Fall Out Boy is an American rock band from Wilmette, Illinois, formed in 2001.
The members originally played in local underground hardcore bands before forming Fall Out Boy. With Pete Wentz
as the band's primary lyricist and Patrick Stump as the primary composer, Fall Out Boy broke out of the
underground music scene and reached mainstream success with their major label debut.
Wilmette, Illinois, United States
Arma Angelus, Project Rocket, Racetraitor, Black Cards, The Damned Things, Enabler, With Knives
The band was nameless for their first two shows. They decided that the audience should decide, and at
the end of their second show they asked the audience to yell out their ideas for a name.
One audience member suggested "Fallout Boy", a reference to the sidekick of Radioactive Man
from The Simpsons (The band performed the closing theme song for the Soimpsons in the 2009 episode
"Lisa the Drama Queen").
Patrick Stump -
lead vocals (2001-present), guitars (2003-present), piano (2007-present)
Pete Wentz -
bass guitar, backing vocals (2001-present)
Joe Trohman -
guitars, backing vocals (2001-present)
Andy Hurley -
drums, percussion, backing vocals (2003-present)
Mike Pareskuwicz -
drums, percussion (2001-2003)
T.J. "Racine" Kunasch -
guitars, backing vocals (2001-2003)
Fall Out Boy Quotes
What other bands besides Rush do you look up to?
Pete: Green Day, Lifetime, Joy Division, Cure...
Patrick: Squeeze, Elvis Costello, Tom Waits...
Pete: In some ways, but I learned a lot from hardcore. A lot of our ideals come from it. (regarding hardcore music the band use to play)
Andy: I love hardcore. I miss playing it. And the idealism isn't really there in pop-punk. Whereas in hardcore, it's more about something. But hopefully we bring that along into Fall Out Boy. (regarding hardcore music the band use to play)
Would you rather tour with the band of your dreams, or have a threesome with the Tatu girls?
Andy: Band of my dreams.
Patrick: Band of my dreams.
Pete: Well, what if the band of my dreams IS the Tatu girls? (laughs)
Fall Out Boy Awards
MTV2 Award for "Sugar, We're Going Down"
Won mtvU Woodie Award category Road Woodie (Best Tour) for "Sugar, We're Going Down"
Won XM Nation Music Award category Most Important Mainstream Emerging Artist ("On the Rise")
"Dance, Dance" MuchMusic Video Award - People's Choice: Favorite International Group
"Sugar, We're Goin Down" Kerrang! Award - Best Video
"Dance, Dance" Teen Choice Award - Rock Track
"Dance, Dance" Teen Choice Award - Single
Fall Out Boy Teen Choice Award - Rock Group
Fall Out Boy MTV Video Music Award - Viewer's Choice
"This Ain't a Scene, It's an Arms Race" Kerrang! Award - Best Video
"Thnks fr th Mmrs" Teen Choice Award - Single
Fall Out Boy Teen Choice Award - Best Group
Fall Out Boy MTV Video Music Award - Best Group
"Thnks fr th Mmrs" Nickelodeon Kids Choice Award - Single
The Take Over, the Breaks Over" MuchMusic Video Award - People's Choice: Favorite International Video
Fall Out Boy TMF Award - Best Live International
Fall Out Boy TMF Award - Best Rock International
Fall Out Boy TMF Award - Best Alternative International
"The Phoenix" Kerrang! Award for Best Single
AMA for "Favorite Alternative Rock Artist"