By Drew Millard On May 13, 2013
I saw online that you were related to Colin Powell. Is that true?
Yeah, he’s my great uncle. I met him around Desert Storm, and at the age I was at there was a bunch of great propaganda done for it where there were like trading cards and t-shirts and shit, and you were convinced that was cool. I remember asking him, “Oh man! Are you going to be using bazookas?” I can’t even imagine, like, wow. What a goofy thing to ask. I think in some way related to Malcolm Gladwell as well. I’m not sure it’s as direct, but my mom told me that the other day. I was reading a Gladwell book, and my mom was like, “Oh yeah, you’re related to him.”
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By of the Journal Sentinel
May 10, 2013 11:00 a.m.
Patrick Stump, frontman for Fall Out Boy, has enjoyed listening to Daft Punk’s new single lately. Photo by Brett Davis.
Given the glossy pop nature of "Save Rock and Roll," the new Billboard-chart-topping comeback album from Fall Out Boy, its not surprising to hear that frontman Patrick Stump has been into dance music lately.
Ahead of the band’s tour kickoff at a sold-out Eagles Ballroom May 14, Stump talked about the band’s hiatus, its return to the top and past experiences in Milwaukee. He also talked to us about what he’s listening to.
Who: Patrick Stump, lead vocalist and guitarist for Fall Out Boy
What he’s listening to: Daft Punk’s new single “Get Lucky,” featuring Nile Rodgers and Pharrell Williams.
Why he likes it: It’s iconic Daft Punk where there’s this very crisp kind of disco song with weird changes, weird but accessible. Then you have Nile Rodgers’ classic guitar sound modernized for this context. And I’m a big Pharrell fan. I’ve always wanted him to win as a singer at least once; he’s always been right on the cusp but hasn’t had a big smash. And this is him leading one of the coolest bands ever. It just kills me.
Also likes: I’m preemptively excited for the new Empire of the Sun record because I liked the last one a lot. (Empire of the Sun headlines Summerfest’s Miller Lite Oasis at 10 p.m. July 2.)
Sporting a bloody face, former Fall Out Boy bassist PETE WENTZ shoots a music video at a park in Los Angeles Tuesday. On April 2008 he married singer Ashlee Simpson. That same year, on November 20, their first and only child, Bronx Mowgli, was born. Against his wishes, Ashlee filed for divorce on February 8, 2011 citing “irreconcilable differences.”
Photo Credit: John Shinn
Posted by josepvinaixa on Apr 28, 2013
“Alone Together” is a song recorded by American rock band Fall Out Boy. The track written by Andy Hurley, Patrick Stump, Joe Trohman and Pete Wentz is confirmed as the fourth promotional single taken from their fifth studio album “Save Rock and Roll” that was released on digital retailers on April 12, 2013 via Island Records. The single will be released in UK on August 5. The band plans to film music videos for every track on the album in an ongoing series titled “The Young Blood Chronicles“.
Remember, the first “chapter,” the video for “My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark (Light Em Up)“, was released alongside the band’s album announcement in February 2013. It stars rapper 2 Chainz walking around a dark, wooded campsite torching foliage and records. “The Phoenix” was released as a promotional single in March 2013 and its video opens with the conclusion of the first clip, with the band bound-and-blindfolded in the back of a black van. The story unfolds backwards, with the band discovering a mysterious briefcase that Stump cuffs to his wrist. From there, he is abducted and tortured in a remote location. The story continues in “Young Volcanoes“, released in April 2013, which finds the band being tied down and forced to ingest organs and snort colored powder. The new video for “Alone Together” is expected to be released in May and will be the continuation of the story.
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By Brittany Spanos Mon., Apr. 29 2013 at 3:00 AM
Fall Out Boy
"Save Rock and Roll"
Fall Out Boy’s return has a small collection of unique guest stars, including Big Sean, Courtney Love and Foxes. The best, however, is our friend Sir Elton, who pops up in the final and title track “Save Rock and Roll. It’s a passionate power ballad in the same vein as past single “What a Catch, Donnie,” which had an appearance from a different classic rock star, Elvis Costello. Saving rock and roll is probably what Elton is doing with all these guest appearances, and they won’t be ending any time soon. He’s planning another album guest spot, this time with Queens of the Stone Age.
April 21, 2013 Matthew Murray
I could write pages and pages on this one. If you don’t know who Patrick Stump is, he’s the lead singer of pop-punk band Fall Out Boy. Have you heard of Soul Punk? I’d be surprised.
Mr Stump is a highly passionate musician and it shines through on this dance effort. The sound is massively different to Fall Out Boy and is almost straight pop music (if not for a few nice 80s pop-rock references). This is an album that takes a lot of influence from Michael Jackson and other 80s stars. Yet it utilises some incredible modern techniques used in dance tracks. The 80s pop-rock influences are evident on songs such as Allie (a fun little tale about a girl Stump wished had “taught him naughty things”).
What makes this album easily the most heart-breaking of the list though, is that it was made with blood, sweat, tears and all of Stump’s energy…and it didn’t even make enough money to be considered an average seller. It was a commercial flop, despite critical acclaim. Stump played every single instrument, wrote every single lyric…he even produced the album. And it got very little airplay. I could cry.
I ranked Soul Punk as my second best album of 2011, beaten only by the top entry on this list (which I consider to be the greatest album I’ve ever heard). With a lead single as pretty and catchy as This City, it should have been an instant hit. I mean, it’s the lead singer of Fall Out Boy making damn good dance music…on the single release of This City we even got some sick rapping from Lupe Fiasco as well. How this failed is a true mystery.
By David Renshaw Posted on 04/02/13 at 05:45:21 pm
Somewhere between the stream of consciousness babbling that is Twitter and the boring updates of an official website lies Tumblr, the easy to use and often lovely to look at blogging platform. Naturally, loads of musicians have found a home on there with their creative side reveling in a format that encourages the sharing of music, pictures, words and, most importantly, gifs. NME is on Tumblr, obviously, and so are these must-follow stars.
How often do they post? Every other day.
Best post: Tumblr is perhaps the closest modern day relative to the emotional handbook that was LiveJournal so it is fitting that Fall Out Boy bassist and King of the Emos Pete Wentz is a big Tumblr fan. He uses his blog to keep fans of the recently reunited band updated about behind the scenes goings-on as well as lots of pop-culture pics and gifs.
by Fawnia Soo Hoo | @fawnianewyork
posted Monday, April 01, 2013
So Pete Wentz and his band Fall Out Boy are over in Tokyo right now playing some music and getting a little cray cray. After a particularly wild night out, this happened: “Got a little crazy last night and got a new #daruma tattoo,” Pete tweeted.
JUST KIDDING!…that’s totally just a paintbrush.
Per Pete’s twitter:
"april fools compliments of my new show @best_ink. Premieres Wednesday at 10/9c on @oxygen”
Whew. Although, that wouldn’t be as shocking as say, a face tattoo.
by Fawnia Soo Hoo | @fawnianewyork
posted Thursday, March 28, 2013
Seven more days until the premiere of Best Ink 2! No better time to introduce a new series, Snapshot, in which we bust out an awesome, exclusive behind-the-scenes pic from the show. Pete Wentz is a good way to kick it off and in this pic, we see how hands-on of a host he is. He does his own personal grooming! What a down-to-earth, guy.
Don’t miss the premiere of ‘Best Ink 2’ on Wednesday, April 3 at 10/9c!