Fall Out Boy Will 'Save Rock And Roll' This May

The American rockers Fall Out Boy are officially back after a four-year break with a new single and an album announcement.

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The American rockers Fall Out Boy are officially back after a four-year break and are set to release a new studio album in May. Apparently, the time has come for the band to "plug back in and make some music that matters".

The group has also revealed the first single from the new release named "My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Light Em Up)" featuring the popular rapper 2Chainz. But that's not all, as the latest statement has also confirmed the new global tour set to take place during February and March.

"When we were kids the only thing that got us through most days was music. It's why we started Fall Out Boy in the first place. This isn't a reunion because we never broke up. We needed to plug back in and make some music that matters to us. The future of Fall Out Boy starts now. Save rock and roll", stated the band.

The latest studio album, "Folie A Deux", was released back in December 2008 debuting at #8 on the Billboard 200 chart and was eventually certified gold by the RIAA. During the hiatus, the frontman Patrick Stump has released a solo album "Soul Punk" in 2011, while Guitarist Joe Trohman and drummer Andy Hurley have teamed up with Keith Buckley and Josh Newton from Every Time I Die and Scott Ian and Rob Caggiano from Anthrax to form The Damned Things supergroup. The singer has also stated that he will be quitting the music business because of all the "haters" criticizing his music, but this obviously isn't going to happen.

So are you excited about the guys coming back or what? And how does the new single sound? Post your thoughts in the comments section below.

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    crusherclement
    Their first two albums are pop-punk gems. This new single however... uuuurgh.
    Insanity ninja
    It's saying it's the "2 Chainz edition" so I'm hoping that this isn't the original.
    Ali-b912
    >"Save rock and roll" >Features young rappers >Not young guitarists/singers/etc. Sure thing guys.
    deathofarev
    features young rapper on the video and not the song so yeah it's still good.
    aureliusgtr
    no its fall out boy...its the exact opposite of good....i'd rather jerk off with sand paper than listen to these guys...
    KingNothing666
    Surely they're the ones destroying Rock music?
    rolandroi
    No offense to their fans. I actually tried to like this band because my sister always play their album like everyday. But i failed. This band sucks c0ck.
    JenoUnion
    As if. Sucking can at least be good for somebody, if not both. FOB is not good for anybody.
    hereticfive
    Funny, i get warnings and my comments removed when i say an artist sucks but you get +53 wtf man
    BjarnedeGraaf
    Not really... it's not like they started the sh*t that's now mainstream.... I remember a "band" called Tokio Hotel, who everyone really HATED, just like Justin Bieber and One Direction are hated by most people nowadays
    purplexing
    I actually like Tokio hotel. They're songs are really good. Many girls like that band because of their look, but at the same time many guys hate them for the same reason. It would be hypocritical to suggest that a band only got famous because of shallow people, when at the same time a shallow person is passing judgement based on the same merit.
    BjarnedeGraaf
    I actually only liked "monsoon" of them, the rest was just a little meh for me, but I never hated them, i just seem to remember this "hating artists/bands" thing came around at that time, at least where I live that is.
    Lightning_Ray
    Don't know much about Fall Out Boy besides a song that got some heavy playtime on MTV and radio a few years ago, can't remember the song's name, but this one sounds really trendy.
    purplexing
    Nah, I don't see how a band (no matter how much I dislike their music) can destroy a genre. At least they kept it fun, unlike many other bands. Primarily metal.
    Lion_Slicer
    You think metal bands aren't about having fun? For every Dimmu Borgir that takes themselves way too seriously, there's an Amon Amarth and a Skeletonwitch that are just doing what they love and hoping that someone gets it. They wouldn't have fans if they weren't fun. Also, I find Fall Out Boy as "fun" as hitting a huge pothole while getting road head. It's SUPPOSED to be fun, but it's just painful and embarrassing. For the record, I do agree that no one band can "destroy" a genre. Especially such a broad, vague genre as rock. That doesn't make any sense. I just don't know why you singled out one genre for ridicule when it's not relevant and you don't really have a clue.
    acdc2k
    That was the most intelligent thing i've seen on this page so far. Props.
    hereticfive
    I agree with your comment. As a fan of many metal bands, most of them have a tendency to take themselves way to seriously and forgot about how fun music is to play and create.
    AdamnEve
    so one-dimensional, tired, contrived & over-produced. I hate pop-punk.
    PGilbert
    .....Tumbleweed.....
    jsp16
    They saved my life
    Sheep Shagger
    I have no idea why people are taking your comment seriously...
    jsp16
    Well they did save my life. They saved me from going down the path towards their crappy music. Once I listened to them, I promised myself never to listen to that kind of music and stick to ACTUAL rock bands.
    iommi600
    I hope Gerrard scores against Brazil tomorrow.
    PowerStruggle
    That would do more to save rock and roll than this song.
    omidmash
    Why do pop-stars think that: 1. Rock and roll needs saving? 2. That THEY can save it?
    Factor13x
    Amen to that lol this isnt even rock music at all....this is just crap and then when you gotta reach for 2Chainz to come and do a cameo you're screwed
    RhymesWithEnzo
    They apparently have quite a loose definition of what "rock" is. This most certainly is not.
    timo96
    Dear Fall Out Boy, why? Sincerely, people who actually know what "Rock and Roll" is