Fall Out Boy Will Reunite

Frontman Patrick Stump says his former band, currently on indefinite hiatus, will release another album. But when?

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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."

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    Msu_Man04
    I care. FOB is awesome, I don't care what anyone says. Also, Patrick Stump is, in my opinion, in the top 10 singers ever. U mad bro?
    link no1
    People hating on FoB just stop being such elitist douche's just because they got popular an....oh wait theres the problem... Yea, I'm gonna hope for the reunion and go listen to stuff on my itunes in order of Slayer, Cannibal Corpse, Blood Stain Child, Arch Enemy, Sum 41, Fall Out Boy, then finish with a little Judas Priest and Blink 182... Why? Because I am a metalhead who deceided to go outside the box and explore other genres instead of spamming articles of bands I can't stand.
    8gerrard8
    FINALLY MUSIC IS FUCKING BACK! I love how much hate this band gets, 99% of the hate is jealousy. Fall Out Boy sold 20 million albums in 7 years and people can't stand that. Also, to anyone that even REMOTELY believes FOB are EMO deserves a slap. It proves how ignorant haters really can be that they go to such drastic measures. Metallica is far more emo than Fall Out Boy, wait **** that. Even The Beatles are more emo than Fall Out Boy. Also, why do people feel the need to hate FOB because they are famous? What about The Beatles? They became famous through making Pop Rock, what about The Ramones? Pop Punk. Do you want more lady gaga, justin biber in the charts? Then shut the **** up and be grateful that Fall Out Boy put Rock back into the charts for the few years they were active. My rant is over, can't wait for the reunion. SUGAR, WE'RE GOIN DOWN DOWN.
    SumFX
    JBougazelli wrote: Who cares
    I care, actually. FOB were never as bad as people made them out to be, they were just popular.
    kw112
    Everyone on here that says FOB would be better off without Pete is a dumbass. Plain and simple. He wrote he lyrics. The lyrics is a huge part of what made FOB different from other bands of the same genre. It also irks me when people say he was this pretentious douchebag. Unless you've met him and he's given a reason for you to say that, you're the ass for saying that. I can't believe that what people still don't understand is that half of the lyrics are ****ing satire, and not meant to be taken seriously. "I don't care what you think as long as it's about me" is not Pete Wentz being a douche or an ass. Look at the lyrics for "America's Suitehearts". Pretend Stephen Colbert is delivering those lines. Get it now? SATIRE. I'm not saying that he was a good bass player. I'm not saying FOB had any interesting bass lines or anything like that. He basically just got the job done. But I don't remember him doing anything to deserve everyone calling him a douche. The matter of the fact is that FOB wouldn't be the same if they replaced any of the members. I'm sick of people judging bands like Fall Out Boy, My Chemical Romance and Panic At The Disco by their fanbase and not by their music. The best insult people can come up with is "Ha all their fans are 13 year old girs/ emo kids". Who gives a flying ****? Since when do we judge bands on statistics? Sorry for the long ass rant. I'm just tired of people hating this band for no good ****ing reason. If you do, go ahead, thats your opinion. But don't go and insult the people behind the music when you don't know anything about them.
    Henkdemachtige
    I like msot of FoBs music, but since they were on a indefinite hiatus already HOW THE FUCK IS THIS NEWS?
    Mobby32
    Turns out the rapture came a few days late.
    looking like old harold was off
    T-Unit33
    If FOB reunites without Pete Wentz, I feel like I could like this band much more. I hate Pete Wentz.
    Sakke
    AnimatedHand wrote: Turns out the rapture came a few days late.
    +1
    kw112
    PeenieMcGee303: I never said they weren't good musicians. I was talking about Pete's bass skills. What I meant was that I'm not going to make it out to be like he is some amazing bassist because he's not. Like I said before, he just gets the job done basically. As far as the rest of the band goes I think Patrick is a talented singer and composer and Joe and Andy are pretty good at what they do. The reason for that long rant is because I know that the people that take the time to read articles about bands they don't care about just to inform others that "they're shit" have a bone to pick. Guess what? Fall Out Boy was a struggling band too at one point. Believe it or not, they did not just blow up overnight, they've played crappy basement and bar shows, rode in smelly overcrowded vans, and dealt with all the crap that every struggling band deals with. It's called pop for a reason, because its popular. Therefore it IS going to have more potential to be enjoyed by the general public (and therefore commercially successful) than metal or punk or anything else. I'm not saying that pop is better than any of those genres, but it's successful commercially simply because its more appealing. I don't go on articles about Miley Cyrus just to bitch and moan about how crap I think she is because of a simple reason: I honestly don't give enough of a shit to do that. If I don't like a band, I don't spend too much time thinking about them or looking them up, or even clicking on a link thats flashing in my face.
    IGotIssues
    If FOB reunites without Pete Wentz, I feel like I could like this band much more. I hate Pete Wentz.
    They should reunite with Matt Rubano as their bassist. He's been playing Patrick and he's just an amazing bassist in my opinion
    BrokenSymphony
    This title was the most misleading thing I've seen read I read the world was ending on Saturday. I really like FOB music I don't care that it's not technical or a shred fest. I didn't like them when I was in high school and that's because I never listened to them, I just knew only little girls that liked them. But then I listened to them and they are catchy. They aren't my favorite band but they are catchy. And people that hate them for 1 why are you posting on here? 2 if you hate them because of Pete Wentz egotism I pray to god you don't like Metallica, Slayer, or any other band with humongous douche bags in them. I'm not trying to be friends and hang out with the dude I just listen to the songs even if his lines are basic they usually fit the song so what does it matter. Not everything has to be virtuosity to be good
    The_lizard_king
    I don't know why people bitch about this, it's not like you would be forced to buy their new album or go to a concert on their reunion tour.
    Grimriffer
    I hate fallout boy and I'm pretty cool. But I'm not cool because I hate FOB(as many would think); It's because I'm cool I hate FOB.
    LightxGrenade
    I'm more upset about the title for this article than anything else, it's incredibly misleading. I always liked FOB, from their early pop punk stuff to the pop-rock of their last 2 albums. Patrick's voice is great, almost theatrical. I really don't care about Pete Wentz and his drama, I never really read up on the things the guy does, I just listen to the music. And so what if his lyrics come off as pretentious? Anyone ever heard the lyrics of rappers, or hardcore bands, or metal bands? They're ALL kind of over the top...
    guitarplaya070
    Really really really bad band. Fact. In other news, Good Charlotte looks to UG fall out boy fan boys for a resurgence in popularity. Go gett'm boys.
    fuzzthedog
    Msu_Man04 wrote: I care. FOB is awesome, I don't care what anyone says. Also, Patrick Stump is, in my opinion, in the top 10 singers ever. U mad bro?
    No, I'm sad that you'd place him in the top ten.
    Jimmyboba
    Sladey wrote: Stop hating on FOB. Being contrarian doesn't make you cool. Liking Fall Out Boy isn't a crime, so stop hating them because they have a different fan base to "Insert your favourite band here" which are obviously the best band of all time.. Although I had no idea they even broke up :p
    Liking Fall Out Boy isn't a crime but hating them isn't either. Personally i'm a Fall Out Boy fan, but not a Pete Wentz one. But this doesn't suprise me that they probably will get back together. Band's do it all the time, say they'll "Never play together again" and 5 years later they'll be on a world tour (yes blink, im talking to you) It's hard to deny that Joe, Andy and Patrick aren't talented musicians mind. Pat's solo stuff is good and I ****ing love The Damned Things. It also proves that Pete isn't all that talented with The Black Cards being shit and all....
    Sladey
    Stop hating on FOB. Being contrarian doesn't make you cool. Liking Fall Out Boy isn't a crime, so stop hating them because they have a different fan base to "Insert your favourite band here" which are obviously the best band of all time.. Although I had no idea they even broke up :p
    leohimself
    how come that on the megadeth article everyone is like: "oh can't wait", "oh sounds good", "oh i would like to do this and that to dave mustaine" and on this article everyone is like "terrible band", "oh it ruined my day"... when both bands suck?
    shatteredxsean
    IGotIssues wrote: If FOB reunites without Pete Wentz, I feel like I could like this band much more. I hate Pete Wentz. They should reunite with Matt Rubano as their bassist. He's been playing Patrick and he's just an amazing bassist in my opinion
    Except, you know, Pete wrote all their lyrics.
    Tigershark2112
    But Patrick wrote Grand Theft Autumn, and other songs from TTTYG back when they played music that I actually kinda liked. I say get rid of Pete lol
    thePTOD
    harpcicle wrote: Reunite without Pete, the guy loves himself way too much and his attention seeking attitude gives the band a bad rep. Can't play bass live properly and even discards it so he can share vocals occasionally, of which said vocals are absolutely awful
    ^ completely this. Pete discards his bass nearly every show so he could do two shitty screaming lines. Patrick Andy and Joe are damn talented even if they didn't really show it too much. Reunite without Pete, I couldn't stand the lyrics most of the time.
    timo96
    NOOOOO!!! i'm not listening to the radio anymore!!! and to who ever said "He is one of the top ten singers" F@#* YOU!!! Kids, don't grow up to be retards like some of the kids these days. Whining is not singing and neither is having to lip sync or auto tune. Music is all about looks and that needs to change!!!
    AlbertJ
    How you can consider Pete Wentz "very talented" at bass is beyond me. I'm sure MTV is just waiting for their chance to ***** them out again.
    awisinger
    Tigershark2112 wrote: But Patrick wrote Grand Theft Autumn, and other songs from TTTYG back when they played music that I actually kinda liked. I say get rid of Pete lol
    +1 this! I just started listening to Fall Out Boy and I can only handle listening to that album and earlier. I like the sound being a little more raw, more energy, and it seemed they had more fun playing this kind of material. If they ever toured playing this album I would see them. Or hell, even another album with a sound like that I would pay for it. But yeah, I didn't see what Pete brought to the table since the bass wasn't impressive and all he seemed to be good at was spinning in circles and making the girls look at him as the best bass player ever...which we all know is a complete and total lie...the day Claypool isn't ahead of Pete for best players I hope it is April Fools day or the true Rapture.
    Metallicuh
    fede01_8 wrote: am i the only one that forgot about their excistence?
    I forgot them too. I never really cared about them either
    ZacPh
    metallica-#1 wrote: woah woah woah woah woah.... Fall Out Boy broke up?
    YEAAAAAH FALL OUT BOY YYEEEEEAH! nah srsly i had no idea either
    pwninator123
    I've always been a big fan of this band, they're all obviously very talented at their respective instruments (Dead On Arrival anyone?) and Patrick is an amazing writer. They were never Emo and never will be, they're simply Pop-Punk, and well-done Pop-Punk at that. I'm pumped for this reunion.
    Sir Wonderful
    Fall Out Boy weren't as bad as people claimed. Take This To Your Grave is a great album, and Under the Cork Tree was good too. Heck, the reason they get so much flack is because: the "they aren't classic rock or metal, so they suck" mentality that people have these days; their 13 yo girl fanbase that was annoying; they were wrongly marketed as "emo" by the media; and that they were popular. They made damn catchy music, and had clever lyrics to back it up.
    spiff-corgi
    shatteredxsean wrote: IGotIssues wrote: If FOB reunites without Pete Wentz, I feel like I could like this band much more. I hate Pete Wentz. They should reunite with Matt Rubano as their bassist. He's been playing Patrick and he's just an amazing bassist in my opinion Except, you know, Pete wrote all their lyrics.
    Yes, because it wasn't the pretentious lyrics that made people hate Fall Out Boy at all... the songs where Patrick wrote the lyrics were just as good as Pete's lyrically and the rest of the band have about 5x the talent that Pete supposedly has. What made Fall Out Boy was Patrick Stump's musical writing and kickass voice. No matter what anyone says about them it remains a fact that they made pop punk music that was different from anything else in the genre, for better or worse.