Fall Out Boy To Take An Indefinite Break

Fall Out Boy are taking an indefinite break, the band have confirmed.

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Fall Out Boy are taking an indefinite break, the band have confirmed.

The four members explained tbey have decided to focus on other avenues while they part company for the time being, adding: "We don't know the future of Fall Out Boy!"

In the interview with Kerrang! Magazine, Pete Wentz partly blames his celebrity status and high profile relationship with Ashlee Simpson as one of the main reasons for the hiatus.

He said: "My biggest personal reason for taking a break is that I feel my name has become a hindrance for the band.

"(Patrick) is a musical genius and it's unfortunate that he gets reviewed based on whatever's going on in my personal life or how my hair looks.

"I think the world needs a little less Pete Wentz. A lot of people think Fall Out Boy is me. But it's the four of us. I want to fucking vomit when I read intros that say, 'Pete Wentz: accidental internet poster boy.' It makes me feel ugly.

"People who read the tabloids probably think all I do is visit Starbucks and hang out in nightclubs."

Fall Out Boy's best of album "Believers Never Die: Greatest Hits" was released this week.

Thanks for the report to Gigwise.com.

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    Mr. Chang
    Thomasoman wrote: you know, just because someone plays in an accessible, successful mainstream band doesn't make them talentless. they're just using their abilities in a different way. you intolerant metalhead elitists kinda make me ashamed for posting on this site regularly. grow the **** up, kids.
    Again, I don't think the people that aren't listening to this band are the one's that are immature. It's alright if you like this band, but don't give them artistic integrity where there is none. And what is it with all the posters on this site. Why does everyone seem convinced that the only music out there is either accessible chorus driven pop or shred metal?
    archangelseren
    haha made my day, but now to see some side projects well they wont really be side.... hes right tho he is a fag and he ruined the band blah blah. and i thought a greatest hits album was too early
    Ctin187
    Whoever comes on here to bash Fall Out Boy is absolutely pathetic, please grow up. Anyways not too upsetting news though atleast they got a few new songs out there before they left like "Alpha Dog" and "From Now On We Are Enemies" I think they're both decent songs. And respect to Pete for noticing what his fame has done to the band. I'd really like to see what Patrick could do on his own, musical genius maybe, maybe not. But his got a pretty damn good taste in music.
    darksting75
    Major respect to Pete here. I always thought FOB was a really good and creative band. Many of their songs sound completely different, which keeps them interesting. I'm pretty sure that 95% of the people that flat out hate them and have not one good thing to say about them have probably only heard Dance Dance and Sugar We're Going Down. Grow up.
    hugh20
    Please let Andy Hurley form a metal band with his great drumming. This news makes me pretty sad, even though I don't really enjoy their new album. Their stuff up to infinity... was pretty good. (To me)
    magickmidget
    I am not by any stretch of the imagine a Fall Out Boy fan, can't stand them to be honest, but over the last month or so every time Pete Wentz says something, he's actually not the douche I thought he was.
    Sam Wotrey
    It's a crying shame, every single band member is talented, but their music sucks. Except for the first 2 albums. The only reason I couldn't stand them is because of Wentz's poster boy personality and eyesore-ing emo looks. But now I'm glad he sees that as bad too. I hope they make a completely different band. I think it'll be metalcore, who knows.
    luckeas
    Wait, people from Ultimate-Guitar actually like Fall Out Boy. You guys know they write music like a bunch of 13 year olds right? Give me a break guys.
    intothe
    [quote]kirkwannabe wrote: Please, to anybody making the "not like Messhugah" comments, listen to this video, from 1:11-1:29. it isn't "messugah-esque". It's the breakdown from Future Breed Machine by MESSUGAH.
    [/quo te] Actually the Meshuggah part starts at 0:51, but yeah, it's awesome to see him play something so out of genre
    Nergal22691
    henkka_potku wrote: I was all exited because I read "infinite"...
    that's how i read it too lol
    EvilAngel93
    Richee wrote: why the **** is pete wentz on a pic labeled of fallout boy?!?! FOB are a great band. They've sold way more than most people's favorite band who post on here!! These guys work great together and just cause they've had song in the charts doesn't mean they're crap. It's the exact opposite!!
    Selling albums means nothing, idiot. Neither do chart positions. It's not the opposite; just because a song is high on the charts doesn't mean it's good. It just means everyone is buying it or that radio stations are playing it. It has nothing to do with musical quality. My personal favorite band is Alice in Chains, and next after them is prolly 10 Years. Album sales mean nothing; you shouldn't be playing music if you're just in it for money. A big problem with alot of artists nowadays....it doesn't seem like there's alot of thought or passion behind the music. Fall Out Boy is like that. The lyrics have no relevance whatsoever with me; they're corny and sound like something a thickheaded jock at school would write. And the guitar work is just simple, and boring. I'm not a metal elitist like some people, I'm actually broad-minded and I like to give all music a chance and then decide on if it's good/bad and why. But seriously, FOB is just....lame. It's not relevant at all to me, the only thing I feel is frustration at the cheesiness. The only reason that they sell all these albums is because the junior high girls fawn over them
    KaneIsRaw13
    If he's the only reason they're going on hiatus, wouldn't it make more sense if he takes time off personally and find a temporary bassist instead of forcing the other 3 guys to sit around doing nothing with the band?
    Noremad
    Fall Out Boy, taking a break? Give me a break! Who cares? Greatest Hits CD, are you kidding me? Oh, I know they're living the dream but if they go away they won't be missed, some other band with a Simpson's comic book hero name will come along and make the same cheesy music...just be patient kids.
    kirkwannabe
    Please, to anybody making the "not like Messhugah" comments, listen to this video, from 1:11-1:29. it isn't "messugah-esque". It's the breakdown from Future Breed Machine by MESSUGAH.
    MetalLove666
    thank god i thought theyd never stop my ears can be free again!!!!god truly is a good man for foing this for us now if he could just kill off the rest.....
    Nergal22691
    Regression wrote: Nergal22691 wrote: I youtubed the drummer. That was truly bad there was nothing "Meshuggah" like about any of it. It was a few simple beats/fills that any 16 year old metal drummer who is somewhat proficient can do. And his technique is what is known amongst drummers as "fail". You deserve to be flamed for even thinking he is a passable drummer
    Nothing Meshuggah-like about any of that? Apparently you've never listened to Meshuggah.
    I have all of Meshuggahs albums except 2. The only thing similar to Meshaggah about that was that he did some double bass. If he did that in a song it would be ok and work but the fact that he considered that a solo is the problem (that and the teenage girls screaming in the background)
    King ofKumbucha
    FOB is far from my favourite band, so I can't say this news upset me. However, credit where credit is due: much respect for Pete Wentz. Judging from this article, he's got a sound head on his shoulders and he's stayed down-to-earth even with the "diva" status that's constantly being thrust upon him by the tabloids.
    I came to flame but after I read the article I have to say I agree. Good for him.
    stage4saiyan
    People keep saying "good for Pete" and things like that...but he didn't say anything noteworthy.
    XxbassdudexX
    TryingYourLuck wrote: korbhag wrote: Well at least he realised it! But then again they'll only get some sort of "legendary band" status when they finally get back together so I guess this is more of a marketing trick than anything else... theyll never become legendary...
    +1
    taytay8b
    I really enjoyed "Infinity On High" when they released it a few years back.
    TryingYourLuck
    korbhag wrote: Well at least he realised it! But then again they'll only get some sort of "legendary band" status when they finally get back together so I guess this is more of a marketing trick than anything else...
    theyll never become legendary...
    mike_biro727
    How about the other three start a band without Pete Wentz and write music reminiscent of Take This To Your Grave.
    Kevy Absolution
    Flame all you want, but let me ask: who are the ones making millions? Not you, not me, but Fall Out Boy. And they're happy doing it. Ironic. Measure success?
    SimpleMan008
    "(Patrick) is a musical genius and it's unfortunate that he gets reviewed based on whatever's going on in my personal life" "(Patrick) is a musical genius" "musical genius"
    sewoo55
    is it really going to kill you to add "i think" before posting your comments?
    Dark knightVX2V
    sadly its shitty bands like this that influence all the other shitty talentless emo bands out their to TRY and make music but in the end only come up with the same shit every other band does but have 3 minutes of their song just going "woaaaaaoh waaaaaoh" hopefully other bands will see this and hear of this and give up get a hair cut and die!!!!!
    alexw1020
    lunetico wrote: Emo tryed to kill the metal but the metal was much too strong
    +1 I laughed out loud.
    Nergal22691
    eiirish wrote: [quote]kirkwannabe wrote: Please, to anybody making the "not like Messhugah" comments, listen to this video, from 1:11-1:29. it isn't "messugah-esque". It's the breakdown from Future Breed Machine by MESSUGAH.
    [/quo te] Actually the Meshuggah part starts at 0:51, but yeah, it's awesome to see him play something so out of genre
    ok i hadn't seen that particular video of him before. yeah that is part of FBM by Meshuggah but the fact is he doesn't play it that well and his hand technique is absolutely god awful it looks like he's chopping food. it'd be interesting to see him start a metal band but it would be a fail, his double bass wasn't very clean and he seemed to be trying way too hard. Bottom line is thank god that there is no fall out boy, now there's only a couple million horrible pop punk bands left (and maybe 10 good ones)
    Spartan070sarge
    It's astounding to see Pete Wentz eat so much humble pie. I've never been a fan of FOB, but some of their music is good in small doses. It's not really any loss to the music world, but it's still rather interesting.
    Nergal22691
    And sorry for the double post but for the record..As far as pop/punk drummers go Andy Hurley is not horrible but compare him to 99 percent of metal drummers out there and pretty much every big jazz drummer ever (Buddy Rich, Gene Krupa, Joe Morello, Elvin Jones for example) and you see how rudimentary what he's playing is. I'm glad people like him to but compare what he's playing to Tomas Haake when that barely constitutes a "drum solo" is just silly
    texzephyr
    texzephyr wrote: so pete is a sucky bassist, alright vocalist and screamer, but overall, eh's a pretty cool guy and doesnt afraid of anything.
    and rather well-spoken when he should be. not as douchey as most of us would think
    texzephyr
    so pete is a sucky bassist, alright vocalist and screamer, but overall, eh's a pretty cool guy and doesnt afraid of anything.