Fall Out Boy Biography

Fall Out Boy is an American rock band formed in Wilmette, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago in 2001. The band consists of vocalist/guitarist Patrick Stump, bassist Pete Wentz, guitarist Joe Trohman, and drummer Andy Hurley. The band originated from Chicago's hardcore punk scene, with which Wentz was heavily involved. The group was formed by Wentz and Trohman as a pop punk side project of their respective hardcore bands, and Stump joined shortly thereafter. The group went through a succession of drummers before landing Hurley and recording their debut album, Take This to Your Grave (2003), which became an underground success and helped the band gain a dedicated fanbase through heavy touring, as well as some moderate commercial success.

With Wentz as the band's lyricist and Stump as the primary composer, the band's 2005 major-label breakthrough, From Under the Cork Tree, produced two hit singles, "Sugar, We're Goin Down" and "Dance, Dance", and went double platinum, transforming the group into superstars and making Wentz a celebrity and tabloid fixture. Fall Out Boy received a Best New Artist nomination at the 2006 Grammy Awards. Their 2007 follow-up, Infinity on High, landed at number one on the Billboard 200 with 260,000 first week sales. It produced several worldwide hit singles, "This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race" and "Thnks fr th Mmrs". Folie a Deux, the band's fourth album, created a mixed response from fans and commercially undersold expectations. Following the release of Believers Never Die - Greatest Hits, the band took a hiatus from 2009 to 2012 to "decompress", exploring various side projects. They regrouped and recorded Save Rock and Roll (2013), which gave the band their second career number one and produced the top 20 single "My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)".

While Fall Out Boy's music has been typically described as pop punk and pop rock, the band were generally seen in the mid-2000s at the forefront of the "emo pop" explosion. Take This to Your Grave has often been cited as a vital blueprint for pop punk music in the 2000s.

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Courtney Love and Fall Out Boy release video for collaboration 'Rat A Tat' – listen

The track is the latest in the band's 'Save Rock And Roll: The Youngblood Chronicles' video series

  • Mar 7, 2014

Fall Out Boy make their own version of viral game Flappy Bird

Fall Out Bird looks set to be available by the end of this week, pending approval

  • Feb 11, 2014

Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz reveals he used to have a pierced penis

Bassist said he got multiple piercings when he was 'young and dumb'

  • Jan 22, 2014

Fall Out Boy stream Ryan Adams-produced 'Pax-Am Days' record in full – listen

The record is officially released on October 14

  • Oct 8, 2013

Fall Out Boy announce release of Ryan Adams produced record and 2014 UK arena tour

The band will play six dates next March, including a show at London's Wembley Arena

  • Sep 30, 2013

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Rat A Tat

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Death Valley

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Fall Out Boy Reviews

Fall Out Boy - 'Save Rock And Roll'

Fall Out Boy - 'Save Rock And Roll'

Daytime radio gold that'll require a leap of faith

  • Apr 19, 2013

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Folie À Deux

  • Dec 4, 2008

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A Pete Wentz and co. gig that really is torture...London Dungeon (October 23)

  • Nov 7, 2008

Fall Out Boy Ft John Mayer

Beat It

  • Jul 18, 2008

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Live In Phoenix

  • Apr 11, 2008

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