Patrick StumpLead vocals, guitar
Pete WentzBass, vocals
Joe Trohman Guitar
Fall Out Boy is from Wilmette, Illinois (a suburb of Chicago). Formed in 2001, the name "Fall Out Boy" was chosen when the band asked the crowd in their second show what their name should be and an audience member shouted out "Fallout Boy," the name of The Simpson's fictional superhero, Radioactive Man's sidekick. The band wasn't even aware that the name was a Simpsons reference.
Pete Wentz writes most of the band's lyrics. Patrick Stump was once the primary source of Fall Out Boy's lyrics, focusing more on his high school experiences, but as Wentz took over that role, Stump focused on writing the music.
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Fall Out Boy has toured with multiple bands, including Taking Back Sunday, Less Than Jake, blink-182, Panic! at the Disco, Midtown, Hawthorne Heights, The All-American Rejects, The Academy Is..., The Hush Sound, October Fall, From First to Last, Play Radio Play and Gym Class Heroes.
Andy Hurley didn't join the band until after the album Evening Out With Your Girlfriend was released.
The title of the band's second studio album, From Under the Cork Tree, is a phrase taken from the popular children's book The Story Of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf. Wentz always liked that Ferdinand didn't want to fight in the ring, but would rather sit beneath the tree and smell the flowers. He thought that was a good metaphor for life.
Patrick Stump was born Patrick Martin Stumph. Before joining FOB, he was a drummer in many bands during his school years including Public Display of Infection, grinding process, and Patterson. He comes from a musically inclined family. His father, Dave Stumph, is a folk singer, and his older brother, Kevin, is an accomplished violinist.
They have played secret shows under the name of Saved Latin.
Joe Trohman is the tallest member of Fall Out Boy, standing 5'10." He is also the youngest.
In 2005, Wentz published a book entitled The Boy With the Thorn In His Side, which is a story based on nightmares he had when he was a child. The title is a reference to a track on The Smiths' record The Queen is Dead. He has another book titled Rainy Day Kids."
Trohman is a Star Wars fanatic and a video game enthusiast.
Stump's guitars of choice are Epiphone and Gibson SGs. Hurley plays C&C Custom drums and Sabian cymbals.
Fall Out Boy is the fourth band Andy Hurley has been in with Pete Wentz.
"Trohmania" is the name given to Joe's spinning guitar move, often seen during live performances. This name was derived after Joe gave Pete stitches, because while he was spinning, he hit Pete in the face.
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Hurley and Wentz were on Peta's Sexiest Vegetarians List for 2006.
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Wentz runs Clandestine industries, which started as a way to sell a book he wrote that was inspired by his childhood nightmares. By 2005, they were selling clothing, and were so successful doing so that they partnered with DKNY and opened a store in Chicago.
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Pete Wentz's clothing line, "Stay Gold" is a reference to Johnny's letter to Ponyboy in the novel The Outsiders
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In 2007-2008, they played in six continents, and tried to play all seven and get listed in the Guinness Book of World Records. The tricky continent was Antarctica, which they planned to play two days after a concert in Santiago, Chile, but weather didn't cooperate and they couldn't get there.
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Pete Wentz married singer and actress Ashlee Simpson, the younger sister of pop singer Jessica Simpson, on May 17, 2008. They had a son, Bronx, together. On February 8, 2011 Simpson filed for divorce citing "irreconcilable differences."
Wentz became a father for the second time when his girlfriend, Meagan Camper, gave birth to Saint Laszlo on August 22, 2014. They explained their son's unique name to People magazine. "I think at some point, the name Saint came up because we thought he'd be a saint if he waited to arrive until his dad was home from tour, and he did," the pair said. "The name suits him."
In 2012, after some lean years when the band was inactive, Stump wrote a disheartened missive on his blog
, referring to himself as a "has-been" and explaining that his failed solo album was causing him financial and emotional distress. After reading the post, Wentz contacted Stump and they put the band back together, mounting an improbably comeback with their 2013 album Save Rock and Roll
, which went to #1 in the US.