Tuesday afternoon, in a previously scheduled interview, Fall Out Boy frontman Patrick Stump responded to bassist Pete Wentz’ recent Twitter comments about the uncertain future of the Chicago-based band, telling SPIN.com: “I’m not in Fall Out Boy right now… Whether we play again or not, I don’t know.”
Shortly after SPIN.com’s story posted, drummer Andy Hurley took to his Twitter, starting with, “I quit too.” He soon followed up, clarifying that, “I didn’t really quit, by the way. Everything is being blown way out of proportion.”
Later, he wrote, “I’ll still be touring the world, somehow, someway,” and in response to a fan’s question about the news, he replied, “[I] don’t have any light to shed. I don’t know what’s going to happen. I feel it will be ok in the end, but I don’t know. Honestly.”
Hurley also took to the message board of Fuck City, his Milwaukee music collective, to address the news. “I really wish I could tell everyone if we were done or not. But I just don’t know. It’s not looking great right now…” he wrote. “Pete loves fob. I love fob. Patrick loves fob. and Joe loves fob. It’s just that we’re in different places…”
“I honestly think all the pressure of people asking stuff like they are on Twitter every five seconds is more damning to the band than anything,” he added. “The whole point of the break was to just get away, and not think about it, and in 2 years or so, come back and decide where to go from there. I believe in us, and I believe we will get in a room, hash out the bullshit like in [Metallica documentary] ‘Some Kind Of Monster’ (haha) and we will be super stoked to do another record.”
Guitarist Joe Trohman pointed his Twitter followers to Hurley’s Fuck City blog post, characterizing his drummer’s words as “how I feel about the current worries concerning FOB,” and tweeted a photo of a cat committing suicide to Hurley, accompanied by the line, “Fine, I quit too. and I’m doing this to myself right now.”
Wednesday morning, Wentz addressed the reports about Fall Out Boy’s future by posting an old photo of the four boys embracing in a convenience store while on tour. He added a nostalgic caption to the photo: “I miss truck stops and sneaking nachos.”
The band’s PR rep declined to comment on the band’s future status.
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