Fall Out Boy Quotes by Pete Wentz, Patrick Stump, Joe Trohman, Stephen King, Shingai Shoniwa and many others.
Fall Out Boy never pretended that we were anything but pop-rock.
Sometimes before it gets better, the darkness gets bigger. The person that you’d take a bullet for is behind the trigger.
If I was going to do Fall Out Boy, I wanted it to be a real outlet for my writing.
Whatever notoriety Fall Out Boy used to have prevents me from having the ability to start over from the bottom again.
‘As Long As I Know I’m Getting Paid’ is a satire. Lyrically, I want to be direct. With my history in Fall Out Boy, there’s some expectation that I’m going to be lyrically obtuse. But that song is a straight-faced satire of consumerism.
Get busy living, or get busy dying.
In Fall Out Boy, we were all playing with our pop punk influences, so that was always within that kind of framework.
If anyone saw Fall Out Boy’s first 400 shows, we were the worst band of all time.
One of the things that always was Fall Out Boy was trying new things and kind of pushing ourselves in different directions.
In Fall Out Boy, I noticed that I wasn’t putting all that much soul into it. It was just kind of screaming, I guess. I was just dying to get out of there!
But a lot of things probably will never change – like our friendships and our working relationships. As far as me and Patrick [Stump, the singer] and all of Fall Out Boy, it’s in a vacuum.
Gym Class is a band I am more directly involved with than any other band except for Fall Out Boy.
I was going to record a solo album when I was 15 on a four-track. I started working on it, but then Fall Out Boy happened. The band was awesome and took me in a totally different direction. I don’t regret it at all, but the band delayed the record I had been planning.
I think of the Ramones when I think of music that can save your life, but I’m not so sure about a band like Fall Out Boy who appears to make music in vein or that, at least, doesn’t sound like something they would die for.