Fall Out Boy 'Split To Save Friendship'

Pete Wentz has revealed that Fall Out Boy felt compelled to go on hiatus before pressure on the group destroyed their friendship.

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Pete Wentz has revealed that Fall Out Boy felt compelled to go on hiatus before pressure on the group destroyed their friendship.

Doubts were cast over the band's future in February when the bassist confirmed that they were on a hiatus which could become permanent.

Frontman Patrick Stump, currently working on a solo album, later fuelled speculation that the rockers were finished when he admitted that he no longer considered himself a part of the group.

However, while Wentz refused to be drawn on Fall Out Boy's long-term plans, he was adamant that the four-piece needed a break from each other in order to salvage their inter-band relations.

He told Reuters: "Rather than get to the stage where we would break up or not be friends with each other, we chose to just take a break. If and when we come back it will be for the right reasons, because it's fun again, [because] we want to be on tour."

Thanks for the report to Digitalspy.

28 comments sorted by best / new / date

    Paydro91
    not a big fan but they were better before that sugar we're going down song, thats when they got annoying
    phan
    neilmchamburger wrote: everything Post FUCT was complete sell out pop, and it ruined anything i liked about FUCT and its predecessors listen to some real music, say.....Scorpions!!
    I now know why they never seemed to use that acronym in the press...
    fitterhappier34
    neilmchamburger wrote: everything Post FUCT was complete sell out pop, and it ruined anything i liked about FUCT and its predecessors listen to some real music, say.....Scorpions!!
    LOL Scorpions??? How about Bach, Stravinsky, or Coltrane?
    evil-adam
    im not a massive fan of fall out boy but i admire them for putting there friendship first, if over bands like guns and roses did it then alot of good bands may still be around.
    stradivari310
    imsimon wrote: I want them to come back, with a new name, and only ever play Take This To Your Grave in small venues, no barriers, stage dives. The early days.
    THIS. + 1 million. I love that album.
    Kapsfire
    I love metal and I don't hate their sound. But I hate their "we can make fun of what we want" attitude, and their fag look. They're instrumentally good but lyrically annoying. It's not because something is "pop" or is meant to make money that it doesn't sounds good. And there's a lot of points to see before claiming thatsomething is really bad besides their face. But over all, it's an taste question.
    Alkaline-Nick
    4 years ago when I first tried listneing to them they were the most annoying band i could think of. Right now about to finish a class of music theory, they're even more annoying.
    BrokenBricks
    Why do people that don't like metal always assume that all metalheads are elitest music snobs. Ill listen to chicago, then coroner, then maybe some joe walsh, some mahavishnu orchestra, then back to wintersun and kreator. Most metalheads I know could whip out a similar list of contrasting music. The hate of fob spills over a wide range of music fans. Its just predictable bullshit that was made with the intention to make a lot of money, and forcefeed it down trendster teens throats.
    imsimon
    I want them to come back, with a new name, and only ever play Take This To Your Grave in small venues, no barriers, stage dives. The early days.
    Nirvanarien
    10pound wrote: I hate pop songs They think they're clever I think they're wrong I hate Puff Daddy and his friend ... the dead fatty I hate teen idols they got signed by old farts with fancy titles There's nothing worse at least to me Than stupid lyrics with a lame ass melody
    SUICIDAL!!!
    RukiaTH wrote: Man, I really hate all the metalheads here that don't take the time to appreciate music beyond blistering guitar solos. Honestly, I don't know one person that really knows music that can listen to the melodies on a Fall Out Boy song, especially songs on From Under the Cork Tree, and tell they aren't incredibly impressed
    Im a Metalhead. I also love classical music,Blues, some Rap/Hip-Hop, Folk etc. Yet i still dislike FoB.Don't call us (a form of) ignorant, and then say something ignorant yourself.
    10pound
    I hate pop songs They think they're clever I think they're wrong I hate Puff Daddy and his friend ... the dead fatty I hate teen idols they got signed by old farts with fancy titles There's nothing worse at least to me Than stupid lyrics with a lame ass melody
    pnkr0cker
    Just because they went more pop doesn't mean they sold out. Their music went in the direction they wanted it to go in. One thing people don't understand about Fall Out Boy is their great musicality - I guess besides the Bass. The guitar rhythms and melodies are inventive, and Andy ironically uses some pretty heavy styles at times, especially on Take This To Your Grave. (Don't say no he doesn't if you never have paid attention. Just listen to Reinventing the Wheel to Run Myself Over)
    Brian Bucket
    In a time when we get stories about dead icons and Dio getting Cancer, this is the one shimmering bit of news that gives me hope.
    JordanDH
    mot7 wrote: it was a joke calm down...
    ... I'm not sure what I'm supposed to be calming down from, but ok.
    neilmchamburger
    everything Post FUCT was complete sell out pop, and it ruined anything i liked about FUCT and its predecessors listen to some real music, say.....Scorpions!!
    JordanDH
    inter-band relations
    So... their relations with other bands? I'm pretty sure that should be "intra-band relations".
    RukiaTH wrote: Man, I really hate all the metalheads here that don't take the time to appreciate music beyond blistering guitar solos. Honestly, I don't know one person that really knows music that can listen to the melodies on a Fall Out Boy song, especially songs on From Under the Cork Tree, and tell they aren't incredibly impressed
    Not a metalhead, not incredibly impressed.
    mot7 wrote: okay first you were on hiatus then you said you broke up now you're sayin you're on hiatus again.....bipolar much?
    That's not what bipolar is.
    mot7
    okay first you were on hiatus then you said you broke up now you're sayin you're on hiatus again.....bipolar much?
    vIsIbleNoIsE
    RukiaTH wrote: Man, I really hate all the metalheads here that don't take the time to appreciate music beyond blistering guitar solos. Honestly, I don't know one person that really knows music that can listen to the melodies on a Fall Out Boy song, especially songs on From Under the Cork Tree, and tell they aren't incredibly impressed
    i just listened to some songs off of that album on youtube, and i'll admit they have more substance to their music than i thought. and i listen to bands like Bloodbath, Carcass, and Dissection. but it doesn't change the fact that they play sickly-sweet pop songs, or that the lead singer has an annoying voice.
    RukiaTH
    Man, I really hate all the metalheads here that don't take the time to appreciate music beyond blistering guitar solos. Honestly, I don't know one person that really knows music that can listen to the melodies on a Fall Out Boy song, especially songs on From Under the Cork Tree, and tell they aren't incredibly impressed