Fall Out Boy

Band

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About Fall Out Boy

Formed in 2001 in Wlimette Illinois, the band includes singer Patrick Stump, bassist Pete Wentz, guitarist Joe Trohman, and drummer Andy Hurley. Their name is a Simpson's reference, the name of the sidekick of Bart Simpson's favorite superhero. The name was suggested by a fan in their first concert. The band has been classified as pop-punk, pop-rock, alternative-rock, and originally emo-pop.

Awards

  • World Music Awards- 1
  • Teen Choice Awards- 5
  • People's Choice Award 2015- 1
  • Nickelodeon Australian Kids' Choice Awards- 1
  • MuchMusic Video Awards- 1
  • MTV Music Video Award- 4
  • Kerrang! Awards- 3
  • Beligian TMF Awards- 2
  • AP Music Awards- 1
  • American Music Awards- 1

Influences

  • Alakine Trio
  • blink-182
  • Boy Sets Fire
  • Descendents
  • The Get Up Kids
  • Green Day
  • Jimmy Eat World
  • Less Than Jake
  • The Promise Ring
  • Refused
  • Saves the Day
  • The Smiths
  • Sunny Day Real Estate
  • Weezer

Education

Pete Wentz attended DePaul University and dropped out a quarter before graduation to focus on his music career. He majored in political science. The rest of the members did not go to college, but all have highschool diplomas.

Interesting Facts

  • Pete Wentz, the bass player, mainly writes the lyrics instead of leader singer Patrick Stump, who wrote lyrics mainly in their earlier songs
  • The title of the band's second album "From Under the Cork Tree" comes from a children's book called "The Story of Ferdinand" by Munro Leaf
  • They've played secret shows under the name Saved Latin
  • Pete Wentz grew up in a music inclined family, his dad is a folk singer and his brother is an accomplished violinist
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