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Fall Out Boy (formed 2001) Fall Out Boy is an American rock band, who rose to fame with their single 'This Ain't A Scene, It's An Arms Race.

Formation: In Chicago, 2001, Fall Out Boy was formed by Joe Trohman and Pete Wentz. Trohman overheard Patrick Stump talking about the band Neurosis in a bookstore and invited him to join the band. Initially, Patrick auditioned as the drummer but his vocal talents were soon discovered and he took up the role of vocalist. T. J. Racine and a man known only as 'Mike' completed the line-up, on guitar and drums, respectively.

In 2002, the band recorded a demo and in May of that year, Uprising Records released their debut EP, followed by a mini LP, Fall Out Boy's Evening Out with Your Girlfriend, in 2003. Following the record's release, Andy Hurley joined the band, whilst Racine and Mike both left. It was around this time that Stump began to play the guitar for the band.

The band's name is a reference to a character in The Simpsons. The character was the sidekick to Radioactive Man.

Breakthrough: In 2003, Fall Out Boy signed a deal with the label Fueled By Ramen, who released their acoustic EP My Heart Will Always Be the B-side to My Tongue.

Later that year, they also signed a deal with Island Records, who gave the band an advance payment to record Take This To Your Grave, with Sean O'Keefe at Smart Studios, owned by Butch Vig (of the band Garbage and renowned for his production work for Nirvana). Despite some songs receiving airplay, the album was only really a commercial success after the release of their next album.

In 2005, From Under the Cork Tree was released and sold over 68,000 in its first week of sale. The first single from the album, 'Sugar, We're Goin' Down', peaked at number eight on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. The band was nominated as Best Newcomer at the 2006 MTV Awards.

In 2007, the band released Infinity on High. Their single 'This Ain't A Scene, It's An Arms Race' was the band's highest charting single on the Billboard Hot 100 as well as in the UK singles chart. The single was remixed by Kanye West and Fall Out Boy have also collaborated with Timbaland.

In April 2008, **** was released. The CD and DVD is a collection of live material recorded at Phoenix's Cricket Wireless Pavilion as well as a cover of Michael Jackson's 'Beat It', with John Mayer on guitar.

In August 2008, the band began a viral internet campaign to promote their next album, Folie à Deux, causing widespread speculation regarding the release date of the album.



Biography by Contactmusic.com

2015 American Music Awards Arrivals

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Pete Wentz, Andy Hurley, Joe Trohman and Fall Out Boy
Pete Wentz, Andy Hurley, Joe Trohman and Fall Out Boy
Pete Wentz, Andy Hurley, Joe Trohman and Fall Out Boy
Pete Wentz, Andy Hurley, Joe Trohman and Fall Out Boy

2015 American Music Awards Press Room

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Joe Trohman, Pete Wentz, Patrick Stump, Andy Hurley and Fall Out Boy
Joe Trohman, Pete Wentz, Patrick Stump, Andy Hurley and Fall Out Boy
Joe Trohman, Pete Wentz, Patrick Stump, Andy Hurley and Fall Out Boy
Joe Trohman, Pete Wentz, Patrick Stump, Andy Hurley and Fall Out Boy

Fall Out Boy Performing At Manchester Arena

Patrick Stump , Fall Out Boy - Fall Out Boy Performing at Manchester Arena at Manchester Arena - Manchester, United Kingdom - Friday 9th October 2015

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Patrick Stump and Fall Out Boy
Patrick Stump and Fall Out Boy
Patrick Stump and Fall Out Boy
Patrick Stump and Fall Out Boy
Patrick Stump and Fall Out Boy

IHeartRadio Music Festival 2015 At The MGM Grand Garden Arena - Day 2 - Arrivals

Fall Out Boy - iHeartRadio Music Festival 2015 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena - Day 2 - Arrivals at MGM Grand Garden Arena - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Saturday 19th September 2015

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2015 MTV Video Music Awards Arrivals

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Patrick Stump, Pete Wentz and Fall Out Boy
Patrick Stump, Pete Wentz and Fall Out Boy

Ashlee Simpson & Evan Ross Welcome A Baby Girl


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Ashlee Simpson welcomed a daughter with husband, Evan Ross, on Thursday (30th July). Multiple sources have confirmed the news to a number of U.S. media outlets. The couple, who have been married for just under a year, had previously announced they were expecting a baby girl.

Ashlee Simpson and Evan RossAshlee Simpson and Evan Ross at the Los Angeles premiere of Before I Go in April 2015.

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Taylor Swift To Open Billboard Music Awards With New Video


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The line-up for the 2015 Billboard Music Awards was already very impressive, with Britney Spears, Mariah Carey, Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith all set to perform on stage, and officials have now filled a (blank) space by confirming Taylor Swift will be there to debut the video for her new track 'Bad Blood', according to Hollywood Reporter

And the singer has teased the premiere of the forthcoming video with a stylish image on Twitter.

Performers Unveiled For 2015 Earth Day Rally In Washington D.C.


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Usher, No Doubt and Fall Out Boy are among the star names announced to perform at the annual Earth Day Rally in Washington D.C. later this month.

The free concert is held this coming Saturday (April 18th) in the American capital on the National Mall. Hosted by Black Eyed Peas star Will.i.am and Soledad O’Brien, it is also due to feature speeches from the United Nations General Secretary Ban Ki-Moon and World Bank President Jim Yong Kim.

UsherUsher is one of the star names who will be performing at the Earth Day Rally in Washington this weekend

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Taylor Swift Returns To Number 1, Matches Whitney Houston's Record


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Taylor Swift has returned to the top of the American album charts yet again, making her only the second woman in Billboard history to have more than one album that has clocked up ten or more weeks at Number 1.

Her fifth album 1989 racked up equivalent sales of 101,000 in the week ending February 1st, consisting of 71,000 pure album sales, according to figures provided by Nielsen SoundScan. It has now spent ten non-consecutive weeks atop the chart, replicating the feat she achieved over 2008-09 with her second album Fearless.

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Taylor Swift has equalled a chart record held by only six other artists

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Fall Out Boy Offer Apology To Fans For ESPN Overplaying Their Music


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Fall Out Boy must be the first musical act to ever apologize for their music being played. The American rock group have said sorry to their fans after ESPN constantly played one of their songs while broadcasting the College Football Playoffs.

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Fall Out Boy's track 'Centuries' was heavily played on ESPN

The sports channel frequently played Fall Out Boy's track 'Centuries' throughout the commercials for the playoffs, and it wasn't too long before a backlash started on Twitter.

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Fall Out Boy Score Third U.S. Number 1 Abum


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Rockers Fall Out Boy have scored their third US Number 1 album, the latest Billboard 200 chart reveals. The group’s sixth studio album American Beauty / American Psycho shifted 218,000 units across all formats during the week ending January 25th, according to figures given by Nielsen SoundScan.

The new record knocked Meghan Trainor’s debut Title, which sold 86,000, down to Number 3, and fended off non-mover Taylor Swift at Number 2 with 119,000 units. It marks the first time since 2010 that a January sales month, typically a quiet time for major releases, has seen two albums debut at the top with sales of over 150,000.

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Pete Wentz of Fall Out Boy, who top the US Billboard charts this week

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Fall Out Boy Singer Patrick Stump Is A Father & Shares The First Baby Picture


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Patrick Stump, lead singer and primary composer for the band Fall Out Boy has become a father. The 30-year-old musician and his wife, Elisa Yao, welcomed the birth of their first child - a son called Declan. The news was announced by talk show host Ellen DeGeneres via Twitter on the day of the birth, Wednesday 15th October, 2014.

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The 30-year-old Stump is a father for the first time

Until recently, the pair have kept the pregnancy a closely guarded secret. It wasn't until 7th September that Stump announced the pregnancy in an interview with 102.7 KIIS FM.  The news came days before the release of Fall Out Boy's single 'Centuries' was released on 9th September. The single is supposedly the first single from their upcoming sixth studio album. 

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Drunk On Power: When Security Fights Back


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Crowd surfing and moshing are two activities that are part and parcel of punk shows worldwide, but it seems one security guard at the Montreal leg of this year’s Warped Tour didn’t get the memo. Footage has emerged of a security guard throwing a crowd member to the ground after apparently crowd surfing over the barrier. The incident took place during the song “Daughter” by the increasingly popular US pop-punk band The Story So Far, sparking a brief brawl in which the band’s frontman Parker Cannon leapt off the stage and exchanged a flurry of blows with the over-zealous security guard before being subdued by security staff.

After the situation was diffused, Parker returned to the stage to conclude the band’s set. Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman has launched an investigation into the incident and announced via Twitter that a tape of the melee has been sent to the security company involved for their consideration. But this is far from the first time security members have abused their powers on innocent concert-goers and such incidents continue to occur, even as professional security companies receive training for roles that were once held by trigger-happy amateur brutes and Hells Angel members. Here is a few of the most high-profile examples of security dishing out hugely irrational responses and eschewing their primary role- to keep people safe.

The Altamont Incident & The Rolling Stones

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A Look At Fall Out Boy And Paramore's "Monumentour"


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When looking back on the history of Fall Out Boy and Paramore, it’s a little hard to believe that the two acts have never toured together. Both bands were labelmates on the record label Fueled By Ramen, and they also stormed the Top 40 and Billboard charts with their respective singles and albums over the years. Now, with both bands arguably at the highest points of their careers both musically and commercially, it only makes sense that they join forces and play some shows. Dubbed the ‘Monumentour,’ Fall Out Boy and Paramore will be taking out newcomers New Politics on 43 dates across the United States, with the tour having kicked off on June 19 in Hartford, Connecticut and ending on August 31 in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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“This tour will be different for us as a band because it is our legitimate first co-headline in a long time, if ever. You get limited by that and the bar is raised by that,” Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz said of the tour. It’s a different atmosphere for sure, because Fall Out Boy is no longer the clear powerhouse playing every night. Their last outing, the “Save Rock and Roll” tour, featured supporting acts such as Panic! At The Disco and Twenty One Pilots. However, for “Monumentour,” Paramore will be trying to prove exactly why they’re at number one on the Adult Pop song charts with their current hit, “Ain’t It Fun.” It isn’t a competition, of course, but one band has to outperform the other, right? With two shows as of this writing already in the books, whose been the clear standout so far?

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Download Festival 2014 Review


Download Festival 2014 was a tamer affair than in previous years, largely owing to the event's tightened alcohol and drugs searches, bands being instructed not to encourage the crowds to mosh, more mainstream main stage headliners, fewer boobs being shown on the live camera feed, and the sombre tone of the renamed 'Stephen Sutton Stage'. Instead of holding a silence for the cancer-struck teen, festival attendees took part in a minute of respectful applause, which was paralleled by comedy pop punk band Bowling For Soup's tribute to the late comic, Rik Mayall.

Download Festival 2014 Review

In memoriam sections aside, the festival managed to transform what could be perceived as a weaker line-up compared to its preceding year into a three-day celebration of a broad range of the rock spectrum, filled with bespoke performance gems and quality heavy metal memories. First night closers Avenged Sevenfold brought a larger stage to Donington than they'd ever taken out of the US and combined imposing crypt-inspired adornments with an explosive set that proved on a world stage that they are worthy successors to titans Metallica and Iron Maiden.

The beady-eyed punter will have had a ball spotting the odd and hilarious happenings across the weekend, including a "face-melting" washboard solo from Berlin faux cowboys The BossHoss, punk's immature popsters Bowling For Soup asking a knight to decapitate a giant inflatable sheep, full contact medieval fighting from Battle Heritage, and Killswitch Engage's Jesse Leach inviting the crowd to "dance responsibly" to a particularly heavy breakdown. Ribs were probably broken in the latter instance.

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