October 6, 2005
On the surface, the band seemed unlikely to catch on. First of all, the quartet of drummer Andy Hurley, singer Patrick Stump, guitarist Joe Trohman and bassist Pete Wentz calls itself Fall Out Boy, the name of a dorky, obscure character from The Simpsons. Second, Wentz, the group's chief lyricist and figurehead, has a penchant for song titles that stretch a mile. But the music -- fun, pop-savvy, emo-laced punk-rock -- is immediate, the musicianship impressive. Although the titles may be long, you don't easily forget a Fall Out Boy song.
April 23, 2009
For about four years, the personal drama of Pete Wentz, the bassist, lyricist and de facto figurehead of Fall Out Boy, has threatened to overshadow the hit pop-punk band. There was his suicide attempt in early 2005. A year later, nude photos of the raven-haired performer appeared on the Internet. Shortly afterward, interviews in Blender and The Advocate magazines, in which Wentz alluded to being bisexual, had blogs and gossip sites buzzing for days. Last May, he married another tabloid darling, pop star Ashlee Simpson.
June 4, 2007
Concert Fall Out Boy in Columbia Go see Fall Out Boy, a group that is touring to promote its newest album Infinity On High, tonight at Merriweather Post Pavilion, 10475 Little Patuxent Parkway, Columbia. Tickets for the 6 p.m. show are $35. Call 410-547-SEAT or go to ticketmaster.com.
April 14, 2006
Everything else could be going wrong, and like for that hour and an half, I feel all right. Pete Wentz, bassist for the band Fall Out Boy, on how he feels on stage.
February 8, 2007
Downloaded singles 1.This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race, Fall Out Boy 2.It's Not Over, Daughtry 3.Say It Right, Nelly Furtado 4.The Sweet Escape, Gwen Stefani 5.Here (in Your Arms), Hellogoodbye [ITUNES (FEB. 5)] Downloaded albums 1.Not Too Late, Norah Jones 2.Katharine McPhee, Katharine McPhee 3.Alright, Still, Lily Allen 4.Daughtry (bonus track), Daughtry 5.Wincing the Night Away, The Shins [ITUNES (FEB. 5)] Downloaded TV episodes 1.Ben Franklin, The Office 2.Wishin' and Hopin', Grey's Anatomy 3.The Fix, Heroes 4.11:00 AM-12:00 PM, 24 5.His Story IV, Scrubs [ITUNES (FEB.