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A week prior to the APMAs Monday night, Fall Out Boy’s fans mobilized online to honor the band with the AP Skully award for Artist Of The Year. Jason Pettigrew caught up with frontman Patrick Stump on his way to West Palm Beach, Florida, with the rest of his band after their APMAs win to discuss the award, their future plans and his unerring nerd-love of Saves The Day.
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Congratulations on the big win.
PATRICK STUMP: Thank you. [Laughs.] It’s pretty crazy!
Your bandmate Pete Wentz has this quote about FOB being not necessarily the greatest band in the world, but certainly deserving of being somewhere in the pantheon. Do you think your fan-voted win gives that comment some credence?
[Laughs.] Pete makes the more fun, crazy statements. The coolest thing for me about [the win] was having Saves The Day bring us out after that. Whatever you want to call this scene and our relation to it, that was a really cool moment because of how significant they were to us existing. And in front of that audience, that was so awesome to us.
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The band Fall Out Boy has heard that a Lancaster County high school marching band was banned from playing its songs and is offering to come to the school to play a tune the school district likes, Lancaster Online has reported.
This week, the Eastern Lancaster County School District School Board supported Garden Spot High School's administrative decision to remove hit songs by Bruno Mars and Fall Out Boy from its marching band's repertoire, replacing them with "better choices" -- pop tunes by A-ha and fun.
According to the district, the ban was put in place because the songs contained lyrics that were "trashy" and "inappropriate" for high schoolers and discussed "promiscuity in fairly explicit language" -- even though the marching band's interpretations of Fall Out Boy's "Thnks fr th Mmrs" and Bruno Mars' "Locked Out of Heaven" are instrumental versions, without any lyrics.
On YouTube, Fall Out Boy posted a video supporting the marching band members, along with this message:
"hey garden spot high school we just wanted to reach out as supporters of art, music and the creative spirit in general... we know how much work goes into putting a song together. we wanted to either come visit you guys and play a song (that is sanctioned) or have you guys out to a tour date to play one with us...."
Ahead of SoundClash’s premiere we had the chance to chat with Questlove about his music-TV education, and how that gave birth to his new show. The biggest takeaway: This is someone whoreally knows his music.[…]
When you approached T.I., London Grammar, and Fall Out Boy to do this, what was their initial response to it?
The artists who are doing these first programs, a lot of them were overtly excited about it. Ed Sheeran especially. He was like, “Dude, you gotta do it with me.” I was like, “I don’t know if NBC will let me do that right now.” Patrick Stump [of Fall Out Boy] and I go way back. He’s a music nerd. Truth be told, Patrick and Diplo [who hosts SoundClash] were neck and neck in my dream wish list for this show. Obviously this is a show that’s tailor-made for me, and if I couldn’t do it myself, I wanted a music nerd. These are cats who are always trying to one-up you on a particular song that you don’t have, or a particularly beat that they discovered, or, “Have you heard this version of George Michael’s 1981 ‘Careless Whisper’ demo?” So I wanted someone who just loved music.
what you get:
- two outdoor open-air evening shows
- one special acoustic set
- Q&A (in real life, not just on patrick’s twitter)
- two shows from Panic! At The Disco, Travie McCoy, New Politics, as well as music from LOLO
- hang time with all the bands
- dj sets
- access to off site excursions
and much much more TBA!
get your huaraches ready we’ll see you on the beach 😎🌴☀️
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In roughly a decade, Fall Out Boy has grown from an unknown band rehearsing in their hometown of Wilmette, Illinois, to one of the most popular rock bands touring today. With drummer Andy Hurley, vocalist/guitarist Patrick Stump, guitarist Joe Trohman and bassist Pete Wentz leading the charge, Fall Out Boy's 2005 major-label debut From Under the Cork Tree went double platinum on the strength of such singles as "Sugar, We're Going Down" and "Dance, Dance."
Fall Out Boy's music has a distinct 1980s and '90s sound. Pete Wentz says this is because that's the kind of music the band grew up on. "I think, for bands like us, we can be a gateway," says Wentz. "We can say like, 'Hey, check out what these other bands we grew up with do.' I think that's an important thing to do as an artist." In particular, Wentz names 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductee Metallica and its 1986 album Master of Puppets as the record that is probably his "single biggest influence."
Fall Out Boy's fifth studio album, Save Rock and Roll, was released in 2013 and featured guest appearances by 2 Chainz, Big Sean, Tommy Lee of Motley Crüe, Courtney Love and Elton John, who was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1994. From the album came a series of 11 music videos forming a single narrative and based on each of Save Rock and Roll's tracks. The Rock Hall's Right Here, Right Now exhibit includes fake-bloodied shoes, boots, a shirt and a jacket worn by members of the band in those videos, including the white jacket worn by Wentz in part 11 with Elton John.
Andrew Hurley — the drummer for Fall Out Boy — joins Real Milwaukee via Skype to talk about their upcoming show at Summerfest. Andrew, graduated from Menomonee Falls High School, and on Sunday, his band is headlining the Marcus Amphitheater.
Entertainment Weekly: You’re a few dates into the Monumentour. What do you know about the guys in Fall Out Boy that you didn’t know two weeks ago?
Hayley Williams: All those guys work out every day and we’re just getting in our dressing room eating chips. I told Patrick [Stump], “Thanks for making us all feel like the laziest buttholes.” He was like, “If I wasn’t doing this, I wouldn’t be able to move onstage. It’s so crucial.” I was like, “OK cool, maybe I’ll start up Ballet Beautiful in a minute.”
We’re all just so getting into tour mode that we really haven’t had a lot of time to hang out yet. We really have to find an off day to get a tour-wide dinner, with the bands and crews and everybody. Those guys are rad. It’s already so cool being on the same tour and sharing a bill and sharing a massive crowd of people who love both of our bands. It’s about time this tour happened
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Take a look at Fall Out Boy discuss their band origin and their anticipation for the upcoming Alternative Press Awards.
The first annual Alternative Press Music Awards are coming LIVE to AXS TV with performances from Joan Jett, Fall Out Boy, A Day To Remember, Asking Alexandria, Twenty One Pilots, All Time Low, and Brendon Urie.
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