Former Fall Out Boy frontman Patrick Stump has given hope to fans after dismissing claims that the band won''t reunite.
According to Kerrang, the former group frontman gave clarity to a quote in the Alternative Press that said he doesn't "want to try and call back material [he] wrote when [he] was 17" when he's in his 40s."
"That quote is way taken out of context", Stump responded in a blog post. "As is the implication that I 'Don't want to do Fall Out Boy when I'm 40', (which is literally not a quote of mine). All I meant by any of it is that I don't want to wait until I'm 40 to do another Fall Out Boy record, and if it takes that long, then I won't do one."
Does this mean the band have a release on the horizon? "I am confident that we'll have a record out sooner than later, but there are currently no plans", he explains. "No 'two years', no 'six years', no parameters. It might happen later than any of that, it might happen sooner. It is literally, as it's always been, an indefinite hiatus. We never did breakup, we're still friends, and we still would like to make music together."
"That said, I'd like to formally put this issue to rest. I think I've talked about it enough in the past two years and if anything it's silly talking about hypotheticals in detail. Who knows? I promise I will let everybody know as soon as there are concrete plans or if anything changes, but from here on until Fall Out Boy does have actual news, I'm going to just not talk about it."
We reported that the group went on hiatus in February this year, with bassist Pete Wentz then claiming on twitter that "a hiatus is forever until you get lonely or old. I don't plan on either."
Wentz added, "I can't imagine playing in FOB again. Something would have to change in my head or my heart ... not my wallet."