Pete Wentz to launch East Village hangout

Fall Out Boy frontman Pete Wentz has teamed up with members of Gym Class Heroes and The Academy Is… to open their own bar in New York City.

Speaking to New York Magazine, Wentz revealed the motivation behind his endeavor is a response to the city’s current celebrity nightlife scene.

He said: “When I go to New York I always have to pick between crappy clubs and then call the promoter ahead of time and then still get hassled at the door and get stuffed into some cramped stupid VIP section and hear bad techno.”

The bar, which will be called Angels & Kings, is set to be the one the least pretentious places in the city, a place where Wentz and his pals can hang out.

“Everyone I roll with is into Goonies,” he said, “I want it to be like Shredder’s hangout in ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2’.”

And its décor will include mugshots and Fall Out Boy-branded drinks specials.

He revealed: “We have this awesome Sid Vicious mug shot where you can tell he’s just like a fucked-up kid, like everyone had him pegged wrong. It speaks to me. We have a couple of Fall Out–based ideas for drinks. There’s this song called ‘Where Is Your Boy Tonight’ so I was thinking we could have a ‘Where Is Your Beer’ special night.”

Angels & Kings is scheduled to open on April 30.

–By our New York staff.

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