In 2001, a pair of friends, Joe Trohman and Pete Wentz, who had played in a number of hardcore punk bands around Chicago, got together and decided to put together a band. They found their lead singer, Patrick Stump, in a chance meeting at a Borders Bookstore.
|I Slept With Someone In Fall Out Boy And All I Got Was This Stupid Song Written About Me||From Under The Cork Tree||2005|
|Get Busy Living Or Get Busy Dying||From Under The Cork Tree||2005|
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|Beat It||**** Live In Phoenix||2008|
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|Bang The Doldrums||Infinity On High||2007|
|You're Crashing, But You're No Wave||Infinity On High||2007|
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|Dead On Arrival||Take This To Your Grave||2005|
|"From Now On We Are Enemies"||Believers Never Die: Greatest Hits||2009|
|Calm Before The Storm||Take This To Your Grave||2005|
|G.I.N.A.S.F.S.||Infinity On High||2007|
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|The Patron Saint Of Liars And Fakes||Take This To Your Grave||2005|
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|Reinventing The Wheel To Run Myself Over||Take This To Your Grave||2005|
|Dance Dance||Tommie Sunshine Presents: Ultra Rock Remixed||2009|
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|This Ain't A Scene, It's An Arms Race||This Ain't A Scene, It's An Arms Race||2007|
|The Take Over, The Breaks Over||Infinity On High||2007|
|Don't You Know Who I Think I Am?||Infinity On High||2007|
|Dance||From Under the Cork Tree||2005|
|Fall Out Boy - Thanks For The Memories||2011|
|Fall Out Boy - Dance, Dance||Take This To Your Grave|
|Fame < Infamy||Infinity On High||2007|
|Yule Shoot Your Eye Out [*]||Believers Never Die: The Greatest Hits Disc 1||2009|
|Don't You Know Who I Think I Am|
|It's Not A Side Effect Of The Cocaine, I Am Thinking It Must Be Love||My Heart Will Always Be The B-Side To My Tongue||2005|
|Alpha Dog||Believers Never Die: Greatest Hits||2009|
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|Saturday||Take This To Your Grave||2005|
|Grand Theft Autumn / Where Is Your Boy||Believers Never Die||2009|
|My Heart Is The Worst Kind Of Weapon||My Heart Will Always Be The B-Side To My Tongue||2005|
|The Music or the Misery||From Under the Cork Tree||2005|
|I'm Like A Lawyer With The Way I'm Always Trying To Get You Off||Infinity On High||2007|
|Honorable Mention||Evening With Your Girlfriend||2003|
|Love Will Tear Us Apart||My Heart Will Always Be The B-Side To My Tongue||2005|
|Where Is Your Boy||My Heart Will Always Be The B - Side To My Tounge||2004|
|Turnpike Gates||AP.net Exclusive|
|"The Take Over, The Breaks Over"||**** Live In Phoenix||2008|
|All the Gin Joints|
|Sending Postcards From A Plane Crash||Take This To Your Grave||2005|
|Growing Up||Believers Never Die: Greatest Hits||2009|
|I Slept With Someone in Fall Out Boy and All I Got Was This Stupid Song||From Under The Cork Tree||2005|
Fall Out Boy
. . . when you want your songs to be heard by as many people as possible: you have to take everything else that goes along with it. Everyone likes to see themselves on the screen, but I'm not trying to lick the reflection off the TV. It's flattering and it's really cool, but at the same time there's other things out there that make my world go 'round.
In 2001, a pair of friends, Joe Trohman and Pete Wentz, who had played in a number of hardcore punk bands around Chicago, got together and decided to put together a band. They found their lead singer, Patrick Stump, in a chance meeting at a Borders Bookstore. They recruited two additional Chicago musicians to complete the band.
After a year of performing in local venues, they released a demo independently, entitled Split EP. The following year, they released their debut album, the 9-track An Evening out With Your Girlfriend, on Uprising Records. Lyrics were written by Patrick Stump, primarily pulled from his own experiences.
Picking up Momentum
In 2003, after some changes in the band's line-up, Fall Out Boy signed a contract with recording company, Fueled by Ramen. They released the album, Take This to Your Grave. The album ultimately certified gold, but only after the release of their next album. From Under the Cork Tree was released in 2005. it sold 2.5 million copies in the United States alone, and certified double platinum.
Their next album, Infinity on High, released in 2007, sold 260,000 copies in their first week. The album certified in the US, the UK, Australia, and Canada. Spawning five singles, including the platinum hit, This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race, the album ushered Fall Out Boy officially into the mainstream. They followed up this successful whirlwind with their 2008 release, Folie a Deux. The lead single, I Don't Care, was released on iTunes, available for mp3 download or streaming. The song was later named #68 on Rolling Stone Magazine's list of Top 100 songs of the year.
Here and Now
In 2009, Fall Out Boy launched their Believers Never Die Part Deux Tour. They also performed with Kanye West and Kid Rock at the Youth Ball in honor of President Barack Obama's inauguration. In April of that year, they released the EP, America's Suitehearts: Remixed, Retouched, Rehabbed & Retoxed, to iTunes.
In late 2009, the band announced they were taking a hiatus; by 2010, band members, one by one, clarified this to mean that the band had broken up. At this point, there is no indication of any future reunion, but their music is still available and in demand for download online.
Did you know . . .
Fall Out Boy gave their first two performances without a name. At the second concert, they asked for a suggestion, and “Fall Out Boy” was one of the ideas shouted from the audience.
Patrick Stump auditioned to be the band's drummer, but was chosen as lead singer. Later, he moved to guitar.
Between 2005 and 2008, Fallout Boy won 15 awards, including MTV Video Awards, Teen Choice Awards, and TMF Awards.