Fall Out Boy

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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.

Fall Out Boy: 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.

Fall Out Boy: 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.

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dollie rawker

heya u guys rock lol not as much as guns and roses tho lol just kiddin lol aoife ma friend loves the guy dat pushed pete out da window in the hotel room onli kidding she loves yas really we love all ur songs dey tootally rock xx

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heya i forgot 2 say somethin tha other day lol me and aoife think u guys shud make a movie based on ur music video a little less 16 candles alittle more touch me the video is an epic but not as much as guns'n roses november rain that is one hell of a pure epic!! love ya guys u rock xx love from dollie rawker

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went 2 see the X-factor concert in belfast awsome or wat hope was class and nikki was amazin ma dad got me and my sister VIP tickets ans we got our own suite to watch the show with free wine and beer the the concert was fantastic i loved every bit of itxx

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What's everyone's thoughts on Folie a Deux?????? Love it or hate it?Personally I love it, it's very refreshing and 27 is the best song on the album. Pretty much a guranteed hit.Check out this site Yoozur cause that's where I got a gander at their stuff. You can DL, UL and share stuff too. Plus there are tons more FOB on there!

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sometimes when we hear the name fall out boy we immediately think of bassist pete wentz but we have to also remember patrick, andy and joe yeah pete may be super cute with his awesome tattoos and cute hair but fall out boy wouldnt be fall out boy without all 4 members. Theres patrick the lead singer and backup guitarist with his amazing voice and creative songwriting you cant have fall out boy without patrick. Then theres joe with his funky hair and awesome stage prescence joe is a key part of this band. And we cant forget andy we dont hear much about andy in the tabloids but all we know is he is an amazing drummer in 20 years from now i think he'll be a legend as will all of fall boy xx

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