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When any band heads back into the studio after a lengthy hiatus, it’s often accompanied by a burning desire to return to their roots. So, be warned, anyone hoping for…

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The first song on the fifth Fall Out Boy album is called ‘Lullabye/Disloyal Order Of Water Buffalos’. Well, of course it is. And among the rock operatics and ‘Radio Ga…

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“This way please,” drones a zombie in blood-stained robes with huge Horrors hair and nasty-looking gnashers, while leading NME through dimly-lit corridors into a cobweb-strewn torture chamber. Surely penning a…

Michael Jackson’s probably rolling in his grave. Or whatever it is he sleeps in nowadays. Though he possibly also sees ‘Fall Out Boy’ more as an instruction than a noun.…

A few songs into ‘Live in Phoenix’, Pete Wentz tells the crowd they have permission to “heckle, dance, have fun, so long as you have a smile on your face,…

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One day, Fall Out Boy may make a record that vaguely justifies Pete Wentz’s permanent air of towering smugness and self-satisfaction. But right now, the consistent dreadfulness of their song…

Admittedly, actually liking Fall Out Boy these days would be a punk rock move that’d throw a cat among the journalistic pigeons, but this reviewer doesn’t have it in him.…

Girls! Stop breaking Pete Wentz’s heart! His rock career to date has been blighted by you harpies, flitting in with your dainty feet and curves, and making him write songs…

Emo {ee-mow} adjective. 1) A sub-genre of hardcore punk rock that is both emotional and hardcore, first coined in the mid-’80s to describe the Washington DC hardcore scene, gaining popularity…

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Consider the emo. Right gnarly old bugger it were, back in the early ’90s; a bawling, petulant nipper of a scene having its existential nappy rash seen to by angry…