The Fall 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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The Fall News

The Fall announce new album and tour plans - ticket details

'Your Future Is Our Clutter' is out in the spring

  • Feb 18, 2010

The Fall to play Camp Bestival 2010

The Wurzels also join next year's three day summer bash

  • Nov 20, 2009

The Fall's back catalogue set for reissue

'This Nation's Saving Grace' is the first to be re-released

  • Nov 13, 2009

The Fall's Mark E Smith sings from wheelchair and dressing room at gig

Recovering singer adopts unusual singing position as he recovers from hip injury

  • Apr 2, 2009

The Fall's Mark E Smith returns to stage after injury

Singer performs gig in a wheelchair

  • Apr 1, 2009

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The Fall Music Videos

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Garrick Davis-Redhouse

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Deceiving Lights

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The Fall Reviews

Fall  : Fall vs 2003

Fall : Fall vs 2003

A bit like the crocodile. Only nastier. And without quite so many teeth.

  • Dec 13, 2002

Fall : The World Bewitched

This leaves the world bewildered.

  • Feb 9, 2001

The Fall: London Camden Dingwalls

Tonight it's difficult to tell just how badly Mark E Smith is taking the piss...

  • Nov 23, 2000

London WC2 LA2

And so the saga continues. Just when you think [B]Mark E Smith[/B] has done the decent thing and disappeared to grow old gracefully, up he pops again to punch someone or mumble mindlessly before anoth

  • Jun 1, 2000

A Past Gone Mad: The Best of The Fall 1990-2000

...this is a fine collection; brave, broad and admirably biased...

  • Apr 10, 2000

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