Pete Wentz: 'This could be the worst leak in the history of music'
Fall Out Boy has spoken out about the leaking of their new album ’Infinity On High’.
As previously reported, ’Infinity On High’ was leaked on the internet weeks before its February 5 release date.
Speaking to NME.COM, bassist Pete Wentz declared: “This could be the worst leak in the history in music.
“This could potentially be one of the biggest leaks there is. If you think that every year computers, iPod, internet music grows exponentially and we’re probably one of the biggest bands in rock music on the internet.”
Wentz said he believed that the leak occurred through someone at the manufacturing plant. He said: “Our job is to put out records and tour and make music. What are we gonna do? Sit at the plant and watch everybody?
“Some guy working minimum wage, why would he care how it affects us? It’s a multi-pronged thing.”
The star said they talked to their label Universal about putting the album out early as a result.
“We talked to the label about putting it out this Thursday (January 25), but I don’t think we’re gonna do that,” Wentz explained.
He added that he was unsure how it would affect the band’s sales.
“It’s undiscovered. A lot of people have told us we’re the last band that’s gonna sell records, a lot of people have told us we’re gonna be the first band who does this a different way,” he mused.
However, the bassist was fairly philosophical about the whole affair, adding: “It’s gotten to the point where I’m like, who really cares about the first week (sales)? If people like the music then they like the music. That’s the best thing about it. There’s been a positive response.”