Haha I'm driving a Civic! Whoa! [2]
  • (Points to guide arrows on street) See these guide arrows? Fuck you, guide arrows! Tell me to go that way? Fuck you. [3]
  • Patrick: One of my favorite rumors about myself is that I am 31, which is just about 10 years off, so...
    Pete: He's 41, you mother fuckers.
  • I hate barbeque sauce. Little known fact about me. Can't stand it. [4]
  • Carpool to save gas. 'Cause I know you're in grade school and driving is like, what you do. [5]
  • I'm sure it's gotta be a great job 'cause rock stars are known for their punctuality and politeness, so... [8]
  • Yeah, I'm one of those guys--I'm either totally on time and--and everything's good, or I just--I just didn't know what happened, you know, and I just totally don't show up. Like not like late, like, I didn't know--my problem is that sometimes I'm real bad at getting information and retaining it, so...I dunno...Sometimes it's more forgetting than late.[9]

Patrick Being Weird (Bonus Track) on YouTube [10]

  • Don't just look at her ass, eat it.
  • Calm before the storm - fuck it; MEOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW. MEOW.
  • Hey, does your mother sew? BOOM! Get her to sew that.
  • Come to think of it, I'm gonna- I'm gonna make him bald, and make him- and make him sweat acid. And I think I'm gonna give him weird bladder problems, and romantic problems..Y'know what?! THE WHOLE THING!
  • Know somethin'... I got a range. I got a range like no motherfucker knows.
  • I already said that fucking thing, you missed it. Where were you on that one, O'Keefe? Eyes on the prize. Focus!

Friends or

  • Hi I'm Patrick. Today we're going to look at how long it takes for spilt Coke to sink into a carpet. [plays Jeopardy music] Note that it's still fizzy.
  • I'm probably the only guy in the world that likes to eat black licorice.
  • Hi, I'm Patrick Stump. And I'm wearing Pete's pants.
  • These are the dude version. They couldn't possibly be your pants!
    • (Says to Pete Wentz after being accused of stealing his pants)

Apple Pro Profiles

  • Everything was plugged in and should’ve been working, but it gave me a communication error. I got like a cave man and got so mad at it. I was completely fed up. I’m not an engineer, I’m not a computer whiz. I don’t know anything about electronics. All I know is that I want this thing to make noise, I want to write music, and it’s not working.
    • (About using 4 track tape decks compared to GarageBand)
  • I mean, if I had a piccolo in front of me I would probably figure out how to play ‘Hot Cross Buns’ or something.

My Heart Will Always be the B-Side to My Tongue DVD

  • I don't know, we played a show for like, ten kids, but those ten kids were just insane. It's really quantity, not quality, and that's what I really -- (Pete cuts him off) Pete: It's quality, not quantity. You said it backwards. I don't want you to look like a dumbass... on film.
  • This one's for all the homies who couldn't make it to the party!
    • Before taking a shot of liquid garlic butter.
  • We're meant for each other 'cause we smell bad.

Release the Bats DVD

  • There are some things in life that make you happy, and make you like your life. Then there are some things in life that you witness, that make you not like your life as much. I think that's one of them. I'm sorry, Juan.
    • (after Juan takes the "Triple Pepper Threat" in the Release the Bats DVD)

  • I started playing music when I was really young. I didn't start off on guitar because I couldn't fit my hands around the neck and fret board. So I did the drums. And back then, all I did was hit things. [11]
  • I used to work in a record store. I'm kind of a record nerd. [11]


  • (when having brought a fan onstage in Stockholm)
    Pete: (to the fan) Tell us something about you we couldn't tell just by looking at you.
    Fan: (goes silent, Charlie whispers something to her) Um, I'm taller than Pete..
    Patrick: Well... isn't EVERYONE in here taller than him?!
  • According to my Wikipedia, I'm a tenor, which isn't physically possible.
  • I'm a sweaty little guy.
  • I'm in love with Pete Wentz.
  • We could be hardcore, but I'm not screaming.
  • Patrick: Did he just roll out "gotta go save the world"?
    Peyton: Yeah...
    Patrick: That's my line.
    • [on One Tree Hill]
  • It seems to me like people want to fight just for the fight, not for the ending result and I think that's crap, I think that's silly.
  • [On doing a Harry Caray impression] "Apparently I was doing it for about 10 minutes and it totally ruined the show and I was never given talking privilages again"
  • YES, I'm short and VERY pale!
  • He's writing what I'm singing, and I'm writing what he's playing.
  • I don't think we care anymore about what we're gonna do. We're just gonna be our own band and we're not gonna pretend to be any more rock or any less whatever than we are. We're kinda hardcore kids, we're kinda a metal band in this weird way, we're kinda into soul, we're kinda into folk, we're kinda into a lot of stuff and we're just gonna do whatever we do.
  • I think you can totally be a totally normal kid from the suburbs of Chicago and go off and play shows. It's one of those things that when you go home, you're still the nerd you were when you left, and your parents still get to yell at you about cleaning up your room, and your girlfriend still drags you to the pet store.
  • I don't make sense in this interview. I don't make sense in photo shoots. I don't make sense unless I'm making music. And the music is literally the only reason I'm here. I know I'm not the tall, dark, handsome rock star guy. I know I'm not the most charismatic person. I know I'm not that interesting or funny. It really is about me being a musician and a songwriter. That is the only reason I exist here.
  • Our fans are pretty loyal. In the beginning, we had to play a lot of shows to, like, one kid at a time. Those kids stuck with us and have been incredibly supportive. They have a lot more ownership of us than other bands, they can have Fall Out Boy. That's how we feel.
  • Here's the thing about Kelly Clarkson. At the end of the day, she's an amazing singer, and you can't fault her for that.
  • I'm really glad I put aside whatever ego I had and just let Pete be free,
  • Pete just gives me lyrics and phrases and sentences and ideas that are just kind of disembodies from any song, ... I'm his word editor and he's my music editor.
  • First off, we came from hardcore bands, and, in a lot of ways, we still see ourselves as a hardcore band. That said, that's just how we play. I don't know how else to play when you're in a rock band. If you're in a rock band, that's how you're going to do it.


  3. Rolling Stone: Fall Out Boy
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