Patrick Stump: “I’m Not in Fall Out Boy”
EXCLUSIVE: The frontman responds to Pete Wentz, confirming that the pop-punk band may never return.
Fall Out Boy’s indefinite hiatus is looking a lot more permanent today.
Speaking exclusively to SPIN.com on Tuesday afternoon, frontman Patrick Stump discussed the status of the Chicago-bred quartet — and said that the multi-platinum band may never return.
“I’m not in Fall Out Boy right now,” said the 25-year-old rocker. “But one way or another, the band will always be around. Steven Tyler isn’t in Aerosmith anymore, but his gravestone will probably say something about Aerosmith. Whether we play again or not, I don’t know. If we do, it will be for the right reasons. If we don’t, it will also be for the right reasons.”
Stump’s comments were in response to Pete Wentz’s Tweets Monday night, when Wentz said that FOB may be done for good. “A hiatus is forever until you get lonely or old. I don’t plan on either,” he wrote during an impromptu Q&A session with fans. “I can’t imagine playing in FOB again.” He echoed the statements on his blog, writing, “…as a band we grew apart,” and, “letting go of this giant part of my life has been hard.”
FOB went inactive following a lengthy U.S. tour opening for Blink-182, but the band’s four members have been busy working on new projects since — and Stump “doesn’t want anything to get in the way.”
In FOB’s downtime, Wentz has recorded a new song for the Alice in Wonderland soundtrack with Blink’s Mark Hoppus; guitarist Joe Trohman and drummer Andy Hurley formed the Damned Things with members of Anthrax (Hurley also formed the Burning Empires); and now Stump is working on a solo album — and even released video from inside the studio.
“I’m really not worried about Fall Out Boy,” Stump said. “I’m so psyched about where I’m at right now, recording this solo album.”
Check back next week for our full interview with Stump about his new record.
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